SYMF 2021 Member Dues: $80
All fees must be paid ONLINE and are NON-REFUNDABLE
This form is for ALL Members (Current, Re-Instating, & New)
Current Members are teachers who paid SYMF Dues in 2019
Deadline for submitting 2021 Member Dues
August 1, 2021 (11:59 PM PT)
The 2021 Festival has been cancelled and replaced by the 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.
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!
SYMF Materials for the 2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festival are available at https://symf.org/video-competition/2021-summer-video-competition-piano-qualified-festival/
Dates & Deadlines
July 1: Membership opens for the 2021 SYMF
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)
August 23: Last day for parents/students to submit the items below in the SYMF 2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festvial Student Portal (portal will be open from July 15, 2021–August 23, 2021):
YouTube video link(s)
PDFs of score(s) if required
Complete consent waiver forms
Submit payment for their
2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festival
student entry fees.
The absolute last day to enter students in the 2021 Summer Video Competition • Piano Qualified Festival is August 1, 2021.
Entry Fees for all Categories: $60
Time Limit for all Categories: 10 minutes
Video Recording Guidelines & YouTube Playlist Settings
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All students will receive a participation e-certificate
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.
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