LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL RALLY ASSOCIATION
Music Events
GENERAL INFORMATION
2012-2013
For both solos and ensembles, piano accompaniments may be used and may be played by
the teacher. There will be no accompanist provided by the Rally host. Accompanist must play
from the original music. No photocopied music is allowed, and if this occurs, the performance
has grounds for disqualification. The use of taped accompaniments is discouraged, though not
prohibited. Music performed should be memorized. Unless serving as an accompanist, no music
teachers, rally coordinators, or outside guests will be allowed in the performance room.
It is advisable, but not required, that the performers have original (not copied) music for
the judge. In general, it is recommended that there be no alteration of the music or texts as
published. However, if optional notes are found in the selections, the singer is advised to use the
one best suited to his/her capabilities.
In deciding the contest, the following elements of musical performance will be considered:
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Intonation: Is the selection sung exactly in tune?
Beauty of tone: Is the tone vital and pleasant to listen to, or is it forced, harsh, and
unmusical?
Phrasing and expression: tempo, rhythmic flow, dynamics, variations to tone, and tempo
to suit the mood.
Suitability of the selection: Is the piece well adapted to the voice and musical ability of
the singer(s)?
Accuracy: rhythms, pitches, attacks, releases, etc.
Diction: Are the words understandable? Are the vowels sung correctly? Are the
consonants clearly enunciated?
Ratings and awards are given as follows: Superior, Excellent, Good, Average, and Fair.
Students earning superior or excellent ratings will be awarded certificates. Please note:
Scholarships are no longer offered for students at this time.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY
Only students who have earned a “Superior” rating at a District Rally or Louisiana Music
Educators Association contest may qualify for State Rally Music events. Officials of the various
Music Contests at the district and regional levels in the state will certify to the State Rally
Director the results of such contests.
Critique forms are no longer necessary to verify eligibility. Only two (2) entries per
event, per school are allowed in the State Rally Music competitions.
LHSRA •LSU Box 16003•101 LSU Student Union • Baton Rouge, LA • 70803 • P 225-578-1087 • F 225-578-4433
SCHEDULE OF MUSIC EVENTS
ENTRY DEADLINE:
April 1, 2013
STATE RALLY DATE:
April 20, 2013
SCHEDULE TIMES:
Registration Begins: TBA a.m.
Solo & Ensembles: TBA a.m. – TBA p.m.
LOCATION:
TBA
VOCAL SOLOS
Four solo contests will be conducted:
Girl’s High Voice (Soprano)
Girl’s Low Voice (Alto)
Boy’s High Voice (Tenor)
Boy’s Low Voice (Bass)
ENSEMBLES
There will be three different contests in ensembles:
Boys’ Quartet (TTBB)
Mixed Quartet (SATB)
Girls’ Trio (SSA)
For Boys’ Quartet, regular parts must be sung – i.e., first and second tenor, & first and second bass.
For Mixed Quartet, regular parts must be sung – i.e., soprano, alto, tenor, and bass.
For Girls’ Trio, first and second soprano, and alto must be sung.
In all cases, the soprano and alto parts must be sung by girls and the tenor and bass parts must be
sung by boys. Groups may be selected from larger ensembles which earned a Superior rating at
the District level.
LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL RALLY ASSOCIATION
Music Events Entry Form
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School Name:
Address:
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School Phone:
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NOTA BENE: Students must earn a “Superior” rating at a District Rally or Louisiana Music
Educators Association event to qualify for State Rally.
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SPECIAL TIME CONSIDERATIONS
If you have any special time constraints, please list them below and we will do our best to accommodate
those requests.
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I certify that all information contained on this form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
Music Teacher:
Rally Coordinator:
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Phone Number:
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Music Events Entry Form
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Please submit this Music Events Entry Form no later than April 1, 2013. All entries must be postmarked,
faxed, or e-mailed by this deadline to:
Louisiana High School Rally Association
LSU Box 16003
101 LSU Student Union
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Fax: (225) 578-4433
Email: [email protected]
For Office Use Only:
Date Received:
District Qualification Verified: