The Edna Head Award - First prize £400.00 Second prize £100.00

The Edna Head competition (class 900) is designed for players of piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, double bass, woodwind and brass instruments, who are at grade 8 standard and who will be be 16 years or under on 1st June, 2019. Entrants will be expected to demonstrate their skill by playing a programme of their choice, to be between 12 and 15 minutes in length, showing technical and musical ability as well as enthusiasm for music.  Entry to this class is £10.00.

The Edna Head competition also determines the Southend Rotary Club’s ‘Young Musician of the Year’ title which will be awarded to the highest scoring qualifying entrant who lives or attends school or college within the Southend (SS) postalcode area. He or she will have the opportunity to go forward within the progressive Rotary competition for a national Rotary Young Musician title.

The Young Musician of the Year competition is open to amateur young musicians who are not full-time musical students studying for a qualification above ‘A’ level or equivalent .