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Mississippi Solo and Ensemble set for Feb. 1

MS solo and Ensemble MPA Handouts

Saturday, Feb 1
Ridgeland High School
586 Sunnybrook Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157

All ensembles/soloists perform one selection for one Judge. Soloist who score a Superior will earn a medal; Ensembles who score a Superior will earn a trophy (or medals if requested on registration form). Teachers must be a member of MMEA or ACDA for their students to participate.

Categories:

Vocal solo (art songs, spirituals, folk songs)

Vocal musical Theatre/Broadway

Piano solo

Vocal Ensemble

  • 2-20 Students for 10th-12th high school – not conducted
  • 2-24 students for 7th-9th junior high- CAN be conducted
  • 2-24 students for 6th grade- CAN be conducted

Each singer must provide an original (with measures numbered) for the judge.  Schools will need to provide their own accompanist.

Registration:

Sixth-Ninth grade solos and ensembles are sponsored by MSMEA.  Tenth-Twelfth grade solos and ensembles are sponsored by MSACDA. If an ensemble has a mixture of 7-12, the payment goes to the MAJORITY of that ensemble.  For example, if an ensemble has 2 9th graders and 4 10th -12th graders then that payment is to MSACDA. Fee is $5 per student per event.

OUTSTANDING SOLOIST/ENSEMBLES– The judge will choose up to 4 OUTSTANDING soloists and/or ensembles to be invited to an optional Masterclass that will be held during the MS MMEA/ACDA Convention in Hattiesburg, MS.  They will perform the same piece and work with a vocal coach/voice professor in the area.

We realize that these singers may be in the all-state choirs and may miss a portion of rehearsal but we also acknowledge that this is a unique opportunity.

SUGGESTIONS OF BOOKS FOR SOLOS

– The “First Book” Series compiled by Joan Frey Boytim – collections for soprano solos, mezzo soprano/alto solos, tenor solos, baritone/bass solos

– The Heritage Solo series – High or Low

– Songs for Bass (or Low Voice) in A Comfortable Range by Leonard Van Camp

– The Young Singer Series by Richard Row

– BriLee Vocal Books

  • Heros and Vagabonds arranged by Mark Patterson (great for boys’ changing voices)
  • Let Nature Sing Various Composers
  • Takes of Land and Sea by Mark Patterson
  • Traveling On Ruth ELain Schram
  • My Heart Sings by Mark Patterson

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