2019 Jazz Festival Information


To promote the study and performance of the American Jazz Form by vocal, piano and other instrumental performers of all ages and levels in a non-competitive setting. Jazz Festival is a great reason for participants to stay interested and enjoy music during the summer months, in addition to experiencing a different and fun genre.

Event Date: November 9, 2019

Application Deadline: October 25, 2019



Bethlehem Lutheran Church
8922 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031

Lisa Thomas



Solo - $20 each student

Duet - $10 each student

  1. K - 3
  2. 4 - 6
  3. 7 - 9
  4. 10 - 12
  5. Older Beginner
  6. Adult

Repertoire Requirements:

  • Solo entrants perform two pieces by memory.
  • Duet entrants perform one or two pieces and may use music.
  • Arrangements may be used.
  • Both pieces must be a minimum of 16 measures - improvisations may be used for introduction and or coda. Please note onto the score the number of measures to be played for the introduction and or coda.

Teacher Guidelines:

  • Please check the Yahoo Group Message Board or contact Lisa Thomas at president.springfieldmusicclub@gmail.com for copies of all forms needed
  • Make two copies of the rating sheet from the yearbook for each student. Duet entrants only need one copy per student.
  • Participants will be rated on accuracy, rhythm, technique, phrasing, continuity, dynamics and memory.


  • All participants receive written comments and a certificate.
  • Participants receiving a Superior Plus from both judges will receive a special award and will be invited to play in the Honors Recital scheduled for 7:00 PM on Saturday, November 16, 2018 at Greenspring Chapel, 7400 Spring Village Drive, Springfield, Virginia.