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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

Rise Up Junior!

Calling the Beyoncés, Biebers, Bublés, and Bocellis of Tomorrow!

All Styles

CONTEMPORARY/ROCK/POP/COUNTRY

MUSICAL THEATRE/CLASSICAL

It's time to Rise Up!

WIN over $5,000 Worth of Prizes including $2,500 CASH!

We are looking for BRISBANE SINGERS AGED 12-17 who:

 

Want to be the next up and coming superstar ✅

Are looking for more opportunities to be seen ✅

Are ready for more training ✅

We have $2,500 – Ready for you to unleash your inner star at the Performance Studios RISE UP Singing Competition! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, we've got your back. 🎶

Join the RISE UP Singing Competition for the opportunity to gain invaluable stage experience, industry exposure AND also be in the running to WIN  $2,500 CASH!

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MAJOR OPPORTUNITIES!

The Performance Studios Australia, RISE UP initiative is now in it's second year - and bigger and better than ever! We are seeking to uncover and nurture the next generation of Southeast Queensland's singing talent. This is an opportunity for budding singers aged 12 to 17 (that's right! 2024 brings a JUNIOR category too!) to showcase their VOICES and be in the running to win some incredible prizes and opportunities!

Applications Due 12TH JULY, 2024 @ 5PM

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Download information pack to review all competition information and requirements

  1. Compete the application process and submit by 5pm - 12th July, 2024
  2. Stay tuned!  Successful applicants will be notified by 5pm - 22nd July, 2024
  3. Semifinals! From 6:30 PM on 2nd August, 2024
  4. Grand Final! From 6:30 PM on 24th August, 2024.
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The RISE UP SINGING COMPETITION aims to discover and nurture the next generation of singing talent in the region and will provide the winner with the opportunity to receive mentorship and career guidance from the team at Performance Studios Australia.

Top 10 Finalists

Receive training opportunities with Performance Studios.

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Mindy Pack started performing at the age of eight, hoping to be the world’s first “singing heart surgeon”. While passing on med school, she heals the world through music. Coaching voice professionals through techniques, science, vocal health is her life’s work at Mindy Pack Studios.

With locations in Salt Lake and Los Angeles, and virtual worldwide clients, Mindy’s roster includes singers, artists, voice over actors, professional speakers, rehabilitation, newscasters, and transitioning voices.

Clinically certified both in Vocology from The National Center for Voice and Speech, and as a licensed massage therapist, Mindy specializes in vocal structural integration.

As a world renowned technician and performer herself, she understands the daily demands on artists. Awarded Best of State for Voice Instruction, she’s received Best of Salt Lake City for Private Music Instruction for the past six years. Mindy’s coaching aims to not only help her clients connect in the industry, but to help them develop in their artistry through collaboration to find the best possible solutions for clientele.

Client accomplishments while under Mindy’s wing include world tours, Broadway tours, AMA’s, Grammy’s, International Awards, BAFTA Winners, TV, Voice Over Professionals, YouTube Sensations, Scholarship Winners, Reality TV, and local and national and international performances.

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Mindy Pack will be judging our GRAND FINAL of Rise Up Junior - LIVE & IN PERSON - August 24th, 2024!

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson will be judging our GRAND FINAL of Rise Up Junior - LIVE & IN PERSON - August 24th, 2024!

Chris Johnson's performance career began in a casual choir, but then the joy (and, sometimes the fear) of stepping out in-front of hundreds of people got addictive. So addictive that it made him develop his own performance which led Chris into the professional world of singing for twelve years; years through which he learned a lot about himself as a performer.

During the early part of that career Chris' voice was in decline. He wasn’t prepared for the toll of a full-time schedule! Narrowly missing a serious vocal injury, he relearned his instrument and started the never-ending journey of vocal development. Vocal coaching was inevitably born from that realised potential he had experienced from seeking help and turning his seemingly ‘hopeless’ voice around, and how he might also be able to help others avoid having to get a ‘real’ job.

Through his coaching work, he's pleased to say that major label artists and has even been awarded a gold disc. West End leads, backing vocalists, singer/songwriters and vocal coach all put their trust in him to take good care of their instruments. Chris also thoroughly enjoys the work he does with singing teachers all over the world, through his training company TeachVoice.com, to help them up-skill and navigate the overwhelming amount of pedagogical options.

In compliment to coaching, Chris has trained in laryngeal manual therapies and studied extensively with scientists in vocal acoustics, physical and somatic therapy, and laryngology. Through his popular podcast and blog, The Naked Vocalist, he has also had the opportunity to connect and share with many progressive voice researchers and pedagogues.

In the end, the vocal instrument is incredibly complex involving the body, mind and soul. This complexity leads to new discoveries made and infinite variations seen, of which we need to allow for when training someone. Despite this world of infinite nuance, there is a real simplicity to be found in both coaching and in singing, starting with being authentically YOU!

Apply by 5pm July 12th, 2024

Send your request for application here, and we'll be in touch with your application form ASAP!

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Submit a video audition. This can be from your Smart Phone at home.
    (Further instructions below)
  2. Nominate two contrasting song options for the competition. The Rise Up team will choose one for you to perform live.
  3. Complete the online application form at www.performancestudios.com.au/rise-up-application/
  4. Applications close FridayJuly 12 (5:00pm).

