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Sharp Short Music


Lennox Theatre


3 March 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside and City of Parramatta present

Following on from the success of Sharp Short Theatre and Sharp Short Dance comes the inaugural competition for budding young musicians, Sharp Short Music.

This unique opportunity allows young solo artists and bands to showcase their talents by writing and performing their own music in any contemporary style. Those selected will be invited to perform on a professional stage in this electrifying competition and will gain invaluable feedback from a panel of industry professionals.

Plus, headliner band High-tails (as heard on triple J) will keep everyone buzzing during the judges’ deliberations. Prizes will be awarded for best overall act, best stagecraft and best song writing.

Entries must be written and performed by students (18 years and under) and can be up to a maximum of 10 minutes in duration (including 1 – 2 songs and set up time). Entries must be submitted by a producer, for example a parent, teacher of responsible adult.

Places are limited so record your songs and submit them by CD, USB or link (Bandcamp, Soundcloud, YouTube) with your registration form now.


Dates & Times:
To register complete our online form (one form per entry) – See ‘Registration Form’ tab
Entries Close: Friday 9 February at 5pm


Dates & Times:
Saturday 3 March at 7pm

Suitable for Years 7 – 12


Download the Curriculum Links here: Sharp Short Music Curriculum Links


Download a copy of the representative’s checklist here: Sharp Short Music Representative’s Checklist


Download the terms and conditions for Sharp Short Music here: Sharp Short Music Terms and Conditions 2018


Download information on how to book here: How to Book

Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: 2018 Risk Assessment


Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

Sharp Short Music 2018 Registration Form
Registration forms must be submitted by 5pm Friday 9 February, 2018.
Main Contact Details
We only require a postal address and not a street address for registration.
This is someone over the age of 18 eg a teacher or adult
About the Entry
Please indicate the style of your groups piece
Total Number
Total number of male performers
Total number of female performers
List the names and year groups of performers
Please provide a copy of your recording or video of your composition(s) by CD, USB or link (You Tube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp) by 5pm Friday 9 February 2018. Please post these to: Aaron Curnow, Live Music Program Coordinator, C/o Major Events, PO Box 32, PARRAMATTA, NSW, 2124 Or email them to:
Does the performance contain any of the following (Please tick all appropriate):
If you ticked yes to any of the content warnings above, please outline the details
Limited parking is available for school minivans in the Riverside car park. Cost is $5 per vehicle. There is not enough parking for all participants, so please consider being dropped off or using public transport. Please tick the box below and fill in your registration details if you require parking.
Registration Number

An invoice will be raised and sent to you via email. Payment can be made by EFT, credit card or cheque.

Download a copy of the terms and conditions here: Terms and Conditions

As the representative of this artist or band, I hereby give permission on behalf of myself, the composer and the performers for the works mentioned here to be performed in the 2018 Sharp Short Music competition and if selected. I understand that the entry fee is non-refundable if an application is unsuccessful. Should the applicant(s) be successful, I understand that I will be responsible for receiving and distributing the artist/group's performance fee. I understand that the participants in this competition may also be eligible for additional prizes. I have read the terms and conditions provided in the document, understand and agree to adhere to them. If this entry is associated with a school or organisation, I state that the school/organisation has full knowledge of the entry and has given the appropriate permission for these students to be involved and to represent the school/organisation.

Ticket Options

Registration (For Participants) $15
Adult (Audience Members) $15
Concession (Audience Members) $10
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30

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