Music Competition

6 June – 9 June 2023

Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

Music Categories:

  • Piano
  • Electone
  • Vocal
  • Strings
  • Recorder
  • Woodwind
  • Brass
  • Contemporary Guitar
  • Instrumental Ensembles
  • Original Composition
  • Orchestra
  • Band
  • Choral

Special Awards:

The following special awards are available for the 2023 Hamilton Eisteddfod Music Competition.

Neil Robinson Memorial Trophy & Prize

One trophy and award of $250, for choir or vocal student only.
Donated by The Hamilton Singers and The Hamilton Eisteddfod Committee

Music Tuition Award

Two awards of $300 each, for music tuition only.
Donated by Hamilton Community Music Program

Tosca Brown’s VCE Voice Perfect Pitch Award

One award of $360, for a VCE Voice student only.
Donated by Tosca Brown’s

Woodwind Encouragement Award

One award of $250, for woodwind student only.
Donated by Michael and Caroline Woodward

Primary School Vocal Encouragement Award

One award of $250, for primary vocal student only.
Donated by Hamilton Uniting Church Argyle Shop

Choral Aggregate Awards

Primary Schools Aggregate Choral Trophy
Woodward Small Schools Aggregate Choral Trophy
Secondary Schools Aggregate Choral Trophy

Hamilton Eisteddfod: Pianist
Hamilton Eisteddfod: Trombonist
Hamilton Eisteddfod: Choir
Hamilton Eisteddfod: Violinist
Hamilton Eisteddfod: Medal Winner

2023 Music Adjudicator:

Nadene Gilmore

Hailing from regional Victoria, Nadene Gilmore’s 40-year music career has spanned performance, teaching, conducting and examination. She has performed regularly as an accompanist and has acted as a church organist and a repetiteur for musicals.

Nadene has been the Director of Music in several Independent schools in Melbourne. Her expertise in conducting choirs, bands and orchestral ensembles has resulted in much recognition and many awards in eisteddfods and festivals. She was the Director of Fine Arts (Head of Music) at St Maur International School in Yokohama, Japan for four years.

Since returning to Melbourne, Nadene has acted as an examiner for IB Performance exams, school House Music competitions and the Boroondara Eisteddfod. She has subsequently been appointed to the Boroondara Eisteddfod Advisory Committee.

More recently, Nadene has returned to her first love – the piano. In 2017 she joined the highly respected Music Department at Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar in Essendon. She currently has 30 piano students and is the Co-ordinator of the Senior School Production.

Nadene Gilmore
Official Accompanist Dean Sky Lucas

2023 Official Accompanist:

Dean Sky Lucas

Dean was the Open Music Scholar at Guildford Grammar School, Perth, where he trained on organ and piano. He graduated from the University of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, NSW.

Following 15 years in Melbourne, Dean has recently completed 7 years’ employment in New Zealand, six of them in the position of Lecturer and Head of Collaborative Piano at the University of Auckland. In 2018 Dean was the Music Director for Gertrude Opera’s inaugural Yarra Valley Opera Festival, preparing and performing the Australian premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale, The Elixir of Love, Cosi fan Tutte and The Tale of 2 Divas to critical acclaim.