Entries now open for Belper student music award

The Dalesmen Male Voice Choir
The Dalesmen Male Voice Choir

Music students across Derbyshire are being invited to enter this year’s Dalesman Student Music Award.

Entries are now open for the competition, which is sponsored by the Dalesmen Male Voice Choir, with the event to be held on Saturday March 12 at the Strutts Centre in Belper.

The competition is open to all Derbyshire-based students who are in their final year (Year 13) and who intend to move on to further studies at university or college.

It is expected that all applicants will be at the standard of Grade Seven or above on their chosen instrument or voice.

Applicants will be expected to perform either two or three items in front of a panel of adjudicator.

The total performance time for each applicant is 15 minutes.

There are cash prizes for the students who finish in the top three positions.

In addition, the winning student will receive the Rev Reg Dean trophy to hold until next year’s competition.

More information is available on the choir’s website at www.dalesmen.org or the Derbyshire Music Education Hub website at www.derbyshiremusichub.org.uk