Queensland Youth Music Awards

Queensland Youth Music Awards (QYMA) is one of the state's longest running school music competitions which celebrates the participation of over 4,000 young people in the music making process. The contest provides an environment to motivate young students to develop their skills and raise artistic levels, to be applauded by audiences, other contestants and adjudicators alike.

2017 QYMA - Enter now!

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 QYMA season, marking the competition's 50th year, will commence on Monday 3 May, with entries now open!

This will be a wonderful competition, uniting schools across south east Queensland through music. During the competition, schools will be awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze Certificates, with prize monies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, totalling more than $6,000 for 2017.

Please ensure you have read the conditions of entry and reviewed the preliminary schedule before proceeding with your registration.  

You are able to enter multiple ensembles under the one school registration - just click "New Entry" at the bottom of the summary page.

If you have any queries, please contact Rochelle at QYMA either by calling 3367 1001 or emailing admin@qyma.org

Entries close Monday 13 March 2017.

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QYMA Patron - Piers Lane


Piers Lane, a competitor and prize winner in QYMA's precursor, The Ashgrove Talent Quest, is proud to support the Queensland Youth Music Awards as its Patron. 

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Growing up in Brisbane, Piers was a student at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and attended Kelvin Grove State High School. He is now a world renown classical pianist, and is profiled on Queensland Symphony Orchestra's page: 

"London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane is one of the most inquisitive and engaging live performers of his generation. In great demand as soloist and collaborative artist, recent highlights include a performance of Busoni’s mighty piano concerto at Carnegie Hall, premieres of Carl Vine’s second Piano Concerto, written for him, with the Sydney Symphony and the London Philharmonic, and a sold-out performance of Chopin’s complete Nocturnes at Wigmore Hall." 

Read more via Queensland Symphony Orchestra or visit his website - www.pierslane.com

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