SOA Young Organists’ Competition

This year, the Advanced class will be held in person at Selwyn College, Cambridge on Saturday 25th March 2023, by kind permission of the Director of Music, Sarah MacDonald, honorary President of the SOA. The remaining classes will be held online, which has been very popular in recent years.

All the classes this year have been very generously sponsored by Aspire Classical Organs, who have also offered to pay for the first five entries in each class.

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 Aspire Classical Organs

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

Intermediate (Grade 6-7) - £50 prize sponsored by Aspire Classical Organs

One or two pieces lasting between five and seven minutes

Novice (Grades 1-5) - £25 prize sponsored by Aspire Classical Organs

One piece

Full details, including the rules of the competition and details of how to submit video files, are here. Different deadlines apply for the online and in-person classes.