2022 Festival Information

The 2022 Festival will be held from 1 to 13 March, 2022. The concerto competition first round will be on 21 and 22 January.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday 30 November, 2021.

The Concerto Final and Highlights Concert will be held on Sunday 13 March, 2022.

The Edinburgh Music Competition Festival is a friendly and supportive festival where amateur musicians of all ages can take to the stage  alongside performers of a similar ability.


Our programme of competitive and non-competitive classes positively encourages musicians of all abilities to take part. We offer more than 100 classes for classical and traditional instruments or combinations of instruments and singers, choirs, orchestras and bands.

2022 Syllabus

The Syllabus document is at the heart of the Festival. It provides a list of all the classes we offer, as well as regulations, adjudicator biographies, previous winners and much more. It is available online below:

Enter online

To enter online:


Entries must be received by November 30, 2021.


Classes are scheduled after entries are received, but an outline timetable will be available in late December.


Enter by post

To enter by post:

  • look up the class you wish to enter in the Syllabus

  • make a note of the class number

  • complete the relevant entry form below and return with payment to the address shown

Download entry forms: