Written plus recorded feedback in real-time from three adjudicators
A complete list of instrumental and choral adjudicators can be found at the bottom of this page.
Competitive, Non-Competitive, and Comments Only options available
Best in Festival, Best in Class, and Ratings Awards available
To offer a positive, uplifting experience while providing expert assessment of students’ musical achievement.
Performance evaluation and motivational comments (written plus recorded in real-time) for each group.
Division Awards for competitive and Non-Competitive Categories OR Comments Only
Division I – Superior
Division II – Excellent
Division III – Good
BEST IN CLASS and BEST IN FESTIVAL Awards for Competitive Category
Q: What will be the focus of the comments?
A: All remarks will be designed to inform, reward, and motivate students with ample encouragement to continue seeking excellence.
Q: What criteria will be used for determining the awards?
A: UIL rubrics with an emphasis on recognizing and applauding efforts put forth under pandemic rehearsal conditions.
Q: What are the fees for each category?
A: Elementary/Middle School Non-Competitive (Division Awards Only OR Comments Only) – $100 Non-Refundable Registration fee + $150 Performance fee per group
Elementary/Middle School Competitive (Division Awards + Best in Class/Best in Festival competition entry) – $100 Non-Refundable Registration fee + $175 Performance fee per group
High School Non-Competitive (Division Awards or Comments Only) – $100 Non-Refundable Registration fee + $250 Performance fee per group
High School Competitive (Division Awards + Best in Class/Best in Festival Competition entry) – $100 Non-Refundable Registration fee + $275 Performance fee per group
Q: Who will see these video recordings?
A: Only the adjudicators assigned to your group will have access to the video recording.
Q: What are the performance requirements?
A: There are no specific repertoire requirements. Perform 3 pieces not exceeding 20 minutes (choral) or 30 minutes (instrumental)
Q: What are the competition categories?
A: The starting point is UIL classification based on the type of performing group, size of the school, and varsity/non-varsity/sub-non-varsity classification; additional categories for these spring festivals can be found on the registration form.
Q: What are the uniform requirements?
A: Formal or informal uniforms are preferred, but not required.
Q: How will I receive feedback on the performance?
A: The evaluators will review the performance video and record real-time comments plus written comments which will be sent to you along with your division award (rating).
Q: What platform will be used to submit recordings?
A: Dropbox (or similar) will be used for processing entries.
Q: How will “Best In Class” and “Best In Festival” awards be determined for this virtual festival?
A: “Best In Class” and “Best In Festival” will be awarded in two time periods, April and May 2021. For consideration in either month, please note the following deadlines:
For April Competition:
Registration forms due no later than April 9, 2021
Video submissions due no later than April 16, 2021
Results sent to directors by April 30, 2021
For May Competition:
Registration forms due no later than May 7, 2021
Video submissions due no later than May 14, 2021
Results sent to directors by May 28, 2021