Music Festivals/Competitions


Ghiglieri Piano Competition

Dates TBA. The Sylvia M. Ghiglieri Piano Competition intends to recognize and promote the musical achievements and development of promising young pianists.  Winners will be chosen based on performances held at Stanislaus State University, in Turlock, CA, USA.  The events of the competition will take place in the Music Building, located on the west side of the University campus at One University Circle.





Dates announced: March 9-10, 2023. The festival is a celebration of guitar studies and performances featuring guest artist concerts, lectures, and master classes that involve the Stan State Guitar Studio and the Central Valley Guitar Community.



Stan State Jazz Festival '23

Date announced! March 11, 2023. The 2023 Festival is on featuring some of the best Central Valley Jazz Ensembles and Combos. Bruce Foreman and his band "Cow Bop" will headline. Registartion and more details to come soon.



Brass Day

Dates TBA. The goal of Stanislaus State Brass Day is to provide high school and college students, as well as freelance brass players with a positive, engaging and educational experience all-encompassing the art of brass playing. Maximum interaction between guest artists and participants will take place throughout the day, highlighted by clinics and master classes, as well as an opportunity to perform with a large brass ensemble.



Central Valley Choral Festival

Dates TBA.