Taunton Junior Young Musician

Still a few places remaining —

for a late entry up until 16 Feb please apply as detailed below.

TJYM began as an addition to TYM, but it was felt it should have its own identity as a separate competition with a prize of £100 and the Jefferson Horsley trophy to keep for one year, there is also a 2nd prize of £50.

The competition will be held in the morning of Sunday 17th March
Time: tba
Venue:  The Queen’s Hall  Queen’s College  Trull Road  Taunton


click here to download the application form (pdf format) —- print and post it to us.

or download as a Microsoft document in order to fill in online and email to us.

Closing date for entries :  1st February 2019

Competition Rules

Entrants to be under the age of 14 on 1st Sept. 2018

To have attained Grade 5 standard or above.

To offer 2 or 3 contrasting pieces for adjudication.

Time limit up to 10 minutes

Copies of the chosen music must be provided for the adjudicator.

Photocopies will be retained and destroyed immediately after the event, in accordance with copyright regulations. (see festival rules)

Entrants should provide their own accompanists, although an official accompanist may be available by arrangement with the festival.

Competitors are encouraged to enter other festival classes (not mandatory). In this case , up to two pieces may be repeated in the TJYM recital.

Previous winners may enter on one more occasion, provided they play a different instrument.


The winner will receive a prize of £100 and the Jefferson Horsley Trophy to be retained for one year. There will be a second prize of £50.