2017 - 2018 SPECIAL NOTICE ABOUT THE REPERTOIRE
• NEW WIND INSTRUMENTAL LISTS (posted May 30, 2017): Updated wind instrumental lists are now available with Virtuoso and Standard selections. The old lists (marked 2014-2015) will be valid for the December 2017 Solo & Ensemble Festivals and then discontinued. To access the old list, download the current one and use the link at the bottom of that document to download the old list from the website.
• IS THIS THE RIGHT LIST?: All of the repertoire on the lists on this page (including those that indicate 2014 - 2015 on them in the header or footer) will be acceptable for consideration to the Concert Festival during December 2017 Solo & Ensemble Festivals.
• A listing, by instrument or vocal ensemble, of pieces in the New England Music Festival repertoire. The repertoire is reviewed on a regular basis to insure that the pieces included are quality literature appropriate for each instrument or vocal ensemble.
• The NEMFA Repertoire includes instrumental solos (winds, strings & percussion), vocal solos (soprano, alto, tenor & bass), and vocal ensembles (SSA, SAB, SSAA, SATB, TTBB, SSATB)
• While the publishers listed are only suggestions and other publications can be performed by students in the Solo & Ensemble Festivals, less challenging arrangements will not receive the same ratings considerations as more appropriate ones.
WHAT DOES NEMFA USE THE REPERTOIRE FOR?
• While a student can perform any piece of music as a solo or in a small ensemble, only performances of the pieces listed on the NEMFA Repertoire are considered for invitation to the NEMFA Concert Festival
• Students who perform pieces as listed from the appropriate repertoire will receive a numeralic rating as part of the evaluation and feedback from that performance.
• That rating will be used to then invite students to participate in the three New England ensembles at the New England Concert Festival, using the ranking of those ratings and, as much as possible, the student's preference to seat students in those groups.
• It is totally appropriate for students to perform pieces that are not on the repertoire listing for their instrument or vocal ensemble. Those performances receive verbal feedback directly from the adjudicator and written feedback soon afterwards online. They will not receive a numerical rating and those students will not be considered for the Concert Festival based on those performances (but may be so based on performances of repertoire pieces).
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS IN SELECTING A PIECE FOR CONCERT FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION?
• Students must not perform the same piece for the NEMFA Solo & Ensemble Festival that they have performed previously, regardless of whether they were selected for the Concert Festival or not based on that performance.
• Students performing in vocal ensembles must not perform a piece they have performed in previous Solo & Ensemble Festivals
VIRTUOSO & STANDARD: WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?
• As part of NEMFA's efforts to not only provide an outstanding performance experience, but to be able to invite qualified students to participate in the Concert Festival, there are some pieces on each of the wind and string listings that are truly exceptional and challenging pieces. Pieces listed as Virtuoso give the adjudicator the opportunity to award up to 7 additional points for stellar performances of these difficult repertoire selections. Both the Virtuoso and Standard listing pieces are considered for acceptance into the Concert Festival.
HOW DO I ACCESS THE REPERTOIRE?
• Simply click on the appropriate link to view / print the current listing of NEMFA repertoire pieces. Close that window when done.