All entry forms must be typed or printed, and postmarked or faxed to 620-235-4468, or emailed to Debbie Jones, by Monday, March 21, 2016. Any special requests must be noted at the time of entry, not after the schedule is set! Important: Please be sure to include your email address. Your scheduled time will be emailed to you.
APPLICATIONS: 2016 Application Packet
FESTIVAL DATE: Saturday, April 16, 2016.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Monday, March 21, 2016. We reserve the right to refuse late entries.
SCHEDULING SUMMARY PAGE: Be sure to complete this form and return it with your entries.
ACCOMPANISTS: List ALL school accompanists at the bottom of the SUMMARY PAGE and assign each accompanist a letter (A, B, C, etc.). They should also be listed by letter with any solos or ensembles they accompany.
STUDIO TEACHERS: You must indicate whether your accompanist(s) is/are used by local schools. List the accompanist by name and write out possible scheduling problems on the entry forms.
TIMES FOR ENTRIES: It is imperative that entries stay within the limits listed below. No judge wants to interrupt a performance because of excessive time, and we all want to keep the festival on schedule. Times listed include entering and exiting the performance site. Solos: approx. 4-5 minutes Small Ensembles: 5 minutes Large Ensembles: 18 minutes
MEMORIZATION: Vocal and piano soloists are encouraged to have their music memorized.
MUSIC FOR JUDGES: Entrants must provide original scores for judge(s). Students will not be adjudicated if an unauthorized photocopy of the score is furnished. Bands/Orchestras will need three scores and Choirs will need two scores for the judges. Large ensembles may bring a USB/Jump Drive for judges’ comments.
BAND DIRECTORS: The performance site in Kelce will be furnished with 4 timpani, chimes, bass drum, xylophone, orchestra bells and a podium. Schools are to furnish their own mallets, beaters, snare drums, etc. The use of photocopied music without written permission of the publisher is PROHIBITED. To do so automatically disqualifies the participant or ensemble from festival adjudication.
STUDENT BEHAVIOR AND SUPERVISION: You are responsible for ensuring that your students conduct themselves in an appropriate manner while visiting the PSU campus. Please arrange in advance for someone to assist you with this, particularly if you have a large group.
FEES: Make checks payable to: Pittsburg State University
2016 Entry fees are as follows: Solos $8.00 Duets $12.00 Trios $14.00 Quartets and Small Ensembles (4-14) $16.00 Large Ensembles (15+) $31.00 LATE FEES: $5.00 per entry, not to exceed $50.00 total. Assessing of late fees will be enforced! NOTE: Fees will not be reimbursed for no-shows.
Entries must be accompanied by a Check or School Purchase Order before entries will be processed.
ADDITIONAL MEDALS, RIBBONS AND CERTIFICATES: Medals for members of all ensemble groups, large or small, and ribbons and certificates for members of large ensembles may be purchased if desired at the following cost: Medals - $2.00; Certificates - $1.00; Ribbons - $1.00. Additional Large Ensemble plaques are $20.00.
Send all entries, payments or inquiries to:
Mid-America Music Festival c/o Department of Music Pittsburg State University 1701 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762-7511
Faxed or emailed entry forms must be pre-paid, or include a School Purchase Order No.
Additional instructions regarding registration, awards, etc., will be included in the schedule you receive prior to the festival.
2016 Application Packet (PDF)
Festival Entry Procedure (PDF)
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