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 also Newcastle and Wollongong.

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

Trophy prizes are awarded in all sections, with all 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 for more than one venue.  Please see Conditions for further details of entry.

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
*The Advanced section will be held at all venues on the condition that 3 or more competitors have entered.

**The Miriam Hyde Award will be offered at all of the venues on the condition that 3 or more competitors have entered. Trophy 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.

2021 Dates

Due to the restrictions currently in place in Greater Sydney, the Junior Music Festivals have been cancelled for this year.

The Festivals will return in 2022.