Awards

Based on the judge’s evaluations, and considering the participant’s age, the complexity of musical selection, and years of practice, we award our cash prizes.
 
  •  Grand Prize $500
  •  First Prize $300
  •  Second Prize $200
  •  Third Prize $100
 
      The award system is established in a manner in which those who receive the First Place honor are not necessarily predisposed to receive a Prize.
An applicant's placement does not always correspond to the Prize they receive. With that being said, only judges may promote a winner's Prize in the case of a special achievement.
       First Place winners, who achieved the highest score (29-30), may receive Grand, First, Second or Third Prize, or, may not receive ANY of available cash rewards.
 
- TEACHERS' AWARD -
To recognize outstanding teachers Crescendo Competitions established Teacher Appreciation Awards in 2019.
 
Who is eligible:
Open to teachers and educators of all instruments and voice in the U.S. and across the world who teach music in public or private studios, school or college.     
Awards are presented annually to a teacher who demonstrates commitment to the music teaching profession and dedicated to maintaining a high level of professionalism in all that they do and have shown a willingness to encourage and motivate their students’ music study.
 
1. “Teacher of the Year” award
Nominees will be selected because of quality of students’ performance on the Crescendo Competition and Little Mozarts competitions including adjudicator’s review, accumulated score and performance on the winners’ recital.
Selection will be based on reviews on 10 and more students on each competition.
 
2. "Crescendo Educator" award
Nominees will be selected because of quality of students’ performance on the Crescendo Competition or Little Mozarts competitions including adjudicator’s review, accumulated score and performance on the winners’ recital.
Selection will be based on reviews on 10 and more students.
 
3. "My Favorite Teacher" award
Nominees will be selected because of quality of students’ performance on the Crescendo Competition or Little Mozarts competitions including adjudicator’s review, accumulated score and performance on the winners’ recital.
Additionally, at least 3 letters of recommendation from students must be submitted.
  * Optional: Other recommendation(s) must include people, teachers, or students’ parents who know the teacher’s methods and personal qualities
Selection will be based on reviews on 10 and more students on each competition.
                                    Teachers’ awards include Certificate of Excellence and Monetary Reward. 
                                                                  Thanks to all teachers!
 
Teacher's certificates are printed for those who had 5 or more students receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Honors and performed in the Second Round of the Competition (Winners Recitals).