2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festival

ANNOUNCING

2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festival
Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect events throughout the world. Many educational institutions are still online and have not re-opened to outside facility rentals, including California State University at Long Beach (CSULB), the venue used by SYMF. The 2021 Festival has been cancelled and replaced by the 2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festival.

2021 Summer Video Competition • SYMF Piano Qualified Festival is for the typical-level student, and repertoire should be chosen accordingly. The spirit of the Piano Qualified Categories is to give the typical-level student the opportunity to participate in a competition, receive comments from adjudicators, and earn trophies for their dedicated effort; whereas the SYMF Piano Open Categories (not offered this summer) are intended for exceptional-level students who are experienced competition performers. Please keep this distinction in mind when deciding which of your students should be entering the 2021 Summer Video Competition • SYMF Piano Qualified Festival. THANK YOU in advance for your professionalism and thoughtfulness!

Please go over the Special Edition Rules & Regulations Booklet for the 2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festival available below (please scroll down). This is required to correctly enter your students in the competition.

Entry Fees
Entry Fees for all Categories: $60

Time Limit
Time Limit for all Categories: 10 minutes

Video Recording Guidelines & YouTube Playlist Settings
(click on link)

Participation Certificates
All students will receive a participation e-certificate

SYMF Trophies
1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-Place Winners will receive an SYMF trophy with an engraved personalized nameplate, which will be ready for pick-up at the Westside Music Conservatory in Santa Monica after the competition. Details will be e-mailed to winners. Because we are including the nameplate with the trophy instead of mailing the trophy and nameplate separately, it may take several weeks before trophies will be ready.

Membership
Only teachers who have paid 2021 SYMF member dues  may enter students in the 2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festival. Once membership is paid, teachers will receive a link to the online Student Entry Form.

2021 Member Application and Dues Payment Form
(click on link)

Student Entry Form
In order to complete this online form, teachers must have the following information available:

  • Student’s name, birthdate, and age as of August 1, 2021
  • The exact Category Name/Number(s) the student will enter
  • Composer name(s) and title(s) of piece(s) the student will be performing

Once all students have been entered and the form submitted by the teacher, SYMF will send the teacher a Student Entry Confirmation Email.

Student Entry Confirmation Email
This email will contain information the teacher will forward to their parents/students with instructions and link to the 2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festival Student Portal to:

  • Upload YouTube video link(s)
  • Upload PDF of score(s) if required
  • Upload proof-of-age document
  • Complete consent waiver forms
  • Submit payment for their 2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festival student entry fees

Dates & Deadlines
The 59th Southwestern Youth Music Festival • August 2021

  • July 1
    Membership opens for the 2021 SYMF
    (link will be available shortly)
  • August 1
    Last day for TEACHERS to pay SYMF Member Dues for 2021
  • August 1
    Last day for TEACHERS to enter students for the 2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festival (teachers must use the online Student Entry Form, which will be available ONLY to paid 2021 SYMF Members)
  • August 23
    Last day for parents/students to submit the items below in the SYMF 2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festival Student Portal (portal will be open from July 15, 2021–August 23, 2021):
    • YouTube video link(s)
    • PDFs of score(s) if required
    • Proof-of-Age document
    • Complete consent waiver forms
    • Submit payment for their 2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festival student entry fees

The absolute last day for TEACHERS to enter students in the 2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festival is August 1, 2021.

SYMF-2021-Summer-Video-Competition-•-Piano-Qualified-Festival-Rules-Regulations-•-P-Q-Repertoire-List-revised