Applications now open for Young Musician of the year 2018

Young Musicians step right up, it’s that time of the year again where the Griffith Musician’s Club (GMC) is on the search for Griffith’s cream of the crop.

President of GMC Michael Pfitzner said the award was an excellent opportunity for a young Griffith musician to make a big impact.

“Previous recipients have been given a big step up with this award and been motivated to bigger and better things,” Mr Pfitzner said.

“They gain exposure and opportunities that enable them to further advance themselves in the music industry.”

He said the Young Musician of the Year Award has become a very important activity for the club and is well supported by all its members who are keen to see the next lot of up and coming musicians.

“This exposure has also allowed some of the new talent to play with some of the already successful established bands,” Mr Pfitzner said.

Last year’s winner was Janae Rosa, crowned Griffith’s Young Musician of the Year following impressive performances as a contestant on The X-factor.

To be eligible to apply, you have to be a teenage musician or vocalist from the specified Griffith area below:

“We have a very rigorous judging process with experienced musicians who play a broad range of music and instruments on the judging panel.”

The club isn’t just looking for formally trained musicians and vocalists but for any young musical talent.

Contestants are encouraged to supply video of their performing skills as part of their applications.

The winner will take home a gift voucher to the value of $1,000 from Custom Music as well as $1,000 cash from the GMC.

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The winner and runners up will be announced at the prestigious Young Musician of the Year presentation night held at the Regional Theatre April 11.

Two runners up also receive a cash prize of $100 each.

Entries close March 7, and applications are available at Custom Music and can also be downloaded from Griffith Musician’s Club website or follow the links on their Facebook page.