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Share The Music: A Virtual Spring Festival

FOR SCHOOL BANDS, CHOIRS, AND ORCHESTRAS

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

Purpose:

To offer a positive, uplifting experience while providing expert assessment of students’ musical achievement.

Includes:

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

FAQ’s:

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.

Please direct any comments, questions, or concerns to courtney@amclass.com or penny@amclass.com

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

Click Here To Register Now!

 

 

 

Charles Aguillon

Director of Fine Arts, Lake Travis ISD, Austin
Director of Education, Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps, Austin
Austin, TX

 

 

 

 

Keith Bearden
Professor Emeritus
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ross Boothman
Director of Bands, Fine Arts Chair, Lumberton HS (Ret.)
Educational Sales/Consultant, Swicegood Music Company
Instrumental Adjudicator
Huffman, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Eisen
Goose Creek CISD, Baytown, Texas (Ret.)
Lisle Violin Shop
Orchestra Adjudicator
Pasadena Philharmonic, Former Conductor
Lake Charles Symphony, Former Member
Pasadena TX

 

 

 

 

Deborah Hirsch
Head Band Director & Fine Arts Department Chair (Ret.)
Thompson Intermediate School, Pasadena ISD
Artistic Director of Houston Pride Band
Adjudicator, Consultant, Clinician, Church Musician
Houston, TX

 

 

 

 

G. Wayne Maxwell
Director of Bands, Tomball High School (Ret.)
Music Education Consultant
Private Teacher/Coach
Tomball, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Scott McAdow
Director of Bands, Langham Creek High School, (Ret.)
University Supervisor, University of Houston
Music Director, Advent Lutheran Church
Tomball, TX

 

 

 

 

 

William Owens
The FJH Music Company, Inc.
Composer, Deputy Editor­­
Fort Worth, TX

 

 

 

 

Andrew Post
Wind Ensemble Conductor, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA)
Public School Band Director (Ret.)
Music Education Consultant, Adjudicator, Clinician
San Antonio, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Prince
Pasadena ISD Director of Fine Arts (Ret.)
AMC Music
Accompanist, Adjudicator, Clinician
Pasadena, TX

 

 

 

 

Ronnie Rios
Director of Music Programs
Harlingen CISD
RGV Jazz Orchestra
Entrepreneur/Consultant
Harlingen, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte N Royall
Director of Bands, The Woodlands College Park HS (Ret.)
Instrumental Clinician, Consultant
University Supervisor, University of Houston
Willis, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bingiee Shiu
Lead Director, Memorial HS Orchestra (Ret.)
String Editor, Southern Music Company
Houston, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betsy Thomas
Director of Orchestras, Plano East Senior HS (Ret.)
Orchestra Consultant/Clinician
Allen, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Vandiver
Houston Youth Symphony Conductor
Director of Orchestras, Austin HS, Fort Bend ISD (Ret.)
Clinician, Adjudicator, Conductor, In-Service Presenter
Houston, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Watson
UIL Executive Secretary Region 2 (Ret.)
Director of Fine Arts, Lewisville ISD (Ret.)
Irving, TX

 

 

 

 

Paul Worosello
Klein Forest HS, Klein ISD (Ret.)
Music Education Consultant, Clinician, Mentor
Director, Woodlands Concert Band
University Supervisor, Sam Houston State University
Spring, TX

 

 

 

 

Amy Allibon
Birdville HS, N. Richland Hills  (Ret.)
Consultant / Clinician/Conductor
Fort Worth, TX

 

 

 

 

Dianne Brumley
Director of Choral Studies Emerita
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Brownsville
Clinician, Consultant, Conductor
Canyon Lake, TX

 

 

 

Judy Putney Crim
Jasper High School, Plano, TX (Ret.)
Choral/Vocal Consultant
Dallas, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Holt Crocker
Founder/Director
Milwaukee Children’s Choir (1994-2009)
Vocal Arts Academy of Milwaukee (2010-2015)
Composer/Arranger/Author
Fort Worth, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Denise Eaton
Spring HS (Ret.)
Sam Houston State University Adjunct Professor (Ret.)
Editor, Carl Fischer & BriLee Music
Choral Consultant, Conductor
Kingwood, TX

 

 

