All-State Festival Solo & Ensemble



Soloists


Eligibility

Directors wishing to have their grades 10-12 students considered for All-State Festival must indicate their interest by signing the Invoice/Signature Form on the State Solo & Ensemble registration form. 

To be considered for All-State Festival, a soloist must:

  • Receive a Division I - Excellent Final Determination at State Solo & Ensemble Festival
  • Agree to perform at the Vocal Solo Finals Recital and at the Solo and Ensemble Recital
  • In addition to their performance score, the All-State Finalist must receive a 24 or higher in sight reading at the intermediate or advanced level. If the event does not receive a score of 24 or higher, they do not qualify and the alternate becomes the finalist.

Selection

The number of entries registered at each site will determine its total solo finalists.  

Selected performance judges choose All-State Festival finalists and alternates from each Festival.


Performance

Twelve soloists are chosen to perform the same compositions from the State Solo & Ensemble Festival at the mandatory Vocal Solo Finals Recital. These students will perform at a Vocal Solo and Ensemble Recital. The top soloist and runner-up soloist selected by the judges at the Vocal Solo Finals Recital will perform at the Gala/Honors Concert. All soloists will appear at the Friday recitals at either 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.


Festival Instructions

Soloists and their directors will receive instructions regarding:

  • Solo Finals Recital 
  • Vocal Solo & Ensemble Recitals
  • Housing information, forms, costs including registration fees and schedules 
  • A letter of congratulations will be mailed to each solo finalist, his/her director, principal and superintendent. A plaque will be presented to soloists. 

Small Ensemble 


Eligibility

Directors of Small Ensembles interested in All-State Festival consideration must sign the Invoice/Signature on the State Solo & Ensemble registration form. The All-State Festival adjudicator at a State Solo & Ensemble Festival will determine if a small ensemble meets the standards required for performance at the Solo & Ensemble Recital.

To be considered for All-State Festival , a Small Ensemble must:

  • Receive a Division I - Excellent Final Determination at State Solo & Ensemble Festival
  • Agree to perform at a All-State Festival  Solo & Ensemble Recital

Performance

May have someone direct the group

Sing the same two pieces from State Solo & Ensemble Festival and may add a third piece at their discretion   

 

Festival Instructions

Small Ensembles chosen for All-State Festival participation and their directors will receive instructions regarding:

  • Solo & Ensemble Recitals
  • Housing, forms, costs including registration fees and schedules 
  • A letter of congratulations will be mailed to each Small Ensemble finalist director, his/her principal and superintendent. Plaques will be presented to participating ensembles and each student will receive a certificate. 

Large Ensembles 


Eligibility

Directors of Large Ensembles interested in All-State Festival consideration must check the All-State Festival box and sign the State Solo & Ensemble registration form. 

The All-State Festival adjudicator at a State Solo & Ensemble Festival may choose up to five Large Ensembles that meet the standards required for performance at the Solo & Ensemble Recital for consideration. The recordings of their performances will be forwarded to the Executive Director for consideration by a listening panel who will choose up to fourteen ensembles for All-State Festival performance. 


Performance

Agree to perform at the Friday Solo and Ensemble Recital

Based on the annual rotation, in 2022 the Large Ensemble selected from the West site must agree to perform at the Friday Vocal Solo and Ensemble Recital and the Saturday Gala/Honors Concert.


Festival Instructions


Large Ensembles and their directors will receive instructions regarding:

  • Vocal Solo and Ensemble Recital
  • Housing, forms, costs including registration fees and schedule
  • A letter of congratulations will be mailed to each Large Ensemble finalist director, his/her principal and superintendent. Plaques will be presented to participating ensembles and each student will receive a certificate. 


Eric Cadena

ericcadena@msvma.org

Summer Conference and All-State Festival Director


Les Rowsey

lesrowsey@msvma.org

All-State Festival Supervisor

Registration

Deadline to register is May 6.

Performance information


Soloists

May 3

7 pm   Vocal Solo Finals Recital -  

MacDonald Middle School

1601 Burcham Drive, East Lansing MI, 48823


Soloists & Ensembles

May 13

9 am & 1 pm   Vocal Solo & Ensemble Recitals - Michigan State University

Cook Recital Hall, MSU Music Building, 333 W Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824


                                                                                                  

Michigan School Vocal Music Association

P.O. Box 1131

Big Rapids, MI 49307-1131

(231) 592 - 9344

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