The judging score sheet is weighed with vocals representing 50% of the overall score and visuals and show design to make up the other 50%. Video Judge will be back and will continue to 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 adjudication score sheets will also be given to each choir director.
There will be three adjudicators assigned to judge the choirs.
Tone Quality, Breath Support, Intonation, Diction and Articulation
Balance of Parts, Blend of Ensemble, Projection, Overall Tone Quality, Texture, Diction/Clarity of Lyrics, Rhythmic Precision
Commitment to character, choices, storytelling
Phrasing (shaping of phrases, phrasing from the lyric), Dynamics, Sensitivity to style/feel
Clear interpretation of the musical score and storyline, effective transitions, Overall Arc of journey, Relationship between singers and musicians
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
Theme, Music Selection, Entertainment Value, Pace, Transitions, Effective use of Stage, Risers and Performance Area, Creative and Effective use of Costuming and Props
The sum of scores will determine caption awards. Judge’s ordinals will determine group placement (1st, 2nd, 3rd).