Evaluation Criteria - Young Musicians Festival

How will my performance be evaluated?
Is it arbitrary? Is it subjective?

The truth is, the adjudicators apply the same standards to every performer in a given level, and the criteria is standardized. Below, find links to copies of the actual forms the adjudicators use.

Reviewing the evaluation forms is probably the best way to understand what the adjudicators pay attention to in your audition, and how the final ranking figure is arrived at.

PIANO ADJUDICATION CRITERIA

view actual piano evaluation form

STRINGS ADJUDICATION CRITERIA

view actual strings evaluation form

WINDS & BRASS ADJUDICATION CRITERIA

view actual winds evaluation form

Voice ADJUDICATION CRITERIA

view actual voice evaluation form