The centerpiece of Great East Music Festivals is the mini-clinic we provide after your group’s performance. Two adjudicators are provided for each festival performance – one with instrumental experience and one with a choral background. Following the performance, one adjudicator will work directly with the group for about 5-7 minutes. The second judge will make the award presentation as well as offer additional comments.
Our judges are music educators currently teaching in public schools or at the college level; others are recently retired. All have extensive backgrounds as guest conductors, adjudicators and clinicians and are well-respected by their peers.
We ask our judges to take into consideration rehearsal schedules for the performance groups. Even though Great East Music Festivals is a non-competitive setting, your group will receive recorded comments as well as score sheets.
It is our hope that you and your students leave with a sense of well-being and accomplishment!
Every group that participates in our music festivals will receive a Great East Music Festivals plaque. Each performance is rated on a points system, the total of which will equate to a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal. Participation awards are given only to those groups not wishing to be adjudicated, but still wish to receive comments.