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About the competition

St Albans Cathedral Music Trust is pleased to invite local pupils to take part in Eighth Young Musicians Competition 2019. The competition gives students a unique performance opportunity along with the chance to win cash prizes.  Building on the success of the 2018 Competition, which attracted over 150 students from the St Albans area, we are inviting students or teachers to enter the competition by uploading a short sound file by Monday 11 February 2019.

Entry is free and students can enter the competition under a number of categories, including Instrumental Ensembles, Vocal Ensembles, Bands, Orchestras, Choirs, Pop Groups, and as a Soloist in Strings, Brass, Wind, Percussion, Organ and Piano.

Entrants will be short-listed and successful musicians invited to take part in the Finals Competition which takes place in the Cathedral’s stunning Nave on Sunday 3 March 2019.  The 2019 Competition will follow the same format as last year, with the primary school categories performing during the first half of the afternoon followed by the secondary school categories.


Adjudicator for 2019 Competition Finals – The Reverend Canon Abi Thompson, Sub Dean of St Albans Cathedral



For details of previous competition winners please click on the following links:

Click here for a list of all the competition winners

Click here for photos from previous competitions


More information about the Music Trust can be found at www.stalbanscathedral.org/music/musictrust/
or by emailing the St Albans Cathedral Music Trust – music-trust@stalbanscathedral.org