Voices in Bloom


This competition is open to all eligible Malaysians and children of other nationalities. The objectives of the competition are:

  1. To develop individuality as a performer on stage.
  2. To encourage healthy participation in the art of song.
  3. To develop “Bel Canto” singing in children.
  4. To cultivate young talent.
Dates of Preliminary Round

25-9-2015, Friday (Category A & Category B)
26-9-2015, Saturday (Category C & Category D)

Time of Preliminary Round
Tentative Schedule Category A Category B Category C Category D
Date of Competition 25-9-2015 25-9-2015 26-9-2015 26-9-2015
Registration & Sound Check 9.00AM 1.00PM 9.00AM 1.00PM
Competition 10.00AM 2.00PM 10.00AM 2.00PM
Venue of Preliminary Round

Young Choral Academy USJ
21-2, Jalan USJ 10/1A, Taipan Business Centre,
47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor.

Date of Final Round

27 -9- 2015, Sunday

Time of Final Round

2.00PM (All Categories)

Tentative Schedule Category A Category B Category C Category D
1.00PM Registration & Sound Check
2.00PM Competition
4:30PM Award Ceremony
Venue of Final Round

Damansara Performing Arts Centre
H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara,
Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana,
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Voices In Bloom

Rules and Regulations

1. The competition is open to children between 6-13 years of age.

2. The competition is divided into 4 categories – A, B, C, D
2.1 Category A : Musical Theatre/Pop/Jazz– open to participants aged 6-9
2.2 Category B : Musical Theatre/Pop/Jazz– open to participants aged 10-13
2.3 Category C : Chinese Folk Song/Art Song– open to participants aged 6-9
2.4 Category D: Chinese Folk Song/Art Song– open to participants aged 10-13

3. Song Categories are:
3.1 Chinese Folk Song /Art Song
3.2 Selection of songs from Musical Theatre/Pop Song/Jazz (Pop Songs including Chinese and English Pop Songs)

4. Contestants must prepare 2 different songs for their category, 1 song for the preliminary round and 1 song for the final round. Songs from the preliminary round CANNOT BE REPEATED in the final round.

5. A total of 10 contestants from the preliminary round in each category will be selected for the final round.

6. Finalists from all categories will be announced after the completion of each category.

7. In the final round, prizes will be given as below: Winner, First-runner up, Second-runner up, Third- runner up and 6 consolation prizes. All finalists will get a trophy, certificate and comments from the judges for learning and improvement purposes. The winner of each category will also be awarded a 45-minute masterclass from one of the juries from the jury panel, worth RM200.

8. The finalist with the highest votes will be awarded the “Audience Choice Award”.

9. All certificates and trophies will be given after the completion of the final round. Hence, all contestants must attend the award ceremony on 27-9-2015.

10. Contestants will be judged under Technical Facility 30%, Articulation 30%, Pronunciation/Diction 25% and Overall Artistic Impression 15%.

11. The registration fee is RM70 per participant for each category. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. It includes the contestant and one parent’s tickets for final round. (Please bring along your receipt in exchange for your final round complimentary ticket during the registration.)

12. Music accompaniment in the competition:
12.1 Contestants from Category C & Category D must arrange for their own piano accompanist for the competition, No Audio CD is allowed in these categories.
12.2 Contestants from Category A & Category B are allowed to use minus one CD (Audio Format: MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI) – to be submitted with the registration form for advance technical check. There will be a sound system provided for the competition.

13. Entry form, registration fees and accompaniment CD (if CD is to be used for competition) are to be submitted to the Young Choral Academy TTDI/Young Choral Academy Taipan USJ by 31-8-2015

14. Registration Form must be Posted, Faxed or Emailed, along with payment to:
Young Choral Academy (USJ), 21-2 Jalan USJ 10/1A, Taipan, 47620 Subang Jaya.
Tel: +6016-238 9548
Email: youngchoral.usj@gmail.com

Payment may be made through:
(a) Transfer from MAYBANK: 5142 7144 0101 Young Choral Academy Sdn Bhd. Please email the bank transfer receipt to youngchoral.usj@gmail.com once payment has been made.
(b) Cheque must be made payable to Young Choral Academy Sdn Bhd.

15. The jury will be made up of local music professionals as well as famous award-winning vocalists. Judges reserve the right to make all final decisions. No correspondence will be entertained.

16. For more information, please contact: Ms. Sherlyssa Chiew: Young Choral Academy TTDI, 014-6242733 / Ms. Darlyn Goh: Young Choral Academy, USJ 016-2389548.

Terms and Conditions
  1. The organizer reserves the right to reject songs selected by the contestant if the songs are inappropriate.
  2. Contestants will be disqualified if they do not follow the rules governing the competition.
  3. The organizers reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the competition rules.

Download Registration Form