Student Concerts & Performance Opportunities
you'd love to gain experience singing in front of a live audience
and have lots of fun you've come to the right place! Dreamquest
student concerts are your gateway to the world.
a student you'll be eligible to participate in 3 concerts throughout
the year AND receive grading certificates.*
many of you, singing in student concerts will prepare you for fabulous
careers as professional singers.
unlike boring music exams, Dreamquest
concerts are open to friends, family and the general public - just like
a real live music venue.
the recommendations given in our Guarantee,
you can expect both your voice and each concert performance to improve.
How exciting is that! After your first concert you will receive your
First Performance Certificate. The sky's the limit after that - picture
yourself continually improving until you become a world-class singer
and receive your Dreamquest Diploma of Singing! Whatever level of talent
you wish to achieve we'll be with you every step of the way.
here to track your achievement -
Your Personal Singing Progress Chart & Qualifications Chart
YOU WILL LEARN FOR CONCERT PERFORMANCE
the right repertoire
delivery, interpretation and expression
Extremely effective techniques to reduce stage-fright
rapport with the audience
concerts are of a non-competitive nature, although students must have
attained a suitable standard to be permitted to perform in each concert.
This will be determined by your teacher.
read our concert guidelines for students below.
Please note - Grading concerts are currently held only in Melbourne.
GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS
1. Song choice
The audience would prefer to hear you breeze through a song that is
easy for you to sing than struggle through a song that is beyond your
level of skill (technically and/or emotionally) or outside your vocal
range. Please remember that in each different voice category - from
bass to soprano there are more sub categories ranging from lyric to
dramatic. Therefore if you have a light or lyric voice - children
included - please choose songs that are not for more dramatic voices.
Ask your teacher if you are unsure about whether a song is suitable
songs that are unsuitable for your voice type can cause vocal
songs that are designed for your voice type wil help your voice
develop to its maximum potential.
Dreamquest holds 3 concerts every year. If you'd like to perform in
the next concert start preparing NOW! Backing tracks can sometimes
take many weeks to order. Once you have them, please bring your backing
tracks to every lesson. PLEASE DO NOT BRING CDS TO YOUR LESSON IF
THEY HAVE VOCALS ON THEM - ie ORDINARY CDS. Singing along to someone
else's vocals does little to develop your own voice and is wasting
your lesson time.
As Dreamquest concerts are open to the public it is very unprofessional
to cancel your appearance once you have submitted your concert form
and your name has been printed on the program.
deciding not to performa at the last minute you are letting down
the school, your fellow performers and the audience..
is normal to feel some performance anxiety before a show. Focus
on how you'll feel when you step off stage - IT'S ALL WORTH IT!
Depending on the level of grading, a certain number of songs must
be performed to be eligible for a certificate. This is to enable students
to graduate from Dreamquest (Diploma of Singing) with a large enough
repertoire to work as professional musicians. Students also must not
perform songs they have performed in previous concerts. Please visit
the following link for further information. Certificates
and Singing Progress Chart
Whilst you should definitely dress to impress, please
make sure that you feel comfortable with your choosen clothing and
footwear. Outfits that are tight and restrictive along with very high
heel shoes will cause you to feel uncomfortable on stage. A note for
parents; Dreamquest concerts are not beauty pageants - please dress
your children as children - not as adults.
Getting up on stage and singing is a huge achievement, so tell all
your family and friends to come along and support you! Be prepared
to have lots of fun, meet your fellow students and make new friends
and fans. See you there!