Online Showcase 2021 – To all potential contestants, their parents, and music teachers.
Don’t miss out!
You have recently been contacted by telephone and email about our project, BBVic Showcase.
We understand that due to unforeseeable circumstances your lives have been interrupted by a fourth lockdown.
We know that in the past you have expressed interest to continue your music learning and perhaps need the school holidays to gather your resources to join us at Showcase 2021.
To support you, BBVic Showcase will keep the platform open during the school holidays, if you decide to make a late entry.
Go to our webpage at https://www.bnaibrith.org.au/our-projects/showcase
Take the additional link to the Registration form, via Trybooking.
Please note! Although we can accept your Registration, Showcase requires the upload of your video performance by the start of Term 2, 12 July. This enables the adjudication process to commence.
Dear Showcase friends, you have some additional time and a school holiday to plan. Join us!
Let us remind you that this year we will be able to hold a live finals performance and the winners will have a chance to perform at Glen Eira TH on 29 August. There are wonderful prizes to win. Join us!
For additional individual responses send an email to email@example.com.
Music can help raise everyone’s spirits.
Chair of Showcase
0412 610 078
Background and Information:
BBVic Showcase is open to Primary, Secondary and Tertiary solo musicians aged 8 – 25 across piano, strings, vocal, woodwind, brass, guitar and for the first time, percussion. A further new addition is the 'own composition' section. It is recommended that Entrants have completed Grade 3 AMEB or its equivalent.
Given the ever-evolving COVID-19 environment, the committee has elected to conduct the adjudication process to decide the Section winners via video.
As such, all Entrants will be required to submit their piece/s online. This will include the provision of 2 videos plus the sheet music for each performance piece. Very clear instructions will be provided following receipt of this Entry Form.
Entrants should select their correct age group below and then proceed to provide the details as requested, which includes the Instrument Section/s and the pieces that will be performed.
Entries close 25 June 2021.
Our Solo Sections are:
Hebrew and Yiddish Vocal
Woodwind and Brass
The ‘own composition’ section is intended to provide the opportunity for young composers / songwriters to have their original and unpublished works heard by professional, adjudicators and experienced writers Amy Howden and Pablo Cravzov. Showcase designed the section to nurture the musical talent of composers and songwriters on all levels and promote excellence. Winning entries will be offered to publish their work more widely.
Depending on the entry, submissions are judged on the following criteria:
• Lyrics (excludes songs that do not have lyrics)
• Overall likeability
The Performance category is judged not only on the songwriting but also on the overall delivery/performance of the song. All genres of music are accepted in this category. Entering this Section will not exclude you from entering other Sections as well.
The B'nai B'rith Showcase is a member of, and has accreditation with,
The Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia Inc.
This is the only Jewish Showcase in Australia and fulfills a specific need - it does not replicate what any other Jewish organisation is doing. Jewish musicians are enabled to compete in an officially recognised Showcase; as most are held on Shabbat, this competition acts as a bridge through all streams of Judaism - covering Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels (ages 8 - 25).
Register now and you too can be part of this exciting event!
Please see the attached files on the right for sign up information or phone the B'nai B'rith Office on (03) 9523 0888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
JUDY FIRESTONE-PODCAST PROMOTING SHOWCASE ON J-AIR 24/07/20
In 2019, B’nai B’rith Vic celebrated its 27th year of holding the Jewish Youth Eisteddfod and
rebranded its name to ‘Showcase: Fostering Jewish Musical Talent’.
Its first chairperson was Rosalie Maller and its second was Esther Gross, who guided the project through until 2012, when ill health forced her retirement. Until then, it remained a special project of B’nai B’rith Unit Re’ut.
Andrew Kolb took over the chair of the Eisteddfod in 2014, and retired at the end of 2019.
During those 6 years, the Eisteddfod grew to 8 Heats namely: Classical Vocal, Contemporary Vocal, Hebrew and Yiddish Vocal, Woodwind, Classical Strings, Guitar, and Classical and Contemporary Piano.
It was also exciting to see a rapid rise in school ensemble participation.
There were performances from Melbourne’s four Jewish day schools: Mount Scopus Memorial College, Bialik College, King David School and Leibler Yavneh College.
Showcase is made possible by the generosity of the many donors and sponsors, including B’nai B’rith Victoria, the Pratt Foundation and Glen Eira City Council.
The Australian Jewish News kept people informed of our activities via advertising and featured articles.
The Rt. Hon. Sir Zelman Cowen was our distinguished patron. After his death, Lady Anna Cowen AM accepted the offer to become our new patron. This year, she will be joined by Mr
Doug Heywood OAM as Joint patron.
2020 is not like any other year that we have previously faced. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to try new options: Zoom meetings and Online Showcase 2020.
Who could have predicted this only 3 months ago? 2020 will certainly be a different type of Showcase without ensemble participation.
On behalf of the Showcase Committee I would like to thank our new chair Judy Firestone.
We cannot do this without community help and support. Together we can be triumphant.
Chair of Showcase (formerly Eisteddfod) 2014-2019
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