Musical Theatre Categories and Requirements

  • Music must be memorized
  • Accompanists must play from published, not copied music
  •  Singers must sing selections from works written for the stage 
  • Material written for movies, television, or recordings is not eligible.
  • Musicals that were composed for film or television and have been re-worked for the stage will be acceptable.   Examples:  “State Fair”, “Gigi”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Footloose” and “Cinderella”
  • Belt and mixed belt are acceptable Musical Theatre techniques but are not required for this adjudication.  These adjudications are not meant to be preparation for a Musical Theatre audition.  Belt is not a requirement.
  • The student shall be judged based on how well they manage their chosen repertoire not in preparation for a role.

 

ALL HIGH SCHOOL CATEGORIES      (10 minutes)

a. 1 musical theatre or operetta (in original  language) selection written from up to and including 1964

b. 1 musical theatre selection written from 1965 and beyond

c. 1 musical theatre selection of the singer’s  choice, or 1 art song

 

ALL YOUNG SINGER CATEGORIES      (10 minutes)

Grades 6th, 7th, and 8th: YS,6,7,8 (10 minutes/Competitive Category)

  1. 1 art song, classical song, or folk song
  2. 1 age appropriate musical theatre selection
  3. 1 musical selection of the singer’s choice, examples include: Disney songs, traditional children’s repertoire, orage appropriate folk song or art song. Contemporary pop selections are not allowed (including country and rock songs).

Young Singer 4th and 5th grades: (for certificate of appreciation only)

Any two songs from the YS 6,7,8 requirements

Young Singer K thru 3rd grade (for certificate of appreciation only)

Any two songs from the YS 6,7,8, requirements

 

ADULT  MT  1:   Post High School to age 24  (10 minutes)

a. 1 musical theatre or operetta (in original language) selection written from up to and including 1964

b. 1 musical theatre selection written from 1965 and beyond

c. 1 musical theatre selection of the singer’s choice, or 1 art song

 

ADULT  MT  2:  Age 25 to 49  (10 minutes)

Refer to repertoire for Adult MT 1

 

ADULT  MT 3:  Age 50 and over (10 minutes)

Refer to repertoire for Adult MT 1