2022 ASPIRE SONG COMPETITION
ASPIRE 2022 largely takes place at the bottom of a wishing well and introduces the audience to a host of fantastical characters. The Song Competition will be broken into 3 categories - Primary School (K-6), Year 7, 8 and 9 and Year 10, 11 and 12. Using the story for the production, the themes below will be the song writing focus for these allocated year groups.
PRIMARY SCHOOL (K-6): WISH
To feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that is unlikely to happen.
What type of things do you hope for?
What wishes have you made at wishing wells?
What are wishes and where do they go when people make them?
YEARS 7, 8 AND 9: MYTHICAL CREATURES
There are a massive amount of mythical creatures described in folklore, fairytales and legends.
Which ones spark some creativity in you?
Can you draw parallels between mythical creatures and humans? How can you tell their stories or versions of their stories through music and song?
YEARS 10, 11 AND 12: WATER
Water is vital for all known forms of life. It is associated with renewal, refreshment and birth. You might decide to take your inspiration from what water symbolises or from water itself and the way it moves and sounds.
Once entries close, shortlisted finalists will have the opportunity to workshop their song with professional musicians and ASPIRE Musical Director Jessica Lopez. The winner for each category will be decided at a live concert where a guest panel will judge the songs. This year there will be 3 winners, one for each category (Primary K-6, Years 7-9 and Years 10-12). Prize is a $300 Musos Corner voucher and have their song professionally recorded at Tommirock Studios.
HOW TO ENTER
1. Video or record yourself singing or playing your song.
File formats: MP3, MP4 or MOV
2. A copy of your lyrics File format: Word document (NOT PDF or a photo)
3. If you can, include the chords or notation. This is not compulsory.
4. Your song must be no longer then 3 minutes 30 seconds
5. You will be able to upload via the ASPIRE website from Week 11, Term 4 2021
6. Entries close: Friday 8 April 2022
Week 11, Term 4 2021 - Entries can be uploaded to the ASPIRE website
Week 11, Term 1 2022 - Entries close: Friday 8 April 2022
Week 2, Term 2: Workshopping of shortlisted songs: Tuesday 26 April 2022, Wednesday 27 April 2022 and Thursday 28 April 2022
Week 2, Term 2 2021 - Songwriters Showcase Performance where the winners will be announced (Thursday 5 May 2022)
For further information please contact Anne Atkins (02) 4979-1331 or firstname.lastname@example.org