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 Anchorage Keyboard Teachers Association

 Ribbon Festival


Saturday, April 18, 2020

(9:00-6:00:  time may be adjusted due to enrollment)

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

Welcome to the Anchorage Keyboard Teachers Association’s (AKTA) Ribbon Festival!

The rules and regulations!!!


  • All piano participants must be students of an AKTA member in good standing or there will be a teacher charge of $50.00.

  • Students may perform each of the following: 

    • Solo Performance

    • Solo Original Composition

    • Ensembles – duets, two piano 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, Sight-reading, 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 sight-reading 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.  Sight-reading has 15 levels, and students can earn up to 15 ribbons, one for each successfully played level.

  • Please be sure to indicate approximate performance times on the Entry Forms.

  • Teacher involvement:  Teachers entering 1-2 students are required to be present and to help with games and/or scale or sight reading testing for one to two hours.   Teachers entering 3 or more students are required to be present and to help with the running of the festival the entire day.  This is necessary in order to assure optimal student/teacher ratios and create an exciting educational experience for all involved.  To help you schedule your day, the festival usually begins around 9:30 a.m. and ends no later than 6:00 p.m.

All applications must be received by Friday, March 8, 2020 


Dean Epperson – email:  pianoakta@gmail.com