The Arch Cup was founded by Caroline Hixson in 2015 to fill the need for her students to participate in a fall festival. It was moved to Webster University in 2016 to accommodate students from other studios. This year it will be online, with pre-recorded videos.
Students play one memorized piece for a judge. Each student will receive adjudication comments and a rating (Gold, Silver, or Bronze). Depending on the rating students may receive a trophy, ribbon, or certificate.