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  • Date: Aug 17 2019 - Aug 24 2019
  • Time: 01:00 - 03:30


Universal School of Music
Universal School of Music, STUDIO 705, C8 Level 1 Main St, Point Cook VIC
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Aug 17 2019 - Aug 24 2019


3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


$20 audition fee

Wyndham Rising Stars Competition

The Wyndham Rising Stars Competition is back!!!

Universal School of Music (USM) in partnership with the Asian Business Association of Wyndham (ABAW) are looking for Singers, Songwriters, Original or Cover Artists aged above 16 to be crowned as our new Wyndham Rising Stars.

We will be looking for a range of talents in Wyndham.

The top 20 will be selected to perform at the grand finals on 15th September 2019 at Encore Events Centre to celebrate the Wyndham Moon Festival.

Now is your chance to register for an audition to WIN PRIZES:

Prize Prize details
1st Prize (valued at $1299) Professionally Produced Single Release Package 
Creation of 1 x fully produced Single including mixing and mastering and release on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music + more through USM Records
2nd Prize (valued at $799) Acoustic Single Release Package
Creation of 1 x fully produced acoustic Single including mixing and mastering and release on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music + more through USM Records
3rd Prize (valued at $399) 705 Showcase performance Package
Your very own hosted event at USM’s state-of-the-art studio performance venue ‘STUDIO 705’

Please refer to the previous winners of the 2015 Wyndham Rising Stars Competition, and contact organiser Steve Jaz (03 9395 0695) of USM for more enquires about the competition.

Audition Dates: 

Saturday 17th & 24th August, 3:00pm-5:30pm

Audition Venue:

Universal School of Music, STUDIO 705, C8 Level 1 Main St, Point Cook VIC 3030

Audition Requirements:

  • Age Requirement: 16+
  • Performance: 1 song (multicultural music, diversified genres, style and language preferred), maximum 3 minutes
  • Instruments: BYO guitar, Piano provided (Yamaha grand or Digital Piano), or bring high quality backing Tracks USB/Smartphone/tablet mp3 
  • BYO Accompaniment

About Audition Judges:


Michél Kroll (USM)

Professional Songwriter, Producer and Music Mentor, Michél Kroll started his music career at the age of 16 and only a year later, he signed his first record deal and moved to Berlin working with Universal Music, Berlin State Opera and Sony Music as touring artist, songwriter, mentor and producer. Alongside this he has performed with international acts like The Wu-Tang-Clan, Bloodhound Gang, Danko Jones, Nick Cave, Powderfinger and Fall Out Boy. Michel is currently head of USM Records at Universal School of Music.

Elissa Rodgers (USM)

Elissa Rodger launched her professional Jazz career after undertaking studies at Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University, studying voice and performance. Currently performing at the Melbourne’s most prestige Jazz venues including Paris Cat Jazz Club, Uptown Jazz Club, Lido Jazz Room, Melbourne Recital Centre as well as music festivals, Elissa has been featured interviewed on ABC radio national and Joy FM. Currently working on her original releases, Elissa is making her impact in the Melbourne Jazz music circuit, with plans for an international tour in the US.

Elissa brings many years of hands-on experience in vocal coaching at USM, specializing in performance technique, stage presence, unlocking resonance safe singing and musical interpretation. Her mission is to help aspiring singers to find their ‘WHY’ and create a sustainable and fulfilling relationship with music.

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About Organiser:

Universal School of Music (USM)


USM founder, mentor and entrepreneur, Steve Jaz has helps musicians do what they love and turn their knowledge, skill and experience into a music business in the new music industry.

Inspired by years of research and investment in personal development, metaphysics, universal principals and human behavior, Steve’s unique path of a musician turned entrepreneur has enabled him to generate a six-figure income and a company that has generated millions in revenue and transform the lives of thousands of musicians along the journey.

As a mentor and coach, Steve works with emerging music business start ups revealing his blueprint for success using the tools that have helped him and his clients turn their passion into a thriving business in today’s music industry.

Steve and the USM team have also worked with institutions such as Berklee College, JMC, Universal Music, Sony and several independent labels, agencies and venues in Australia and internationally for over 20 years. To learn more about USM, visit: https://universalschoolofmusic.com.au/

The Asian Business Association of Wyndham Incorporated (ABAW) is a not-for-profit organisation registered in Wyndham Victoria with focus on Asian community and business.

ABAW aims to serve residents and enterprises in the City of Wyndham, and provide its members with opportunities to network and share resources to build up a culturally diverse and cohesive community and a prosperous business environment.

ABAW comprises of members who are here to study, starting a new family, business owners and industry professionals. The diversity in its members helps foster an environment in which individuals can support and provide guidance to each other, furthering ABAW’s development and community growth in Wyndham.

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