OMEA Solo & Ensemble

Each year, the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) sponsors the Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Events for vocal and instrumental music students of each district in Ohio to perform for a professional adjudicator and to receive a rating and certificate.

High School Solo & Enesmble participants must choose their solo from a list which is published by OMEA. This list groups solos and ensembles into three classifications:

Class A - Greatest level of technical difficulty

Class B - Intermediate level of technical difficulty

Class C - Rudimentary level of technical difficulty

When performing a solo, students must memorize major scales for each classification and the adjudicator will ask the student to perform two of these before the solo is performed.

There is no scale requirement for ensembles.

Middle School Solo & Ensemble allows the teacher to select any solo for the student (there is no list or classification grouping). Middle School string participants all have the same scale requirements. They are:

G,C,D,A and F one octave.

The adjudicator will assign a rating and comment sheet for each performance. OMEA ratings are on a scale of I-V where I is Superior, II is Excellent, III is Good etc.

There are registration fees for Solo & Ensemble:

High School Solo - $18, High School Ensemble - $23

Middle School Solo - $15, Middle School Ensemble - $19

Here are the dates for this year’s OMEA Districts 9 & 10 Adjuducated Events:

Saturday, January 25, 2020 (Muskingum County area students) - District 9 High School Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Event at Cambridge High School (Age 14-18)

Saturday, February 8, 2020 (Licking County area students) - District 10 High School Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Event at Granville High School in Granville, Ohio. (ages 14-18)

Saturday, March 14, 2020 (Newark City Schools students) - Newark City Schools Solo & Ensemble Adjuducated Event at Liberty Middle School (Grades 4-12)

Saturday, March 28, 2020 (Muskingum County area students) - District 9 Middle School Solo & Ensemble Adjuducated Event at West Muskingum High School (Age 12-14)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 (Licking County area students) - District 10 Middle School Solo & Ensemble Adjuducated Event at River View High School in Warsaw, OH (Age 12-14)

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