The overall aim of the music section of the Festival is to foster the enjoyment of live music making and extend the learning experiences of all participants whether they are performing or watching and listening to others.
We provide a variety of performance opportunities for all levels of musical ability and in order to keep up to date with the musical interests and current school music curriculums we are frequently in contact with schools and teachers in the locality. We are constantly seeking to move with the times, deleting and adding classes or events as appropriate.
We are your local Festival and seek to provide the opportunities you need to perform in a public environment. There are nine days when classes and musical events take place in March, so please come along and join in the fun.
Take a look at what we offer – whatever your age, whatever you instrument, you will find a wide spectrum of classes for solo and group performance, including competitive and non competitive opportunities. Full details may be found in the syllabus
The Thelma King Instrumental Award which offers the winner a substantial prize.
The Final Concerto play off between the winners of the Piano Concerto class, the Concerto class for Woodwind, Brass or Recorder and the Concerto class for any Stringed Instrument. The final winner will be presented with the Premier Award of the Festival as well as a generous cash prize.
Please take this opportunity to come along to listen at Bath’s Guildhall on Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 6.15pm. Admission is FREE and you will be sure to hear some music making of the highest quality.