UT Dallas Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival

Youth Competition Guidelines

Application deadline: February 12, 2018


Competition – Saturday, March 3, 2018

Division I (ages 11-14): Time and location to be determined
Competitors must play two contrasting pieces not to exceed 7 minutes total.
Example: Carcassi Etude, and a Brouwer Prelude, or similar.

Division II (ages 15-18): Time and location to be determined
Competitors must play two contrasting pieces not to exceed 10 minutes total.
Example: a movement of a Rodrigo or Brouwer work, and a fantasy by John Dowland, or similar.


Registration Instructions

The deadline has passed and registration is currently closed.

  1. Submit your application fee of $25 online at: (coming soon)
  2. Send a letter of recommendation from your guitar instructor. No application will be considered without a letter of recommendation.
  3. Sign the Competition Agreement Form
  4. Then submit the following form: (coming soon)

If you are a U.S. Citizen, please bring your Social Security card. If you are NOT a U.S. Citizen, please bring your passport and/or Visa.

You must be present Saturday night at the award presentation in order to receive the merchandise prizes. If you are not present, only the check for the award amount will be mailed to you.