Paula T. Edwards
Conductor, Clinician, Consultant
Musical Director of Encore-Midland Lee Alumni Chorale
Midland, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Farnell
Boles Junior High, Arlington (Ret.)
D.P. Morris Elementary, Mansfield (Ret.)
Choral Composer
Arlington, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Forester
Head Director/Fine Arts Dept Head Hebron HS Lewisville ISD (Ret.)
Clinician, Adjudicator.
Assistant UIL Executive Secretary, Region 2
Carrollton, TX

 

 

 

 

Matias A. “Matt” Garcia
Donna ISD Choir Coordinator (Ret.)
Region One Educational Service Center
Music Education Consultant, Regions 14, 15, 28
Weslaco, TX

 

 

 

 

Cheryl Wilson Janasak
Garland High School (Ret.)
Adjudicator, Clinician, Conductor
TMAA Vocal Vice President
McKinney, Texas

 

 

 

Victor C. Johnson
Ft. Worth Academy of Fine Arts (Ret.)
School Choral Editor, Choristers Guild
Composer, Arranger, Conductor, Clinician
Dallas, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Jordan
Bondy Intermediate School, Pasadena ISD (Ret.)
Choral Music
Consultant/Private Voice Teacher
Pasadena, TX

 

 

 

Jan S. Juneau
Klein Collins High School (Ret.)
Music Educator Consultant
Tomball, TX

 

 

 

 

Cheri Lafferty
Choral Director, Truitt MS, Cy Fair ISD (Ret.)
Choral Director Cypress Lakes HS, Cy Fair ISD (Ret.)
Private Voice Teacher
Houston, TX

 

 

 

 

Kathy Lollar
Nimitz Jr. High, Odessa (Ret.)
Owner, West Texas Music Academy
Odessa, TX

 

 

 

 

Michael J. Madrid
Director of Music
St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Adjudicator, Clinician
Houston, TX

 

 

 

 

Sandra Messbarger
Calallen HS, Corpus Christi (Ret.)
Private Voice Teacher, Music Consultant
Corpus Christi, TX

 

 

 

 

Susan Neff
Choral Director Pflugerville High School (Ret.)
Hyde Park High School (Ret.)
Choral Accompanist/Clinician
Pflugerville, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

Janwin Overstreet-Goode
Choir Director, Friendswood HS (Ret.)
UH Coordinator of Student Teaching and Certification
Artistic Director, Casulana-Women’s Choir of Houston
Friendswood, TX

 

 

 

 

Mary Jane Phillips
Wayside Middle School Choir Director (Ret.)
Collaborator, SOS:  Simplifying Our Sight Reading
Fort Worth, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eddie Quaid
Cy-Fair HS (Ret.)
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Choral Scholars (Ret.)
Choral Clinician, Conductor
Alliance Music Publications Editorial Board
Houston, TX

 

 

 

Jo Scurlock-Dillard
Reagan HS, San Antonio (Ret.)
University Supervisor, Texas State, Texas Tech
Choral Conductor, Clinician, Consultant
San Antonio, TX

 

 

 

Kay Sherrill
Judson High School, San Antonio (Ret.)
Secondary Choral Consultant, Southwest & Southside ISDs
Board Vice-President & Member, San Antonio Chamber Choir
San Antonio, TX

 

 

 

 

Gloria J. Stephens
Director of Choral Activities, Booker T Washington HSPVA (Ret.)
Minister of Music, Mt. Pilgrim CME Church
Choral Clinician, Adjudicator
Denton, TX

 

 

 

Amby Tanner
Rowe HS, McAllen ISD (Ret.)
Instructor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Ret.)
Private Voice Teacher, Choral Consultant
McAllen, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Tanner
Fossum MS Choir, McAllen ISD (Ret.)
Private Voice Teacher, Choral Consultant
McAllen, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Neena Taylor
Choir Director, Jersey Village HS (Ret.)
Cypress Fairbanks ISD, 25 years
Co-Artistic Director, Casulana-
Women’s Choir of Houston
Cypress, TX

 

 

 

 

Mike Ware
The Woodlands HS, Georgetown HS (Ret.)
Choral Consultant, multiple districts
Magnolia, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Clay West
Conroe High School (Ret.)
University Heights Baptist Church
Freelance Musician
Conroe, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Zaccagni
Choir/AP Music Theory, Reagan HS (Ret.)
Staff Accompanist, UTSA (Ret.)
Principal Accompanist, Children’s Chorus of San Antonio (Ret.)
Free Lance Collaborative Musician & Vocal Coach
Church Musician
San Antonio, TX

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