MUSIC

  MHSA Staff Contact
Joanne Austin, Associate Director
  ph: 406-442-6010
  e-mail - jpaustin@mhsa.org

 

MHSA sanctions participation in band, chorus and orchestra. Music festivals are held in twelve districts each spring, followed by State Solo & Ensemble Festivals. The annual All-State Band, Chorus and Orchestra Festival, consisting of Montana’s best musicians and vocalists selected by audition, is held each October.

MHSA Forms

Festivals

SPRING DISTRICT AND STATE FORMS ARE AVAILABLE HERE!
The forms for your festival entries (presented as WORD templates in version 97-2003) are available below. If you cannot use the forms as presented, please contact the MHSA office. 

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Form 3S – Stringed Instrument Solo

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Form 3V – Vocal Solo

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Form 3W – Wind Instrument Solo

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Form 4BW – Brass/Woodwind Ensemble

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Form 4S – Stringed Instrument Ensemble

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Form 4V – Vocal Ensemble

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Form 5 – Percussion Solo/Ensemble

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Form 6 – Instrumental Jazz Ensemble

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Form 6V – Vocal Jazz Ensemble

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Form 7 – Piano Solo/Four Hand Duet

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Form 8B – Band

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Form 8C – Choir

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Form 8OR – Orchestra

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Form 9 – Instrumental Sight Reading

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Form 9C – Choral Sight Reading

Traditional Native American:

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Form NA-E Traditional Native American Ensemble

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Form NA-S Traditional Native American Solo

The following forms should be attached to qualifying State Solo & Ensemble entries before they are mailed to the state festival chairs. Be sure that entries are postmarked no later than
Tuesday following your district festival.

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STATE Form 3S – Stringed Instrument Solo

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STATE Form 3V – Vocal Solo

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STATE Form 3W – Wind Instrument Solo

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STATE Form 4BW – Brass/Woodwind Ensemble

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STATE Form 4S – Stringed Instrument Ensemble

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STATE Form 4V – Vocal Ensemble

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STATE Form 5 – Percussion Solo/Ensemble

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STATE Form 6 – Instrumental Jazz Ensemble

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STATE Form 6V – Vocal Jazz Ensemble

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STATE Form 7 – Piano Solo/Four Hand Duet

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State Form NA-E – Traditional Native American Solo

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State Form NA-S – Traditional Native American Solo

FOR FESTIVAL CHAIRS:

Managers of district and state music festivals should complete and submit the following forms after their respective festivals.

Form #11 – Music Festival Financial Report
Form #12 – Music Festival Entries Report
Form #13 – Music Festival Adjudicators List

2013-14 Spring Festivals

Click here for the list of District and State Festival dates and sites.
 

State Solo & Ensemble Festivals - May 2-3, 2014

 
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New - Schedule for WESTERN State Solo & Ensemble - posted 4/29/14

 

New - Schedule for EASTERN State Solo & Ensemble - posted 5/1/14

 

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State Solo & Ensemble Mailing - 2014

 

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State Solo & Ensemble Student Registration Form                                                               

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Student Conduct Code

 

The 2013-14 Online Music Adjudication Clinic Session is now online!

Online Adjudication Clinic

All adjudicators must view the clinic every year before adjudicating at any festival.  Use the link above to access the clinic.  Be sure to register at the end of the presentation and save your verification number for reference.

 

2014 All-State Festival - Missoula

Missoula is the site for the All-State Band, Chorus & Orchestra Festival on October 15-17, 2014. 

Audition materials are Set C.  Choral Directors!  Please click here for an important message.

Click here for detailed instructions/forms for submitting auditions.

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Student Conduct Code

 

Don't know your program's audition code?  Email jpaustin@mhsa.org

Handbook & Other Information

Professional Organizations and Links
Click here for Executive Board-approved changes as recommended by the Music Committee.  These take effect in the 2014-15 school year.

 

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bullet MHSA Handbook - Music
bullet MHSA Music Committee

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