Music Competition


There will be no Music Maker 2023


The Search will soon be on for the CarltonMVC Music Maker 2024!

The choir are committed to supporting and promoting young musicians in our area with our Music Competition. The Music Maker competitions turn 25 years old in 2024 and we will celebrate this exciting event with a new version of the competition being launched. The current competition rules are as follows but watch this space for the updated version as soon as it has been developed.

Can you say yes to all of the following

Are you aged 16-20 at the closing date for the competition (1st May 2024)?

Do you live or are you educated in Nottinghamshire?

Can you perform at Grade 7 or above?

Are you available to play at our Festival Concert on 22nd April 2023?

If you can say yes to all of these then click here to get your application form


Congratulations to Music Maker Competition Winner 2022Benjamin Staniforth (Baritone). Benjamin performed at our Festival Concert at the Albert Hall in 2022 after a year of no winner due to Covid-19. We will see and hear Benjamin perform with the choir in 2023.


Our 2020 Carlton Male Voice Choir Music Maker Award winner Magnus Hawker-French (Trombone). Magnus performed in concert Christmas 2021

Magnus performing at the choir’s Christmas Festival Concert with our Principle Accompanist Roger Holland.


The 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).


The search will start again towards the end of 2022 for the 2023 Music Maker – keep watching…



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


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