Mid-America Music Festival

Mid-America Music Festival

April 23, 2022

Festival Entry Procedure

The 33rd Mid-America Music Festival will be held on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 - in person this year! It is very exciting to try and get back to normal, and we will have a few Covid precautions that are required.

All students and directors will be required to be masked and use bell covers during performances and at all times indoors. In order to reduce the number of people in the hallways and audition sites, access to these areas will be restricted to students, directors/chaperones, accompanists, and adjudicators. Our goal is to allow students to perform for evaluation while keeping everyone as safe as possible. We will be following all State and University Covid Guidelines. If we are required to close due to the virus we will cancel the festival and refund entry fees.

Festival Entry Procedure

Application Letter

Application - Fillable PDF


DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Friday, March 18, 2022. We reserve the right to refuse late entries.

TIMES FOR ENTRIES: It is imperative that entries stay within the limits listed below. It is important that the time constraints are adhered to as closely as possible.  
          Solos: 4-5 minutes
          Small Ensembles: Approximately 5 minutes
          Large Ensembles: Approximately 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 utilized.

Each student performing a solo
will receive: a Medal (gold silver, or bronze correlating with I, II, or III ratings); a Certificate; and a copy of the Judge’s Comment Sheet.

Each student performing in a small ensemble will receive: a Ribbon (blue, red, or white correlating with I, II, or III ratings); and a Certificate. A single comment sheet will be given to the director of each small ensemble.

Each student performing in a large ensemble will receive: a Ribbon (blue, red, or white correlating with I, II, or III ratings). A single comment sheet will be given to the director of each small ensemble. The director of all Large Ensembles will receive a Plaque indicating the rating.

FEES: Make checks payable to: PSU Music

                                    2022 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!

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 - $2.50; 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
Telephone: 620-235-6018; Fax: 620-235-4468
Email: mamf@pittstate.edu 

 Faxed or emailed entry forms must be pre-paid, or include a School Purchase Order No.