Online Solo Festival
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Our music adjudicators are ready to view your performance and provide you with feedback and scores, helping you pinpoint the exact areas you can improve.
Complete the entry form to the right and follow the instructions below. Once you have completed all steps, we strive to have all adjudication results emailed to you within two weeks. If you have not heard back within two weeks, you may follow up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
What Will You Receive?
Your performance will be adjudicated and scored using a specific rubric detailing several areas of focus of your performance. You will receive a score sheet with both written comments and detailed scoring information that helps you pinpoint the specific areas you can improve your performance.
Click here to go to our sample adjudication forms.
Our scoring system may not match that of your local area's official district, region, or state solo and ensemble festivals and may not be accepted as part of those festivals and official scores. However, with our scoring system, rather than providing generic superior, excellent, etc. ratings, we strive to pinpoint the exact areas you can improve to receive a better score with your official district, region and state festivals.
Upload a video of your solo performance
Take a video of you performing your selected solo. You may need to test your microphone placement to ensure the best possible sound in your video for adjudication. Upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, or other similar service and set the video as Unlisted. Your video should not be listed as public (copyright reasons) or private (we won't be able to view), but must be "Unlisted". Enter the link to your unlisted video in the application form.
Your video should be 6 minutes or less, but absolutely no more than 7 minutes maximum. Find a quiet location where there won't be interruptions and where the lighting will show both you and your instrument well so that we can see your technique as well as hear your performance. Before starting your performance, please:
We take copyright very seriously. Any submission that does not meet the copyright requirements will not be adjudicated and may not receive a refund of any fees paid.
You must certify that you have in your possession, officially published music or a letter from the publisher authorizing the use of a copy. Music for the accompanist must also comply with this requirement.
Elevating Arts will not adjudicate any performance until one of the following requirements is met:
Cost of Adjudication
The adjudication fee is $36.98.
This includes adjudication, purchase of officially published music for the adjudicator up to $10.00*, handling of any music mailed to Elevating Arts, or verification of publishers letter authorizing use of a copy as well as all administrative functions facilitating adjudication.
*If the cost of the piece to be purchased is greater than $10.00 US, you must add any additional amount, rounded up to the nearest dollar, to your fee payment. Ex: if your music costs $14.95 to purchase through the link you provide, You must add $5.00 to your fee. There is no discount if your selected music is less than $10, if your are using an authorized copy, or if you are mailing music.
We will not sell, rent, or share your information with anyone other than to share appropriate information with your adjudicator. All of our adjudicators agree that they will not make contact with any performer directly or even try to make any contact for any reason. All communication with the performer will come from Elevating Arts. Please contact email@example.com immediately if any adjudicator violates this policy. You should not provide any personal information other than what is required during registration.
After submitting your information above, please add your payment below.
You will be given the opportunity on the next screen to add the additional amount for the adjudicator copy of music if necessary.