As you may have seen in the last ACDA email we will be having a state wide adjudicated festival in April.
Date: April 10, 2019
Time: 8:00AM -6PM
Location: Hampden Academy
89 Western Ave, Hampden, ME 04444
Who: Middle and High School choral ensembles
Cost: ACDA members $100 per choir/ Non-ACDA members $150 per choir
Registration Due Date: March 9th
Mission and Purpose: The Maine chapter of the ACDA has had a tradition of a non-adjudicated Fall Festival in order to give choral ensembles an early performance opportunity in a supportive atmosphere. Students and teachers are able to observe their peers and use this venue for further growth and development throughout the school year.
During the festival your choir will:
- Perform 3 pieces of music (Maximum of 15 minutes) One piece which needs to come from one of the following lists
Texas Music List - http://wwwdev.uiltexas.org/pml/
Florida Vocal Association List -https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xTl7XYlDGuJg4BtF5zKGhw6oLcXKJKwPk3uyPAFVPZ0/edit#gid=1713524028
Maryland Music Educators Association List - http://www.mmea-maryland.org/s/MCEAFestivalChoralMusicSpreadsheetupdated123017-10.xlsx
- Participate in a 15 minute clinic on the repertoire performed with one of the three judges.
- Perform a group sight reading in front of a judge.
*Sight-reading - Choirs will sight-read music that corresponds to the voicing that was performed on stage. SATB performance = SATB sight reading. However, if more than 50% of the members are first-year choristers they may elect to sight-read one voicing less than what was performed on stage SSA performance = SA sight reading etc.
Groups are encouraged to watch other ensembles during the festival!
Food - There will not be food sold at the site but there are places within 15 minutes that you can take your students too.
To register for the event please fill out this google form. ACDA Spring Adjudicated Festival Registration Form
Payment: Checks can be made out to "Maine ACDA" and sent to
26 Main Trail
Hampden ME 04444
Attached is an Invoice for you to use.
Maine ACDA Spring Adjudicated Festival Invoice
I hope to see you at this festival! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!