NFSM Music Assessments

Music Assessments – General Information
The NFSM Music Assessments is our in-house music proficiency performance exam which is designed to help students mark progress, set goals, and receive constructive feedback to help their growth as developing musicians. It also allows a 3rd party to give valuable feedback to the students’ instructors so that they can pinpoint problem areas that may have gone overlooked with the week-to-week lessons.

Music Assessment Preparation and Awards
Teachers help students select the two pieces they are to perform in front of a judge and work on these pieces during lessons. Pieces must be memorized and students must submit the music score (or lyric sheet for vocalists, preferred with chords marked) to the judge for review as they perform. The performances are in one-on-one settings. Students scoring an Excellent Rating (80-89) receive a Medal of Excellence while students scoring a Superior Rating (90-100) are awarded a Superior Trophy. Every third consecutive superior score receives a 3rd Year Superior Trophy (this trophy is awarded for consecutive superiors every 3rd, 6th, and 9th years, and resets if a student does not earn Superior rating or skips a year). There is a $15 fee per student to cover judge fees.

Performances will be graded on Rhythm, Dynamics, Basic Technique, Note Accuracy, and Overall Performance (Memory/Stage Performance)


Please note if you have not picked up your trophy from last year’s assessments, please contact the office to schedule a time to pick up.

How to Submit

1. Register Here:
2. Send your two video submissions (one per song) and copies/scans of both pieces’ music (for judge to follow on) to using
Include student name in message field
$15 fee will be charged on your account on file in the next few days

1. Register Here:
2. Book a time here:
Saturday, June 4th 2022
@NFSM Alpharetta
11775 Northfall Ln Ste 203 Alpharetta, GA 30009
$15 fee will be charged at check-in

Should you have any questions, please contact us at