New for 2017 – We will be introducing a new judging score sheet and an exciting new platform to capture the judges verbal comments. Video Judge will allow the director and students to watch their performance and listen to the judges’ comments at the same time! Adjudicators will still provide a five-minute, on-stage critique immediately following each performance. A copy of the newly adopted adjudication score sheets will also be given to each choir director.
Also new for 2017 – Instrumental scores will no longer be factored into the results in determining choir placement.
The championships are based on 3 sections: 1- Vocal, 2 – Choreography, 3 – Show. There will be 3 adjudicators assigned to judge the choirs.
Vocal – The Vocal category is worth 40% of the Total Score. There are 4 separate sub-categories in the Vocal category totalling 400 points.
Overall Tone Quality, Intonation and Pitch
Balance of Parts, Blend of Ensemble, Projection
Diction and Clarity of Lyrics, Rhythmic Precision and Tempo, Timbre, Energy and Breath Support, Stamina
Overall Impression and Interpretation
Phrasing and Dynamics, Score Interpretation, Demonstrates and Conveys a Clear Understanding of the Text
Visual/Choreography – The Visual/Choreography category is worth 40% of the Total Score. There are 4 separate sub-categories in the Visual category totalling 400 points.
Precision of Movement, Clean Lines, Spatial Awareness and Dance Technique
Effective, Suitable to Level of Ability, Variety of Styles, Stylistically Appropriate, Choreography Supports / Enhances Vocals
Showmanship, Risk, Energy in Movement, Quality of Expression
Enhances the Overall Quality of Presentation, Visually Pleasing, Memorable
Show – The Show category is worth 20% of the Total Score. There are 2 separate sub-categories in the Show Design category totalling 200 points.
Theme, Music Selection, Entertainment Value, Pace, Transitions, Effective use of Stage, Risers and Performance Area
Costuming and Props
Creative and Effective use of Costuming and Props
Sum of scores will be used to determine placements with 3000 points possible