Young Musicians Competition

Even though we are in a covid-19 lockdown The Rotary Club of Whitby and District will still be holding the Young Musicians Competition.

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Even though we are in a covid-19 lockdown The Rotary Club of Whitby and District will still be holding the Young Musicians Competition.

There will have to be a number of changes because it is to be held ‘virtually’. Attached are the details and regulations for ‘normal’ operation for your information.

The adjudicator is to be Mr Ian Little M.A, M.Mus, FRCO. (Having studied at the Royal College of Music and Cambridge University he held positions at Coventry Cathedral, Dean Close School, Cheltenham and Ampleforth College. During this time he taught piano and organ from beginner to diploma levels as well as class music up to A-level and diploma standard. He is an examiner for ABRSM.)

He will do the adjudication using Zoom on a date at the end of January. He adjudication Zoom will include some of the winning performances. All the performances will be made available online, using social media. Written permissions will be sort from parents before anything is uploaded.

There will be six classes:

  • Key stage 2 – Instrumental or vocal
  • Key stage 3 – Instrumental or vocal
  • Key stages 4 & 5 – Instrumental or vocal

Basically, because Mr Little is an ABRSM examiner we will be using the criteria for recording music used for the ABRSM Performance grades. There is a very good video on their site, but the link will be shared if you need further help.

All you need to do is video yourself performing your piece. You can use a backing track if that will help, but if you use an accompanist, please can they be seen on your video.

We do not need you to complete an official entry form, but we will need you to express a desire to take part by sending your:

Name, address, contact details, age range and instrument or vocal to:

Mr S Maltby, 119 High Street, Hinderwell, Saltburn, TS13 5HQ or s.maltby@hotmail.com by Friday 18 December or sooner.

You will then be sent full details + video links if you need them.

Closing date for entries (videos) to me by Friday 15 January, 2021.

The results (by Zoom link) at the end of the month, no later than Saturday 30th January.

There will be prizes for First, Second, Third places in each age range.

Normally the overall winner would go forward to the District competition, but, at the moment details are not yet available.

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