Junior Music Festivals

The Junior Music Festivals were introduced in 1995, with the aim of offering young music students the opportunity to perform in a friendly, relaxed and encouraging environment.  They are held in various locations throughout Sydney and Country New South Wales.

They are open to students of both members and non-members of the MTA.

Prizes are awarded in all sections, with participants receiving a Certificate of Participation and a report from the adjudicator.  Entrants must be aged under 16 years of age as at 31st July and may enter at only one venue per year per instrument.

Each Festival is divided into sections, according to the grade/ability of the student.

Novice Beginners to Preliminary
Elementary 1st and 2nd Grade
Intermediate 3rd and 4th Grade
Late Intermediate 5th and 6th Grade
Advanced* 7th and 8th Grade
The Miriam Hyde Piano Award** Beginners to 8th Grade
*Advanced section to be held at Northern Beaches and Sutherland venues only.

**The Miriam Hyde Award will be offered at any one of the above venues on the condition that 3 or more competitors have entered. Cash prizes to be awarded at the adjudicator’s discretion. The competitor must play a piece composed by Miriam Hyde and the time limit will be 5 minutes. This award is open to piano students only.

Any recognised examination board grading system is acceptable.

2016 Dates

The Junior Music Festivals for 2016 will be held at the following locations:

Burwood 23rd October
Hills District 11th September
Killara 21st August
Newcastle 28th August
Northern Beaches 14th August
Sutherland 13th November
Wollongong 5th November