CA/HI Piano Festivals

Each student memorizes an approved selection at his/her own level of participation and performs before an adjudicator. The festival is not a competition: each student is judged against a standard of excellence and not in comparison with other students.

Participation is open to any student enrolled in grades kindergarten through twelve (K–12) in an ACSI school who is presently taking lessons from a qualified teacher. In selecting the composition for performance, the student and his/her teacher will need to refer to the ACSI Piano Festival Coordinator's Handbook to determine the appropriate level of difficulty.

Divisions: Hymn and Classical (solo or duet)

Levels: Preparatory through Advanced

Students may enter one or both divisions (Classical or Hymn). A student may not enter more than two categories. Two students may enter as a duet (note duet fees). The duet is adjudicated once.

Each student receives a certificate and ribbon, as well as a written adjudication (constructive criticism and encouragement) on his/her performance. Students participating in Level 1 through Level 4 receive ribbons, those above Level 4 receive rosettes.

The festival is generally a half-day event. The level in which the student plays determines the time allotted per performance (5–7 minutes).


School Fee: $65 by October 31 ($85 thereafter)

Student Participation Fee: Solo $12, Duet $17. Must be submitted by the deadline established by the chairperson (Solo $17, Duet $22 thereafter)

Piano Festival Events

23S21 | March 2, 2018 | Santa Ana | Calvary Christian School

23S51 | February 23, 2018 | Pasadena | Pasadena Christian School

23S81 | March 16, 2018 | Bakersfield | Stockdale Christian School

23N21 | May 4, 2018 | Sacramento | Trinity Christian School

23N61 | January 20, 2018 | Prunedale | Prunedale Christian Academy

To register for the ACSI Piano Festival, please complete the CA/HI Student Activities Registration process. All questions may be directed to the CA/HI Student Activities office by calling 714.256.1287 or e-mailing the Student Activities Coordinator

Piano Festival Resources

All Student Activities resources are password protected. The password is given to the school coordinator once registration has been confirmed by the Student Activities Coordinator. 

Piano Festival Handbook

Piano Festival Participation Fee Form