Southwestern Youth Music Festival is coming up soon! The competition takes place at CSU Long Beach on July 21-22, and signups are happening from now until May 15, with late applications being accepted until May 22 with a late fee. This competition is very good for younger and less experienced students, as there are many categories sorted by the student’s age and how long they have been studying. Each student performs one solo piece from memory with piano (if there is a piano part) in front of two judges, who award first, second, third and fourth place. Let me know if you are interested in entering!