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COST:  $25/act​

COMPETITION CATEGORIES

 

VOCAL SOLO:  A Student will have 4-5 minutes to perform an original or cover song they have perfected.  A copy of music/lyrics must be turned in prior to performing.

  • Judged on:  Technique, Interpretation, Memorization, Appearance, Stage Presence, Song Selection (See judging definitions below)

VOCAL GROUP:  Students will have 4-5 minutes to perform an original or cover song they have perfected.  A group is two or more students singing together.  A copy of the lyrics must be turned in prior to performing.
  • Judged on:  Technique, Interpretation, Memorization, Appearance, Stage Presence, Song Selection (See judging definitions below)

 

INSTRUMENTAL:  Student’s will have 4-5 minutes to play an original or cover song they have perfected.  A copy of the music must be turned in prior to performing.

  • Judged on:  Technique, Interpretation, Memorization, Appearance, Stage Presence, Song Selection (See judging definitions below)

 

DRAMA:  Students will have 10-12 minutes to perform a dramatic piece of their choice.  Your cast may be solo or group and you may us whatever props you bring.  Special lighting will not be available.

  • Judged on:  Stage Presence / Posture, Memorization, Projection, Staging / Blocking, Diction, Pacing, Characterizations, Believability, Preparation, Stage Presence, Overall Interpretation (See judging definitions below)​

 

DANCE:  Students will have 4-5 minutes to complete an original dance arrangement.  The dance can consist of one person or a dance team.  No overtly inappropriate dance moves or costumes.  Note:  Music that contains vulgar language cannot be used.  A copy of musical lyrics must be submitted at registration.

  • Judged on:  Originality, Creativity, Execution, Preparation, Technique, Appearance, Stage Presence, Crowd Response.  (See judging definitions below)​

OTHER TALENT:  Students will have 10 minutes to complete an original performance.  This category will include any other talents, acts or skills that may not be listed above (I.E. Magic, clean comedy, etc.).  A description of each act must be submitted in writing upon check-in at registration.

  • Judged on:  Originality, Creativity, Execution, Preparation, Technique, Appearance, Stage Presence, Crowd Response

 

 


JUDGING DEFINITIONS


APPEARANCE  Personal grooming appropriate dress
CREATIVITY  Unnatural pauses, harmonies, different rhythms, etc.
CROWD RESPONSE  Applause, enthusiasm
INTERPRETATION (Instrumental):  Tempo, dynamics, phrasing, musical line, expression, audience appeal
INTERPRETATION (Vocal):  Dynamics, tempo, expression and audience appeal
MEMORIZATION Promotes spontaneity and freedom in performance,
ORGANIZATION  How prepared are you, how tight are you, mistakes?
ORIGINALITY Quality of original material &/or interpretation of cover material
SONG SELECTION  Musical quality and level of difficulty
STAGE PRESENCE  Poise, correct posture
STAGE PRESENCE (Bands):  How do you use the stage and engage the audience?
TECHNICAL ABILITY  Vocal/instrumentation skill, complexity of music
TECHNIQUE (Instrumental):  Accuracy, intonation, tone quality, rhythmic stability, attacks, releases, breath control (winds, tonguing, bowing)
TECHNIQUE (Vocal):   Diction, intonation, phrasing, tone quality, rhythmic stability, breath control, attacks and releases