2017 Solo and Ensemble Division Rules and Regulations
Elementary (grades K-5) should prepare wither a simple 1-voice solo -OR- a simple 2-voice solo to present to the judge. The dvision is split to allow for beginners and novices in the K-5 setting.
Middle School (grades 6-8) should prepare a Texas UIL Class 3 solo (or higher) and prepare to sight read a piece as at UIL competition.
High School (grades 9-12) should prepare two (2) Texas UIL Class 1/2 solos to equal 7+ minutes of music and prepare a student choice of contrasting style.
College Division (age 17+) should present a memorized program of 10-15" for the judge that includes a Villa Lobos prelude.
Ensemble Division should perform works that are classically arranged, fall within 5-7 minutes of music, and include only the acoustic guitar. The division is split into Middle School/Elementary and High School/College.
OVERALL COMPETITION RULES AND ELIGIBILITY
Open to competitors, regardless of nationality, who are in grades K-5 (Elementary Division), grades 6-8 (Middle School Division), grades 9-12 (High School Division), or age 17+ (College Division) who are not represented by professional management. First place-winners from any previous WTGF competition are not eligible for the same age group.
Competitors must participate in the division corresponding with their grade in school, with the exception that past winners of each division are eligible to compete in the next older division if desired; however past winners of Junior and Senior Divisions may not compete in the College division unless they have reached the minimum age requirement.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Competitors who do not present appropriate age verification with their registration are required to bring documentation to the Festival Director. Competitors who do not present appropriate materials will be allowed to perform for evaluation by the judge, but will not be eligible for advancing to the finals of the competition or any prizes.