Student Activities

Music Events

ACSI music events give individual students and school performance groups an opportunity to discover their own potential for praising the Lord through music.

Band/Orchestra Festivals

ACSI Band/Orchestra Festivals give school instrumental groups the opportunity to benefit from the experience of being evaluated by a qualified Christian adjudicator. Bands and orchestras are adjudicated based on a rubric and not in competition with other groups. Band/Orchestras must be a functioning group within a member school, comprised of students in grades 3-6 (Elementary), grades 6-8 (Junior High), or grades 9-12 (Senior High).

All ACSI Student Activities events in 2020-21, including Band/Orchestra Festivals, are virtual and will be facilitated through our Student Activities E-vents platform online. The Submissions Deadline for all video recorded music entries is April 23, 2021.

Choral Festivals

ACSI Choral Festivals give school choral groups the opportunity to benefit from the experience of being evaluated by a qualified Christian adjudicator. Choirs are adjudicated based on a rubric and not in competition with other groups. Choirs must be a functioning group within a member school, comprised of students in grades 3-6 (Elementary), grades 6-8 (Junior High), or grades 9-12 (Senior High).

All ACSI Student Activities events in 2020-21, including Choral Festivals, are virtual and will be facilitated through our Student Activities E-vents platform online. The Submissions Deadline for all video recorded music entries is April 23, 2021.

Piano Festival

The ACSI Piano Festival is not a competition; each student is judged against a standard of excellence and not in comparison to other students. Participation is available to any student enrolled in grades K-12 of an ACSI member school, who is presently taking lessons from a qualified teacher. Each student is limited to one adjudication per category, with a maximum of two adjudications. Solo adjudications only.

All ACSI Student Activities events in 2020-21, including Piano Festivals, are virtual and will be facilitated through our Student Activities E-vents platform online. The Submissions Deadline for all video recorded music entries is April 23, 2021.

Registration & Fees

  • School Registration Fee: $60 per event by October 31, 2020 ($90 after deadline)
  • Student Participation Fees:
    • Band/Orchestra Festivals: $25 (5-9 students), $50 (10-19 students), $100 (20-29 students), $150 (30-39 students), $200 (40-49 students), $250 (50+ students) ($250 total max per group) by April 23, 2021
    • Choral Festivals: $25 (5-9 students), $50 (10-19 students), $100 (20-29 students), $150 (30-39 students), $200 (40-49 students), $250 (50+ students) ($250 total max per group) by April 23, 2021
    • Piano Festival: $15 per entry by April 23, 2021

For additional information, please contact a Student Activities team member.