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NEMFA Solo & Ensemble Festival

Welcome to 2022-23 NEMFA Adjudication Process Page!

IMPORTANT NEMFA SOLO/ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL DATES FOR 2022-23

October 10, 2022 - Applications Portal Opens Online

October 28, 2022 - Application Deadline - All Fees and Registrations Due

November 14, 2022 - Solo/Ensemble Performance Schedule is online

December 3, 2022 - S & E Northern Site - Hartford High School, Hartford, VT

December 10, 2022 - S & E Southern Site - Griswold High School, Griswold, CT

OVERVIEW

After two highly successful years using technology to provide our Solo & Ensemble Festival, we are excited about a return to in-person performance for this year’s event.  Scheduled for the first two Saturdays in December, we invite your students to prepare and perform a piece from one of our wonderful repertoire listings (or a piece of their choice), and have it heard and evaluated by our adjudicators.  The northern site, on December 3rd, will be at Hartford High School in Hartford, Vermont and the southern site, on December 10th, will be at Griswold High School in Griswold, CT. December 17th is a Snow Date for this event built into the schedule if it becomes necessary.

 

Your student will receive verbal feedback at the conclusion of their performance and written feedback using our evaluation rubric.  Should their piece be listed on the appropriate repertoire, they will also receive a rating of their performance, a rating that we will then use to select the New England Festival Band, Chorus and Orchestra.  Those selections will be made available soon after the second Solo & Ensemble Festival.  The Concert Festival will be held March 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2023 at The Woodstock Academy in Woodstock, CT.

The application window will be open soon.  Once you have submitted their application, you will receive a schedule for their performance Saturday.  Following the performances, the student adjudication feedback and selections will be available online as well as the acceptance process for those attending the Concert Festival.

PLEASE SEND REGISTRATION CHECKS TO:

NEW ENGLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION, INC.

c/o WILLIAM SITTARD

PO BOX 755

OAK BLUFFS, MA 02557-0755

 

Using those evaluations, the New England Music Festival will honor the most talented of those that performed in the Solo & Ensemble Festival in two other ways:

  • A group of students, selected by their adjudicators for the power and persuasion of their performance, will be asked to perform their adjudication piece at the beginning of the Concert Festival Chorus performance in March.

  • For our senior participants, the highest rated vocal student and the highest rated instrumental student, each who has been selected for the New England Concert Festival all four years will be awarded this year’s Burton O. Cowgill New England Scholarship, an honor that comes not only with due recognition, but a monetary one as well.

 

While these accolades will bear witness to the gifts, talents and musicianship of our participants, it is the evaluation process that carries the most value to these students.  The opportunity to practice, prepare and perform a great piece of music, and to receive the compliments, critiques and corrections needed to improve from our caring adjudicators, is what the New England Music Festival Association is most proud of, most invested in providing each year, every year, despite any obstacles presented.  We hope you and your students will consider participating this year and every year as we work collectively to ensure that music remains a vital part of every student’s high school education and experience.

2022 SOLO AND ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL

 

SOLO/ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE INFORMATION TBA

QUESTIONS? Contact Steffen Parker at steffenparker@gmail.com

S & E REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
2022 PRESIDENT'S S/E LETTER

Questions? Email Steffen Parker

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