Music Day

Gwinnett County Music Day

The Gwinnett County Music Teachers Association sponsors a Music Day festival every November. The purpose of this festival is to encourage study and to provide an opportunity for students to perform and receive an evaluation of their performance and cash awards. Proceeds from Music Day are used to provide funds for scholarships and to support the budget.


Application Deadline: Submitted online by Friday, October 2, 2020

Postmark Deadline: Friday, October 9, 2020

Submission Deadline: Friday, November 13, 2020

Mail checks/payment to Patti Bennett, 4745 Bennett Road, Buford, GA  30519-1805.

Entry Fee: $22.00 per student $10.00 each additional instrument

Registration: Click here

The 2020 GCMTA Music Day will be a virtual (video) event.

Comment and Rating sheet (one form) must be provided for each student on the day of the festival along with a PDF copy of the registered music as well as student videos in MP4 format.  Please note: you can only save a blank copy of this form. It will not save any information you have entered into it. When student performance information has been entered, click “print” for a copy of the filled-in form. Click “Reset” to clear the information and start your next student.

All required materials should be submitted via Dropbox to The deadline for submission is midnight on Friday, November 13, 2020. THERE WILL BE NO SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE.

Required materials should be labeled following the example below:

Jane Doe, a fourth grader, is playing Moonbeam Waltz by Martha Mier and Allegretto by Gurlitt.

Video titles

  • 4_Doe_Mier_Moonbeam Waltz.mp4
  • 4_Doe_Gurlitt_Allegretto.mp4

Comment & Rating Sheet title:

  • 4_Doe.pdf

PDF sheet music titles:

  • 4_Doe_Mier_Moonbeam Waltz.pdf
  • 4_Doe_Gurlitt_Allegrett.pdf

All submitted materials will be forwarded to the judges, who will have one week to evaluate the performances and make their decisions. Participating teachers will be notified with the results of the judging by email on Saturday, November 21st. Comment sheets, certificates, and award checks will be mailed to participating teachers for distribution to their students the following week.

Checks should be postmarked no later than October 9, 2020.

Time Limits

Please note: Time limits have been set for each grade. Please make sure that the playing time for both pieces combined does not exceed these limits.

K-3rd grade: 5 minutes
4th-5th grade: 8 minutes
6th-7th grade: 10 minutes
8th grade: 12 minutes
9th-12th grade: 15 minutes


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! Please contact Patti Bennett for questions.