HYMN FESTIVAL

Saturday, November 12, 2022

ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 17, 2022 

LOCATION: Oakwood United Methodist Church 

TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

ENTRY FORM:

COMMIUTTEE: Elisa Adams, JoAnna Willis

  • Non-Student Affiliate event; also open to non-LMTA teachers ($35 extra fee)

  • Encourages students to praise God with their skill at any level

  • Help prepare students to play for church services, weddings, Sunday school class or accompany soloists, choirs or congregations (when the music flow!) 

  • Not a competition; ratings on critique sheet are Superior, Excellent, Good, or Fair

  • Students may use music or may give copy (opt.) to judge: they are judged more on what is heard; music choices must be new each year 

  • Teachers monitor their own students; fill out certificates and present them to their students at festival or later; no other personal awards allowed at Festival site

 

HYMN TIMING CHART

Please use the guidelines below to estimate the time each student needs. 

  • Level I-V: 5 minutes                        

  • Level IV-VII: 10 minutes

  • Level VIII: 15 minutes

LEVELS

Choose music that fits time allowed for that level.

 

BEGINNER-ELEMENTARY (5 MINUTES MAX)
level I (pre-note reading): 2 hymns (from any simplified hymn book)
level II (note reading; melody only): 2 hymns (from any simplified hymn book)

level III (melody with harmony): 2 hymns (from any simplified hymn book)

LATE ELEMENTARY-EARLY INTERMEDIATE (5 MINUTES MAX)

level IV: 2 hymns (from hymnal with introductions)
level V: 1 hymn (from hymnal with introduction) & choose one option:

opt. 1- repeat verse of hymn with embellishment or improvisation

opt. 2- piece suitable for a prelude, postlude, or offertory (may be a duet played with teacher)

INTERMEDIATE (10 MINUTES MAX)
level VI: 3 hymns (from hymnal with introductions)
level VII: 1 hymn (from hymnal with introduction) & 2 pieces using any combination of the following options:
opt. 1- repeat verse of hymn with embellishment or improvisation
opt. 2- piece suitable for a prelude, postlude, or offertory (may be a duet played with teacher)

opt. 3- hymn or praise and worship arrangement from lead sheet (melody must be heard over chords/accompaniment in other hand)

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED (15 MINUTES MAX)
level VIII*: 4 pieces; choose one option (only opt. 4 & 5 may be combined)*:
opt. 1- themed worship service: Patriotic, Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, traditional chorales, etc.
opt. 2- worship mix: 1 choral/solo accompaniment (may sing with it), 1 traditional hymn, 1 worship arrangement, 1 lead sheet
opt. 3- wedding: 2 prelude pieces, 1 processional, 1 recessional
opt. 4- duets played with teacher or other suitable piano partner (may be another festival student)

opt. 5- hymns and/or praise and worship arrangements from lead sheets (melody must be heard over chords/accompaniment in other hand)

*Committee is open to other options, but they must be approved before the festival