Fall Festival and Youth Competition


2022 Ragtime Festival and Youth CompetitionRagtimeFestival2022

Event Date:
November 12, 2022

Festival Schedule:
Start time TBA (10:00 am at the earliest)
Last Festival session: 2:00 pm
Competition start time: 3:00 pm
For Festival participants we will strive to accommodate everyone’s scheduling needs.  We are aware that there is a competition that will take place at Alamo Music that same day and have been told that their competition will end by 1:00 pm, so our schedule makes it possible to take part in both events.

Event Address:
Fort Bend Music Center
1603 N Loop 1604 W
San Antonio, TX 78258

Questions? Send E-mail to Mark Camann, Festival Chair:

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Ragtime Festival and Competition 2022

On Saturday, November 12 the San Antonio Ragtime Society will sponsor its 19th Ragtime Festival and Youth Competition.  We strive to let people of all ages experience the great American music genre that is ragtime.  This year our festival and competition will be at Fort Bend Music Center.  We are grateful to Fort Bend Music Center for hosting us.

Festival Section: Students can play a solo rag at any level of difficulty.  The genres of blues and jazz are welcome also.  Participants will receive a score sheet with a judge’s comments on their playing, along with a trophy.  Memorization is encouraged but not required.  Duets at one piano are welcome.

Ragtime Competition: Students up to age 18 play by memory an unsimplified piano rag by a recognized ragtime composer.  Stride piano and novelty piano from the 1920s are welcome also, but blues and jazz are not to be included in the competition.  Performers are welcome to add embellishments that are not notated in the sheet music. Prizes will be awarded to the first three places.

Both the festival and the competition will be in recital format, open for the public to attend and enjoy.


Festival flyer

Suggested Composer List

Robert Edwards’ list of difficulty levels for Scott Joplin rags