A showcase of the regions young musicians
The SYIA was launched in 2011 to create a regional competition for new and aspiring musicians.
In addition to the prestige of winning an award in one of the instrument categories, young musicians benefit from competition and the potential to perform on the big stage in a gala concert at Eastbank in September.
The competition is run in partnership with Riverlinks Shepparton at Eastbank, who provide the fantastic venue for the students to perform in and support the event with advertising and technicians.
This year the event is also supported by a Greater Shepparton City Council grant, which helps us cover the costs of professional adjudicators and programs.
The 2017 Shepparton Young Instrumentalists Award were a huge success and gave many students an opportunity for their talents to be recognized at a community level.
In 2018 there are two components to the competition weekend. On Saturday the 22nd we will be hosting a Brass and Woodwind masterclass. On Sunday the 23rd Sectional Competitions will be held at Eastbank.
At the conclusion of the competition our top performers from the Under 16 and Under 19 instrumental sections will perform at a Gala Concert on the afternoon of Sunday 23rd September at 5:30pm.
1st place wins $500 and a certificate. 2nd place wins $250 and a certificate. 3rd place wins $150 and a certificate. Gala winners are also offered performance opportunities in 2019 with local ensembles.
The SYIA Sign Up Guide contains the information you need to choose which section you want to compete in.
Solo sections are Piano, Strings, Voice, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion.
There are also ensemble groups in each section including:
Download the guide here:
Top Talent at the Gala Concert
The winners of each category are invited to perform at our Instrumental Gala Concert, and compete for the top prizes of first second and third overall.
This is a wonderful opportunity to see a range of performances and instruments from the competition over the previous two days.
First prize - will win $500 and a performance opportunity.
Second Prize wins $250.
Third prize wins $150.
Thank You to our Major Sponsors
Shepparton Young Instrumentalist Awards is grateful to all our generous sponsors who donate to SYIA. Without their support this event could not run.
If you would be able to donate money to support our young musicians please contact us for a donation form or download a copy of the form here: