Performance Opportunities and Events Calendar 2024 – as of Feb 5th 2024 (to be updated)

More information and links below

Term 1

Monday 22 January to Thursday 28 March (10 Weeks)


  • Downtown Creative Studios lessons resume (Grange Studio) Week 1
  • Downtown Creative Studios in-school lessons resume (Mater Dei and Saint Finbarr’s) Week 2
  • AMEB Exam Session 21 Enrolment CLOSE date 24th of January
  • Rockschool Exam Session 898 Enrolment CLOSE date 24th of January


  • City of Toowoomba Eisteddfod Entries CLOSE Tuesday the 27th of February  


  • AMEB Exam Session 21 Examination dates 2nd of March – 17th of March
  • AMEB Exam Session 22 Enrolment CLOSE date 6th of March
  • Redlands Eisteddfod Entries CLOSE – 11pm Sunday the 17th of March
  • Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod PIANO and VOCAL Entries CLOSE – Wednesday the 20th of March
  • Rockschool Exam Session 898 Examination dates 18th – 24th of March
  • Downtown Creative Studios End of Term Recital – Saturday the 23rd of March 10:30am session – Piano Direct Shop 409/142 Newmarket Rd, Windsor QLD 4030 – $5 each. (Performers free)


Term 2

Monday 15 April to Friday 21 June (10 weeks)


  • Rockschool Exam Session 899 Enrolment CLOSE date 17th of April
  • Redlands Eisteddfod – Sunday the 21st April to Sunday the 12th of May – Star of the Sea Church Hall, Passage Street Cleveland
  • Gympie and District Eisteddfod Entries CLOSE – Friday 26th April
  • AMEB Exam Session 22 Examination dates 27th of April – 12th of May


  • AMEB Exam Session 24 Enrolment CLOSE date 1st of May
  • Ipswich Eisteddfod (Vocal/Piano/Instrumental) Sunday the 12th of May – Monday the 20th of May. Ipswich Civic Centre, Nicholas St, Ipswich.
  • City of Toowoomba Eisteddfod Inc. VOCALS Friday the 10th of May – Saturday the 18th May
  • City of Toowoomba Eisteddfod Inc. PIANO Monday the 13th of May and Tuesday the 14th of May


  • AMEB Exam Session 24 Enrolment CLOSE date 5th of June
  • Rockschool Exam Session 899 Examination dates 1st – 16th of June
  • Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod VOCAL and PIANO own choice Music Due – Wednesday the 12th of June 
  • Downtown Creative Studios Mid Year Concert – Saturday the 22nd of June – Theme WILD WORLD – The Gap State High School Auditorium Tickets $17 each – Children under 3 years free – Performers Free

Term 3

Monday 8 July to Friday 13 September (10 weeks)


  • AMEB Exam Session 23 Examination dates 6th of July – 21st of July
  • Rockschool Exam Session 900 Enrolment CLOSE date 17th of July
  • Gympie and District Eisteddfod – Friday the 26th of July – Friday the 2nd of August – ‘The Pavilion’ (Gympie Showgrounds)
  • Gold Coast Eisteddfod PIANO – Saturday the 27th of July – Sunday the 4th of August – Robina Community Centre
  • AMEB Exam Session 25 Enrolment CLOSE date 31st of July


  • Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod VOCAL – Friday the 2nd of August – Sunday the 4th of August – Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Stringybark Road, Buderim, QLD 4556
  • Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod PIANO – Friday the 9th of August – Saturday the 10th of August – Cnr Main St and Church St, Buderim, QLD, 4556
  • AMEB Exam Session 24 Examination dates 10th – 30th of August
  • EKKA Saturday the 10th of August – Sunday the 18th of August
  • Country Music Showdown (EKKA) Saturday the 17th of August
  • Gold Coast Eisteddfod VOCAL Monday the 26th of August – Saturday the 31st of August – Robina Community Centre
  • AMEB Exam Session 26 Enrolment CLOSE date 28th of August


  • Rockschool Exam Session 900 Examination dates 31st of August – 15th of September
  • AMEB Exam Session 25 Examination date 21st September – 20th of October
  • Battle of the Bands TBA

Term 4

Monday 30 September to Friday 13 December (11 Weeks)



  • Downtown Creative Studios End of Year Concert – Saturday 23rd November – Theme Musical Theatre – Tickets $17 Children under 3 Free – The Gap State High Auditorium
  • AMEB Exam Session 26 Examination dates 21st of October – 1st of December


  • Holiday Workshops TBA

Parent Guide:

Participation Responsibility

– If you would like your child to participate in Eisteddfods, competitions, or exams, it is your responsibility to independently manage their enrolment and all necessary preparations. This includes handling associated fees, coordinating entry forms, and determining suitable categories. As of January 2024, Downtown Creative Studios no longer enrols students in exams or competitions.

Primary Point of Contact

– Our administrative and teaching staff are not obligated to attend these events. As the parent, you will be the primary point of contact for your child’s participation.

Accompanist for Eisteddfods and Exams

– To participate in Eisteddfods and exams, securing an accompanist (live piano player, paid) is sometimes necessary. Please contact your teacher or admin for assistance in finding suitable accompanists. Information about accompanists is usually available on the forms for each event.

Country Music Competitions

– If your child is interested in country music, consider joining a country music club. These clubs offer monthly performance opportunities, providing a platform to connect with like-minded artists and gain valuable experience and support. Feel free to ask our admin for local club recommendations.

Downtown Creative Studios Performances (Mid and End of Year Concerts and Recitals)

– Please note that you need to confirm your child’s attendance for each of these events.

Other Performance Opportunities

– From time to time, Downtown Creative Studios may offer performance opportunities, and specific students may be asked to perform. This is at our discretion, and selection criteria may include the student’s skill level, commitment to their craft, attitude, parental support, availability, and performance style. We cannot provide extra opportunities to everyone, and we appreciate your understanding.