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.
||Beginners to Preliminary
||1st and 2nd Grade
||3rd and 4th Grade
||5th and 6th Grade
||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.
The Junior Music Festivals for 2016 will be held at the following locations: