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Cambridge Young Musician of the Year 2010
Competition Rules


Past competitions

Young Composer of the Year

Young Musician of the Year


Entrants must be between the ages of 10 and 18 years on 1 January 2010. They must either live in Cambridgeshire or attend a school in the county (this does not include Peterborough).

All entrants must complete the official entry form and return it to the address provided with the entry fee of £10 and two stamped addressed envelopes, to arrive no later than Saturday 28 November 2009. Entries after this date cannot be accepted. The entry fee is non refundable.

Competitors will compete in one of three age groups (see below). In each group there will be classes for wind, strings, piano, brass, percussion and voice. A competitor's age group will be determined by their age on 1 January 2010.

At all stages the decision of the adjudicators will be final and no discussion will be entered into.

Entry requirements
Entrants must have attained the following minimum standards of entry for their age group (or be certified by their teacher as having reached the equivalent level of attainment).

10-12 years 13-15 years 16-18 years
Minimum Grade 3
Minimum Grade 5
Minimum Grade 7

Choice of music to perform
Entrants select their own choice of music for both the preliminary rounds and Finals. A piece played at the preliminary rounds may be performed again at the Finals. Competitors may perform accompanied or unaccompanied. Performance time (including time between pieces if more than one is performed) must not exceed:

Age range
Preliminary rounds
3 mins
6 mins
4 mins
8 mins
5 mins
10 mins







Application deadline
28 November 2009

Preliminary Rounds
Sunday 31 January 2010
Sunday 7 February 2010

Sunday 28 March 2010