L.M.E.A. District IX
Solo & Small Ensemble Assessment

 

 

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 EVENTS - TYPES OF ENTRIES:

Instrumental or Vocal Solo - A student may perform only one solo on a given instrument.

Instrumental or Vocal Small Ensemble (2 - 18 members plus accompanist) - A student may perform in no more than two ensembles on any given instrument.

Student Conductor - A student conductor may participate if conducting an ensemble consisting of a minimum of sixteen members and the performance stays within the six-minute time limit.

 ELIGIBILITY:

Students who are members of their school's music ensemble and whose teachers are current members of LMEA are eligible to participate in Solo & Ensemble Assessment. Teachers who are non-members may enter their students in the Solo & Ensemble Assessment upon payment of a non-member fee along with the regular student entry fees.

 

Students may participate in only one district-level Solo and Ensemble Assessment per year.

 MUSIC REQUIREMENTS:

Memorization - Instrumentalists are not required to memorize music. Vocalists soloists are required to perform from memory or be rated one division lower. Memorization for vocal ensembles is optional.

 

Judge's Copy of Music - All events (solo or ensemble) must provide the judge one original copy of each selection with the measures numbered. Note: Duplicated scores are accepted ONLY if accompanied by written permission from the copyright owner. Students should number all measures.

 

Musical Selections:

Vocal - Students should perform appropriate art songs, folk songs, spirituals, or other standard vocal literature. Broadway and show tunes, movie tunes, or pop songs are not considered appropriate literature.

 

Strings - Selections must be chosen from the current Texas UIL music list (Prescribed Music List for Orchestra), the Virginia list (The Director's Guide to Festival and Contest Music), the Suzuki Method Books, or from the All-State prepared materials list.

To order a copy of the Prescribed Music List for Orchestra, contact:

Publications Order Library

P.O. Box 8028

University Station

Austin, TX  78712

 

To order a copy of The Director's Guide to Festival and Contest Music, contact:

The Instrumentalist Company

200 Northfield Road

Northfield, IL  60093

 

String solos should be chosen from the following levels:

Classification

Texas List

Virginia List

Suzuki Volumes

High School (9-12)

Class 1 or 2

III, IV, or V

3-10

Jr. High/Middle (6-9)

Class 2 or 3

I, II, or III

1-3

Elementary (4-6)

Any source

 

String ensembles should be chosen from the following levels:

Classification

Texas List

Virginia List

High School (9-12)

Class 1 or 2
*String orchestra

III, IV, V, or VI
II or III

Jr. High/Middle (6-9)

Class 2 or 3
*String orchestra

I, II, or III
I or II

Elementary (4-6)

Any source

* The large ensemble string orchestra list may serve as a supplemental source for quartets and quintets.

 

Note: Special instrumentation not listed on either the Texas or Virginia list may be selected from any source.

 

Harp and Guitar - May select solo and ensemble material from any source. 

 FEES:

Solos - $5.00 per solo
Ensembles - $5.00 per ensemble member

Fees should be paid to the student's school. A single school check, payable to L.M.E.A. District IX, should be issued by the registration deadline for all students auditioning from a participating school. Mail the check, registration form, and a copy of your LMEA membership card to the event chairperson.

SCHEDULED SOLO & ENSEMBLE ASSESSMENTS:

Note: All Solo & Ensemble Assessments must be completed by April 30th.

 

  Instrumental - Covington High

 

    Assessment Date:

    TBA

    Place:

    Covington High

    Time:

    TBA
    All events will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis as soon as the registration form and payment are received.  If there are any scheduling concerns, please let the chairperson know A.S.A.P. 

    Registration Deadline:

    TBA (Mail the registration form and fees to Neal Naquin.)

    Chairperson:

    Neal Naquin
    Covington High School
    73030 Lion Dr.
    Covington, LA  70433

  

Vocal - Fontainebleau High

 

    Assessment Date:

    February 6, 2014

    Place:

    Fontainebleau High

    Time:

    TBA
    All events will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis as soon as the registration form and payment are received.  If there are any scheduling concerns, please let the chairperson know A.S.A.P. 

    Registration Deadline:

    January 17, 2014 (Mail the registration form and fees to Ashley Lemmler.)

    Chairperson:

    Ashley Lemmler
    Fontainebleau High School
    100 Bulldog Dr.
    Mandeville, LA  70471

 

Vocal - Northshore High

 

    Assessment Date:

    February 6, 2014

    Place:

    Northshore High

    Time:

    TBA
    All events will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis as soon as the registration form and payment are received.  If there are any scheduling concerns, please let the chairperson know A.S.A.P. 

    Registration Deadline:

    January 17, 2014 (Mail the registration form and fees to Nathan Sumrall.)

    Chairperson:

    Nathan Sumrall
    Northshore High School
    100 Panther Dr.
    Slidell, LA  70461 

 

 

  RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:

Solo and Small Ensemble Entry Form - The current year's form can be found in the September issue of The Louisiana Musician or by clicking on "Forms" in the navagation bar on the left. This form, along with a single check for the entry fees and a copy of your LMEA membership card, should be mailed to the festival chairperson by the registration deadline.

 

Participating teachers should also attach a list of the students' names with the titles of each solo or ensemble being performed. (This will supply additional information needed by the host teacher when filling out adjudication forms.)

 

Individual teachers are responsible for the conduct of their students while on the host campus. Students are to be reminded to stay only in designated areas and not to disturb the operation of host schools in any way.

  RESPONSIBILITIES OF ASSESSMENT CHAIRPERSONS:

Adjudicator - Contact an adjudicator as soon as possible. Chairpersons should NOT hire the same adjudicator each year.
For more information, see "Standards of Adjudication" in the LMEA Handbook or contact the District Director.

 

Schedule events at six minute intervals for high school and five minute intervals for elementary and junior high schools.

 

Provide a warm-up room.

 

Adjudication Forms - Fill out the information on the top of adjudication forms. Links to these forms can also be found by clicking "Forms" in the navagation bar on the left.

 

Assessment Forms - Complete the following forms on the day of the festival. Be sure to get the adjudicator's signature as required on the forms.

Expense Vouchers
Medal Request Forms
Schedule of Events and Ratings

 

Upon completion of the assessment, the chairperson should turn in the following to Neal Naquin, Covington High School, 73030 Lion Dr., Covington, LA  70433

1. All registration forms and checks received from participating teachers

2. Schedule of Events and Ratings form

3. Signed Expense Voucher (adjudicator signs)

4. Signed Medal Request Forms (adjudicator signs)

 

Adjudicator's Payment - As soon as all forms are received by the district director, a check will be mailed to the adjudicator.

 

 

Last Updated:  February, 2014