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What is solo and ensemble contest?

Each year, usually in the early Spring, students are required to participate in the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest. This competition is held on a Saturday and take most of the day.


Parent volunteers will be needed to chaperone this event. Students should dress in attire like they would wear to a nice event or church — no jeans or shorts.


The students will select (choir directors and voice teachers often help in the music selection process) a piece of music appropriate to their ability to learn and then perform in front of a judge. On the day of the contest, the student will sing in front of one judge and will be judged on a number of qualities (including tone, technique, interpretation and general effect). Rankings range from 1 (highest) to 3 (lowest). Students receiving a 1 on a level 1 solo may choose to participate in the UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest (TSSEC) at the end of the school year.



The contest is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th, 2023 at Mayde Creek High School.  Transportation will be provided to and from the event. 


Entry fee: $15 per solo; $15 ensemble fee (per person)

Accompanist Fee: Separate


The entry fee is due on Friday, January 13, 2023.


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