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IMEA State Solo & Ensemble Competition



The 2018 State Solo & Ensemble Competition will be held in the Boise area on May 4-05, 2018 . Please take note of the following rule changes for 2018.

  • Brass Ensembles are being added this year to the previously included String and Wind Ensembles.
  • The IMEA Solo List will no longer be used for instrumental solos. All instrument solos & ensembles must come from the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List (PML), Grade 1. Be sure to check the UIL after September 1st of each year. It is updated yearly and a solo that was on the list in August, may not be there in September.
  • The IMEA Solo List will continue being used for all Vocal Solos. The solo editions that are listed are no longer "suggested." All Vocal Soloists must use the listed editions.

If you have any questions about the State Solo Competition, contact Eva Hale, the State Solo Chair.



Idaho State Solo & Ensemble Rules & Regulations - 2018

  1. This will be a solo & ensemble contest, with only Brass, String and Woodwind Ensembles being accepted in 2018. To qualify for participation, a student must:
    • Be eligible for and participate in their District Solo/Ensemble Festival
    • Perform a solo, string ensemble, woodwind ensemble, or brass ensemble from the IMEA State Solo List or the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List. Starting in the 2017-2018 school year all instruments solos must come from the Texas List. the Idaho list for instrumental solos will be discontinued. Vocal solos will continue to use the Idaho list, but starting in 2018, vocal soloists must use the edition listed.
    • Receive a Superior (1) rating;
    • Be placed in the top two instrumental soloists or ensembles for each category or the top three vocal soloists for each category in the District.
    • Students must perform the same solo or ensemble at the State Solo Contest that they used to qualify at the District Festival. Total time limit for each performer will be: vocal-8 minutes; instrumental-10 minutes; string-12 (which includes tuning). Electronic timers will be used by Room Monitors to insure that time limits will not be exceeded. No student will be allowed to perform before their scheduled time. Digital Clocks will be provided each performance area and will be synchronized with the Tabulation Room Clock. “Smart Music” or similar computer generated accompaniment may be used, but of the program and all equipment, (computer, speakers, microphone, extension cords, etc.) must be furnished by the student and no extra time for set up or tear down is allowed, they must stay within their time limits. Recorded, i.e. CD, MP3, etc. accompaniments are not allowed. The accompaniment must follow the performer, not visa versa.
  2. Judges at District Music Festivals (i.e. Districts I-VI and Gem State) will prepare prioritized lists, by category, of all students who have entered the State Solo & Ensemble Contest at the district level and received a Superior rating. The first two students in instrumental categories and the first three for vocal categories on each list will represent their District at the State Solo Contest. The remainder of each list will be alternates and may be selected by the State Contest Chair to fill vacancies in their category not used by other Districts. In the event that there are more vacancies than alternates, the 1st alternate from each District will be selected. If there are more 1st alternates than vacancies, then none will be selected. It is possible that a District may send several entrants in a given category if there are not qualified entrants and alternates from other districts.
  3. The following categories are available:
    • Woodwind: Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
    • Woodwind Ensembles: Trio, Quartet, Quintet, etc.
    • Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
    • String Ensembles: Trio, Quartet, Quintet, etc.
    • Percussion: Snare Drum (Concert or Rudimental), Keyboard Percussion (Xylophone, Marimba, or Vibraphone), Multiple Percussion/Drum Set, Timpani
    • Brass: Trumpet/Cornet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium/Baritone, Tuba
    • Brass Ensembles: Trio, Quartet, Quintet, etc.
    • Voice: Soprano, Mezzo, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass.
  4. Students may enter more than one category, but may not participate in more than one vocal category.
