The recommendations as discussed by the WSMA Festivals Adjudication, Concert, Solo and Ensemble, and Music Selection committees are brought each year to the WSMA Board for approval. These Festival Committee recommendations reflect the changing needs of current classroom teachers. The 2012-2013 Festival Rules and Music List Event Headers reflect the following changes:
IV.A.9 & IV.E.13: The recording of the adjudicators critique or clinic is not permitted under any circumstance. The recording of the student performance is at the discretion of the parent and/or teacher but must be in accordance with Federal Copyright laws.
VI.B.3: An individual student may enter a maximum of ten (10) Solo & Ensemble events per District Festival, but can only enter once in the same ensemble event with the following exception:
A. Students may enter Events 1918, 2859, 2959, 3222, 3223, 3224, 3912, 4912, 9118 and 9119 more than
once as long as the number and/or combinations of voices/instruments differ for each entry, and coincides with Special Ensemble exceptions as outlined in Section VI.B.4.
B. WSMA Festival Music List Event Updates (changes noted in italics):
Changes To Current Events:
The following are now “Limited Permission, No Transfer” events in Class B and Class C.
TTBB Choir (Concert Event)
Event 1311 and Event 1321:
Female Role is now Female Solo and Male Role is now Male Solo
Event 1183, 1184, 1283, 1284, 1883 and 1884:
To provide students increased opportunities, all multiples of vocal trios and quartets will now enter in Event 1918 (Misc. Vocal Ensemble).
This change will be reflected in the following music event lists:
Event 1183 - SSA Trio, Double Trio, Triple Trio is now only SSA Trio.
Event 1184 – SSAA Quartet, Double Quartet is now only SSAA Quartet.
Event 1283 – TTB Trio, Double Trio, Triple Trio is now only TTB Trio.
Event 1284 – TTBB Quartet, Double Quartet is now only TTBB Quartet.
Event 1883 – SAB Trio, Double Trio, Triple Trio is now only SAB Trio.
Event 1884 – SATB Quartet and Double Quartet is now only SATB Quartet.
Event 1918 – Misc. Vocal Ensemble: The header for Event 1918 has been broadened to provide greater opportunity for participation. The requirement that “Music must be at least 3 part” and “No more than 3 singers per part in Class A only” have been deleted. Additionally the statement “A student may enter Event 1918 more than once as long as the number and/or combination of voices differs for each entry” has been added.
Rotation for Music List Revision: The WSMA Festival Music List revision schedule is based on a four-year rotation. The rotation schedule has been changed. For specific information please see Section X for further information.