2011 – 2012 WSMA Music Festival Information
I. Purpose of WSMA Festivals II. 2011 – 2012 WSMA Festival Rule Changes and Music List Event Updates III. WSMA Events and Classes IV. Description of WSMA Festivals V. Eligibility Requirements VI. Performance Requirements VII. Adjudication VIII. Awards IX. Permissions, Transfers, Original Compositions X. WSMA Festival Music List Revision Schedule
I. Purpose of WSMA Festivals
The purpose of all WSMA Festivals is to: A. Improve students’ music performance through assessment; B. Increase students’ understanding of music literature and music concepts; C. Motivate students to continue their study of music; D. Establish standards of excellence in music performance;
E. Provide opportunities for students to understand the relationship of music experiences to other life experiences.
In preparation for WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festivals, directors are encouraged to remember that the smaller the ensemble, the more musical growth takes place in the student and the school music program.
II. 2011 – 2012 WSMA Festival Rule Changes and Music List Event Updates A. Festival Rule Changes B. Festival Music List Event Updates
A. WSMA Festival Rule Changes (changes noted in italics): V.B.8: Two or more schools may form a Co-op Special Ensemble (Jazz Ensemble, Alternative String Ensemble, Show Choir, String Choir, Saxophone Choir, etc.) under the following conditions: a. Permission is requested and granted by WSMA four weeks prior to the District Festival; and b. Participating students all attend WSMA member schools; and c. The participating individual member schools do not have a similar ensemble opportunity; and d. Music directors and an administrator from the participating schools sign the Co-op Ensemble Registration Form; and
e. Registration is processed through one school only and lists the name of the participants and their school(s).
V.B.9: Two or more schools may form a Co-op Concert Group (Concert Band, Full Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, Mixed Choir, TTBB Choir, SSAA Choir, or Middle School Choir) under the following conditions: a. Permission is requested and granted by WSMA four weeks prior to the Concert event; and b. Participating students all attend WSMA member schools; and c. Music directors and an administrator from the participating schools submit written approval; and
d. Registration is submitted from the school with the largest number of participants. Only one registration fee is required.
V.D.7: Regular Ensemble members must be the same for both district and state festival. Special Ensembles may perform at State Solo & Ensemble Festival for a rating even if all members are not present.
In either case, substitutions are not allowed. 1
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