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ERIC Number: EJ842274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Michigan State Adjudicated Choral Festivals: Revising the Adjudication Process
Stegman, Sandra Frey
Music Educators Journal, v95 n4 p62-65 2009
Each year in the United States, thousands of middle school and high school music students and their teachers participate in state or regional solo, ensemble, and large-group vocal activities. Students pursue involvement for various musically extrinsic and intrinsic reasons. Music educators report pressure from parents and administrators as a deciding factor in entering their students and musical groups in evaluative events. Typically, these adjudicated events result in written feedback and summative ratings from one or more adjudicators. Administrators and music educators are often at odds with each other regarding the purpose and value of rated events. Recognizing the importance and potential value of adjudicated events, the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) has persistently pursued means to provide an educational focus, consistent and fair judging, and relevant written and verbal feedback within the state choral and vocal adjudication system. This article provides a description of MSVMA's purpose and mission, revitalization and educational revision process, adjudication components, and adjudicators' clinic and in-service day for their potential usefulness in offering verification or possible revision of other state music adjudication systems. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan; United States