Solo & Ensemble Contest will be held on Saturday February 22, 2020 at River Trails Middle School in Mount Prospect. This is an optional activity and is open to any music student at AUGS. Students will prepare a solo and/or ensemble piece to perform for a small audience and judge. They are evaluated on pitch and rhythmic accuracy, phrasing, dynamics, and musicianship skills. Students receiving a “I” or a “II” will receive medals for their participation. Transportation to and from the contest is the responsibility of the parent. Maps and schedules will be given out towards the middle of January.

    AUGS pays a fee for students to attend, so once a student makes a commitment they are expected to follow through. Once you register to participate you are committed to performing on February 22nd. All solos and ensembles need to sign up for weekly practices. These sessions are absolutely necessary for the success of the performance. Do not participate if you cannot commit to weekly practice sessions! Practices will begin the week of January 7 2019. Your teacher will send out a schedule once all students have signed up.

    In preparation for the contest, there will be a solo/ensemble recital on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 starting at 5:00pm in various rooms at AUGS. Students need to be available that evening as well. A performance schedule will be distributed at the end of January.

    All pieces will require an accompanist, and one will be assigned to your solo/group. The accompanist fee is $35 per piece. The accompanist fee for an ensemble will be split between the ensemble members. This fee is paid directly to the accompanist and must be paid by January 15, 2020. 

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