LMEA District IX

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Solo and Ensemble – Music Requirements



Instrumental:  Memorization is not required for either solos or small ensembles.

Vocal:  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 Prescribed Music List for Orchestra, the Suzuki Method Books, or from the All-State prepared materials list.

String solos should be chosen from the following levels:

High School (9-12):  UIL – Class 1 or 2; Suzuki Vol. 3-10
Jr. High/Middle (6-8):  UIL – Class 2 or 3; Suzuki Vol. 1-3
Elementary (4-6):  Any source

String ensembles should be chosen from the following levels:

High School (9-12): UIL – Class 1 or 2 String Orchestra*
Jr. High/Middle (6-8): UIL – Class 2 or 3 String Orchestra*
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 may be selected from any source.

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


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