Pictured L-R: Sophie Curtis (WAYACHAMP Director), Nathan, Aaron and Arwen (1st place winners of the 2019 WAYACOMP), Jessica Gethin (2019 WAYACOMP Adjudicator)

What is it?

Established in 2019, WAYACOMP encourages ensembles to continue playing together on a regular basis, and provides an incentive particularly for those ensembles formed during WAYACHAMP Programs. It is also an opportunity for ensembles to refine one of their pieces, aiming for the highest quality performance possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, ensembles are assessed by an adjudicator in the categories of technical, musicality, ensemble and general performance presentation. Three prizes are available, as detailed below.

Open to:

  • Students aged 10 - 17

  • Ensembles of 3 - 6 people, 1 player to a part

  • Any instrumentation

  • Performance of 1 movement/piece between 3 and 12 minutes

Date and Time:

Saturday 24 October 2020, 3:00pm


Callaway Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music

Application details:

Individual applications are to be completed by each member of the ensemble

Application fees (per person)

Past WAYACHAMP/WAYAJAM Participant: $20

Non-WAYACHAMP Participant: $25

Applications close 11:59pm Friday 9 October


AUSTA First prize

Valued at over $800

  • $300 cash for the ensemble thanks to AUSTA WA

  • 1 complimentary ticket for each winner to Perth Symphony Orchestra's Mozart by Candlelight

  • WAYACHAMP Tote bag for each winner

  • Perth Symphony Orchestra exclusive rehearsal experience

  • 2 hours private coaching

2nd place winners

Valued at over $350

  • $150 cash for the ensemble

  • Perth Symphony Orchestra exclusive rehearsal experience

  • 2 hours private coaching

3rd place winners

Valued at over $200

  • $100 cash for the ensemble

  • Perth Symphony Orchestra exclusive rehearsal experience

  • 1 hour private coaching

With thanks to the following sponsors

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DATE: Friday 30th October 2020

VENUE: Perth Concert Hall
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WAYACOMP Terms and Conditions

1. All members of the ensemble must be aged between 10 and 17 inclusive on the day of competition.

2. Applications and payment from all ensemble members must be received by the closing date.

3. Ensembles must email a score of the piece being performed by the application closing date to info@wayachamp.com

4. Photocopies of music which is still in copyright are illegal and may not be used by competitors. Pieces still in copyright must be performed using original scores.

5. Ensembles must perform one piece or movement in its entirety. Repeats are optional. Entries to be a minimum of 3 minutes and maximum of 12 minutes.

6. Prizes will be awarded to the best 3 performances on the day of the competition. All prizes will be awarded at the adjudicator’s discretion. The adjudicator’s decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.

7. Non-attendance by any ensemble member on the day of the competition will result in a forfeit for that ensemble.

8. Competitors shall arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the competition.

9. Family, friends and teachers are welcome to attend the competition and are encouraged to listen to all competitors. At no point during the performances should audience members speak with the adjudicator. Recording is allowed for personal use only.

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