THE FESTIVAL EVENTS
Branch Festival: Students are presented in short recitals of approximately 1 hour in length. A panel of three judges, selected from an approved list of adjudicators, will write evaluations of each performer. Teachers will receive the evaluation sheets. The judges will select up to 35% of the eligible students to play in the Regional Festival. The length of each student's performance is limited to 5 minutes.
Regional Festival: Students perform again in recitals with students from other branches that have been selected. A panel of three judges will evaluate each student and will select 45% to receive a special award. The length of each student's performance shall again be limited to 5 minutes and the student must perform exactly the same music as played at the Branch. All participants will receive awards with special awards going to those selected by the judges.
Complete Works Audition: This adjudication is for highly competitive students who have performed at the Branch and Regional Festivals and have been selected in the 45% chosen at the Regional Festival. These students perform a complete work from the Official List of Bach's works selected for Audition. The Official List is a 3-year rotating list and is distributed annually.