Cornwall Music Festival

Welcome to the Cornwall Music Festival...


Cornwall Music Festival provides a platform for many talented amateur musicians and verse speakers of all ages and abilities. It gives the stimulus of preparing for a public occasion and an opportunity to listen and learn from the performances of others. As important is the constructive criticism, help and advice given by experienced adjudicators, which helps the competitors improve their respective skills.


The Festival is held in March each year, classes run from 9.30am to 9.30pm, with morning, afternoon and evening sessions. The Festival is run entirely on a voluntary basis and depends on the generous financial support of all our Friends, Subscribers and Donors.

In order to safeguard our future and help us to plan ahead with confidence, we invite you to support us using the Support Us button below.


If you are 17 or under you may wish to enter this virtual Music Competition.

Organised by Rotary International / St Austell Branch

This competition is open to solo performers or groups (covid regulations of mixing however apply). 

All details of how to apply can be found here 

Application forms and further details can be found by clicking on the link above


Further details about the competition can be found below.




Calling all young musicians, instrumentalists and vocalists If you’re a musician, instrumentalist or vocalist, we hope that during this virus pandemic you’ve still managed to pick up your instrument and play or if you’re a vocalist burst into song. If so, we would like to hear from you by entering our ‘Virtual’ Rotary Young Musician Competition. We are offering prizes for the most outstanding performer, instrumental and vocal, runner up prizes in both categories and also highly recommended awards. So it’s worth having a go!

If you play in a group or ensemble up to a maximum of four players/singers then you’re also eligible to enter but please indicate on the entry form by writing group performance and send in an entry form for each person in your group with your recording. The Competition closing date is the 30th April 2021 and you will need to be 17yrs of age or under as of 30th June 2021. All entrants will receive a report about their recordings by the 10th May 2021 when the awards will be announced.

Please remember if it’s a video recording to dress as you would for a live concert performance.

When you have made your recordings download and complete the entry form, found by going to notice that your entry form must be signed by a parent/guardian.

The method for sending your recording we’ve suggested is by Recording guidance notes will show you how to do this. Complete by sending with your entry form.

Alternatively, your recordings can be sent via Youtube but if you wish to send your recordings via disc and hard copy entry form please contact M Bowden.

Guidance Notes

 Record two/three contrasting pieces, suggested time length total 6-8 mins.

 Your pieces may be unaccompanied in both instrumental/ voice or accompanied if you are not breaking recent government restrictions put into place during this virus pandemic.

You may include a piece that you’ve composed as one of your entry pieces.

 Extemporisation within a piece is allowed.

 All styles of music from classical to popular are similarly allowed.