ACSI festivals

Campus Welcomes ACSI Music, Art Festivals


by Madi Cannon, Public Relations Writer

More than 480 elementary and high school students from all over Ohio will visit Cedarville University to display their art and perform music as the campus hosts Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) art and music festivals on April 1. 

For the ACSI art festival, students display original artwork in various mediums. Selected judges rank the artwork according to grade levels and categories.

The art students will attend several workshops in the morning to experiment with various styles of art including image transfers, photography and sculptures.

During the ACSI music festival, some students will perform solo music solo, while others perform in ensembles such as orchestra, band and choir. Students will also attend workshops throughout the day. 

While the music festival is not a competition, students receive feedback on their performances from qualified judges. Carlos Elias, professor of music and director of the Cedarville orchestra, who will serve as a judge this year, said he enjoys interacting with the students and giving them encouraging feedback. “And the students get to know Cedarville,” he added. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit