MSVMA Choral Festival Repertoire Policy
For the 2021-2022 Festival Season, the required repertoire lists are now "suggested repertoire". There is now a song in the scheduler titled "DIRECTOR CHOICE" that can be used for the required piece if a director is choosing to sing something that is not on either required list. There is no sight-reading level attached to this song; directors will simply tell the adjudicator which level and voicing you are choosing to sing when you walk into the sight-reading room.
MSVMA Choral Festival Minimum Participants
For the 2021-2022 school year, the Choral Festival minimum of 17 participants will be removed. The normal full choir payment rates, grading, and sight reading procedures will apply, regardless of ensemble size at choral festival.
These updates, guidelines, and policy changes were carefully proposed and discussed by your colleagues and will best serve our great organization. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or clarifications on any of the changes.
Have you wanted to work toward an advanced degree or participate in a non-degree choral music institute or workshop? Does study in the areas of choral conducting, composition, with emphasis on choral/vocal music, vocal music education and church music with vocal/choral emphasis sound interesting?
For more information, visit msvma.org/CarolynLeepScholarship.
The Carolyn F. Leep Scholarship was established in 1988 in honor of Carolyn‘s service to the Michigan School Vocal Music Association.
Scholarships are awarded to MSVMA members and must be used by the end of the next calendar year. Applicants must have at least three years teaching experience in Michigan and be able to return to MSVMA activities after using the scholarship.
Applications will be reviewed by the Carolyn F. Leep Scholarship Committee which is chaired by the Past President Angel Gippert. Applicants may be asked to participate in a video conference interview arranged at a mutually agreeable time.
Application deadline is November 15.
District Festival Transfers
To request a district festival transfer, complete the steps outlined in the link below. The deadline to submit a district transfer request is November 15.
Transfer Request Guidelines
State Festival Transfers
For the 2021-2022 school year you may choose the site that is most convenient for your school without a transfer request. You will be able to make the selection when registering for the state festival.
Leep Scholarship Application Deadline | November 15
District Festival Transfer Request Deadline | November 15
HS All-State Jazz Registration Deadline | November 19
Michigan School Vocal Music Association
P.O. Box 1131
Big Rapids, MI 49307-1131
(231) 592 - 9344
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