Musical Theater Competition

NVMTA Musical Theater Judged Recital

DATE and PLACE:

Sunday, November 11, 2018 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Woman’s Club of Arlington, 700 S. Buchanan St., Arlington, VA

DEADLINES:

Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 25, 2018. NVMTA reserves the right to close registration early if the number of students entered exceeds 35. All fees must be paid online through mtfest.com by October 25, 2018.

FEE:

$25.00. All fees are nonrefundable.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

1. Please register at mtfest.com.  Register under “Universal Application” and choose the date of this event.

2. Pay fee online through mtfest.com. Click on Billing, then click on the $ next to the event. Pay with Visa or Mastercard. After payment is made, you may print a copy of the invoice for your records. You do not need to mail anything to the Chair.

CHAIR:

Nancy MacArthur Smith

CO-CHAIR:

Laura Halick

ELIGIBILITY: Students in grades 8 – 12

REQUIREMENTS:

Division I, Grades 8 – 10: Each student will have a total of 4 minutes to perform one musical theater song (suitable for an Honors Recital) and one cut (under 60 seconds) of a musical theater song. One of the selections must be an up-tempo. Verses and repeats in the Honors Recital selection may be cut in order to fit into the 4-minute time limit.

Division II, Grades 11 and 12: Same as above.

Division III, Males in Grades 8 – 12: See requirements above.  This division will be offered only if a minimum of six male students register. If there are less than six male students, males will perform in Divisions I & II.

JUDGING: Judges will be looking for students to demonstrate the ability to sing a healthy belt/mix as well as “legit” technique. For example, a student could choose to sing a Golden Age song using classical technique and a 32-bar cut of an up-tempo contemporary song incorporating a healthy belt/mix.  The goal is to present contrasting selections that demonstrate the student’s grasp of the wide range of musical theater styles and techniques.

JUDGING:

Judges will be looking for students to demonstrate the ability to sing a healthy belt as well as “legit” technique. For example, a student could choose to sing an entire Golden Age song using classical technique and a 32-bar cut of an uptempo contemporary song incorporating a healthy belt. The goal is to present contrasting selections that demonstrate the student’s grasp of the wide range of musical theatre styles and techniques. Judges will provide written comments. The decisions of the judges will be final.

AWARDS:

Judges will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each division, and may elect to award Honorable Mentions to deserving students. First and second place winners will be invited to perform in an Honors Recital on May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Women’s Club of Arlington. Winners will perform the song they chose to sing in its entirety. In addition, scholarships will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners in each division.

1st 2nd 3rd
Level 1 $200 $100 $50
Level 2 $200 $100 $50
Level 3 $200 $100 $50

TEACHER GUIDELINES:

Singers may bring their own accompanists or may employ Ruth Locker by contacting her ruth.locker.pianist@gmail.com.  David Chaves at dave@davidechavez.com is also available to play for students. Teachers and coaches may not accompany their students. Students must bring a legal copy of each of their songs. Written comments from the judges will be given to the teachers of the contestants at the end of the competition. The decision of the judges will be final. Participating teachers are expected to assist the chair as needed based on the number of students enrolled, regardless of subsequent student withdrawals.

Teacher Responsibilities

http://nvmta.org/?s=competitive+event+rules

Teachers must agree to abide by the Rules for Competitive Events.