The Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition

Carly McDonald

The Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition offers a unique opportunity for emerging musicians to be stimulated and extended. Held annually in Townsville it attracts musicians from around the world to perform works from concerto and opera repertoire in sections for vocal, instrumental, and school ensembles.

It’s prestige as a national event is now well established with many of our Open instrumentalists being finalists and winners of the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards.

The Competition adjudicators are recognised both nationally and internationally for their expertise and interest in encouraging musical development.

What you say about us

“I think the competition is a wonderful opportunity for musicians to perform, meet other musicians, and receive helpful feedback from highly regarded professionals.”

“The competition is well run by a team of wonderful staff who go above and beyond to ensure everyone knows what is going on.”

“I cannot think of any other competitions that allow EVERY entrant to perform an entire concerto – this makes ACVC a rare opportunity.”

“I believe this competition is an extremely valuable experience for pre-professional musicians.”

“It has been a wonderful experience all in all and I couldn’t be more thankful to the ACVC team who’s looked after me so well.”

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