Students are encouraged to participate in Music Academy recitals. Piano students have the opportunity to participate in the North Carolina Music Teachers Association district and state contest-festivals. Students who earn superior ratings for their performances will perform in the honors recital for the North Carolina Music Teachers' Convention each October.
Piano students may also participate in events sponsored by the Winston-Salem Piano Teachers' Association. There is a Fall Festival held at Wake Forest University and students may enter the Moxley Piano Competition each spring at Salem College. Piano students participate in the National Federation of Music Clubs' Festival held at UNC-G.
Violin and Cello students are encouraged to try out for the Greensboro Youth Symphony Orchestra.