Click here to Skip to main content
UTSA Music
UTSA Music mobile

SW Guitar Symposium & Competition | Hosted by UTSA


March 13th - 15th, 2020
Grades: 5th - College Senior
Check-In:
Pick-Up: 
Location: UTSA Dept. of Music Building | San Antonio, TX
Tuition: *See Below*
 
Payment Deadline is March 6th
 REGISTER SW Guitar Symposium
 
CAMP DETAILS
• All competitions are one round only.
• Competitions are in concert style and are open to the public.
• Three winners will be chosen for each of the three categories within each division.
• All winners will receive a certificate of recognition.
• Prizes in the youth solo categories will be announced soon

GUIDELINES:
• All players must play on a classical guitar. No steel-string or electric instruments are allowed.
• The addition of acoustic-bass guitars and/or smaller-size nylon-string guitars is permissible for the ensemble competitions.
• The registration fee must be paid in order to compete.
• Directors may conduct large ensembles.
• Directors are not allowed to conduct the small ensembles (duos/trios/quartets).
• If directors play with the student ensemble, there will be a deduction in the scoring by the judges.
• Competitors may be stopped by the judges when their max time limit has been reached (see below). This will not affect the judges scoring of their performance.
• 1st place winners of the large ensemble competition (both divisions) are not allowed to compete in the same competition the following year but may be invited to perform at next year’s festival.
• 1st place winners of the solo competitions are not allowed to compete again within their division.


LOCATION:
All events will be held at the UTSA Dept of Music Building (One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249 | Arts Building 3.01.58)

ENSEMBLE LEVELS:
•    University/College (March 13th)
•    High School (March 14th)
•    Middle School (March 15th)

REGISTRATION FEES:
Large Ensemble Competition - $200 for the entire group
Small Ensemble Competition - $30 for each member (Duo=$60, Trio=$90, Quartet=$120)
Youth Solo Competition - $50 for each soloist
Early registration is appreciated! Registration Deadline: Friday, March 6th. Registration website and links coming soon!

If you would you like to be considered to perform in a masterclass, please indicate so on the registration form. A random drawing will choose performers. Due to limited space not every student will have the opportunity to perform in masterclasses with guest artists.


COLLEGIATE
Large Ensembles:
• Competitors must perform a 10-20 minute program of contrasting works.
Small Ensembles (Duo/Trio/Quartet)
• Competitors must perform a 10-20 minute program of contrasting works.

HIGH SCHOOL (Division I) - Ages up to 19
Large Ensembles:
• Competitors must perform a 6-10 minute program of at least two contrasting works.
Small Ensembles (Duo/Trio/Quartet)
• Competitors must perform a 5-8 minute program of at least two contrasting works.

HIGH SCHOOL SOLO COMPETITION (DIVISION I):
• Competitors must perform a 6-10 minute program of at least two contrasting works of his/her choice.
• All music must be performed from memory.
• Solo Competition Prizes (Division I)
• TBA

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION (Division II) - Ages up to 14
Large Ensembles:
• Competitors must perform a 6-10 minute program of at least two contrasting works.
Small Ensembles (Duo/Trio/Quartet)
• Competitors must perform a 5-8 minute program of at least two contrasting works.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOLO COMPETITION (Division II)
• Competitors must perform a 5-8-minute program of at least two contrasting works of his/her choice.
• All music must be performed from memory

ALL DECISIONS BY THE JUDGES ARE FINAL.


For additional questions contact:
Dr. Isaac Bustos, Artistic Director
Isaac.Bustos@utsa.edu

Participation Waiver: As a competitor in the Southwest Guitar Symposium and Competition, I agree to waive any recording and or photo rights in or on any medium, during any aspect of my participation in this competition. Further, I consent to the unlimited and unrestricted use of my name and image in any format or medium for use by UTSA Department of Music. Additionally, by submitting the application to enter this competition, I state that I accept all of the terms set forth in the Rules of the Competition.

*All prizes subject to mandatory 30% federal tax withholding for foreign prize-winners; US prize-winners will be issued an IRS-1099 Form.