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2018 All-State Solo Audition

posted Mar 27, 2017, 9:28 AM by Darin Shryock   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 12:11 PM ]

On March 20, 2017 at a regularly scheduled meeting of the ACE Board of Directors, the following policy was approved for the 2018 and 2019 All-State Auditions.  It will be presented to the AMEA Board of Directors with the recommendation that it be approved for the 2017 and 2018 Regional Auditions.


Three questions provided guidance in this decision-making process:

1.     What is the desire of the ACE constituency?

2.     How will it benefit students?

3.     On balance, is it a better process than currently in use?


The new solo policy was arrived at with integrity and transparency and with the belief that it successfully addresses the guiding questions. 


In summary:

·      All students will prepare a 2-minute solo from the All-State Solo Repertoire List.

·      Students may use an accompanist or the provided recorded accompaniment.

·      Students will indicate at time of audition whether they are a I or II for their voice part. (This will have no impact on their score.  It will be used for informational purposes on completion of the audition process).

·      This policy will be in force for 2 years.

·      The sight-reading portion of the audition will remain unchanged.


Information regarding the process and the All-State Solo Repertoire List is contained in the slide show.  An “information only” session will be held as part of the ACE constituency meeting during All-State on Saturday, April 8 at 9AM.


The ACE Board would like to thank the Solo Repertoire Committee and those who shared their concerns and recommendations regarding this policy change.

Darin Shryock,
Mar 27, 2017, 12:08 PM