Applications for The Talent Season 1 2021 are now open, so if you’re an emerging musician who is keen to perform on live radio, make sure you apply! Here are some FAQs about what we do at The Talent and how to apply to audition.
WHAT IS THE TALENT ?
Established in 2013, The Talent is a live-to-air radio series devised by 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne to provide opportunities for emerging musicians to bridge the gap between their student and professional careers.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Applicants will need to send in a pre-recorded video audition of at least two contrasting works or movements. From that audition, performers are selected to play live to air on 3MBS in the Lady Marigold Southey Performance Studio. After their performance, musicians join the programme presenter and a panel of two industry mentors in the broadcast studio for an on-air interview and performance feedback.
WHAT DO PERFORMERS RECEIVE?
As well as the opportunity to play live-to-air and receive feedback from industry mentors, each performer receives a free professional headshot, learns about how to market themselves as musicians, gains radio interview skills and more.
The season winner of The Talent is awarded a recital, including a professional recording of the performance. They will also receive a 3MBS marketing package and more!
WHO CAN APPLY?
The Talent is open to instrumentalists, vocalists and chamber groups under 35 years of age. Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander artists and those from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?
Because of the disruption of The Talent in 2020 due to COVID-19, there are a limited number of performance spots available on Season 1 of The Talent 2021. So, we’ve capped the number of audition applications to 25. All auditions are via pre-recorded video, and applications close on 28 January 2020, OR when the cap limit is reached.
To apply and to view our Terms & Conditions, click here or go to the “Audition” tab.
If you have any queries, or would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application!