Music Competition – Apply Now

2020 Search for Carlton MVC Music Maker is now on!

Download Application form and more information 

Music Maker Competition Letter and Application Form


CONGRATULATIONS to 2019 Carlton Male Voice Choir Music Maker Award winner Lydia Messan (Soprano).


The 2018 Carlton Male Voice Choir Music Makers Award winners were Konya Kanneh-Mason (Piano) & Nathan Holroyd (Saxophone).


The 2017 Carlton Male Voice Choir Music Makers Award winner was Christopher Hill (flute).


2020 – The search is now on…

The 2020 Music Makers Award information sheet and application form is available to view and download using the link at the top of this page.  To express interest or for more information use the contact us link.

The winner must be able to perform on  Saturday evening of 25th April 2020.

From 2012, the award has been made available to music students from across Nottinghamshire. They submit, to a Carlton MVC  panel, a decent quality 10 minute video recording and a winner is selected. The  winning student performs a short programme at our Festival Concert in April. They receive not only the trophy, but also a substantial cheque to help them in their studies. (Currently, this is £1000).

This competition has the backing of the Music Support services in the City and the County and we hope that talented musicians will be encouraged to enter by their schools, teachers and parents. Often, a candidate has been encouraged to enter by a music teacher as part of an out of school musical activity, such as playing in an orchestra, or singing in a choir.

Usually there can only be one winner, but with a substantial monetary award to help them, we hope they will continue to develop musically and will go on to achieve success artistically.

Click on the link below for the  information sheet and application form.

We hope that you are encouraged to apply!


The Past Music Maker Winners (pre-2017)

Braimah Kanneh-Mason 2016 – Violin


Matt Glendening 2015 – Clarinet


Isata Kanneh-Mason 2014 – Piano


Laura Roberts 2013 – Soprano


Amanda Bruce 2012 – Violin and Vocal


Bethany Peace 2011 – Soprano


Samantha Vernon 2010 – Soprano


Jennifer Adams 2009 – Soprano


Rebecca Stafford 2008 – Piano


Lauren Broxholme 2007 – Soprano


Ruth Hodkin 2006 – Piano


Rebecca Matthews 2005 – Clarinet


Rosalyn Curwen 2004 – Soprano


Phillipa Thorne 2003 – Piano


Patrick Shaw 2002 – Saxophone


Sara Lawson 2001 – Soprano


Nick Yates 2000 – Tenor

Liz Mahon 1999 – Soprano