Established in 1911. Over one hundred years of music, speech, drama and dance.

A Platform for Performance

Glasgow Music Festival is an annual festival of music, speech, drama and dance first held in 1911. Each year around 7,000 performers take part in the festival which takes place in March. The next Festival will run from 14 March until 21 March 2020.

There are events for groups of almost any size and description, in addition to an extensive programme for solo performance. Performers have the opportunity to develop their skills through receiving advice and encouragement from a team of experienced professional adjudicators.


For Sponsors with multiple entries spreadsheet entry forms are available, compatible with Excel 2007 upwards,

Page 1 gives a few explanatory notes

Page 2 requires Sponsor details

Page 3 is for submitting entries

We hope this will make life easier for you, and ask you to use it, if you feel comfortable with it.

As this is very much a work in progress we hope you will give us feedback; any suggestions will be accepted most gratefully. If you have any queries, please ask!

Please use the contact form for a copy of the spreadsheet

When you return the completed form, please remember to post your cheque to:

Glasgow Music Festival

P O Box 7057


G44 9AU

Laura McEwan

Festival Secretary


2019 Awards

The Agnes Duncan Trophy

is awarded to

Eve Maxwell

The Hugh S Roberton Memorial Trophy

is awarded to

Ryan Chan

The Ellis Trophy

is awarded to

Katie Beekman

The Allie Cullen Memorial Trophy

is awarded to

Sofia Ros González


Please read the two privacy notices below

Privacy Notice Festival

Privacy Notice Association




Bands and Orchestras

It is important that groups know their requirements for chairs and stands and how these should be set out.
An accurate seating plan showing both chairs and stands must be sent to Louise Biagini at
before 15 February 2020.





Download an Entry Form


Find and download the single-entry form or multi-entry form for the 2020 Festival (The syllabus and entry forms are not yet available)

Closing date for entries:  Tuesday 5th November 2019.

Download the Glasgow Music Festival Syllabus

Everything you need to know about the festival in one comprehensive, printable document

Download PDF (4Mb)


The Festival covers a wide range of music including classical, folk, jazz, rock and traditional Scottish music. There are events for solo singers and instrumentalists in addition to a full programme for choirs, orchestras, bands and ensembles.


Scottish Country Dancing events are presented in association with the Glasgow Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

Speech & Drama

Speech and Drama events feature mainly, but by no means exclusively, our younger performers. These events are held in The Royal Concert Hall from Sunday 15 March until Tuesday 17 March and Performers will demonstrate their skills in verse, prose, public speaking and drama.