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The Talent is an exciting live performance program on 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne which seeks to highlight the amazing abilities of up and coming musicians who have recently or are currently studying.

Series 1 – 2019 runs from 5 March until 28 May, hosted by Jessica Carrascalao Heard and featuring our resident mentor Leigh Harrold.

Each episode we welcome two new up and coming musicians to the program, who perform a program live on air and then receive feedback in the studio from our professional mentors.

Our top three performers are then invited back to 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne to give a final performance, with the winners being announced live on air on 28 May.

You can have a say too in our audience vote! Vote once each series for your favourite performer to put them in the running for our Audience Favourite award also announced at our finals on 28 May.

The Talent has made possible by support from the Robert Salzer Foundation.

Audition for The Talent 2019

Applications are now open for The Talent 2019 – Series 1!

Are you a secondary, tertiary, or recently graduated musician who is interested in performing on The Talent?

Along the way, you will perform and interview live on air, receive constructive feedback from professional musicians, and participate in professional development ranging from free headshots to building your interview skills, as well as recordings of your performances.

Instrumentalists, vocalists, and chamber groups are encouraged to apply.

Please read the Rules and Regulations to see if you are eligible. 

Key Dates:
Applications Close                                Monday 21 January 2019
Auditions                                               Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 February 2019
Professional Development                    Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 February 2019
Series Final                                           Tuesday 28 May 2019


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Keep in touch:

Vote for the Audience Award of the series and read all about our performers.

Listen later with the podcast.

See behind the scenes on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Jess Carrascalao Heard