Welcome to the Abingdon Music Festival!

“A festival with a difference – not a competition but a workshop”

Entries for the Festival are now closed.

Due to a surge of entries in final two days, one class – PR2 – will have to be scheduled on Friday evening (17 Sept)

Otherwise, as previously noted, all classes will be on Saturday (18 Sept) morning and afternoon, with the Concert at 7 pm in St Michael’s Church.

The outline schedule is at this link: AMF outline schedule

All participants will receive individual notification of their class times by 11 September.


Please do NOT park on neighbouring streets; there is a clamping system in operation. This includes participants using the Church. There is plenty of car-parking available in the School Visitors’ car-park immediately opposite the main gate to the school.

COVID Precautions:

All attendees are asked to wear masks except while performing.

All keyboard-players are asked to sanitise their hands before playing.

All rooms will be well ventilated.


‘DIY’ tea/coffee/biscuits will be available throughout the day. There are several places for lunch within a few minutes’ walk.


Congratulations to


Winner of the 2020 (postponed) Concerto Competition:   see ‘Concerto’ tab for full details.



We regularly receive comments that this is a really friendly and informative festival; to those of you who may be new to it, its “difference” means that after every performance, in whatever category, an adjudicator of the highest calibre 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 only element of competition is that each adjudicator is invited to select items for the final Sunday evening concert.


We could not run the Festival without our Friends, who pay a small annual donation to support the administration and assist as stewards and receptionists during the Festival weekend. Would you join them as a  Friend of the Festival? All details here: AMF-Friends-1911


Recognising the talents of its participants, the Festival is pleased to draw attention to the opportunities for high-quality chamber-orchestra playing offered by the Oxford Concerto Orchestra; please see tab above.

The Festival is a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Drama and Speech, of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.