LMEA District IX

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Solo and Small Ensemble Assessments

 

Events – Types of Entries

Solo and Small Ensemble Assessment Events provide opportunities for individual students and small groups of performers.

Solo – A student may perform only one solo on a given instrument.

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.

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 chairperson of the solo and ensemble assessment you plan to attend.

Music Requirements

 


 

Currently Scheduled Solo and Ensemble Assessments

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

Instrumental

Location:  Covington High
Assessment Date:  TBA
Time:  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 when registration is submitted.
Registration Deadline:  TBA
Mail the registration form, copy of LMEA membership card, and fees (see information above) to the event chairperson.

Vocal – Location 1

Location:  Fontainebleau High
Assessment Date:  Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time:  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 23, 2018 (in hand; NOT postmark)
Email the event chair:  Email the event chair (ashley.lemmler@stpsb.org) as soon as possible with the following information so that a preliminary schedule can be set.
     Number of solos
     Number of ensembles
     Preferred time of day (every attempt will be made to honor your request – first come, first served)
Mail the registration form, a copy of your LMEA/NAfME membership card, and fees to the event chairperson. Checks should be made out to LMEA District IX. If there are any scheduling concerns, the chairperson must receive them in writing no later than January 23, 2018 (with your form). Requests will be honored if possible.
Event Chair:  Ashley Lemmler, Fontainebleau High School, 100 Bulldog Dr., Mandeville, LA 70471


Vocal
 – Location 2

Location:  Northshore High
Assessment Date:  Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 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 23, 2018 (in hand; NOT postmark)
Email the event chair:  Email the event chair (nathan.sumrall@stpsb.org) as soon as possible with the following information so that a preliminary schedule can be set.
     Number of solos
     Number of ensembles
     Preferred time of day (every attempt will be made to honor your request – first come, first served)
Mail the registration form, a copy of your LMEA/NAfME membership card, and fees to the event chairperson. Checks should be made out to LMEA District IX. If there are any scheduling concerns, the chairperson must receive them in writing no later than January 23, 2018 (with your form). Requests will be honored if possible.
Event Chair:  Nathan Sumrall, Northshore High School, 100 Panther Dr., Slidell, LA 70461


 

Responsibilities of Participating Schools

  • Submit the Solo and Small Ensemble Entry Form (found under “Forms” in this site’s menu or in the September issue of The Louisiana Musician) by the registration deadline.
  • Submit a single school check for the entry fees and a copy of your LMEA membership card by the registration deadline.
  • Submit a list of the students’ names with the titles of each solo or ensemble selection.
  • Participating teachers are responsible for the behavior of their students while on the host campus. Students must stay in the designated areas and not disturb the daily operation of host school in any way.

 

 Responsibilities of the Chairperson 

  • 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, including the title of selections, before the event. Links to these forms can also be found by clicking “Forms” in the menu.
  • Complete the following forms on the day of the event.  Get the adjudicator’s signature as required on the forms.

Expense Vouchers (adjudicator signs)
Medal Request Forms for each participating school (adjudicator signs each)
Schedule of Events and Ratings

  •  Upon completion of the assessment, mail these forms and all registration forms and checks for fees received from participating teachers to the District Director.
  • Adjudicator’s Payment will be mailed by the District Director as soon as all forms and fees are received.

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