National Piano Guild
The National Piano Guild is one of the most important divisions of the American College of Musicians. The primary function of the National Piano Guild Auditions is to establish defined goals and awards for piano students of all levels and grades–goals for the earliest beginner as well as the artistic adult. These goals prevent aimless drifting, give music study definite direction and provide a way to measure progress. All piano students have a yearly opportunity to attain these goals through non-competitive adjudication in an annual audition. Auditions are private with well-qualified musicians serving as judges. Students are judged on individual merit in the areas of accuracy, continuity, phrasing, pedaling, dynamics, rhythm, tempo, tone, interpretation, style, and technique.