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Four Strings Introduction video, created for their entry into the 2021 competition where they became the only WA ensemble to progress to the finals.

What is it?

Strike a Chord is Australia’s national chamber music competition for high school students and is facilitated by Musica Viva Australia. Chamber music ensembles of between three and eight players in any vocal or instrumental combination performing music that is from the Western Art Music repertoire. Twelve aspiring groups will be selected by the Jury and invited to perform at the Grand Final each year, competing for cash and professional development prizes. 

Key dates

Strike a Chord returns in 2024

More information at

NB. WAYACHAMP is not affiliated with Musica Viva or Strike a Chord in any way. The products offered here serve to prepare and facilitate WA ensembles and their entries.

How can WAYACHAMP help?

WAYACHAMP is offering packages including rehearsal scheduling, tuition, photography and recording of ensembles to help them prepare their Strike a Chord entries. 

The suggested timeline for this is as follows (to be scheduled after the group has already rehearsed over a number of weeks):

Week 1: Tutorial 1 (1 hour)

Week 2: Tutorial 2 (1 hour)

Week 3: Tutorial 3 and photography (1.5 hours)

Week 4: Tutorial 4 and recording (2 hours)


As convenient (UWA can be arranged)


The suggested 5.5 hour package as above is $640 per ensemble (cost can be shared between members).

If you would like to request a different package, please send us an email.

What you receive

Designated co-ordinator to facilitate rehearsal dates, times, venue and entry submission

4 tutorials with tutor of choice

Professional quality performance and introduction video (filming and editing)

Competition entry fee included

Promotion of ensemble through the WAYACHAMP communication channels

Strike a Chord Expressions of Interest

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