Scholarship Performance Process - Video Recordings

One recording submitted

PERFORMANCE TIMES
The time limit for the actual performance are a minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes, regardless of how many selections are performed.  All of the selections will be performed one after the other and recorded in one video file.

 

ADJUDICATION
Students who audition under the Scholarship Audition format are applying for one of the scholarships and not for a Festival Ensemble.  A separate audition is required to be considered for acceptance into other groups.

Students auditioning for the Festival Scholarship in the seven performance categories (Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Piano, Voice, String or Jazz) will be performing for a panel of adjudicators, each rating the performance on the same set of specific criteria. Each adjudicator will make his / her own determination of the performance and rate each as they perceived it. The audition is considered a performance and will be judged accordingly. All of the students auditioning for any category will be evaluated by the same panel of adjudicators. As appropriate some scholarship auditions may be heard by a separate panel of adjudicators made up of a different set of educators, more versed in that genre or instrument.

Students submitting compositions for the Composition category will have their work reviewed by a committee of music educators, composers and performers. Each adjudicator will make his / her own determination of the composition and rate each one as they perceive it based on a standards rubric developed for compositions.


The student may perform any music that is of an appropriate scholarship quality and caliber for their instrument or voice and may select any musical style except jazz. Students should be aware that musical theatre is not considered appropriate vocal repertoire for this scholarship. The student may not use the current All State audition piece for their instrument or voice NOR may they perform a piece that they

previously performed for a scholarship audition even if that performance was on a different instrument or voice.  Music that is written with accompaniment must be performed accompanied. The accompaniment may be live or recorded, but must be included on the video of the student performance.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (ALL BUT JAZZ & COMPOSITION CATEGORIES)

To complete their auditions, students auditioning for the Festival Scholarship in the Voice, Piano, Brass,

Woodwind, Percussion, or String categories must:

  • Video record their performance of their program for a minimum of five minutes up to a maximum of ten minutes. One, two or more selections may be used to meet the time requirements. Performances not meeting the minimum time requirements or exceeding the maximum time limit will be disqualified from scholarship consideration.

  • Perform the entire audition from memory. Live accompanists do not have to memorize their part and may use the appropriate part. However, performers may not look on the accompanist’s music. The accompanist’s part must be an original copy of the music. Photocopies of individual pages to assist in difficult page turns are acceptable under the Federal Copyright guidelines, but they must be destroyed at the conclusion of the audition.

  • Provide a PDF of the performances pieces with the recording

  • Dress appropriately for a scholarship performance. The adjudicators will evaluate your dress based on these guidelines:

  • Those identifying as a male: Dress Slacks with Shirt and Tie OR Suit or Jacket/Sports Coat with Shirt and Tie (or Turtleneck) OR School Uniform

  • Those identifying as a female: Dress OR Blouse and Skirt OR Blouse and Dress Slacks OR School Uniform

  • Those not identifying: Either as appropriate

  • All: No Jeans, Athletic Shoes or Bare Midriffs are allowed. All attire should be neat.

Teachers must verify that the originals of the audition pieces were available during in the recordings.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR JAZZ CATEGORY

The student may perform any jazz music that is of an appropriate scholarship quality and caliber for their instrument or voice. However, the student may not use the current All State audition piece for their instrument or voice. The pieces performed may include any jazz style, e.g., Ballad, Swing, Be-Bop, Funk, Latin, Blues, or Fusion, etc.

Students auditioning in the Jazz category who are using a live accompaniment may use a maximum of three performers to form their accompaniment / rhythm section (one bass line rhythm accompaniment; one harmony rhythm accompaniment; one drummer or beat accompaniment) if applicable. . Vocalists will be allowed to use a microphone to balance their performance with their accompaniment. Recorded accompaniment may be used and may include other instrumentation, but cannot include the melody line

being performed by the student.

To complete their auditions, students auditioning for the Festival Scholarship in the Jazz category must:

  • Video record their performance of their music for a minimum of five minutes up to a maximum of ten minutes. One, two or more pieces may be used to meet the time requirements. Performances not meeting the minimum time requirements or exceeding the maximum time limit will be disqualified from scholarship consideration.

  • Perform the entire audition from memory. Accompanying musicians may use the appropriate part but the performer may not look on anyone else’s music.

  • Improvise a portion of the performance within the harmonic and/or melodic structure of the piece(s) being performed and within the performance time frame. This requirement is also for vocal jazz performances where the performer may sing ‘scat’ or embellish on the melody.

  • Provide a PDF of the performances pieces with the recording.

  • Dress appropriately for a scholarship performance. The adjudicators will evaluate your dress based on these guidelines:

  • Those identifying as a male: Dress Slacks with Shirt and Tie OR Suit or Jacket/Sports Coat with Shirt and Tie (or Turtleneck) OR School Uniform

  • Those identifying as a female: Dress OR Blouse and Skirt OR Blouse and Dress Slacks OR School Uniform

  • Those not identifying: Either as appropriate

  • All: No Jeans, Athletic Shoes or Bare Midriffs are allowed. All attire should be neat.

Teachers must verify that the originals of the audition pieces were available during in the recordings.

 

RECORDING SUBMISSIONS

To complete each student's audition, teachers must:

  • Submit a single video recording for each student through the Upload site

  • All recordings must be in MP4 format

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