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Strike A Chord Returns In 2024!

Posted by APATA Published By Musica Viva Australia | Feb 3, 2024


Strike A Chord is Musica Viva Australia’s national chamber music competition for Australian school students. Established in 2020, Musica Viva Australia aim to foster a love of chamber music amongst young people and provide an opportunity for students to work hard to achieve a goal with their friends, improve their instrumental/vocal skills and all in all, have fun!

12 groups, from at least 6 states/territories, will be selected to play live at the Grand Final at the Melbourne Recital Centre. There are numerous cash and development prizes available to groups at all levels throughout the competition and all groups receive feedback from the judging panel.


  • Full-time school students (up to Grade 12), including homeschoolers
  • Groups with 3-8 members, any instrument and/or voice combination
  • One player/singer per part, no conductor and no adult accompanists
  • Repertoire broadly classical in style (no pop, rock, jazz, musical theatre)


  • Coaching Program Applications Open | 23 February 2024 
  • Coaching Program Applications Close | 22 March 2024 
  • Strike A Chord/Novice Section Entries Open | 1 May 2024 
  • Strike A Chord/Novice Section Entries Close | 30 May 2024
  • Strike A Chord Finalists/First Round and Novice Section Winners Announced | 21 June 2024 
  • Strike A Chord Grand Final | 31 August 2024 

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Please email strikeachord@musicaviva.com.au if you have any enquiries.

Or visit the Musica Viva Website at www.musicaviva.com.au

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