Scoring System

We take great pride in hiring fair, competent, unbiased adjudicators.

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 2017Instrumental scores will no longer be factored into the results in determining choir placement.

Scoring System

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.

Vocal Technique
Overall Tone Quality, Intonation and Pitch

Ensemble Technique
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

Overall Impression
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.

Show Design
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

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