Junior Music Festivals offer 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.
Instead of being divided into age groups, Junior Music Festivals are divided into sections by the grade/ability of the performer. This means that all participants have a chance to shine and even win prizes, even late beginners. Any recognised Exam board grading system is acceptable.
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 31 July. They may enter for more than one venue. (See Entry Conditions for further details.)
|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|
Junior Music Festivals are usually held in the following places each year:
- Hills District
- Northern Beaches
- St George / Sutherland
2022 Dates and venues
Dates and venues for 2022 are currently being confirmed, and will be announced soon.