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Are you working towards an Arts Award? Norfolk County Music Festival is an Arts Award Supporter and can help you achieve your Arts Award.

Norfolk County Music Festival is a charity that supports amateur musicians and singers on their musical journey. Young people can sing solo or in a choir, play strings, woodwind, brass, guitar or keyboards or almost any other instrument whether solo or in a duet, group, orchestra or whole class ensemble. Young people can perform with their friends and peers, with members of their family/siblings, with a teacher, or solo.

Take Part

Each March we hold the county’s biggest amateur music festival in venues across Norwich. You can perform any genre of music including (but not limited to) jazz, pop, funk, rock, musical theatre and classical, or perform your own new composition.  All ages can take part. We hold masterclasses and workshops in which you can develop your musicianship.

You can enter the festival here

Receive feedback from professionals

Everyone who enters the festival will receive personalised verbal and written advice on how they can develop.

Showcase your talents

Each year we hold a gala concert with performances from across the festival.

Experience the arts

Through our recitals series and concert of young musicians you can explore music from a range of new and established performers. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook using @NCMFestival for latest events.

Support for schools

All school choirs entering the festival are considered for the David Capp bursary – £1000 which may be used to support continued professional development of teaching staff.

Rural/coastal schools may be eligible to apply for a travel subsidy to help with coach costs for their school choir or whole class ensemble to perform in the festival.

Arts Award Gold

We may be able to support Arts Award Gold by providing voluntary opportunities to assist with:

  • marketing (such as marketing an event to your peers)
  • helping to run an event
  • arts admin
  • music technical experience e.g. making sound recordings etc 

If you would like to find out more or have any other questions on Arts Award please see or email