You may play as your required selection any significant single-movement work, or movement of a significant larger work, that is an original and unabridged version by one of the approved major composers listed below. This consideration does not apply to literature that has already been classified at a level lower than SCSBOA Grade 4, or Texas Prescribed Music List Grade 4.

If a single movement work meets the maximum 20 minute time limit, a written request to play only one selection for festival may be made to the V.P. of Music Lists. An official letter of acceptance of any approved request will be sent to the requesting party and must accompany your festival application.

Approved Major Composers

  • Barber, Samuel
  • Bartok, Bela
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Berlioz, Hector
  • Bizet, George
  • Borodin, Alexander
  • Brahms, Johannes
  • Bruckner, Anton
  • Copland, Aaron
  • Debussy, Claude
  • Dvorak, Antonin
  • Elgar, Edward
  • Grieg, Edvard
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph
  • Holst, Gustav
  • Liszt, Franz
  • Mahler, Gustav
  • Mendelssohn, Felix
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Mussorgsky, Modest
  • Offenbach, Jacques
  • Puccini, Giacomo
  • Rachmaninoff, Sergei
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai
  • Saint-Saens, Camille
  • Schoenberg, Arnold
  • Schubert, Franz
  • Schumann, Robert
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri
  • Sibelius, Jean
  • Stravinsky, Igor
  • Strauss, Richard
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich
  • Vaughn Williams, Ralph
  • Verdi, Giuseppe