Gulf Coast Music Association
Organized in 1974
Affiliated with the National and Texas Federations of Music Clubs
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Romantic Festival

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Location TBD

The Festival will be in recital format with two to three judges. Parents and friends are invited to attend the recitals. Private judging will also be offered the first 4 hours of the festival, but parents may not attend private auditions. There will be no honors recital following the festival, however, students who receive the Honors designation on their critiques will receive an Honors Recital trophy.  Participants will receive grades from the judges, and the type of award given will depend on the score received for the student’s performance.

Appropriate Repertoire:

  1.       Solo works only.  No two-piano works.
  2.       Any romantic era piece composed between 1820-1910 or written in the Romantic style. 
  3.       No simplified or “arranged” works.
  4.       Due to time constraints, only one piece shall be performed.
  5.       Pieces must be memorized.
  6.       Entrants must provide original music for judges.  No photocopies are permitted.  Music purchased online should have the purchase confirmation sheet attached to the front of the score.
  7.       Measures must be numbered, or at least the first measure of every line. 
  8.       Teachers, please educate your students on appropriate behavior during a recital (stay for entire recital, no cell phone use, proper attire, etc)


Rating                  Award          

Honors                 Large Trophy

1 Rating               Trophy 

2 Rating               Gold Medal            

3 Rating               Silver Medal                               


Teachers, please tell your students that are participating in a recital to plan to stay for the entire session (each session should last approximately 50 minutes).  If their schedule prevents this, you should request private judging when signing up for the festival. Private judging will be offered the first 4 hours of the festival.  Please contact the festival chair prior to the festival if the student needs to leave by a certain time.

Postmark Deadline: March 1

Registration Fee: $18

Forms are included in the yearbook and also online.

Registration Form

Critique Form