2019 SOLO & ENSEMBLE DISTRICT FESTIVAL INFORMATION:
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Appleton West High School
District Solo & Ensemble Festival provides a wonderful opportunity to gain musical experience, build musical confidence, and improve performance skills. Students choose a musical selection from the WSMA Festival Music List to study and perform before an adjudicator. The adjudicator provides a written and verbal critique of the performance and awards a rating based on defined criteria. Events that receive a "*1" rating at the Class A level advance on to State Solo & Ensemble Festival.
All Kimberly High School choir students are required to participate in District Solo & Ensemble Festival.
Bella Voce and Concert Choir students must perform a solo. Students in Chorale can choose a solo or duet, but are encouraged to perform a solo.
Songs are selected from a list provided by the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA). Mr. Popke and Ms. Boots will work with students to help prepare the music, but much of the preparation will need be done independently, as there will be limited practice time in class and lessons. Please encourage your son or daughter to practice at home so they can make their pieces the best they can be!
Check out these awesome websites for recordings and learning tracks of many solos, duets, trios, quartets, etc. that are on the WSMA list. You might need to look at several sites in order to find your piece(s).
VOCAL EVENTS (by event number):