Our 2021 Music and Drama Festivals were like no other - they were delivered online by entrants sending in their performances on video and our team of professional adjudicators giving feedback from their homes by watching class videos uploaded to YouTube. The response was overwhelmingly encouraging - over 800 videos submitted and wonderfully positive feedback from adjudicators, entrants, parents and teachers.
In addition piano entrants in Advanced and Diploma grades were invited to take part in an online Quick Study class which was adjudicated in person by Festival Vice-President Adrian Boynton, and the standard of entries was very high. We also welcomed entries from France and Romania as this year geography was not a barrier to entering. This might be something we will take into account for future festivals.
I look forward to welcoming everyone back to our 2022 live festival but in the meantime here is some feedback given generously by our drama and music adjudicators to all our entrants this year which might help you with future performances: