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2017 Festival Dates
California State University Long Beach (CSULB)
July 22, 23, 29, 30, 31


  • August 1, 2018
    WINNERS LISTS are available to teacher-members.
    Login above (upper right) or at: 
  • July 29, 2017

    • Please be reminded that there have been concerns about the use of the CSULB warm-up rooms. Many of CSULB’s music majors share these rooms, and some of their personal items have gone missing.
    • With such a large number of participants each day, we have Room Captains monitoring each warm-up room. This is an extremely difficult job. Room Captains have reported that they have been verbally abused and threatened by parents and teachers because their child or student could not access the rooms as quickly as they wanted. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!
    • Please remember that these rooms are just "warm-up" rooms, not practice rooms, or rehearsal rooms with accompanists.
    • NO PRE-SCHEDULED REHEARSALS with ACCOMPANISTS are permitted. Please rehearse at your home/studio.
    • There is a 10-minute warm-up room time limit.
    • Students will be required to show their SYMF Entrant Label in order to sign up for a warm-up room.
  • July 25, 2017: Please be sure that your students have their ENTRY LABEL to present to the Room Captains at the time of their audition. This will help prevent entrants from performing at the wrong time. THANK YOU!
  • June 25, 2017: California State Universiry Long Beach (CSULB) has confirmed that parking fees have gone up to $8. The perfmit dispensers will take credit cards and bills, NO coins. You will need to enter your car’s license plate or VIN number. Please notify your students of this change. We anticipate longer than usual lines at the parking permit dispensers. ARRIVE EARLY!!!
  • June 15, 2017: All student schedules and audition information have been emailed to teachers. If you are a teacher who had entered students, please email SYMF if you have not received this important email. 
  • All SYMF Materials (Rules & Regulations Booklets and Repertoire Lists) are now freely available.
  • We have updated the Rules & Regulations Booklet (revised 11/2016) for 2017 
  • Some of the more important revisions are listed below; all revisions are highlighted in red in the updated Rules & Regulations Booklet (revised 11/2016):
    • All categories that had a maximum age limit of 18 years old have been changed to 19 years old.
    • Piano Qualified Baroque: Bach Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903 is NOT allowed.
    • NO piano duo/duets are allowed in Duet (D), Ensemble Qualified (En Q), and/or Ensemble Open (En O) Categories.
    • Piano Open Duet (P OD) Categories: music for 2, 4, 6, or 8 hands is accepted.
  • This is not the complete list of changes; please download the Rules & Regulations Booklet (revised 11/2016) for 2017 to familiarize yourself with all the new rules and regulations.


  • April 1: Teacher Portal opens
    April 1: Student Entry Forms available
  • May 1: Membership Fees postmark deadline
  • May 15: Student Registration online deadline
    May 15: Student Registration Fees postmark deadline
  • May 16–22: Student Registration late entries accepted but incur a $10 late fee per entry
  • June 1: Advertising Form online/postmark deadline
  • June 15: Room Captain Application Form online deadline
  • June 15: Adjudicator Application Form online deadline

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