Music Contact Info

Director of Music:
Dr. Bradley Kent

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Department Phone:
512-471-5883

Department Fax:
512-471-5908

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Choir Performance Requirements

At least one composition must be performed without accompaniment, and all of the compositions may be performed a cappella if so indicated by the published score.  The text must be sung in the language of the title as listed in the PML unless otherwise notated in the published score.  Voicings shall be utilized as indicated in the published score and as dictated in the PML requirements.

Accompaniment

  1. The term "keyboard" encompasses organ, piano, or harpsichord.
  2. Instrumental accompaniment shall be utilized as indicated in the published score.  
  3. Recorded accompaniment is permissible only when specified in the score.
  4. A synthesized accompaniment may be used under the following provisions:
    1. A synthesized accompaniment should be used only when the original instrumentation is not available.
    2. The quality of the synthesizer sound should be commensurate with the intent of the composer.
    3. The synthesized accompaniment must be performed "live" as a part of the performance.
    4. Synthesized sound may not support or replace vocal parts.
    5. It shall be the responsibility of the choral group director to provide all equipment for the production of synthesized sound.
  5. The quality of accompaniment may be considered by the judges and can affect the overall rating of the performance.

Substitution of Other Editions

Any unabridged edition by a current copyright holder of a selection appearing in the Prescribed Music List may be substituted. The director of the performing organization shall be responsible for providing verification that the substitute edition is unabridged.

Extended Works Requirements

The Extended Works List is provided for choirs desiring to perform a more lengthy work of greater scope than works found in lower classifications. The option of performing an extended work is open to Conference AAAAAA and AAAAA first groups only. Accompaniment must be as specified. Performance times given are approximations.

Conference 1st Selection 2nd Selection
AAAAAA Extended Works list Grade V list
AAAAA Extended Works list Grade IV or V lists

Performance Requirements

Performance Requirements for High School Varsity
Conference 1st Selection 2nd Selection 3rd Selection
AAAAAA Grade V list Grade IV or V lists Any Source
AAAAA Grade IV or V lists Grade III, IV or V lists Any Source
AAAA Grade III, IV or V lists Grade II, III, IV or V lists Any Source
AAA Grade II, III, IV or V lists Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists Any Source
A/AA Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists Any Source
Performance Requirements Junior High and Middle School Varsity
Conference 1st Selection 2nd Selection 3rd Selection
BBB Grade III, IV or V lists Grade II, III, IV or V lists Any Source
BB/CCC Grade II, III, IV or V lists Grade II, III, IV or V lists Any Source
B/CC Grade II, III, IV or V lists Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists Any Source
C Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists Any Source
Performance Requirements for Non-Varsity Groups
Conference 1st Selection 2nd Selection 3rd Selection
All 6A NV Grade III, IV or V lists Grade II, III, IV or V lists Any Source
All 5A and down NV Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists Any Source

 

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