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AUSTIN MUSIC EDUCATION COALITION EVENTS

2018-19 Music Education Coalition Events

2019 All-Region Auditions & Showcase

About

The 2019 All-Region Showcase will take place after school on both January 11 and all day on January 12, 2019. The performance is free and open to the public and start at 5pm at the East Austin College Prep MLK Campus (5800 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd).

Concert Information

The concert will feature performances by Texas charter schools as well as a performances by the charter school all-region ensembles. If you would like to have one of your school ensembles perform at the concert, please email Hermes Camacho at hermes@thehispanicalliance.org.

Audition Info

Auditions for the Austin Charter School All-Region Ensemble (band and orchestra) are live and will take place from 6:30-9pm on the evening of November 30, 2018 at Wayside Sci-Tech Middle School (located at the corner of William Cannon and I-35). Registration will begin at 5:30pm.

 The online registration deadline is November 15, 2018.

 In order to participate in the all-region event, students must be academically eligible based on UIL guidelines and/or school policies. Please email Michael Garcia at mgarcia@waysideschools.org with any additional questions about the all-region auditions.

Additional Eligibility Information

  • Students must attend a charter school in Texas and be in grades 6-12.

  • School/program director of auditioning student(s) must agree to volunteer at the auditions and showcase event, and to publicize the events to families, teachers, and administrators. 

The audition fee is $10 per student. Students should submit payment to their school music teacher prior to the audition day. Teachers can submit cash or checks made out to "Austin Soundwaves” on the day of auditions. Payment can also be made online. Invoices can be provided upon request.

This year’s audition includes one prescribed etude and scales. Students should be prepared to perform the entire etude and all scales, as well as a short sight-reading selection.

Click here to download the all-region unified etudes and scales for band instruments.

Click here to download the all-region unified etudes and scales for string instruments

Spring 2019 Solo Ensemble Festival

The 2018 Solo Ensemble Festival will take place on March 2, 2019 from 8am-3pm at IDEA Montopolis. Registration is open to all grade levels. The registration deadline is February 17, 2019. Please email jordan.cohen@ideapublicschools.org with any questions about the 2019 Festival. 

Please read the following information carefully: 

- There are two registration forms: one for registering solos and the other for registering ensembles. Registration button are below. 

- A separate form must be filled out for each solo participant or ensemble entry.  Ensembles should only submit one form. 

- Payment is $10 per participant. Students should submit payment to their school music teacher prior to the festival. Teachers can submit cash or checks made out to The Hispanic Alliance on the day of the festival. 

- Solo time slots are 8 minutes and ensemble time slots are 15 minutes (including setup time).

- Performers must provide an original score for each piece being adjudicated, if available. 

- Performers must number all pages and measures and write school name on each score.

- Accompaniment not required. Participants are allowed to perform with digital backing tracks, but must provide track on a tablet, phone, or mp3 player that connects to a standard auxiliary cable. 

- Students must be academically eligible based on UIL guidelines and/or school policies. Please refer to this sample eligibility form for additional information. 

Spring 2019 Large Ensemble Festival

The 2018 Large Ensemble Festival will take place on April 27, 2019 from 8am-3pm at KIPP Austin Collegiate. Registration is open to all grade levels and ensembles of all types. The registration deadline is April 7, 2019. Please email BKlenzendorf@kippaustin.org with any questions. Click button below to register!   

Registration Details and Guidelines  

- There are two registration options, "Contest" and "Festival." Registration button is above.  

- Contest Registration: Ensembles perform three pieces of varying styles.  Ensembles registered in the Contest category will receive ratings from our panel of judges and will be competing to earn a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophy based on total scores from the judges. 

- Festival Registration: This category is intended for groups that are still developing.  Directors can choose how many pieces to perform (no more than 3). Judges will provide feedback and written comments, but will not assign ratings.

- All groups will receive a professional quality recording, written comments, and a group photograph.

- Each "Festival" ensemble will receive a trophy for participating. Trophies will be given to all "Contest" ensembles that receive a I, II, or III rating, as well as an additional trophy for ensembles that receive a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place ranking overall.

- Payment is $200 for each ensemble. Upon registration, teachers will receive an invoice for the total fee. Checks must be received on or before April 27th.

- A separate form must be filled out for each ensemble entry. 

- The deadline to register, cancel, or make any changes is April 7, 2018. After this date, schools are required to pay registration fee(s) regardless of attendance on April 27. 

- Each ensemble is limited to 20 minutes for their performance and setup. 

- Teachers/Directors must provide three original scores for each piece being adjudicated. 

- Teachers/Directors must number all pages and measures and write school name on each score.

- Students must be academically eligible based on UIL guidelines and/or school policies. Please refer to this sample eligibility form for additional information.