This Festival is an annual two-day series of recitals of music that the students have chosen to share with their peers and the audience.
While the term “popular” generally means new, current, or top-ten music, we have expanded the meaning of the term to incorporate a large variety of selections, including folk songs, hymn tunes, “New Age” music, improvisation, method book selections, rags, jazz, video game and movie music.
All acoustic instruments are welcomed, as are combinations of instrumental groupings.
The Popular Music Festival is a celebration of student creativity through improvisation, as well as the enjoyment of performances of published non-classical works.
It is not a competitive event and is open to students of any interested teacher. Each player receives written comments from knowledgeable adjudicators, as well as a beautiful certificate of participation.