Guidelines

The following are the guidelines for the 2018 performance cycle.

  1. Use only new, high quality, CD or audio cassette tape recordings.
    The CD or tape should have NO identifying information.

  2. Show Choir applications must submit a video (VHS or DVD) in lieu of audio recording. The choir’s
    name or other identification SHOULD NOT appear anywhere on the video device.

  3. Recordings must include no more/no less than 3 selections offering as much variety as possible.
    Each movement of a larger work is considered one selection.

  4. The recording should be ONLY the group listed on the application form (1 app-1 group-1 recording).
    Recordings must not include any talking of any kind other than narration included within a selection.
    No verbal introductions!

  5. All recordings MUST have been recorded after September 1, 2016.
  6. Submit a printed program or programs from which the recording was extracted.
    If the recording was made during a recording session, submit a signed letter on school stationery
    from a school administrator, or, if submitting application from a community group, on the organization’s
    letterhead verifying the recording date.

  7. The director on the recorded audition and the director of the group
    in 2017-2018 must be the same person.
    This person must also be a member of NAfME-KMEA and will register for the
    2018 In-Service Workshop.

  8. Entries are limited to two ensembles per KMEA member for submission and selection for performing ensembles at the February In-Service Workshop.