December 5 @ 3:00 am – December 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Registration deadline: December 2 @ 6:00 am

Location: Choose

Students of member teachers: $30. Students of non-member teachers: $60 plus $50 non-member teacher fee

Student receives:  Critique, Certificate & Ribbon

Registration is completed at


FESTIVAL INFORMATION:  All festival details are available at

Video uploads should be in separate video files for each separate hymn.


Playing for choirs and/or church services is an area many trained musicians find work or serve their community. This festival seeks to encourage young musicians to gain experience playing religious music.


      1. Music must be religious in nature.
      2. Titles found in a standard hymnal or modern/contemporary worship book from any denomination are a good guideline for acceptable repertoire.
      3. Classical repertoire from standard composers is not allowed for this event unless it is part of a standard hymn tune or part of an arrangement combining classical pieces with standard hymn tunes.
      4. Entries containing non-religious songs will be returned to the teacher.
      5. Hymns or traditional Christmas Carols in a standard hymnal for the Advent or Christmas seasons may be used.
      6. Non-religious Christmas Carols or pop songs, such as Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, or Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer, are not acceptable.
      7. Medleys, if they meet other repertoire requirements, are acceptable as one selection.
      8. The music does NOT have to be memorized.
      9. Teachers may not accompany their own students who are vocalists or instrumentalists.
      10. An adult (may be a parent) or a student may accompany vocalists or instrumentalists.
      11. Pianists, vocalists and instrumentalists are eligible to enter.

EXAMPLES of hymn arrangements in progressive order of study:

      1. Easy 5-finger melodic hymn arrangements.
      2. Melody with simple single line accompaniment.
      3. Melody with simple chordal accompaniment.
      4. Intermediate hymn arrangements.
      5. Advanced hymn arrangements.


    1. Students must provide an original score of the music for the judge or they will automatically receive a “no rating”.
    2. Students are encouraged to use originals whenever possible. If a second copy is not available, a photocopy may be used by the student, if necessary.
    3. Students may use a photocopied page to avoid page turns.
    4. Number the measures for each line of the music.

Registration for this event ended December 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm.

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