The TMTF Levels of Progress is not a competitive event, but rather an opportunity for all students - regardless of age, ability or length of study - to gain the experience of perfecting two pieces to perform for an outside examiner. Levels of Progress includes Primer Level through Level 12. Students may enter in piano, voice, organ, strings, guitar or ensembles. Teachers from within the Tidewater Music Teachers Forum serve as judges for Levels of Progress and complete evaluation sheets for each entrant. Students are judged on a standard of excellence and not against each other. Each student receives a certificate as an award for his/her effort and achievement.