2019 Leona Molotsky Hanukkah Music Festival

This year's Leona Molotsky Hanukkah Music Festival will be held Friday, Dec. 20, at 9 a.m. All students in Nursery – Eighth Grades will be participating, as well as students in all the bands and choirs. In addition, students in grades 4, 6, and 8, who have studied private music lessons for at least THREE complete calendar years are invited to audition to perform a piano or instrumental solo at the Hanukkah Music Festival.


Sixth & Eighth Grade auditions will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Fourth Grade auditions will begin at 8:00 a.m.
All children must meet the following eligibility guidelines in order to audition:

  1. All students auditioning must have taken private music lessons for a minimum of three complete calendar years on their instrument.  They should currently be taking private lessons.
  2. All music must be memorized at the audition.  If the music is not memorized at the audition, the student will not qualify to perform at this year’s Hanukkah Music Festival. (S)He can always audition for one of the Music Festivals next year.
  3. The composition must be 1½ to 3 minutes in length without unwritten repeats. We must adhere to this length. We cannot accommodate children whose pieces are shorter than 1½ minutes or longer than 3 minutes.
  4. Instrumental pieces must have piano accompaniment. (Your child should bring the piano accompaniment with them to their audition.)

If your child would like to audition and meets these eligibility guidelines, you can find the audition form here. Submit this form by December 4. Audition forms will not be accepted after December 4. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Dunn at cdunn@bernardzell.org