YOUR VIDEO AUDITION

  1. Upload your audition video to YouTube (no other formats accepted)
  2. Make sure the privacy is set to Unlisted.
  3. Click share, and copy the link into your Rise Up application form.

You can submit a Smart Phone recording from your home. It must be performed with music, such as a live instrument or backing track. This must be unedited.

This singing competition is open to all skill levels & vocal styles. We want to make sure you’re best represented on stage. The team are not expecting any sort of professional video production or performance for your audition, we just want to get to know you!

 

LET'S BREAK IT DOWN

Video Audition:  The Rise Up team will review all video auditions and select singers for the live performances. Entry to the competition is not guaranteed on application.

Song Choice: Contestants are to provide 2 contrasting song choices. The Rise Up team will select 1 of these options for you to perform.

Live Performance:  All successful singers will go straight to the stage, with a live performance in front of a panel of judges & audience.

Grand Final Launch: Top placing Contestants from previous rounds will battle it out to see who will take home the Grand Prize.

THE DATES YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Applications Close Friday, February 26  - 5 pm

First Round Finals: Friday March 15, 2024

Grand Final: Friday April 19, 2024

* It is advised to keep both days available, as competition dates are subject to change.

 

PRIZES

The Rise Up competition will award over $5,000 of value in prizes + $2500 CASH!

Final Prize pool to be announced shortly... here's what prizes may include to help launch your career:

  • Training/mentoring in the music industry
  • Music video production
  • Recording deal
  • Talent representation
  • Brand development
  • Travel vouchers
  • Styling package
  • Masterclasses
  • Debut Concert - Club Noir

With more to come.....

VENUE FOR FINALS

Club Noir Australia

3994 Pacific Highway,

Loganholme QLD 4129.

150 seat live music venue, and one of Logan's best kept secrets for live performance, arts, music, and theatre.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

Vocals (scored out of 25): Including but not limited to; Vocal technique, tone, breath, timing, diction, vocal range, flexibility.

Performance Presence (scored out of 25): Stage presence, audience engagement, entertainment value, and connection.

Song Choice and Interpretation (scored out of 25): Arrangement, interpretation, and style.

Performer Presentation (scored out of 25): Individuality, Versatility, Confidence, Personal Grooming and Creativity.

REGISTRATION FEE

The registration fee is $55.  This includes competition entry and a  personally written critique from all rounds of the competition.

 

SHOW TICKETS

Tickets to each performance are available to the general public, and will cost $25 for U18s, and $35 for 18+. *transaction fees may apply

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

​WHAT SHOULD I SING?

You may sing any style, but it must not contain explicit language, and should be appropriate for your age. Most importantly, choose a song that will entertain your audience.

HOW MUCH IS THE COMPETITION?

The registration fee is $55, which includes competition entry, personal critique from the judges judges throughout your competition journey.

HOW MUCH ARE AUDIENCE TICKETS TO THE SHOW?

Tickets range from $25 - $35. + transaction fees

WILL I EVER HAVE TO PERFORM LIVE?

Yes. All performances, aside from the audition videos, are performed live.

DO I HAVE TO BRING PEOPLE TO WATCH THE SHOW?

There is no obligation to sell tickets to the show. However, we highly encourage everyone to bring friends/family to watch the performance as the show is designed for a live audience, and is a lot more fun with someone cheering you on from the audience. This event is on sale to the general public.

WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT?

Singers from ages 12 to 17 years are eligible to enter the competition. (You may be turning 12 or 17 in 2024)

WHERE DO I APPLY?

www.performancestudios.com.au/rise-up-application/

CAN I SING AN ORIGINAL?

No, while we love to hear original work, we ask that you submit a cover in order to give all contestants a fair chance.

CAN I SING ACAPELLA (without music)?

No. Must be with a backing track.

CAN I HAVE SOMEONE ACCOMPANY ME, OR PLAY A LIVE INSTRUMENT?

No. To keep the competition fair and to focus on vocals, live instruments are not permitted. All performances are to backing tracks only.

CAN THE MUSIC HAVE BACKING VOCALS?

The backing track is NOT permitted to have any backing vocals.

DO I HAVE TO BE AN EXPERIENCED SINGER?

The Rise Up competition is open for all experience levels and vocal styles.

WHO CANNOT ENTER?

Contestants must be unsigned by a record label.

DO I HAVE BE AN AUSTRALIAN RESIDENT?

You may apply as long as you live in Queensland, Australia. Non-residents may not be eligible for prizes.

IS THERE A SONG TIME LIMIT?

We prefer under 5 minutes per song is our preference.

​DO I GET TO SEE THE SCORES?

No. We do not find providing the scores constructive, but all Contestants will receive personal written feedback.

ONE OF MY QUESTIONS ISN’T ANSWERED HERE. WHO CAN I CONTACT?

Contact the Rise Up team on the email below:

[email protected]

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Contestants must have a parent or guardian attend the event with them.
  2. Contestants must be unsigned to a record label.
  3. The entrance fee is non-refundable.
  4. The Judges’ decision is final.
  5. Rise Up reserves the right to add/reduce the number of contestants at any time.
  6. Rise Up reserves the right to change the dates and times of the event for any reason.
  7. Rise Up reserves the right to refuse entry to any one entrant at any time if deemed unsuitable for the competition.
  8. All prizes are subject to availability, and may change at any time. It is the responsibility of the Contestant to collect any allocated prizes within a 3 month period.