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Young Musician Competition

149 Young MusicianMusic is an international language and these islands are home to some of the most talented young instrumentalists and vocalists in the world. The RIBI Young Musician competition provides a stage for musical talent to shine with a sequence of competitions that offer thousands of young people the chance to demonstrate their musical skills, whether classical or modern. Starting with club level competitions, winners progress to district events, then regional, and ultimately a national final.

The competition aims to offer young people:

  • an experience of performing on a public stage
  • an opportunity to showcase their musical talent 
  • impartial feedback and assessment of performance by experienced adjudicators

This competition is open to young people aged under 18 on 31st August in any year.

2014/15 Competition

This competition is open to all students (amateur), in full time education, who are not 18 years old before 31st August 2014. (Note: A student who turns 18 after 1st September 2014 is eligible to enter).Students must enter the competition, organised by the local Rotary Club, through their school, college or organisation. Individual requests by teachers or other individuals will not be accepted.

This competition is for amateurs only. An amateur is considered to be a person whose main source of income is not from musical performances, although they may receive occasional out of pocket expenses or prizes. In addition the competition is not open to full time students of music or performing arts, studying for a qualification above “A” Level or equivalent. This includes full time students at vocational music establishments. If in doubt please confirm eligibility with your local Rotary Club organiser.

There are 2 categories: Solo Vocal and Solo Instrumental

Entrants should perform a selection of music of their own choice, the title(s) of which must be stated on the entry form. A selection MUST consist of a minimum of two pieces of contrasting style; this could comprise differing movements of the same composition. In the instrumental category no entrant, except percussionists, shall play more than one type of instrument in his/her performance. Entrants may perform the same musical compositions as in previous rounds if they so desire. The quality of vocal performers lyrics is important and they should select songs suitable for a family audience.

Full rules and Information for Competitors for 2014/2015 Young Musician Competition can be dowloaded from here.

There are 4 stages to the competition:

Club competitions must be completed by the end of January 2015 and names of winners notified to District Co-ordinator, Reg Grogan, as soon as known.

The District competition will be held towards the end of February 2015. One from each category will be selected from this competition to compete in the next stage

The Regional competition, which will be held during March 2015. From that competition 2 (one from each category) will compete in the RIBI final.

The RIBI Final will be held 16th May 2015 at Darwen Vale High School, Blackburn Rd, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 0AL

Teachers and other non Rotarians can get more information on the competition by contacting the District Team

For Rotarians Only:(You will need to Log In to access downloads and contact District Organiser)

If you are planning to run the Young Musician competition then, to assist with efficient administration, please contact the District Organiser as soon as possible.

To assist in promoting the competition a poster can be downloaded from here

Guidance for organising a Young Musician Competition can be found here 

Young Musician certificate can be downloaded from here

Club rounds for District 1060 need to be completed by the end of January 2015. Please send names of winners, and in which category, to District Coordinator as soon as known.


RIBI  Young Musician Competition 2013/14Region 6 FinalDistricts 1060,1100,1150,1210

Date:  Saturday March 29th 2014Time: 2pm-5pm ( doors open at 1.30pm)

Competitors will need to arrive at 12.15 to allow time for a short stage rehearsal. Sound proof practice rooms will be available adjacent to the performance area for competitors

Venue: Ebbw Fawr Learning Community (Secondary Phase Campus), Lime Avenue, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, NP23 6GL  

Parking: Ample free parking is available in the multi storey car park opposite the school.Admission:  £4 by programmeRefreshments: Light refreshments will be available during the interval.Information on District winners to be sent to:RTn. Ray Bevan, 30 Waun Goch Road, Oakdale, Blackwood, Gwent, NP12 0LL no later than March 12th 2014.