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What is it?

The Honors Evaluations provide a multi-incentive opportunity for students to perform their repertoire in a more competitive setting than a recital, in which they will be assessed according to their ability.

Two judges will give written feedback and award each student a bronze, silver, or gold medal. Those who receive gold medals will be invited to perform in an Honors Recital.

Who can participate?

Evaluations are open to any student who has had at least two years of private study and can present their repertoire from beginning to end. Participation must have the consent of the private teacher.

Spring dates for the Piano and Strings Department Honors Evaluations to be announced at a later date.


  • Students must have the consent of their private lesson instructors to participate

  • Students should prepare 1-2 pieces of any genre, and performances should be no longer than 10 minutes. The Evaluations are closed as in an audition

  • Students must be available to perform in the Honors Recital in case they receive a gold medal

  • Students pay a $35 fee to secure their commitment

Please take these two steps to sign-up and register: 

Step 1. Students must complete the signup form: Strings and Piano Honors Evaluations

Step 2. Register through the links below or through the link provided at the end of the signup form

  • Age Group(s): 5-8, 9-12, 13-18
  • Instrument: keyboard, strings
  • Semester: Winter/Spring semester
  • Cost: $35