Music Olympics

Hybrid Music Olympics 2021

This fun and inspiring event is designed to encourage piano students to develop well-rounded musicianship. Around 150 school-aged musicians from around the community will come together to showcase their skills in nine essential music skills (performance, theory, rhythm, scales, chords, arpeggios, sight-reading, listening, and speedy notes). However, due to the Covid pandemic, we will be having our first Hybrid Music Olympics! It is a modified version with in-person performance and virtual in five music skills (theory, rhythm, scales, chords, and arpeggios). Every student will receive a ribbon for participating in their events, and top scoring students in each category will receive a trophy. Medals will also be given to students who go above and beyond by learning all of the usual keys for their levels.

One of the greatest benefits of the Music Olympics is that students (and teachers!) can see their strengths and weaknesses -- and then work accordingly for the rest of the year! The focus of this event is not so much on competition as it is personal achievement and encouragement. Our goal is to send each student away with a greater love for making music than when they came!

Downloadable study guides for Teachers and Students: Click here to find printable study forms for your level. Teachers will find their instructions there as well.


Saturday, November 13, 2021 (YouTube and Email submission and In-person performance tests)

Saturday, November 20, 2021 (Zoom Awards Ceremony)

LOCATION: Harbor Covenant Church

TIME: 9:00am-4:00pm (In-person performance test)

See Parent/Student Letter for video submission deadlines and more


Preschool through age 19 (not older than age 19 by June 1, 2022)


Click here to register.

Deadline is 11:59 PM, October 2, 2021.

(This is a firm deadline, the system will not allow for exceptions.)


See the Parent/Student Letter, browse through this site, and speak with your teacher for complete details.


$20 (non-refundable) per student. Due to your teacher by Sept 25. Make checks out to your teacher.


Annette Kebsch, Tien Li Holdych (Parents/Students: please contact your teacher directly with event questions.)

2021 Hybrid Music Olympics Awards Ceremony

Saturday, November 20

Zoom Awards Ceremony

4:30 p.m.

The Zoom link will be sent to Gig Harbor Music Teachers Association members and participants in this year's Hybrid Music Olympics.

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the 2021 Hybrid Music Olympics! It was a JOY to hear all the students perform. This year's winners are:


1st place- Olivia Marino (Winslow) 494

2nd place- Anderson Volovar (Kebsch) 493

Primary A

1st place- Karolina Dicke (Kebsch) 587

2nd place- Lucius Sieradzki (Jamieson) 581

3rd place- Ryan Brooke (Winslow) 577

Primary B

1st place- Ava Tisino (Holdych) 590

2nd place- McKinzie Grogan (Winslow) 576

3rd place- Mirka Walker (Liljengren) 490

Elementary A

1st place- Ilyannie Gonzalez (Winslow) 596

2nd place- Nico Beltran (Kebsch) 594

3rd place- Hailey Brown (Winslow) 582

Elementary B

1st place- Eva Yoon (Kebsch) 596

2nd place- Hannah Vo (Kebsch) 595

3rd place- Brendan Wagner (Winslow) 594

Lower Intermediate A

1st place- Yifan Monroe (Winslow) 598

2nd place- Micah Holdych (Liljengren) 597

3rd place- Emma Lai (Kebsch) 595

Lower Intermediate B

1st place- Aspen Greene (Winslow) 581

2nd place- Thomas Tools (Winslow) 572

Intermediate A

1st place- Isabelle Cruz (Kebsch) 569

2nd place- Derek Liu (Kebsch) 565

3rd place- Henry Shawcross (Holdych) 549

Upper Intermediate

1st place- Massey Murphy (Liljengren) 591

2nd place- Elan Presson (Kebsch) 590

3rd place- Raegan Laird (Liljengren) 486

Lower Advanced

1st place- Boen Liu (Jamieson) 580

2nd place- Abigail Hoenig (Kebsch) 567

2021 Hall of Fame

Congratulations to all 30 students who went above and beyond in knowing all the Music Olympics requirements they would have had to learn for standard Music Olympics.

Nico Beltran

Ryan Brooke

Hailey Brown

Isabelle Cruz

Karolina Dicke

Ilyannie Robelle Gonzalez

Aspen Green

McKinzie Grogan

Abigail Hoenig

Camila Juarez

Emma Lai

Annabelle Lee

Boen Liu

Derek Liu

Olivia Marino

Yifan Monroe

Thomas Pease

Alex Presson

Elan Presson

Marcus Reum

Olive Synco

Ava Tisino

Thomas Tools

Hannah Vo

Anderson Volovar

Brendan Wagner

Eva Yoon

Faith Yoon

Sharon Yoon

Bolin Zhang

Past Olympics Winners...

Congratulations to the students who participated in the 2020 Virtual Music Olympics!

- Click here to see the list of Virtual Music Olympics Winners

These are our Music Olympics 2020 Hall of Fame Students. Not only did these students submit their theory tests and videos, but they also went above and beyond in making sure to know all the Music Olympics requirements they would have had to learn for standard Music Olympics.

Annie Allred

Evan Parish

Doone Brown

Alexander Presson

Annabelle Lee

Emma Lai

Grant Shin

Katelyn Welch

Isabelle Cruz

Scarlett Lee

Derek Liu

Elan Presson

Victoria Ho

Abigail Hoenig

Lauren Lai