Young Musician Competition 2019-20

Music is the international language and Great Britain and Ireland is home to some of the most talented young instrumentalists and vocalists in the world. We celebrate this talent with a sequence of competitions that offer thousands of young people the chance to demonstrate their musical skills whether classical or modern. The Rotary Young Musician competition provides a stage for musical talent to shine in regional competitions before the grand final itself. Starting with club level competitions, winners progress to district events followed by regional contests with the hope of appearing at the national final.

This four stage national competition aims to encourage development of musical talent and offers young people :

  • experience of performing on a public stage
  • an opportunity to showcase their musical talent
  • impartial feedback of performance by experienced adjudicators

The competition is open to amateurs in full time education, up to the age of 17 (as at 31 August 2019). It is not open to full time students of music or performing arts, studying for a qualification above A level.
Winners and Runners up from the Club Vocal and Instrumental categories will go forward to compete in Area Finals which should ideally be held before 31 January 2020.

Download the 2019/20 competition Information Pack and contact your local Rotary club for an entry form.
Clubs are requested to complete and submit Club Entry Forms and these and individual entrants forms can be downloaded below.

The Competition Dates at this time,  are :

District Final (Heriot Watt University Edinburgh)  23 February 2020

Regional (Details to be confirmed)                   mid March 2020

National Final    (Details to be confirmed )         Rotary GB&I Expo, Birmingham, 2/3 May 2020


The Information Pack and Guidance Notes can be downloaded below. Please ensure you read the GDPR notes relating to youth competitions.

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