Sacred Music Florida Competition
Set a Goal - Work Hard - Compete - Grow
Questions & Answers
Question: Will the competition take place all on one day?
Answer: Yes. The entire competition will take place on Thursday May 25, 2017 from 8:00am-4:00pm
Question: Do all participating ensembles have to have an individual family FPEA membership for each musician in the ensemble to participate or can the director register with their FPEA membership number?
Question: If my child is entering more than one category do I need to fill out more than one form?
Answer: No...you may use the drop-down menus to choose as many categories as you would like to enter for each child. You must; however, fill out a separate form for each individual student.
Question: How many pieces can my child perform for their entry?
Answer: They may perform up to 8 minutes of music in each category. This 8 minutes may be made up of classical, hymns, hymn arrangements, spirituals and/or praise & worship. They may perform all classical or a mix of the different styles. It is suggested to do two contrasting styles (even within the classical category) in order to show the versatility of their playing or singing.
Question: Do I need to bring a keyboard?
Answer: No..pianos/keyboards will be provided in the audition rooms.
Question: What do they get if they win?
Answer: The students are judged in two different ways. 1) Individually. Each participant will be judged according to their own performance based upon the number of years of study/age, etc. Each will receive a I, II or III depending upon their performance. The rating of I will receive a medal, II will receive a ribbon. 2) They will also be judged against others in their category. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category which will receive trophies.
Question: What is the judging criteria?
Answer: Participants will be judged based on correct notes, rhythm, fingering, proper technique, interpretation and memorization.
Question: Is there a list of repertoire to choose from?
Answer: No. You and your parent/teacher may choose your own appropriate repertoire that best accentuates their talent.