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Rotary Young Musician Competition

York Rotary are proud to bring the


Rotary Young Musician Competition


to York    


on Sunday 17th November 2019

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Rotary Young Musician (YM) Competition.


Some background notes and information


Rotary Clubs around the UK organise an annual Young Musicians competition.  Winners from each local competition go forward to District and then National events, with an eventual National Rotary Young Musician award.


The 2019 York ‘heat’ will be being held on

Sunday 17th November  2019 

at the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM), Walmgate, York between 1.00pm and 5.30pm approx.


We will be contacting all York secondary schools and peripatetic music teachers in the York area who would like to enter their students.  The event gives students the opportunity to perform publicly and professionally without any concern about being graded. The adjudicators assess on this basis only.


The event is open to vocalists and those playing any instrument.  They must be aged 11 to 17 years  on 31st August 2019, even though they may be 18 by the date of the event (November 17th).


Students perform a piece of their choice for between four and six minutes.  They must bring their own accompanist and the NCEM has a very good piano.  They should also provide a full copy – original or photocopy – of the music to the two adjudicators before they perform.  Students should wear smart, casual attire.


We can accommodate up to twenty students during the day, and entries received after the first twenty will be held on a reserve list.  Entries should be submitted by 21st October, 2019.  


The winners from the York event will go forward to the District heat, in February, 2020, also at NCEM.  


All students will receive a certificate, and there are cash prizes for the two winners who go forward to the District event.


Entries should be made using the Entry Form (left)


If you need any further information please email



There is no cost to enter; all costs are borne by the Rotary Club.  


Free hot and cold drinks will be available and there will be a 20 minute mid-afternoon break.  


2018 Competition



The results of the 2018 competition in York,  and photographs of the event, can be seen here

How to Enter


To enter the York Rotary Young Musician Competition, simply complete the form shown to the left.   Please note you must ensure your Music Teacher and/or school are informed of your wish to enter the competition.


You will be contacted by the organiser of the York competition (a member of York Rotary) to confirm your place, or notify if you are on a reserve list;  and with further details.


You (and a parent/guardian) will be asked to sign a consent form to agree the conditions of entry for Rotary Young  Musician.


Meanwhile, If you need any further information please email youngmusician@yorkrotary.co.uk

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Data Protection / GDPR Compliance



The personal information you supply to the Rotary Club of York on your entry form will be held securely. The information will be used solely for the administration of the Young Musician competition. Your information may be shared with Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland if (but only if) you progress to the District and/or National stages of the competition.  


Your personal data will not be shared with any third parties.


By entering this competition, you agree to take part in any publicity arranged by Rotary to promote this event or Young Musician events in future years.  This includes the use of any photographs that may include you, unless you have chosen the option "do not photograph me" on the entry form.




Note: All confirmed entrants (and a parent or guardian) will be required to sign the conditions of entry which include consent to our using your data as described here.


Details the 2020 Competition will be published here later in the year

























Details of the 2020 Competition will be published later in the year


Please address any enquiries to Christine at