Weekly Notes 10/7/2021

Thursday, October 07, 2021 4:04 PM | Hannah Miller (Administrator)

All Events for the Virtual Pre-Festival will be "comments only"

Registration Requirements

  • Students should be enrolled in grades 6 to 12 and members in good standing in their school's vocal music program.

  • Choirs typically must be comprised of 17 or more students. However, large ensembles (6-20 singers) are welcome to participate in the virtual choral festival this year.

  • The submission fee for each event is $25.

  • Invoice and payment must be postmarked by October 15. Purchase orders are accepted.

  • Video submissions are due by Nov. 5.

  • Video MUST be titled "School Name, Ensemble Name".

  • Directors must upload a PDF of their sheet music via the Dropbox request link. Measures must be numbered. Music must be titled "School Name, Ensemble Name, Song Title"

  • Participants will receive their comments and clinics by Dec. 15, 2021.

Register Now

6-7-8-9 Honors Choir Audition Deadline | October 8

High School Honors Choir Audition Deadline | October 14

Virtual Pre-Festival Registration Deadline | October 15

Chamber Choir Festival Application Deadline | October 20

Musical Theatre S&E Festival Registration Deadline | October 20

The Adjudication Conference has been cancelled due to issues that we have been unable to resolve. The Conference will be rescheduled. Updates will be provided in Weekly Notes and on our website. 

Thank you,


Pam Pierson, Director of Adjudication
Kelli Falls, Adjudication Scheduling Coordinator

Dear music education colleague,

I am writing to ask you to participate in a survey study about COVID-19 and secondary ensemble enrollment. The purpose of this research is to describe enrollment changes in school choral programs comparing the pre-pandemic year (2019) with this current year (2021-2022). Please click here to take the survey: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0OGP8nYSzyGR1ml

This research will have important implications for understanding how choral ensembles are faring amidst the ongoing disruptions to schooling normalcy represented by the pandemic. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and all results will be anonymous/confidential. You also may stop participating at any time. You may also choose not to participate at all or you may refuse to answer certain questions.

If you have concerns or questions about this study, please contact the researcher (Ryan D. Shaw, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824; rshaw@msu.edu).

If you have questions or concerns about your role and rights as a research participant, would like to obtain information or offer input, or would like to register a complaint about this study, you may contact, anonymously if you wish, the Michigan State University’s Human Research Protection Program at 517-355-2180, Fax 517-432- 4503, or e-mail irb@msu.edu or regular mail at 4000 Collins Rd, Suite 136, Lansing, MI 48910. 

I deeply appreciate your help with this important research.


Ryan Shaw


Michigan School Vocal Music Association

P.O. Box 1131

Big Rapids, MI 49307-1131

(231) 592 - 9344


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