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.


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

Louise Biagini

Festival Secretary



Sponsors – see letter below


Dear Sponsor

Owing to the continuing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, I am sure you will appreciate that we are having difficulties in organising and presenting Festival 2021 in the usual format.

We have now decided to delay the Festival and to hold it ‘virtually’.  We hope you will be able to support this initiative.

Sponsors are asked to submit a video (mp4) of the performance for each entry and, where the music to be performed is “Own choice,” a pdf file of the music score for the adjudicator. Further information about submission of videos and music will be provided in a later email.

Whenever possible, performances should be accompanied where appropriate.  In the present circumstances, however, it will also be acceptable for performers to sing or play without accompaniment or with an accompaniment that you may feel is less accomplished that you would otherwise wish.  Only the soloist will be adjudicated.

If you require further information and advice, please contact Beryl Fisher on 07939 264 588.  We are keen to do what we can to enable as many performers as possible to take part.

The adjudicator will view each performance video and each performer will receive a performance certificate and written adjudication with mark, where appropriate.  It is expected that certificates, awards and trophies will be presented as detailed in the Syllabus.

If performers for whom you are the Sponsor wish to take part in the virtual festival, you must let us know by replying to this email no later than Wednesday 17 February 2021.

You will have until Wednesday 31 March 2021 to provide a video of the performance and a pdf file of the music for the adjudicator where required.  We regret it will not be possible to accept performance video after Wednesday 31 March.

If you advise us by Wednesday 17 February 2021 that performers for whom you are the Sponsor wish to withdraw and not take part in the 2021 Festival, you will receive a full refund of your entry fees. If this is the case and you have paid by bank transfer, please include your bank details (sort code, account number and name of account holder) in your reply to this email. The Treasurer will credit your account with the appropriate amount.  If you paid by cheque you will realise your cheque has not yet been processed. We shall arrange with you to destroy your cheque securely. Cheques for those who wish to take part will now be processed.  We regret that we will be unable to refund entry fees for withdrawals made after Wednesday 17 February.

Thank you, as ever, for your cooperation in these difficult times.

Kind regards

Laura McEwan

General Secretary







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2021 Festival

Welcome to the  Glasgow Music Festival website. The 2021 festival will run as a virtual festival in March 2021. We hope you find the website useful and pleasant to use. Regardless of whether you are performing at the festival or wanting to view an event, you’ll find everything you need to know right here. To keep up to date with all Festival news, please like our Facebook page

Download the Glasgow Music Festival Syllabus

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

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The Festival covers a wide range of music including classical, folk, jazz, rock and traditional Scottish music. There are events for solo singers, instrumentalists 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. Performers demonstrate their skills in verse, prose, public speaking and drama