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Director of Music:
Dr. Bradley Kent

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Orchestra Performance Requirements (Full and String)

An orchestra may not play two selections by the same composer in any given evaluation whether or not the music is chosen from the Prescribed Music List.

A full orchestra and string orchestra from the same school shall not perform the same string orchestra selection on both evaluation programs.

Substitution of Other Editions

Substitution of Unlisted Editions for Selections in the PML - Any unabridged edition by a current copyright holder of a selection appearing in the Prescribed Music List may be substituted.  UIL Music defines unabridged as containing the same musical content and degree of difficulty from the version appearing in the PML.  The director of the performing organization or event shall be responsible for the compliance of any substitute edition.  Directors are encouraged to seek approval from the UIL for any unabridged substitution in advance of the performance.  Approval shall be determined by comparing the version on the PML with the substitution.  If a substitution is performed and is determined to be abridged the performing organization or event shall be subject to penalty as stated in C&CR Section 1110(d)(3)(D) and Section 1108(h)(1).

Additional Instruments 

Traditional orchestra instruments (such as harp) that are not utilized by the composer may be added at the discretion of the conductor, provided that the part is consistent with the musical integrity of the composition.  The quality of parts written for additional instruments may be considered by the judges and can affect the overall rating of the performance.  Any parts written for additional instruments should be given to each judge along with the published score.

IMPORTANT

Full Orchestra (*) - In lieu of performing a full orchestra work as stated under requirement (a) of each option, a director may substitute an overture or tone poem or one movement (except a menuetto) from a symphony by any composer listed with a 921-0-XXXXX unique number. (any standard, unabridged edition may be used):

These composers include: Barber, Beethoven, Berlioz, Bizet, Borodin, Brahms, Copland, Debussy, Dvorak, Faure, Glazunov, Gluck, Hanson, Harris, Haydn, Ives, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Prokovieff,Rimsky-Korsakov, Rossini, Schubert, Saint-Saens, Salieri, Shubert, Schumann, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, von Suppe, von Weber, and Wagner.

(#) - The requirement to also enter a varsity string orchestra will be waived if at least two selections are from the Grade V list OR one selection is from the Grade V list and the other selection is from the acceptable substitution list above (*).

String Orchestra (**) - In lieu of performing a string orchestra work as stated under requirement (a), a director in Conference 6A, 5A, or 4A-3B-3C may substitute a minimum of two contrasting movements from an original, unabridged concerto or concerto grosso by any composer listed with a 926-0-XXXXX unique number.

These composers include: Albinoni, Bach (C.P.E., J.C., J.S., or W.F.), Boyce, Corelli, Geminiani, Handel, Locatelli, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Telemann, Torelli, Vivaldi, and Vitali.

NOTE: Unique numbers for these composers will appear at the beginning of the Prescribed Music List for String Orchestra.

Full Orchestra

Conference Option 1 1st Selection Option 1 2nd Selection Option 1 3rd selection Option 2 1st Selection Option 2 2nd Selection Option 2 3rd selection
6A One full orch work from the Grade V list; OR a substitution as listed above (*) A second full orch work from the Grade IV or V lists A string orch selection from any source; OR a full orchestra selection from any source provided that a varsity string orch representing the school is also entered (#) One full orch work from the Grade V list; OR a substitution as listed above (*) A second full orch work from any source A string orch selection from the Grade IV or V lists; OR a full orchestra selection from the Grade IV or V lists provided that a varsity string orch representing the school is also entered (#); OR a substitution as listed above (*)
5A One full orch work from the Grade IV or V list; OR a substitution as listed above (*) A second full orch work from the Grade III, IV or V lists A string orch selection from any source; OR a full orchestra selection from any source provided that a varsity string orch representing the school is also entered (#) One full orch work from the Grade IV or V list; OR a substitution as listed above (*) A second full orch work from any source A string orch selection from the Grade III, IV or V lists; OR a full orchestra selection from the Grade IV or V lists provided that a varsity string orch representing the school is also entered (#); OR a substitution as listed above (*)
4A, 3B, or 6A NV One full orch work from the Grade III, IV or V list; OR a substitution as listed above (*) A second full orch work from the Grade II, III, IV or V lists A string orch selection from any source; OR a full orchestra selection from any source provided that a varsity string orch representing the school is also entered (#) One full orch work from the Grade III, IV or V list; OR a substitution as listed above (*) A second full orch work from any source A string orch selection from the Grade II, III, IV or V lists; OR a full orchestra selection from the Grade II, III, IV or V lists provided that a varsity string orch representing the school is also entered (#); OR a substitution as listed above (*)
2B or 3C One full orch work from the Grade II, III, IV or V list; OR a substitution as listed above (*) A second full orch work from the Grade II, III, IV or V lists A string orch selection from any source; OR a full orchestra selection from any source provided that a varsity string orch representing the school is also entered (#) One full orch work from the Grade II, III, IV or V list; OR a substitution as listed above (*) A second full orch work from any source A string orch selection from the Grade II, III, IV or V lists; OR a full orchestra selection from the Grade II, III, IV or V lists provided that a varsity string orch representing the school is also entered (#); OR a substitution as listed above (*)
3A, 1B, 2C or 5A NV One full orch work from the Grade II, III, IV or V list; OR a substitution as listed above (*) A second full orch work from the Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists A string orch selection from any source; OR a full orchestra selection from any source provided that a varsity string orch representing the school is also entered (#) One full orch work from the Grade II, III, IV or V list; OR a substitution as listed above (*) A second full orch work from any source A string orch selection from the Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists; OR a full orchestra selection from the Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists provided that a varsity string orch representing the school is also entered (#); OR a substitution as listed above (*)
1A/2A, 1C, 4A NV, 3A NV, 1A/2A NV, 3B NV, 2B NV, 1B NV, 3C NV, 2C NV, 1C NV One full orch work from the Grade I, II, III, IV or V list; OR a substitution as listed above (*) A second full orch work from the Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists A string orch selection from any source; OR a full orchestra selection from any source provided that a varsity string orch representing the school is also entered (#) One full orch work from the Grade I, II, III, IV or V list; OR a substitution as listed above (*) A second full orch work from any source A string orch selection from the Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists; OR a full orchestra selection from the Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists provided that a varsity string orch representing the school is also entered (#); OR a substitution as listed above (*)

String Orchestra

Conference 1st Selection 2nd Selection 3rd Selection
6A One work from the Grade V list; OR a substitution as listed above (**) One work from the Grade IV or V lists. One selection from any source.
5A One work from the Grade IV or V lists; OR a substitution as listed above (**) One work from the Grade III, IV or V lists. One selection from any source.
4A, 3B, or 6A NV One work from the Grade III, IV or V lists; OR a substitution as listed above (**) One work from the Grade II, III, IV or V lists. One selection from any source.
2B or 3C One work from the Grade II, III, IV or V lists; OR a substitution as listed above (**) One work from the Grade II, III, IV or V lists. One selection from any source.
3A, 1B, 2C, or 5A NV One work from the Grade II, III, IV or V lists; OR a substitution as listed above (**) One work from the Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists. One selection from any source.
1A/2A, C, 4A NV, 3A NV, 1A/2A NV, 3B NV, 2B NV, 1B NV, 3C NV, 2C NV, 1C NV One work from the Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists; OR a substitution as listed above (**) One work from the Grade I, II, III, IV or V lists. One selection from any source.

 

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