SOA Young Organists’ Competition

This year, the Advanced class will be held in person at Merton College, Oxford on Saturday 9th March 2024, by kind permission of the Director of Music, Ben Nicholas. The remaining classes will be held online, which has been very popular in recent years.

We are very grateful again to Aspire Classical Organs for their generous sponsorship of the prizes; they have also agreed to pay the entry fees for the first five entries in each class and provide a £250 Aspire Organs gift voucher for each class winner.

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 

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

Intermediate (Grade 6-7) - £50 

One or two pieces lasting between five and seven minutes

Novice (Grades 1-5) - £25 

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.