DISTRICT SOLO & ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL INFORMATION:
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Appleton West High School
District Solo & Ensemble Festival provides a wonderful opportunity for students to gain musical experience, build musical confidence, and improve performance skills. An adjudicator provides a written and verbal critique of a live student performance and provides a rating based on defined criteria. Events that receive a "*1" rating at the Class A level advance on to State Solo & Ensemble Festival.
In–School Judging takes place in mid-January and is a requirement for ALL Kimberly Choir students. A score of 2 or better is required to earn full credit for In–School Judging.
District Solo & Ensemble is a requirement for students in Bella Voce & Concert Choir.
Chorale students have the option to participate in District Solo & Ensemble, but it is not required.
Students who advance to State Solo & Ensemble for an individual event can choose whether or not they wish to attend State Festival. Students must communicate their intention to their ensemble director within two weeks of District Solo & Ensemble Festival results.
Students who are in an auxiliary ensemble that advances to State Solo & Ensemble must attend State Festival.
Students will select music for In–School Judging/Solo & Ensemble Festival in the fall in order to allow sufficient time for learning and polishing the music. Songs are selected from a list provided by the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA).
Mr. Popke and Ms. Boots will work with students during lessons to help prepare the music, but much of the preparation will need be done independently. Students should practice at home so they can make their song(s) 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):