  5. Each soloist and ensemble at the state contest will be judged by at least two category competent judges.
  6. Judges will award points to each participant using the adjudication forms provided. Selection of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners and a 4th place winner in vocal categories will be determined using the judges score. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and vocal 4th place winners will receive medals. All contest participants will receive a certificate of participation.
  7. Students are not allowed to perform any solo or ensemble more than once during their school career. A different State Solo or Ensemble must be learned each year they compete which means that a different State Solo Number from the official State Solo Music List must be used each year. For example, if a student performs only one movement from a concerto or one selection from a collection, they must choose an entirely new concerto or collection to play as all other movements/selections have the same State Solo number. The student's director will verify that the selection has not been performed by this student at a prior State Solo & Ensemble Contest.
  8. Memorization is required for all vocal solos and is encouraged but optional for instrumental solos.
  9. For adjudication purposes, soloists and ensembles shall furnish a (1) published score of the music. All measures need to be numbered and the contestant's number placed on the title page. NO STUDENT OR SCHOOL NAMES ARE TO BE WRITTEN ON THE MUSIC. The contestant number will be used to return the scores. Photocopies are prohibited unless accompanied by a permission letter from the copyright holder (publisher) making it a permissible copy. Furnishing an illegal photocopy will disqualify the participant.
  10. The Student Entry Forms must be completed on line by the directors of the student participants after they have been selected for the state competition. Students are not allowed to compete their form but they are required to type an electronic signature verifying information. The form may be found HERE. Directors that are not members of IMEA must contact the IMEA Web Master to receive needed information prior to registering their students. Instructions for completion are on the web site. The contestant's individual Student Entry Forms for all participants will be completed and submitted on line (see the IMEA Website, State Solo Contest) within one week following the District Solo/Ensemble Festival but not later than the first Monday of April. Participant's fees must follow within one week of submission of the on-line form or that district's contestants may not be allowed to perform. Checks should be made payable to IMEA and mailed to: Eva Hale, State Solo Chair, #1 Indian Territory, Buhl, ID 83316. School Districts may pay for all students fees from their school in one check but please list who the check is paying for. Forms for alternates must be completed within one week of notification that they have been entered into the State Solo & Ensemble Contest. Fees for alternates may be paid at a later time, but before the contestant performs.
  11. Each contestant must pay a non-refundable participation fee, only checks made payable to IMEA-State Solo will be accepted. The fee structure for students whose directors are members of IMEA is: Early Bird Fee = $45.00; Fees postmarked after April 25th = $70.00. The fee structure for students whose directors are not members of IMEA is: Early Bird Fee = $156.00; Fees postmarked after April 25th = $181.00. Students must secure their own transportation to the contest site. Alternates will pay the Early Bird Fee. Parents, booster clubs, or schools may assist. Students should be properly chaperoned and appropriately involved in contest activities. If you need an invoice to facilitate payment, you may download it HERE.
  12. District Presidents or District Festival managers should forward via email the District Prioritized Lists Excel file listing all qualifying students and potential alternates from their District who qualify to the State Solo Chair within three days of their Solo/Ensemble festival but no later than the first Monday of April, (postmark determines date of mailing).
  13. Awards will be announced and medals given at the end of the event in an Awards Ceremony. Complete results of the contest will be posted by contestant number on the IMEA Web Site within one week following the contest.

