We think the Birmingham Music Festival is really easy to enter!


Just follow the points below and you won't go wrong! 

Final date for entry is 31 July 2022 or earlier if we reach our capacity before then. 


Early entry is therefore advised to be sure of gaining a place in your chosen classes.


  • Each entrant can enter any number of classes for which they are eligible.

  • PARENTS and/or TEACHERS ENTERING CHILDREN should bear in mind that it can be a stressful experience for a child to enter multiple classes in a high quality competitive festival.  Your attention is drawn to our Child Protection Policy

  • All classes at Birmingham Music Festival are for pianoforte solo.​​

  • ‘Open’ classes are open to any age group.

  • All categories are ‘own choice’ of music - the Grade Classes (Classes 6 - 9) must have music from  the relevant current grade syllabuses for the Associated Board, Trinity College London  or London College of Music.

  • ​Grade limits refer both to the music performed and the skills of the performer.

  • Players should not play repeats in the Grade classes (classes 6 - 9), except for DC and DS indications. 


  • ​Repeats may be played in classes (other than grade classes) provided that the time limit is not exceeded.

  • Please note that classes 11, 13, 14, 16, 17 and 18 require an original piece of keyboard music to be performed. Arrangements and transcriptions are not permitted even if by the original composer.

  • Classes will take place on Saturday or Sunday, 15 or 16 October 2022.  Players must be prepared to come on either day, or possibly on both days if playing in more than one class.  We will confirm by email a personal schedule of your performance day and start times once all entries have been received and the Festival schedule drafted.

150th Anniversary of the birth of Scriabin:

As 2022 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Scriabin, players are encouraged to enter
pieces by this composer in the Russian Class No. 18.

How to enter...

  1. Open the entry for the class you are interested in by hovering your mouse over the box and clicking Enter this class.

  2. This will open the form. On the left will be  a description of the class and who can enter and on the right will be the form that needs to be completed.

  3. If you do not wish to enter the class, just click Return to list of classes to go back to the class list.

  4. If you do wish to enter - just fill out the fields and click Enter this class.

  5. To enter more classes, in the basket just click Back to class list and then repeat steps 1 - 4 for each class you wish to enter. 

  6. If you are a teacher and have a number of students to enter into the same class (or classes), click on the class to enter, fill out the form, click Enter this class, then enter the info for the next student and press the button above the checkout where HERE is.  You will know you've entered the second entrant correctly when a tick appears.  Remember if you do not enter new information you may be charged for entering the same student.

  7. When you are ready - just go to the checkout to pay for all your entries all in one go.

  8. The checkout will take you to our secure payment portal to complete your purchase - just use your payment card, please use a debit rather than credit card if possible as our transaction costs will be lower. 

Class 2: 8 years and Under: Competitive

SKU Class 2
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Product Details

> This is a competitive class.

> Players must be 8 years or younger.

> All music is own choice.

> A minimum of Grade 3 standard is required.

> Time limit: 3 mins

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