Theater Steps’ students are highly encouraged to participate in festivals and competitions to better enhance their performance skills. Friendly competition is a great learning tool. Students tend to work harder for competitions and participating in a festival is a huge win in itself. TS participates in notable events including Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild (MAMTG), National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA), and National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). These organizations operate at a level of excellence and professionalism. At these festivals students are ranked and evaluated by well accomplished music adjudicators. They are given constructive evaluations on how to improve their musicality ranging from technique to interpretation and style.
TS holds recitals annually in the spring. They allow the students to showcase their ongoing progress with family and friends. Events are also held in the fall to support preparation for the spring festivals and recitals.