There are several benefits to using Solo-Ensemble.com as a web-based contest management system for your local Solo and Ensemble contest.


Benefits to Students and Parents

Background Practicing and preparing for a judged contest requires dedication and focus. The contest environment can be intimidating for first-time students. Parents will expect that each contest is being run in a professional and efficient manner. Using Solo-Ensemble.com for local Solo and Ensemble contest management allows the contest director to make better use of their…

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Benefits to Contest Judges

Current Method Paper-based Solo and Ensemble contests normally begin a judged session by having the performing student(s) provide their identifying information to the judge, such as name, grade, performance name, composer, and difficulty level. The judge writes this information onto a paper form, and writes his or her professional evaluation (opinions and score) onto the…

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Benefits to School Band Directors

If you are a middle school or high school band director (or staff member), you know that rehearsal, preparation, and realistic practice for regional and state-wide music competitions are essential elements of overall student performance and satisfaction. Taking part in local Solo and Ensemble contests helps to prepare your students to excel and reduces their…

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Benefits to Contest Directors and Staff

Current (Paper-based) Method Before the contest Performance judging paper forms are printed and distributed to the judges and/or to the rooms where the performances will be held. Volunteers (typically older students and parents) must be recruited for many tasks, but especially important are the “runners” who transport the completed forms from each judge to the…

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