Questions? Contact the State Solo Chair:

Eva Hale
State Solo Chair
Buhl School District
#1 Indian Territory
Buhl, ID 83316
statesolo@idahomusiced.org



Idaho IMEA State Solo Brass List - 2018

All Instrumental Solos & Ensembles must come from the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List (PML), Grade 1.
You can access the PML here.



Idaho IMEA State Solo Woodwind List - 2018

All Instrumental Solos & Ensembles must come from the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List (PML), Grade 1.
You can access the PML here.



Idaho IMEA State Solo Percussion List - 2018

All Instrumental Solos & Ensembles must come from the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List (PML), Grade 1.
You can access the PML here.



Idaho IMEA State Solo String List - 2018


All Instrumental Solos & Ensembles must come from the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List (PML), Grade 1.
You can access the PML here.

2017 IMEA State Solo Finalists

Flute
Fernando Perez South Junior High 1
Rachel Lee Boise HS 2
Abby Turner Idaho Falls HS 3
Oboe
Ashton Enrriques Eagle HS 1
Jonathon Spencer Blackfoot 1
Whitney Raymond Idaho Falls HS 2
Alexandra Mostar-Dean Mountain View HS 3
Bassoon
Oliver Blumenstein Timberline HS 1
Rylie Moore Blackfoot 2
Tessa Smith Timberline HS 3
Clarinet
Eleanor Straight Nampa HS 1
Francis Peng Century 2
Ben Sayre Blackfoot 3
Bass Clarinet
Abbagael Smith Vision Charter School 1
Adam Clapier Minico HS 2
Alto Saxophone
Landon Chang Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy 1
Minjun Kwak East Junior High 2
Ryker Bull Vallivue HS 3
Tenor Saxophone
Bryce Poplawsky Moscow HS 1
Logan Cass Nampa HS 2
Moriah Ivy Valley HS 3
Baritone Saxophone
Orion White Lewiston HS 1
Kevin Eaton Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy 2
David Donoho Canyon Ridge HS 3
Trumpet
Caden Davis Coeur d'Alene HS 1
Maria Straight Nampa HS 2
Sebastian Houk Timberline HS 3
French Horn
Brendan Wiggins Mountain View HS 1
Makenzie Harris Bear Lake HS 2
Noah Reason Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy 3
Trombone
Jackson Murphy Eagle HS 1
Archie Flores Nampa HS 2
Kaiden Riddle Blackfoot 3
Euphonium
Nicholas Clohessy Borah HS 1
Wesley Edwards Highland HS 2
Harrison Roberts Shelley HS 3
Tuba
Daylen Corpany Madison HS 1
J. Dante Huerta North Star Charter 2
Joe Abajian Centennial HS 3
Woodwind Trio
Jessi Dietrich Nampa HS 1
Nicole Recla Eagle HS 2
Woodwind Quartet
Saxophone Quartet Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy 1
Saxophone Quartet Lake City HS 2
Snare Drum
Joshua Hansel Idaho Falls HS 1
Shelby McCowan Eagle HS 2
Noah Russel East Junior High 3
Keyboard Percussion
Lindsay Smith Idaho Falls HS 1
Alex Williams Highland HS 2
Emma Charlier Timberline HS 3
Multiple Percussion
Tyler Ulrich Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy 1
Clayne Capson Hillcrest HS 2
Scott Gerber Century 3
Timpani
Harrison Stephan Ridgevue HS 1
Tyler Ulrich Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy 2
Matt Knapp Timberlake HS 3
Soprano
Miranda Solberg Eagle HS 1
Mariana Martin Preston HS 2
Kallie Garn Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy 3
Danielle Casos Eagle HS 4
Mezzo Soprano
Makenzie Harris Bear Lake HS 1
Sonya Fernandez Post Falls HS 2
Kate Allen Timberline HS 3
Brienna Barron Post Falls HS 4
Alto
Sophie Larsen Bonneville 1
Kate Bronsell Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy 2
Danielle Grist Post Falls HS 3
Darby Koziol Oakley HS 4
Tenor
Aaron Real Weiser HS 1
Brandon Webster Post Falls HS 2
Jacob Haroldsen Bonneville 3
Porter Williams Blackfoot 4
Baritone
Connor Rosencrantz Middleton HS 1
Nate Hart Borah HS 2
Galen Jones Coeur d'Alene HS 3
McKae Cook Rocky Mountain HS 4
Spencer Thompson Sandpoint HS 4
Bass
Ethan Simpson Eagle HS 1
Avery Merrifield Lakeland HS 2
Bob Stevens Sandpoint HS 3
Isaac Melendez Vallivue HS 4
Violin
Ellie Hunt Boise HS 1
Jacob Unruh Lake City HS 2
John Shieh Centennial HS 3
Viola
Anaise Boucher-Browning Boise HS 1
Camille Broski Boise HS 2
Thalia Rojas Wood River HS 3
Cello
Elijah King Eagle HS 1
Lance Verst Wood River HS 2
Jerrel Martin Twin Falls HS 3
Double Bass
Lexie Friel Boise HS 1
Luca Delis Minico HS 2
Sam Schultz Capital 3
String Trio
Eagle String Trio Eagle HS 1
String Quartet
WR String Quartet #2 Wood River HS 1
Boise HS String Quartet Boise HS 2
WR String Quartet #1 Wood River HS 3
String Quintet
WR String Quintet #2 Wood River HS 1
Minico HS String Quintet Minico HS 2
WR String Quintet #1 Wood River HS 3
String Octet
Minico HS String Octet Minico HS 1

