Fine Arts Education

ARCHDIOCESAN CHORAL FESTIVAL


ARCHDIOCESAN ELEMENTARY INSTRUMENTAL FESTIVAL


ARCHDIOCESAN SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL FESTIVAL

Date: 

Location:  St. Dominic High School

Time:  8:00 a.m.  - 2:30 p.m.

Registration Fee:  $50 per ensemble

Ensembles will have 20 minutes on stage to perform and receive written and recorded comments from two clinicians.  After each performance, ensembles will be escorted to a separate rehearsal space for a 20-minute workshop with one of the clinicians who just heard them perform.

  • Each ensemble will be given 20 minutes to set up, tune up, perform, and take down.
  • There will be a room available for warming up.  Each ensemble may use the warm-up room the 20 minute period prior to their performance.
  • A short warm-up number is permissible and will not be adjudicated.
  • Each ensemble may perform a maximum of three (3) selections.
  • Choose quality festival music.  Pop music is not appropriate for the festival.
  • Have original scores for each adjudicator to use during your performance. Photocopies are not acceptable.
  • Number the measures of each score.  This helps the adjudicators as they make comments.
  • Ensembles are welcome to listen to other schools perform, either before or after their ensemble’s performance.
  • St. Dominic High School will provide large percussion equipment and stands.
  • The festival will be evaluative, NOT COMPETITIVE.  The evaluation will consist of written comments on an evaluation form and a CD recording of comments by the adjudicators given during the performance.

ARCHDIOCESAN JAZZ FESTIVAL

Date: 

Location:  DeSmet Jesuit High School / 233 N. New Ballas Road / St. Louis, MO  63141

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Times will be made definite when the number of participating ensembles becomes known.)

Entry Fee:  $50 per ensemble

Each jazz ensemble will have 20 minutes on stage to perform and receive written and recorded comments from two  clinicians.  After each performance, ensembles will be escorted to a separate rehearsal space for a 20-minute workshop with one of the clinicians who just heard them perform.

  • Each ensemble will be given 20 minutes to set up, tune up, perform, and take down.
  • Each ensemble may perform a maximum of three (3) selections.
  • A short warm-up number is permissible and will not be adjudicated.
  • Each ensemble will perform on stage.
  • All ensembles will use a standard jazz band set-up.
  • Ensembles are welcome to listen to other schools perform either before or after their ensemble's performance.
  • Ensembles should dress uniformly and look nice and neat.
  • Choose quality jazz band music.  Improvisation is strongly encouraged.
  • Number the measures of each score for the adjudicators.
  • There will be an available room for warming up.  Each ensemble may use the warm-up room the 20 minute period prior to their performance.
  • The festival will be evaluative, NOT COMPETITIVE.  Ensembles will receive a written evaluation form and a CD recording of comments made by the adjudicators during the performance.
  • The following equipment will be available for use:  drum set, amps, piano, chairs and stands, one microphone for soloist, and vibraphone        

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ARCHDIOCESAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SONG FESTIVAL

Public performance is an excellent means of training young people in self-possession, poise, attention, and respect.  This cooperative, non-competitive festival emphasizes enjoyment and cooperation rather than competition.  Certificates of Participation will be given to each school, along with a constructive evaluation.

The performing choir should not be comprised of picked singers but should be comprised of all the students in 3rd, 4th, or 3rd & 4th Grade.

  • The time allotment for each choir must not exceed six (6) minutes.  So that everyone may return to their schools on time, the time limit must be followed.
  • No individual or school is allowed to leave before the end of their performance location's festival.
  • The opening and closing songs to be learned by everyone was sent with the confirmation email.