Erika Hogain, PhD. professor of music, England

Crescendo Competitions utilizes international judging methods to evaluate the performances. This system evaluates performers on multiple levels and delivers a thorough evaluation. This  system incorporates the evaluation of the performer on several crucial aspects such as: articulation, artistry, form, as well as technique.
Being lucky enough to witness Crescendo Competitions  in action personally, I was stunned by several things. The seriousness in preparation for this even by such a group of young and gifted children was an incredible sight to see. The performers were very competitive yet at the same time supportive of one another and it was a positive environment to be in. I have never witness such a pure form of connectivity and support from various children of such diverse backgrounds. Students demonstrate a heartwarming performance as well as incorporating other instruments and playing at an incredible skill level for students so young.