Liz Nolan announces the launch of the 2015 Waltons Music for Schools Competition – A National Competition & Celebration of Music in Irish Schools, supported by Waltons Music, Waltons New School of Music and RTÉ lyric fm. Primary and post-primary schools have four months (entry deadline 13 February 2015) to prepare a piece or song (all music genres welcome) and enter!
The fourth annual Waltons Music for Schools Competition will award a total of €10,000 worth of vouchers for musical instruments, accessories, books, music technology or PA equipment from Waltons Music. Awards will be divided among six winning primary and post-primary schools, including two first prizes of €3,000 vouchers, and music groups from twelve Finalist schools will have the fantastic opportunity to perform in the National Concert Hall!
We invite primary and post-primary schools around the country to participate in this initiative, which is intended to incentivise, celebrate and support music in schools nationwide. So whether you have an existing music programme and would like to enhance it or would like to start a music programme in your school, this is the place to start!
Friday, 13 February 2015 Entry deadline. Schools submit a video of a single ensemble piece or song (no more than five minutes long) performed by an instrumental, vocal or mixed group.
Friday, 20 March 2015 Twelve Finalist schools announced by Liz Nolan on RTÉ lyric fm’s Classic Drive programme.
Monday, 11 May 2015 Finalists Concert and prize-giving at the National Concert Hall.
More Information & Entry Forms www.newschool.ie/musicforschools
Competition YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/waltonsmusicschools
2014 post-primary winners, Borris Fusion from Borris Vocational School, Carlow performing on stage in the National Concert Hall in May.