Folktastic Opportunities for Young Musicians!

If you’re a young musician, there are six opportunities available to get involved in the Illawarra Folk Festival in 2015!

The first is to perform in one of the Youth Concerts at the festival. Applications for this have been extended to 30 September, so hurry!

You can win some great prizes in the Youth Tradition Awards and applications are also open for positions in the inaugural Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra. Musicians are also invited to apply for one of 20 full scholarships to the annual Folk School and to write a song or tune for prize money in the It’s A Pearler Songwriting Competition which is supported by APRA/AMCOS.

Our Youth Folk Ambassadors, The Mae Trio (VIC) will be there to encourage our new players and talk about performing folk music around Australia and the world.

And you don’t need to have experience in folk music to apply – just come along and give it a try! Just do it quickly as there are application deadlines for the various opportunities closing soon.

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