2017 IMEA State Solo Rankings

Category ID # Total Place
Alto AL8 571 1
Alto AL2 568 2
Alto AL5 564 3
Alto AL20 560 4
Alto AL7 539 5
Alto AL3 531 6
Alto AL12 529 7
Alto AL14 520 8
Alto AL16 520 8
Alto AL18 520 8
Alto AL15 501 9
Alto AL17 499 10
Alto AL21 497 11
Alto AL1 495 12
Alto AL6 495 12
Alto AL10 489 13
Alto AL11 481 14
Alto AL4 472 15
Alto AL19 465 16
Alto AL13 457 17
Alto AL9 452 18
Alto Sax AS4 582 1
Alto Sax AS11 581 2
Alto Sax AS2 572 3
Alto Sax AS10 570 4
Alto Sax AS12 569 5
Alto Sax AS5 567 6
Alto Sax AS6 566 7
Alto Sax AS7 551 8
Alto Sax AS3 544 9
Alto Sax AS13 536 10
Alto Sax AS9 496 11
Alto Sax AS14 484 12
Alto Sax AS1 483 13
Alto Sax AS8 no show  
Baritone BR9 563 1
Baritone BR4 562 2
Baritone BR5 555 3
Baritone BR16 552 4
Baritone BR11 552 4
Baritone BR8 548 5
Baritone BR10 544 6
Baritone BR1 538 7
Baritone BR6 537 8
Baritone BR3 536 9
Baritone BR14 532 10
Baritone BR13 525 11
Baritone BR12 523 12
Baritone BR7 521 13
Baritone BR15 512 14
Baritone Sax BX3 567 1
Baritone Sax BX2 537 2
Baritone Sax BX1 505 3
Bass BS9 565 1
Bass BS7 552 2
Bass BS10 551 3
Bass BS6 544 4
Bass BS3 543 5
Bass BS1 535 6
Bass BS8 533 7
Bass BS12 523 8
Bass BS11 518 9
Bass BS2 513 10
Bass BS5 511 11
Bass BS4 508 12
Bass BS13 501 13
Bass Clarinet BC2 552 1
Bass Clarinet BC1 496 2
Bassoon BN1 556 1
Bassoon BN3 507 2
Bassoon BN4 466 3
Bassoon BN2 434 4
Cello CE8 571 1
Cello CE11 568 2
Cello CE10 564 3
Cello CE9 552 4
Cello CE1 548 5
Cello CE2 537 6
Cello CE5 534 7
Cello CE4 515 8
Cello CE7 515 8
Cello CE13 515 8
Cello CE3 504 9
Cello CE12 491 10
Cello CE6 no show  
Clarinet CL12 584 1
Clarinet CL8 563 2
Clarinet CL9 554 3
Clarinet CL10 548 4
Clarinet CL6 544 5
Clarinet CL5 541 6
Clarinet CL2 539 7
Clarinet CL11 537 8
Clarinet CL3 527 9
Clarinet CL14 506 10
Clarinet CL1 489 11
Clarinet CL7 488 12
Clarinet CL13 479 13
Clarinet CL4 435 14
Double Bass DB5 576 1
Double Bass DB4 563 2
Double Bass DB8 557 3
Double Bass DB1 551 4
Double Bass DB9 544 5
Double Bass DB3 540 6
Double Bass DB2 538 7
Double Bass DB7 529 8
Double Bass DB6 no show  
Euphonium EU1 546 1
Euphonium EU2 537 2
Euphonium EU6 536 3
Euphonium EU3 527 4
Euphonium EU4 510 5
Euphonium EU5 506 6
Flute FL9 600 1
Flute FL7 584 2
Flute FL12 558 3
Flute FL2 546 4
Flute FL3 545 5
Flute FL13 545 5
Flute FL4 542 6
Flute FL10 529 7
Flute FL1 528 8
Flute FL6 525 9
Flute FL5 508 10
Flute FL14 502 11
Flute FL8 499 12
Horn in F FH9 560 1
Horn in F FH4 555 2
Horn in F FH7 543 3
Horn in F FH5 534 4
Horn in F FH3 512 5
Horn in F FH6 489 6
Horn in F FH8 479 7
Horn in F FH2 475 8
Horn in F FH1 474 9
Mallets KP3 544 1
Mallets KP6 543 2
Mallets KP2 519 3
Mallets KP4 518 4
Mallets KP1 513 5
Mallets KP7 505 6
Mezzo Soprano MS9 562 1
Mezzo Soprano MS7 532 2
Mezzo Soprano MS1 530 3
Mezzo Soprano MS4 528 4
Mezzo Soprano MS12 523 5
Mezzo Soprano MS8 522 6
Mezzo Soprano MS19 517 7
Mezzo Soprano MS13 508 8
Mezzo Soprano MS14 507 9
Mezzo Soprano MS3 494 10
Mezzo Soprano MS18 492 11
Mezzo Soprano MS5 491 12
Mezzo Soprano MS17 490 13
