The Fortissimo Festival is designed to acknowledge each student in the area of their personal musical “fortissimo.” Each student will receive written evaluations from judges on their performance as well as receive an award for the best aspect of their performance, e.g. “outstanding dynamics” or “secure memory,” etc. There can be multiple recipients of the same award. Students of all skill levels are invited to participate. Memorization is not required. Students of Contributory Members are welcome to participate.