SOA Young Organists’ Competition

2022's competition will be run online; we are delighted to confirm that Sarah MacDonald, Director of Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and honorary President of the SOA, has agreed to adjudicate.

The competition is for any young organists aged eighteen and under, wherever they receive their organ tuition, and has three classes:

Advanced (Grade 8+) - £75 prize sponsored by Viscount Organs Wales

Two pieces, contrasting in style and period, lasting not more than twelve minutes.

Intermediate (Grade 6-7) - £50 prize sponsored by The Royal College of Organists

One or two pieces lasting between five and seven minutes

Novice (Grades 1-5) - £25 prize sponsored by Viscount Organs Wales

One piece

Full details, including the rules of the competition and details of how to submit video files, are here. Entries must be submitted by 2nd July 2022.

In addition, Viscount Organs Wales has offered to pay the entry fee for the first 10 entries in each class.