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Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest

Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest

Dates & Sites

The 2024 state solo and ensemble contest will be held May 25 (Day 1) & May 27 (Day 2) at multiple sites in the Austin area.

5A/6A Woodwinds, Brass, Twirling: To Be Determined
5A/6A Percussion: To Be Determined
5A/6A Strings, Guitar, Piano: To Be Determined
5A/6A Voice: To Be Determined
1A/2A/3A/4A Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion: To Be Determined
1A/2A/3A/4A Voice, Strings, Piano, Twirling: To Be Determined

Music Theory: The music theory test will be given virtually by each sponsor between May 2 and May 10. More information will be distributed in late April. 

*Do not plan for an accompanist to be shared between multiple sites on the same half day. 

April 1 at 6:00 AM (Monday) through April 15 (Monday): 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.

April 22: Master schedule released.

May 13: Last day to update ensemble members, update music performed, and cancel entries (DNAs). See below.

Registration & Deadlines

Registration will be open for on-time entries from April 1 at 6:00 AM through April 15 at: http://www.texasmusicforms.com.  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: 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 18 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 through May 13.

Fees

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 an annual license fee when registering students for TSSEC.  This license fee is assessed by the contracted vendor that provides 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.

Authorized UIL Merchandise

https://www.uiltexas.org/music/resources-forms

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