Summer Festival


Summer Festival

2021–2022 Southwestern Youth Music Festival
CSULB Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
July 16–17 and July 23–25, 2022

The SYMF Summer Festival is held in Southern California and runs two weekends (five days), usually in mid-to-late July and/or early August, at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State University Long Beach (CSULB).

Only teachers who are members of SYMF may enter students in the SYMF Summer Festival.

The SYMF Summer Festival offers categories for Piano, Strings (violin, viola, cello), and Winds (flute, clarinet). Categories include opportunities for students to perform solo works, duets, ensemble repertoire, and concerto literature. Categories accommodate the age and level of the student.

Complete information is available in the Rules & Regulations (revised 2/2022) Booklet.

Young Musicians (Pianist, Violinist/Violist, Cellist, Flutist/Clarinetist) categories
First Place winners have the opportunity to perform as concerto soloists with the Festival Orchestra • PLEASE NOTE: Piano and Violin ONLY in 2022

Piano Open categories
Concerto, Classical Complete Work, Solo, American, Baroque, Chopin, Duo/Duet, Ensemble, and Chamber Music

Piano Qualified categories
Concerto, Classical Complete Work, Solo, American, Baroque, Chopin, Duet, and Ensemble

String Open & Qualified categories
Solo, American, Baroque, Duet, and Chamber Music

Wind Open & Qualified categories
Solo, American, Baroque, Duet, and Chamber Music


  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-Place winners receive trophies with personalized name plates
  • Students ages 16 and older may apply for paid job opportunities as Room Captains