We are pleased to announce the debut of a new Award for Festival 2019. These (five) awards are open to all ages (exception: Adult classes) across the disciplines, and the way students will qualify for consideration is by demonstrating positive Sportsmanship, Attitude, and Effort (thus named SEA Awards). We want to recognize those of our performers who have cared more about working hard and making music than about winning, those who know how to lose with dignity and win with grace. Because, most assuredly, being "first" today means much, much less than the journey to tomorrow. Teachers may nominate deserving students, and awards will be selected by an anonymous panel, from the nominations.