Ungdommens Musikkmesterskap (Norwegian Music Competition for Youth)

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Date TBA
Oslo, Norway
Brass instruments | Chamber music | Percussion | Strings | Voice | Woodwind Instruments

Ungdommens musikkmesterskap is a cooperation between The Norwegian Music Teachers´Association and The Norwegian Culture School Council. It started as a piano competition in 1965 and has grown over the years to include the main classical instruments. The competition is arranged in two rounds – regional finals in and national in Oslo. Each year one of the first prize winners is named ‘Musician of the Year’.

The competition has information about laureates, concerts and events also on Facebook.

The whole 2020-2021 competition is online, including the preliminary round (by sending in recordings). The semifinal has a new deadline, (1st of March) for sending in recordings. For the moment, the final will take place between 4th and 5th September.



Musikkpedagogene Norge / Norsk kulturskolerad / Norges Musikkorps Forbund / Norges musikkhøgskole / Norwegian Band Federation (NMF)


The participants should be aged up to 25 years old.
Regional round followed by national final.


Every year

Next deadline



Registration takes place electronically via the competition’s website
A registration fee and a photo are required at registration.

Participation fees

For soloists and chamber music group up to three participants: NOK 500 Early bird prize for registration before August 20, 2020: NOK 400, – for soloists and chamber music group up to three participants.

For larger chamber music group: NOK 500, – + NOK 100, – per musician over three. (for example, a quartet pays NOK 600, -). Early bird prize for registration before August 20, 2020: For larger chamber music group: NOK 400, – + NOK 100, – per musician over three. (for example, a quartet pays NOK 500, -).

Participants can unsubscribe at any time. Paid participant quota is not refunded.


Participants must be Norwegian citizens or have been resident in Norway for the past six months.
A participant can compete as a soloist on his instrument and / or in one chamber music group. It is only possible to participate in one chamber music group.
If a musician in a chamber music group becomes ill after the deadline for enrollment has expired, he can be replaced. The condition is that there is an application with a medical certificate confirming that the disease has occurred after the registration deadline, and that criteria for age classes are fulfilled.

UMM’s regional championships are basically held in ten places around the country, the second or third weekend in November. The best participants will have the opportunity to participate in the national championship on 22-24 January 2021.

Participants who qualify for the national championship will receive a confirmation of this and they have to proceed with registration and payment before December 1, 2020.

Further information


First prize: concerts/courses/seminars in Norway and abroad for first prize winners

Musician of the Year: NOK 50.000 ( € 6000 )

Inspiration prizes: Six ‘inspiration’ prizes ( € 1100 ) for different categories


Visit original competition page www.umm.no www.musikkpedagogene.no

Prize winners

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