The Young Musician competition is very popular and we take great pleasure in providing a local stage on which our future musicians can perform and enrich their talent. Our young people produce a high standard in the District making our competitions in to inspiring and engaging concerts. Instruments played included Vibraphone, Euphonium, Tenor Horn, Trumpet, Glockenspiels, Harp, Oboe, Soprano Saxophone and many more. The District 1070 Young Musician competition takes place annually and individuals and groups are invited to submit entries through their local Rotary Club following local heats.
Entrants must be located within the Rotary District 1070 area. If in doubt, see District Map for further information.
Results of the District 1070 Young Musician Competition 2017 can be seen here
How are local heats organised ?
A date and venue for the local competition or event, bearing in mind the district entry deadline stated below will be arranged by Rotary Clubs in District 1070 .
An adjudicator for the event will be arranged by the organising Rotary club for example a local music teacher or the head of music in a local secondary school. (If they don’t feel competent to do it, they may know someone who is).
The competition will be advertised in local schools by the Rotary Clubs. The District Competition is open to young people who permanently reside within District 1070 or who attend schools within District 1070.
A charge for admission to the local event may be made if you wish to help defray costs. The Rotary Club, will assist with publicity.
The rules for Young Musician in Rotary District 1070 describes the categories, age groups and other restrictions. Don’t worry about how many entries you have, the role of your adjudicator is to make sure the young people you enter to the District event are of a suitable standard and will be competent to perform in public.
Don’t forget each club can only make one entry for each category to the District semi-finals.
Entrants appreciate some feedback from your adjudicator, written or verbal.
Remember to look carefully at the rules about accompanists. No recorded backing tapes are allowed in the District 1070 Competition, but may be used for your local event, and then find a suitable accompanist for subsequent events.
If you only have a small entry, then you may just ask your adjudicator to individually audition the entrants to establish the standard of the young people. Remember you do not want to frighten young people who are just learning an instrument; the aim is to encourage them, not to put them off
• Solo Instrumental
• Solo Vocal
• Instrumental or Vocal Ensembles (An ensemble is 2 – 5 players)
• Musical Groups, Choirs. (Groups and Choirs are 6 or more) AGE GROUPS:
• Junior: Age up to 10 years
• Intermediate: Age 11 – 13 years
• Senior: Age 14 – 17 years
Age is at 31st August 2017
National winners 2017
You can read about the National winners of the Rotary Young Musician Competition here
This article was first published in Rotary August/September 2017 edition