Sacred Music Florida Competition

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Ensemble Competition Guidelines

Ensembles may be vocal or instrumental with 8 or fewer players/singers.

Ensembles must perform two pieces of contrasting styles. Classic/Traditional or Contemporary Christian Repertoire

Memorization not required.

Total Performance time not to exceed 7 minutes.

PIANO SOLO - CLASSIC

This is the primary piano category and includes all classical repertoire and pieces from method books.
Participants may perform as many pieces as they wish, with total performance time not to exceed 8 minutes.

Memorization is required.
Original score must be provided to the adjudicator.



Our goal at Sacred Music Florida is to provide you the freedom to perform the works that will best showcase your talents or those of your group. You will not find pages of requirements, but only minimal parameters so that you may showcase the talent that the Lord gave you in a way that makes you shine! 

PIANO SOLO - HYMN/HYMN ARRANGEMENT

Participants in this category may perform as many pieces as your wish with total performance time not exceeding 8 minutes.
Memorization is required.
Original score must be provided to the adjudicator.


PIANO SOLO - CONTEMPORARY/PRAISE & WORSHIP


Participants in this category may perform as many  pieces as you wish with performance time not exceeding 8 minutes.
Memorization is required.
Original score must be provided to the adjudicator.

VOCAL SOLO-CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/PRAISE & WORSHIP​

Any Christian solo or arrangement performed with live piano or track.
Live accompaniment is preferred. If you must use a track or online accompaniment you must provide also a means of amplification. 

Memorization is required.

You may perform as many pieces as you wish, with performance time not to exceed 8 minutes.

​Original score must be provided to the adjudicator.

Composition Competition guidelines 


Participants in this category must submit their original composition online to SacredMusicFlorida@gmail.com
Computer generated scores preferred. If submitting a hand-written composition it must be neat and completely legible. 
A video performance of your composition is also required. 
All compositions and videos much be submitted to SacredMusicFlorida@gmail.com by May 1, 2018.
This portion of the composition will be adjudicated before the competition in Orlando. Finalists will be notified by email on or before May 20th.
The winner will have the opportunity to perform at the Awards Ceremony at the Competition at the Gaylord Palms Resort.

VOCAL SOLO-TRADITIONAL HYMN/ARRANGEMENT/Spiritual 


This category is for all traditional hymn tunes and/or arrangements of these classic hymns.
Live accompaniment preferred.

Memorization is required.

​You may perform as many pieces as you wish, with performance time not to exceed 8 minutes.

​Original score must be provided to the adjudicator.


INSTRUMENTAL SOLO - GUITAR


Participants in this category perform as many pieces as you wish with performance time not to exceed 8 minutes.
Participant may choose any repertoire that is intended for solo guitar.
Memorization is also required.
Original score must be provided to the adjudicator.


INSTRUMENTAL SOLO - WOODWIND

Participants in this category perform as many pieces as you wish with performance time not to exceed 8 minutes.
Classical Repertoire required and  live accompaniment preferred.
Memorization is also required.
Original score must be provided to the adjudicator.

INSTRUMENTAL SOLO - STRINGS (VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO, BASS) 

​​Participants in this category perform as many pieces as you wish with performance time not to exceed 8 minutes.
Classical Repertoire required and  live accompaniment preferred.
Memorization is also required.
Original score must be provided to the adjudicator.

Handbell Competition Guidelines

  • Handbell Solos, duets, ensembles, choirs
  • Any handbell repertoire may be performed
  • You may perform up to 20 minutes of music
  • You will be sent setup instructions when you register. 

Choir Competition Guidelines


  • Choirs must perform  works in contrasting styles. (Classic choral works, contemporary arrangements, acapella, spirituals, etc.). Director's choice of repertoire that will best show your choir's talent.
  • A piano will be provided
  • Live accompaniment is required
  • Total performance time must be less than 20 minutes.
  • An original score must be provided to the judges.

INSTRUMENTAL SOLO - BRASS

Participants in this category perform as many pieces as you wish with performance time not to exceed 8 minutes.
Classical Repertoire required and  live accompaniment preferred.
Memorization is also required.
Original score must be provided to the adjudicator.

​​VOCAL SOLO - CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE
​This category includes traditional, classical repertoire including but not limited to: art songs, operatic arias, etc. 
Voice types: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

Memorization is required.

You may perform as many pieces as you wish, with performance time not to exceed 8 minutes.

​Original score must be provided to the adjudicator.

Orchestra/Band/Chorus Guidelines

Orchestras and bands must perform works in contrasting styles. Director may choose  repertoire that will showcase your group's best qualities. Performance time not to exceed 20 minutes. A score must be provided to the judges.