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Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest

Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest

Dates & Sites

The 2021 state solo and ensemble contest will be held VIRTUALLY. All adjudication will be ASYNCHRONOUS.

April 1 through April 15: Registration open for state-qualifying solos & small ensembles. See below.

April 16 through May 1: Late registration open for state-qualifying solos & small ensembles. Additional fees apply. See below. No entries will be accepted after May 1.

May 17: Last day to update ensemble members, update music performed, and cancel entries (DNAs). See below.

May 21: Last day to submit video performance recording links and sheet music links. See below.

May 22 through May 31: Adjudication window.

May 27: Results available at Instructions for printing comment sheets.

June: Awards mailed to school address as indicated in the registration system. 

Registration & Deadlines

Registration will be open for on-time entries from Thursday, April 1 through Thursday, April 15 at:  Account holders will sign in using their director login, then click on “TSSEC Enter Students” on the lower left side of the page and follow the instructions. Do not use Safari, as the system does not function correctly using this browser. We recommend using either Firefox or Google Chrome. 

Add-on and Late Registration Deadline: Saturday, May 1.  Entries submitted by a school's music program - band, choir, or orchestra - that did submit some entries prior to April 16 are defined as add-ons. Add-ons should constitute no more than ten percent of the total number of entries for a band, choir, or orchestra program. Entries submitted by a school's music program - band, choir, or orchestra - that did not submit any entries prior to April 16 are defined as late.   There is no guarantee that add-ons or late entries will be scheduled.

Cancellations (DNAs), Ensemble Member Updates and Changes to Music Performed: Updates to this information can be made by the account holder in the system until May 17, 2021.

Video Performance Recording Link and Sheet Music Link Submission Deadline: May 21, 2021.


Fees for On-time Entries: $20 per solo and $10 per ensemble member. 

Fees for Add-on Entries: $20 per solo and $10 per ensemble member plus $10 per event.

Fees for Late Entries: $20 per solo and $10 per ensemble member plus $20 per event. 

License Fee: Each school music program - band, choir, orchestra - is required to pay a license fee when registering students for TSSEC.  This license fee is assessed by Dorian Business Systems for the maintenance of the online registration and scheduling system.

Invoice: Instructions on how to pay fees will be on the invoice. All fees are due upon submitting entries and credits are not issued if entries are cancelled, even if done so prior to the entry deadline. Account holders will be able to print their invoice at any time.

Performance and Music Submission Instructions

Video performance recording and sheet music submission instructions

Authorized UIL Merchandise

For contest rules please visit the C&CR:
TSSEC Constitution & Contest Rules.

TSSEC registration

TSSEC Ratings



TSSEC Theory Test Information & Practice Tests

General Contest Resources

Constitution & Contest Rules