St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (Tudor and Lake Otis)

April 6, 2019

Welcome to the Anchorage Keyboard Teachers Association’s (AKTA) Piano Solo and Ensemble Ribbon Festival! Included in this packet are entry forms for solos and ensembles as well as a teacher summary form and a Festival Information Sheet.

Students can earn ribbons by performing:

  • Piano Solos
  • Piano Duets or Trios
  • Accompany another instrument
  • Perform an original composition

Earn even more Ribbons by participating in:

  • Music Theory Games
  • Scale Testing
  • Computer Musical Games
  • Flash cards for all levels and ages (notes, music vocabulary, and key signatures)

Students can exchange the ribbons they earn for prizes or keep them all!!

Best of All…

Lots of Fun!

Forms and detailed information are available here.

Direct your questions by email or call
Dean Epperson, Festival Chairman — phone: 444-8946

Following are a few highlights and guidelines for the 2018 Ribbon Festival:

  • All piano participants must be students of an AKTA member in good standing.
  • Students may perform each of the following: Solo Performance, Solo Original Composition, Ensembles – duets or accompanying other instruments
  • Since students may perform a solo as well as participate in ensembles, be sure to put student solos and compositions on the Solo/Composition Form and student ensembles on the Ensemble Form. Please do not mix these—thanks!
  • Students should perform duets with other students rather than their teachers. If necessary, a teacher may play with their Primer level students only.
  • Students who perform their own piano solo compositions must provide the adjudicator with either a hand written or a computer generated copy of the music.
  • Instrumentalists, vocal soloists and other ensembles must include a student pianist.
  • In addition to performing, students may participate in Scale Testing, Sightreading, and
    Theory Games at any time during the Festival. Theory Games include flashcards, note names, key signatures, musical vocabulary, etc. Students can sign up for any and all events when they arrive at the Festival.
  • Students will receive ONE ribbon for each performance, each completed scale, and each sightreading level, and each game they complete. There are 3 levels of difficulty for each of the following—flashcards, notes, key signatures and musical vocabulary—and students can earn one ribbon for each completed level. Sightreading has 15 levels, and students can earn up to 15 ribbons, one for each successfully played level.