The Adjudication Festival is suspended for the year 2014–2015.
The Associated Music Teachers League has throughout its history sponsored programs to give performance and scholarship opportunities for young musicians. Most of these events have centered around a public performance. While this is certainly the eventual objective expected of learning the art of performing music, not everyone reaches this level early in study or benefits equally from the experience. The Board of the AMTL is establishing a non-competitive audition event in its 85th year to give an opportunity for young musicians to bring their repertoire to a private adjudication where the critiques and suggestions of an esteemed artist will provide honest feedback to inspire further development without any limitations of specific repertoire or the pressure of competitive comparisons that are usually found in festivals for young musicians. It is the intention of the AMTL to make this open to all instruments as well as voice, but in the first year this opportunity will begin with pianists of all ages and advancement.