The Sutherland Shire and St George Youth Music Awards is an annual event organised by Sutherland Music Club in association with several sponsors.
The Awards aim to:
Give opportunities for music performance
Encourage high standards of performance at all levels
Cover a range of musical genres
Be open to young musicians of Sutherland Shire & St George areas
The Awards judging criteria include:
Presentation and Professionalism
Atmosphere and Visual Impression
Music Selection and Performance Quality
The Awards encourage individual performers to show their style and versatility in a spirit of friendly competition. We seek to encourage musical and performance excellence in classical music, opera, jazz, music theatre, world music, folk and cabaret.
The performance experience can assist young musicians to develop into confident, creative artists. Emphasis is placed on the entrant’s ability to communicate with the audience, on a sound technical base.
Approximately 12 Finalists will be selected at the Auditions to perform in the Finals Concert. Prizes will be awarded to encourage music learning and performance opportunities.
Closing Date - Friday 5th May 2023
Late Entries will be considered at the organisers’ discretion.
Major Sponsors (so far)
Sutherland Music Club, Ross Warner, Federated Music Clubs of Australia, Miranda Musical Theatre
Company, Engadine Music Education Centre, Illawarra Folk Club Inc, Sutherland Shire Symphony
Orchestra, Nola Watt, Jill & Gordon McLelland, Hans Buchman, Wendy & Hugo Ferguson
Proudly supported by Sutherland Shire Council