Musicianship Festival

Sunday, January 30, 2022 All Day

Written Music Theory / Aural Tests 

Entry fee $12/student Application Deadline:  Friday, January 14, 2022
This event will be held online

Exams are electronically distributed Sunday, January 30, 2021 in the morning or early afternoon and students must download, complete, scan and return by 5 pm, on January 30, 2021.

District members’ students: $12, Non-members’ students: $15
Registration fee for non-members: $50 Please consolidate your payment as one via PayPal and no parents signing up for the event or pay directly to the organization.

If your students have not participated in the Musicianship Festival, we encourage you to give it a try. All teachers know that students should be well versed in the various aspects of music theory (note identification, note and rest values, rules of notation, musical terms and signs) and the ability to recognize these things aurally. Students should be able to translate theoretical information into reading and playing written music. Yet, in reality, music theory, ear training and sight reading frequently take a back seat during lesson time because, lets’s face it, learning to play music on an instrument is challenging enough! The beauty of the Musicianship Festival is that it give teachers a tool to organize and focus students’ music theory studies. With sample exams and the syllabus posted online, teachers can confidently prepare students and easily work through the material at each lesson leading up to the festival. In addition, your students will earn District 4 points toward a trophy. The higher a student’s score, the more points they earn. (Remember that all of District 4’s programs earn students points toward a trophy.) Teachers as well as students are motivated by working toward a goal. Take advantage of this opportunity! Please note that students are permitted to repeat levels as often as needed to master the material. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Musicianship Festival will be held virtually. This means that the aural and sight reading portions will not take place this year.

Please click here for a copy of the syllabus for each level. Please use the links for the written, aural and sight-reading examples below to view previous tests so you can help prepare your students:

Written-Primary Level Aural-Primary Sight-Read-Primary Written-Level 1 Aural-Level 1 Sight-Read-Level 1
Written-Level 2 Aural-Level 2 Sight-Read-Level 2 Written-Level 3 Aural-Level 3 Sight-Read-Level 3
Written-Level 4 Aural-Level 4 Sight-Read-Level 4 Written-Level 5 Aural-Level 5 Sight-Read-Level 5
Written-Level 6 Aural-Level 6 Sight-Read-Level 6 Written-Level 7 Aural-Level 7 Sight-Read-Level 7

Please contact Christine Johannsen for more info: (845) 628-7980 or


Sunday, January 30, 2022 All Day

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Christine Johannsen