Shepparton Young Instrumentalists Award 2019
A showcase of the regions young musicians
The SYIA was launched in 2011 to provide a competition for young musicians in Regional Victoria.
The competition provides opportunities for new musicians in the Novice, Under 10 and Under 13 categories as well as performance experience for older students to perform for their peers in the Under 16 and Under 19 categories.
The competition is run in partnership with Riverlinks Shepparton at Eastbank, who have generously donated the use of the venue for the students to perform in and support the event with advertising and technicians.
The 2018 SYIA was a huge success with over 80 students performing and and gave many students an opportunity for their talents to be recognized at a community level.
SYIA is also supported by numerous local businesses and individuals across Regional Victoria, with over $3000 in prize money donated in 2018.
In 2019 the SYIA is on the 31st of August, from 9am to 4pm.
The Gala Final on the 31st of August at 5:30pm is where the winning performers in the Under 16 and Under 19 sections from across the competition, in all instrument categories, perform for the adjudicators. The best performance from the evening will be awarded the SYIA for 2019 and win a cash prize of $500. 2nd prize wins $250 and 3rd prize $150.
Everyone is encouraged to attend the Gala Final at the conclusion of the day's competition. Tickets for the Gala Final will be on sale at Riverlinks Box Office in the lead up to the competition day.
The SYIA Sign Up Guide contains the information you need to choose which section you want to compete in.
Solo sections are Pianoforte, Orchestral Strings, Classical and Contemporary Guitar, 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 the Gala Final 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 all instrumental categories across the competition.
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: