Welcoming solo instrumentalists to Australia's premier music competition for young people,
now in it's 31st year!
Applications for the 2022 Competition will open on 10 January 2022 and the
Trustee hopes to run normally, with an audience, while adhering to any COVID-19
restrictions that may be in place at the time.
REGIONAL Sunday 5 June
for residents of the City of Greater Geelong and environs, 18 years or younger.
NATIONAL Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July
for residents of Australia 17 to 25 years of age - NOTE ENTRY AGE LOWERED
You can view the Conditions of Entry with these links (right-click to download either file).
Regional Conditions of Entry 2022 Competition finished
National Conditions of Entry 2022 Applications closed
In a nutshell
Regional applicants will need to perform a 6 to 10 minute live audition - piece or pieces of their own choice - and if selected as a finalist, perform before an adjudicator and audience, 6 to 10 minute program. The winner will be invited to perform at one of the National Final days. Remember, winning is a bonus, competing is the real value.
National applicants submit a video performance not exceeding 30 minutes containing 4 pieces from each of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods.
If selected as a finalist, prepare 2 programs not exceeding 15 minutes each. The first must be
a piece or pieces from the Baroque and/or Classical era, the second from Romantic and/or Modern. The winner will be invited to perform with the Geelong Symphony Orchestra. Remember, our adjudicators will expect you are well on the way to mastering your instrument, so your finals performance will be judged not only technique but also on presentation and communication. We know you can play well, show us how good you really are!