Our annual festivals offer our students an opportunity to perform and receive evaluations from judges. All festival participants must be students of NEWPTF member teachers.
All Star Festival:
The non-competitive All Star Festival is dedicated to the study and performance of music from all eras. Students have the option of being adjudicated on one or all of the following: performance skills in solo or duet ensembles, composition, Music Fair projects, theory, music history and technical skills. Teachers designate students on one of three levels: elementary, intermediate or advanced according to their skills. There are no age limits or ability minimums. It is held annually in winter.
This festival is dedicated to the study and performance of works from the Baroque Era. Students compete at 5 levels for scholarships and special presentation at an honors recital. Students may enter competitive or non competitive. It is held annually.
This festival is dedicated to the study and performance of works from the Classical era. Students compete in 5 levels, demonstrate technique and complete a music theory/history test for scholarships and presentation at an honors recital. Students may enter competitive or non competitive. It is held annually in late spring.