Euan Shields advanced to the semi-final round in the Llíria City of Music international Conducting Competition on July 12-17, 2021. The contest was structured in 4 phases, and a pre-selection was made through video recordings, with 25 conductors selected for the first phase. Shields advanced to the semi-final round of 6 contestants. He conducted the first three phases:
First Phase (25 contestants)
Stravinsky, Igor. L’historie du soldat.
Second Phase (12 contestants)
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich. Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48.
Third Phase (6 contestants)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Symphony No. 29 in A Major, Kv. 201.