The Festival Adjudications are the main event for all students, K-12, and all ability levels to participate. Soloists and Ensembles are included in all categories. This event is held in both Seeger chapel and the Gregory center on the Milligan College Campus. The festival begins Friday, November 16th, in the afternoon and continues through Saturday, November 17th.
The adjudications are in a non-competitive style with two clinicians giving comments and scores. Scores are given for the individual’s performance of a prepared piece. Only the prepared piece will be played.
Students can participate in more than one category individually and ensembles. Please feel free to write on the registration form any additional information to clarify the students’ needs. If a student is performing in more than one event please fill out one form per event they are participating, feel free to staple these together and only fill in the price on the top form reflecting all the events together. Discounts apply for multiple entries.
Outstanding Festival students may be asked to perform at a special concert hosted by the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN/VA Sunday, April 28, 2013.
• Sonata or Sonatina(one movement)
• Concerto (one movement)
• Major Traditional work (any period)
• Art Song or Aria
• Original Composition (sent in prior to audition w/registration)
All Instrumental and Vocal Individual Events: Students prepare a memorized piece and accompanied (unless the music is non-accompanied such as most piano pieces and some instrumental pieces.) If the student does not have an accompanist we have provided resident accompanists. Resident Accompanist fees will include one practice session and the scheduled event. Registration Forms Here
All Instrumental and Vocal Ensemble Events: Students prepare a piece with one or more other student(s). Audition times will be limited to 5 minutes and are not required to be memorized. Small vocal choirs are encouraged to register. Registration Forms Here
Composition Event: Students submits an original composition for any instrumentation or combination thereof. This is open to all levels of composition. Composition should be submitted with the registration form. All scores are to be printed from a computer program such as Finale. No handwritten compositions will be adjudicated. Please use the Composition Registration Form Here.
Discounts given for multiple events and families.