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

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.

The championships are based on 3 sections:
Vocal, Choreography & Show.

There will be three adjudicators assigned to judge the choirs.


The Vocal category is worth 50% of the Total Score. There are 5 separate sub-categories in the Vocal category totalling 50 points.

Vocal Technique

Tone Quality, Breath Support, Intonation, Diction and Articulation

Ensemble Technique

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

Overall Musical Effect

Clear interpretation of the musical score and storyline, effective transitions, Overall Arc of journey, Relationship between singers and musicians


The Visual/Choreography category is worth 40% of the Total Score. There are 4 separate sub-categories in the Visual category totalling 40 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


The Show category is worth 10% of the Total Score totalling 10 points.

Show Design

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).