LMEA State Solo Assessment

GENERAL INFORMATION INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL

DATE: 

Saturday, April 25, 2020

LOCATIONS: 

Instrumental – Lafayette High School, 3000 W Congress St, Lafayette, LA 70506
Vocal – Comeaux High School, 100 W Bluebird St, Lafayette, LA 70508

COST: 

$25.00 per solo
Make checks payable to LMEA.

ENTRY DEADLINE: 

March 20, 2020
There is a late fee of $50.00 if the entry form and payment are postmarked or hand delivered after the deadline. No refund will be issued after the schedule has been set.

SCHEDULE: 

Will be available on this website by April 10, 2020.

ENTRY FORM: 

Mail the form and check to LMEA State Solo Assessment, P.O. Box 12046, Lake Charles, LA 70612.

AWARDS: 

All performing soloists will receive a State Solo Patch.
Students will receive a Gold Medal for superior performance.
Note: Performances will be adjudicated, but traditional ratings will not be given. Only superior performances will be recognized.

ADJUDICATION FORMS: 

NOTE TO DIRECTORS ABOUT MUSIC: 

  • All music must be original. If e-music is used, an invoice must be provided indicating the number of copies purchased.
  • LMEA supports 100% the laws regarding the duplication of scores. Any infraction without the written permission from the publisher will result in the disqualification of the participant.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – INSTRUMENTAL

ELIGIBILITY:

  • All students must be a member of the band or orchestra at their school. Directors must be a current LMEA member. If there is no band or orchestra program at the school, students may be submitted by an LMEA member.
  • Students are eligible for one solo on an instrument.

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school students must play a solo from the Texas Prescribed Music List (PML) level one or level two. Middle/Elementary school students must play a solo from the Texas PML level one, two or three.
  • Memorization is NOT required.
  • All solos with piano accompaniment must be performed with the accompaniment. Smart music, CD, etc. are acceptable, but must include only the piano part.
  • Please note: LMEA highly recommends live accompaniments. A piano will be in each performance site. Students using Smart Music, CDs etc. must provide ALL equipment. Students must set up, perform and take down all equipment in the allotted time. Solos requiring an accompaniment, but performed without an accompaniment for any reason, will receive comments only.

ALLOTTED TIME:

  • High school soloists are allotted 8 minutes.
  • Middle school soloists – 6 minutes.
  • Performance times will be strictly enforced.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – VOCAL

ELIGIBILITY:

  • All students must be a member of the choir at their school. Directors must be a current LMEA member. If there is no choir program at the school, students may be submitted by an LMEA member.
  • Students are eligible for one solo only.

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Middle school and high school students must sing a solo from the Texas Prescribed Music List (PML) – any level.
  • Memorization IS required.
  • All solos with piano accompaniment must be performed with the accompaniment. Smart music, CD, etc. are acceptable, but must include only the piano part.
  • Please note: LMEA highly recommends live accompaniments. A piano will be in each performance site. Students using Smart Music, CDs etc. must provide ALL equipment. Students must set up, perform and take down all equipment in the allotted time. Solos requiring an accompaniment, but performed without an accompaniment for any reason, will receive comments only.

ALLOTTED TIME:

  • Vocal soloists are allotted 6 minutes.
  • Performance times will be strictly enforced.