The AllAboutArts Festival is a brand new online music festival offering a platform for amateur musicians and singers to perform in front of professional adjudicators and to receive feedback for their performances. The Festival exists to encourage and promote the performance and enjoyment of arts. Aiming particularly, but not exclusively, at young people it provides a challenge and a unique opportunity to perform in front of adjudicators, all experienced professionals, who will give instant comments and helpful advice. Audiences appreciate hearing these assessments immediately instead of having to wait until the end of the class, and performers really enjoy the chance to work on their pieces with an experienced adjudicator. The three highest scores in each class will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and all participants will receive a certificate.
The Festival is run jointly by Swindon Music Trust, Virtual Virtuosos Ltd and Swindon Music Co-operative, with all proceeds going to the Swindon Music Trust which provides access to funding for instrumental lessons for children in the local area.
Our inaugural Festival will be only offering classes for Piano but we hope to be expanding this to include all instruments, Dance, Drama, Speech and even fine arts like sculpture and photography in the future.
As a provisional member of the The British and International Federation of Festivals, we are lucky to have access to some very experienced and professional adjudicators for the AllAboutArts Festival.
For 2022 our adjudicator is Graeme Humphrey.
Once all entries have been made and the schedule drawn up, we will publish details here so you can join the Zoom event for the class you are most interested in.
Alternatively, stay tuned for the whole day!