FALL 2017 Music Education Coalition Events

(scroll down for information about spring 2018 events)

Auditions for the Austin Charter School All-Region Ensemble will take place at Austin Achieve Public School on December 1, 2017. The all-region event will take place after school on January 12, 2018 and all day on January 13, 2018. The all-region performance will be open to the public and start at 5pm on January 13, 2018.

The event is designed for band and orchestra students in high school, though advanced middle school students may also audition. You can register to audition and download audition repertoire below.

The online registration deadline is November 10, 2017. The audition fee is $5 per participant. Students should submit payment to their school music teacher prior to the audition day.

Teachers can submit cash or checks made out to "The Hispanic Alliance" on the day of auditions. Address any additional questions to igerg@austinachieve.org. In order to participate in the all-region event, students must be academically eligible based on UIL guidelines and/or school policies. Please refer to this sample eligibility form for additional information. 

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Spring 2018 Music Education Coalition Events

Spring 2018 Solo Ensemble Festival

The 2018 Solo Ensemble Festival will take place on March 3, 2018. The registration deadline is February 9, 2018. Please email stephanie.nesseth@jubileeacademic.org with any questions about the 2018 Festival. 

Please read the following information carefully: 

- There are two registration forms: one for registering solos and the other for registering ensembles. Registration button are below. 

- A separate form must be filled out for each solo participant or ensemble entry.  Ensembles should only submit one form. 

- Payment is $5 per participant. Students should submit payment to their school music teacher prior to the festival. Teachers can submit cash or checks made out to The Hispanic Alliance on the day of the festival. 

- Solo time slots are 8 minutes and ensemble time slots are 15 minutes (including setup time).

- Performers must provide an original score for each piece being adjudicated. 

- Performers must number all pages and measures and write school name on each score.

- Accompaniment not required. Participants are allowed to perform with digital backing tracks, but must provide track on a tablet, phone, or mp3 player that connects to a standard auxiliary cable. 

- Students must be academically eligible based on UIL guidelines and/or school policies. Please refer to this sample eligibility form for additional information. 

Spring 2018 Large Ensemble Festival

The 2018 Large Ensemble Festival will take place on April 28, 2018 from 8am-3pm at KIPP Austin Collegiate. Registration is open to all grade levels and ensembles of all types. The registration deadline is April 6, 2018. Please email BKlenzendorf@kippaustin.org with any questions. Click button below to register!   

Registration Details and Guidelines  

- There are two registration options, "Contest" and "Festival." Registration button is above.  

- Contest Registration: Ensembles perform three pieces of varying styles.  Ensembles registered in the Contest category will receive ratings from our panel of judges and will be competing to earn a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophy based on total scores from the judges. 

- Festival Registration: This category is intended for groups that are still developing.  Directors can choose how many pieces to perform (no more than 3). Judges will provide feedback and written comments, but will not assign ratings.

- All groups will receive a professional quality recording, written comments, and a group photograph.

- Each "Festival" ensemble will receive a trophy for participating. Trophies will be given to all "Contest" ensembles that receive a I, II, or III rating, as well as an additional trophy for ensembles that receive a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place ranking overall.

- Payment is $200 for each ensemble. Upon registration, teachers will receive an invoice for the total fee. Checks must be received on or before April 28th.

- A separate form must be filled out for each ensemble entry. 

- The deadline to register, cancel, or make any changes is April 6, 2018. After this date, schools are required to pay registration fee(s) regardless of attendance on April 28. 

- Each ensemble is limited to 20 minutes for their performance and setup. 

- Teachers/Directors must provide three original scores for each piece being adjudicated. 

- Teachers/Directors must number all pages and measures and write school name on each score.

- Students must be academically eligible based on UIL guidelines and/or school policies. Please refer to this sample eligibility form for additional information.