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Kappa Tau

Kappa Tau is designed to help students continue discovering and developing their ministry gifts after they have graduated from high school and are no longer eligible for the National Fine Arts Festival.

Through this Festival, college-aged participants are given the opportunity to continue developing their ministry gifts by having their entries evaluated by qualified professionals, teachers and ministers who encourage excellence and offer ideas for improvement.

Districts are not required to offer Kappa Tau. Individuals who participate in Kappa Tau do not need to qualify at a district Festival.

Participants must be 18 to 23 years of age and no longer enrolled in high school as of September 1, 2015. Participants must be in good standing with a local AG church and/or AG student ministries organization (e.g., Chi Alpha, Master's Commission or University).

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Evaluation and Rules

2017 Kappa Tau Rulebook and Evaluation Criteria

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 - 9:37 AM CST

Download the Rulebook at the bottom of this page.

New for the 2017 National Fine Arts Festival

1. The Location for the 2017 National Fine Arts Festival is Anaheim, CA
Dates: August 7 - 11, 2017
Location: Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802
Web site: www.anaheim.net/1117/Anaheim-Convention-Center-Arena
Housing: Please visit www.faf.ag.org/registration.cfm. Housing will open October 1, 2016.
Registration and Deadlines: the postmark/fax deadline is May 19, 2017. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. (CDT)on June 2, 2017

2. There are significant changes in the "Content" section of the rulebook. Please read page 14 of the 2017 Kappa Tau Rulebook

3. The following categories have had rule changes:
•Songwriting - rules reguarding accompaniment
•Christian Band - rules reguarding originality

4. There are new rules for conducting/directing in the Vocal Ensemble categories.

5. Photography, Film is no longer a category in the Kappa Tau Art Division.

6. The following is a new rule that applies to every category that includes music in the presentation.Students must follow this rule if their presentation includes music. This new rule reads:
Before beginning the presentation, participants must introduce their music selection(s) by stating the title(s), name of the artist/composer, and arranger (if known). If the piece was composed or arranged by the student, that should be stated. Introductory comments DO NOT count toward the set up or presentation time limits. These comments must be minimal (not an opportunity for other comments like a testimonial or any justification for choosing the song(s), 15 to 20 seconds is sufficient). Please follow this example: "Hello, my name is (or) our group name is ________ and I/we have chosen to use "Here as in Heaven" by Elevation Worship (and song #2, and song #3) for our presentation."

If you have a question about a specific rule, please e-mail faf@ag.org. We do ask that all rule questions be submitted in writing so that we may ensure each question is answered the same.

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