Creative Generation: State Schools Onstage 2014 was a spectacular award-winning production featuring the best young talent in Queensland featuring approximately 1800 singers, dancers and musicians alongside some of Queensland’s leading professional artists. In this, it’s 10th anniversary showcase, performances were of the highest professional standard. The arena style variety production is also a place where talent scouts abound – this year’s winner of The Voice, Anja Nissen was a featured performer in the 2013 NSW version of this event who was reportedly invited to enter the voice as a result of being on that show.
The Creative Generation: State Schools Onstage 2014 will be televised in October.
Congratulations to all the students who were involved in the Creative Generations – State School on Stage performances last week. Ten QACI students auditioned and applied to be part of the show’s 10th Anniversary performance alongside state school students from all over Queensland. Participating students were:
Creative Generation 2014 – QACI Involvement included:
- Nicholas Prior (featured vocalist)
- Jack Simpson (backing vocalist)
- Matheson Yates (symphony orchestra)
- Summer Aldis (string orchestra)
- Julia Gigante (string orchestra)
- Mark McDonald (drumline)
- Isabella Bliss (film crew)
- Jasmin Brown (film crew)
- Tess Kelly (film crew)
- Ella Lincoln (film crew)
Special mention must go to Nicholas and Jack who have been rehearsing for most of the year. While it was a big commitment, all the students involved relished the opportunity to develop their creative skills, meet like-minded students and be mentored by industry professionals.
Nick Prior was a featured vocalist:
“Creative Generation was such an amazing experience. I’m so glad that I decided to audition in November last year! It has honestly been one of the most worthwhile things I have ever done. Not only was I given the opportunity to perform in the Convention Centre in front of thousands of people, but I also met so many amazing people, both mentors and singers, who have changed my life. I made so many new amazing friends and I have made valuable contacts that I will take with me into the future.”
Isabella Bliss was part of the Film Crew:
Last week myself and three other girls were lucky enough to experience the inspiring and talented performances at the Brisbane Convention Centre by working on one of the film crews. Our job is to make a promotional film giving viewers a taste of the exciting atmosphere and impressive scale of the concert. Over a thousand state school students from primary to secondary participate in this Creative Generation Showcase involving 43 featured singers, many soloist musicians and dances groups along with cultural celebrations and a mass choir! Our film crew was working behind the scenes and scouted the performers in their brakes for a quick interview and photo. We also gathered amazing footage of the rehearsals and set up of the show. We all truly felt the creative environment thrive and were thrilled to see our fellow students take the stage for Creative Generation’s 10th Anniversary
Application and audition information for the 2015 show will be made available in Term 4.