Adjudications

The Adjudications Program of WSMTA is a self-supporting annual event developed for students to encourage interest in music and to maintain standards of fine musicianship.

What are Adjudications?

For the Student:
  • Set goals which encourages preparation beyond the normal weekly routine.
  • The process is similar to sports: practice – games – tournaments.
  • Perform for a highly-respected adjudicator
  • Work one-on-one with the adjudicator to improve your performance
  • Receive written comments and a certificate for your hard work
For the Parent:
  • Adjudications serve as a goal for your child to prepare two memorized pieces
  • Non-competitive format encourages learning, rather than comparison with others
  • Adjudicators are experienced teachers with advanced training, have been carefully screened by WSMTA, are nationally certified by MTNA and many serve on college faculties around the Northwest
For the Teacher:
  • Challenge yourself and your students to achieve goals
  • Observe your students’ lessons from a third-person perspective, often seeing new ways to approach difficult situations or unique problems
  • Share ideas and questions with a supportive colleague during one-on-one time with the adjudicator after he/she has heard all your students
  • Discover trends and areas which may need improvement

Adjudications may be organized and carried out by Chapters for piano, voice, organ, string, woodwind or brass by April 18. A preliminary report must be filed by November 1st with the adjudications chair using an approved adjudicator from the WSMTA adjudicators list.

A non-WSMTA member may participate with a registration of $125.00 plus student fees.  Please contact WSMTA Executive Manager, Kirsten Carlson  for registration instructions.

Information for the Teacher
  • Procedural information and materials are available for each teacher and are listed below or through your local chapter Adjudications Chair.
  • If you would like to register  your students for Adjudications, please login to the Member Dashboard. You will need to fill out a “Student Registration” and a “Teacher Registration”.
  • VIDEO TUTORIAL  has been created for you.  This will take you step by step through the process of this new online registration process.
  • IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE VIDEO PLAYBACK, use this link to view from YouTube:  ADJUDICATIONS TUTORIAL
Information for the Chapter Adjudications Chair
Information for the  Adjudicators
  • Please click here for:  Adjudicator Instructions & Policies
  • This document contains a wealth of information to help ensure a successful event for all involved. Please read and review before your next adjudicating job.