Mezzo Soprano MS15 489 14
Mezzo Soprano MS20 489 14
Mezzo Soprano MS11 488 15
Mezzo Soprano MS6 479 16
Mezzo Soprano MS21 477 17
Mezzo Soprano MS10 475 18
Mezzo Soprano MS23 471 19
Mezzo Soprano MS2 468 20
Mezzo Soprano MS16 455 21
Mezzo Soprano MS22 455 21
Mezzo Soprano MS24 452 22
Mult Perc MP3 543 1
Mult Perc MP1 520 2
Mult Perc MP2 496 3
Oboe OB2 558 1
Oboe OB9 558 1
Oboe OB8 557 2
Oboe OB6 535 3
Oboe OB4 530 4
Oboe OB5 525 5
Oboe OB1 518 6
Oboe OB3 480 7
Snare Drum SD2 554 1
Snare Drum SD3 542 2
Snare Drum SD4 541 3
Snare Drum SD7 535 4
Snare Drum SD1 532 5
Snare Drum SD6 531 6
Snare Drum SD5 470 7
Soprano SO19 569 1
Soprano SO14 563 2
Soprano SO5 561 3
Soprano SO2 560 4
Soprano SO21 538 5
Soprano SO22 538 5
Soprano SO10 537 6
Soprano SO13 532 7
Soprano SO17 526 8
Soprano SO16 521 9
Soprano SO8 507 10
Soprano SO20 505 11
Soprano SO12 500 12
Soprano SO9 493 13
Soprano SO3 492 14
Soprano SO4 486 15
Soprano SO15 477 16
Soprano SO1 475 17
Soprano SO6 470 18
Soprano SO23 465 19
Soprano SO11 464 20
Soprano SO7 445 21
St. Octet ST8-1 551 1
St. Quartet ST4-7 570 1
St. Quartet ST4-5 564 2
St. Quartet ST4-6 532 3
St. Quartet ST4-1 521 4
St. Quartet ST4-2 511 5
St. Quartet ST4-3 507 6
St. Quartet ST4-4 492 7
St. Quintet ST5-5 587 1
St. Quintet ST5-1 573 2
St. Quintet ST5-3 560 3
St. Quintet ST5-2 549 4
St. Trio ST3-1 581 1
Tenor TE10 563 1
Tenor TE13 558 2
Tenor TE5 553 3
Tenor TE14 552 4
Tenor TE8 549 5
Tenor TE15 548 6
Tenor TE4 544 7
Tenor TE9 536 8
Tenor TE2 528 9
Tenor TE3 524 10
Tenor TE6 523 11
Tenor TE1 521 12
Tenor TE7 513 13
Tenor TE12 513 13
Tenor Sax TS12 562 1
Tenor Sax TS3 561 2
Tenor Sax TS8 554 3
Tenor Sax TS9 551 4
Tenor Sax TS1 550 5
Tenor Sax TS10 545 6
Tenor Sax TS6 525 7
Tenor Sax TS2 511 8
Tenor Sax TS13 488 9
Tenor Sax TS4 480 10
Tenor Sax TS5 467 11
Tenor Sax TS7 465 12
Tenor Sax TS11 433 13
Timpani TI2 544 1
Timpani TI3 537 2
Timpani TI1 507 3
Trombone TB7 560 1
Trombone TB3 551 2
Trombone TB9 533 3
Trombone TB4 529 4
Trombone TB1 522 5
Trombone TB8 494 6
Trombone TB10 492 7
Trombone TB5 483 8
Trombone TB6 481 9
Trombone TB12 474 10
Trombone TB11 473 11
Trumpet TR3 578 1
Trumpet TR12 571 2
Trumpet TR7 529 3
Trumpet TR6 509 4
Trumpet TR9 503 5
Trumpet TR8 492 6
Trumpet TR2 487 7
Trumpet TR5 479 8
Trumpet TR11 476 9
Trumpet TR4 474 10
Trumpet TR14 471 11
Trumpet TR10 452 12
Trumpet TR13 428 13
Tuba TU3 521 1
Tuba TU5 507 2
Tuba TU1 494 3
Tuba TU4 469 4
Tuba TU6 498 dq
Tuba TU2 494 dq
Viola VA1 584 1
Viola VA2 575 2
Viola VA6 574 3
Viola VA4 567 4
Viola VA5 555 5
Viola VA3 539 6
Violin VN4 589 1
Violin VN11 587 2
Violin VN9 585 3
Violin VN1 581 4
Violin VN6 580 5
Violin VN8 578 6
Violin VN13 577 7
Violin VN2 576 8
Violin VN10 575 9
Violin VN5 572 10
Violin VN7 572 10
Violin VN12 564 11
Violin VN3 563 12
WW Quartet WW4-1 555 1
WW Quartet WW4-2 508 2
WW Trio WW3-1 549 1
WW Trio WW3-2 545 2

2018 IMEA State Solo Schedule

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2018 IMEA State Solo Schedule

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