Cheshire East Young Musician of the year 2017

Taking place in the Maxwell Davies Centre at Sandbach School on Saturday 13th May the competition is open to all pupils who attend schools in Cheshire East and offers cash bursaries for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed performers in each of the five age groups;

Key Stage 1 (School year 1 – 2)

Key Stage 2 ((School year 3 – 6)

Key Stage 3 (School year 7 - 9)

Key Stage 4 (School year 10 - 11)

Key stage 5 (School year 12 -13)

For each age group there are separate instrumental and vocal classes with an official accompanist available (at no cost to the performer) should they wish to use them

It is entirely the choice of the performer as to what piece they perform as long as it is strictly within the allotted time (see details)

Performance time limits and maximum number of entries in each class below;

KS1 Vocal

Performances not exceeding 5 minutes each - up to a maximum of 20 entrants

1st prize £75

2nd prize £50

3rd prize £25

KS1 Instrumental

Performances not exceeding 5 minutes each - up to a maximum of 20 entrants

1st prize £75

2nd prize £50

3rd prize £25

KS2 Vocal

Performances not exceeding 5 minutes each - up to a maximum of 20 entrants

1st prize £75

2nd prize £50

3rd prize £25

KS2 Instrumental

Performances not exceeding 5 minutes each - up to a maximum of 20 entrants

1st prize £75

2nd prize £50

3rd prize £25

KS3 Vocal

Performances not exceeding 5 minutes each - up to a maximum of 20 entrants

1st prize £75

2nd prize £50

3rd prize £25

KS3 Instrumental

Performances not exceeding 5 minutes each - up to a maximum of 20 entrants

1st prize £75

2nd prize £50

3rd prize £25

KS4 Vocal

Performances not exceeding 5 minutes each - up to a maximum of 20 entrants

1st prize £100

2nd prize £75

3rd prize £50

KS4 Instrumental

Performances not exceeding 5 minutes each - up to a maximum of 20 entrants

1st prize £100

2nd prize £75

3rd prize £50

KS5 Vocal

One piece of music not exceeding 8 minutes - up to a maximum 20 entrants

1st prize £150

2nd prize £100

3rd prize £50

KS5 Instrumental

One piece of music not exceeding 8 minutes - up to a maximum 20 entrants

1st prize £150

2nd prize £100

3rd prize £50

Additionally, there is a £50 bursary for the school attended by the winning performer in each class

The judges will provide written feedback to each of the performers in the competition and award placings for only the top three performances.

If you wish to use the official accompanist, piano parts must be submitted by Thursday 27th April to Gemma Farrell at:

Love Music Trust, Unit 2A Bradwall Court, Bradwall Road Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1GE Or to [email protected]

To enter the competition click here 

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