Class of Cabaret
Submissions for the 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Class of Cabaret are now open.
Adelaide Festival Centre’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival and centrED invite you to nominate yourself or a talented performing arts student currently in year 10 or 11 to participate in the Class of Cabaret 2018 program. The chosen applicants will take part in rehearsals and workshops throughout Terms 1 & 2 culminating in performances during the 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. They will also receive tuition from one of Adelaide's leading vocal teachers and mentorship in the art of cabaret performance from two award winning artists. In addition Adelaide Festival Centre's CentrED program will provide a DECD teacher to guide each student through assessments to achieve SACE Creative Arts Course Stage 1 or Stage 2, Community Studies Stage 1 or Research Project for accreditation by the conclusion of the program which is an integral part of the experience.
Submissions will close at 5pm, Sunday 17 September 2017. All submissions will receive email notification upon being received by the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. A live round of auditions will take place on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 September 2017, applicants will be contacted via email to confirm audition times by COB Thursday 21 September. Successful applicants will be personally notified by no later than Friday 20 October 2017. Due to the high number of submissions, we are regrettably not able to provide feedback on entries.
About Class of Cabaret
Class of Cabaret provides a unique learning opportunity for extremely talented, passionate and courageous secondary students from various high schools to share their own stories through musical performance.
Class of Cabaret began in 2010 under the artistic direction of David Campbell at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Now in its ninth year, Class of Cabaret students will experience the 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival under Artistic Director Ali McGregor. Past students have received standing ovations from sold-out crowds. Each student will develop the skills to engage the audience on a personal journey with their own individual story. The program provides students with the unique opportunity to gain performance and self-development skills in a professional performing arts venue during the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival provides an expert team of cabaret mentors and professional artists to develop each performer’s skills through master classes, workshops, and a boot camp to produce two spectacular shows for a ticketed public performance.
The Class of Cabaret program offers students a meaningful learning experience where each performer develops their performance skills and learns to confidently communicate their stories to an audience, whilst also gaining accreditation towards their education. The chosen applicants will take part in rehearsals and workshops throughout Terms 1 & 2 culminating in performances during the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. They will also receive expert guidance from an experienced Musical Director, tuition from one of Adelaide's leading vocal teachers and mentorship in the art of cabaret performance from two award winning artists.
Whilst this program is aimed at performance development it is also an opportunity to gain SACE accreditation which is an integral part of the experience. Students enrol cross-institutionally and work with a DECD SACE teacher to achieve 10 credits in either Creative Arts Stage 1 or Stage 2, Community Studies Stage 1, Recognition of Community Learning or the Research Project. These courses will run during Class of Cabaret rehearsals throughout terms 1 & 2, as they greatly support the program and help students develop on all levels.
Students have the additional opportunity of enrolling cross-institutionally to develop performing art skills that complement the program and achieve 20 Stage 2 Credits in Creative Arts. This course runs from 4-7pm on Tuesday nights at Thebarton Senior College.
Being a part of this unique South Australian experience is a chance to enrich curriculum learning, develop friendships with students from other schools and meet with professional artists as part of the official Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
If we require further information, we will contact applicants.
Applicants can obtain advice on how and what to prepare for the Class of Cabaret audition here
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival & centrED Team
Class of Cabaret 2017
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Class of Cabaret Graduates
Submissions for the 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Class of Cabaret Graduates program will open in August 2017.
About Class of Cabaret Graduates
The Class of Cabaret Graduates program is designed for young adults who have completed both the Class of Cabaret program and secondary education. The Grads program runs from February-June each year and provides a unique opportunity for students to work closely with industry professionals to develop and create their own show to be featured in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In addition to creative development opportunities and the presentation of a show, recipients are also invited to develop their knowledge of how to produce, stage and promote a show through a week of intensive learning at the Adelaide Festival Centre under the guidance of key staff.
Nathaniel O'Brien Scholarship
Applications for the 2018 Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship open January 2018.
Applications for the 2018 Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship will be open to students in years 10 & 11, who live in the towns that the Adelaide Cabaret Festival Roadshow visits in 2018, as well as their surrounding regions. The successful applicants will get to perform at the Adelaide Cabaret Roadshow in their respective regional centre in May 2018.
See Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship for more information.