The 2017 Boroondara Eisteddfod is a music and vocal competition that fosters the careers of young artists. The 2017 Boroondara Eisteddfod will be held from 18 April to 25 June across two venues: Hawthorn Arts Centre and the Parkview Room at the Council Offices in Camberwell.

Entries are now open and will close 31 March 2017. We accept entries online via the Stardom database.

The full Eisteddfod Booklet is available here.

Please note, session times and dates should be used as a guide only. Final dates, times and venues will be confirmed with the NOTICE OF APPEARANCE letters emailed to competitors in early April.

Entrants’ Information by Category
View information on the category you wish to enter below.
1) Category 1: Pianoforte sections here
2) Category 2: Vocal sections here
3) Category 3: Instrumental sections here
4) Category 4: Senior Ensemble sections here
5) Category 5: Junior Ensemble sections here (Please note: these sections are conducted and accompanied)
6) Category 6: Choral sections here

Additional information for entrants can be found by clicking on the documents below:
1) Current event schedule
2) FAQs
3) Guidelines and General Information
4) Stage Plans for Ensemble Sections (MUST be submitted 1 week prior to the competition)
a. Hawthorn Arts Centre Main Hall
b. Parkview Room, Camberwell
5) Additional Information for Ensemble and Choral Categories
a. Sections 4.01 – 4.03 including stage plans
b. Section 5.01 including stage plan
c. Section 5.02 including stage plan
d. Selections 6.01 – 6.06 including stage plans
6) Boroondara Eisteddfod Rules

Key Dates
Entries open 24 February
Entries close 31 March at 5pm
Late entries close 7 April at 5pm and incur a $10 fee
Audience Tickets on sale 10 April
Competitive sections: 19 April to 25 June
Piano Concerto Final: 25 June at 2pm

Audience Information
We invite the whole community to join us at heat events and finals throughout the two months of competition, tickets on sale via the Boroondara Arts box office from 10 April. We encourage you to buy tickets prior to the performance commencement.

Don’t forget to get your tickets for the Piano Concerto Final on 25 June, the Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto, supported by the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra.

Join the Boroondara Eisteddfod Facebook Page
The Eisteddfod Facebook page is the central online sources of up-to-date information on the competition as it happens. Follow the Eisteddfod Facebook page here.

Background Information
Since 1991, the City of Boroondara has given close to 60,000 young performers an opportunity to showcase their musical talents on stage. From primary school choirs to solo instrumentalists, our competition has nurtured a love of music by all members of the community. The event encourages participation by young artists to build confidence, recognise all abilities and to gain inspiration from their peers.