We are excited to announce that while the basic audition format will remain the same, our board has developed a new rubric for judging auditions starting with the 2021 - 2022 auditions. In the interest of making audition judging as transparent and standardized as possible, a sub-committee of CMASC Board members has put together a thoughtful and detailed rubric. We hope that this tool will be useful for teachers in both preparing their students to audition as well as explaining successes and areas for improvement when reviewing scores with singers.
Once submitted, students' auditions are randomly assigned a number to ensure their anonymity during judging. Each audition is judged twice. The two scores are averaged for their final score that is used for selection.
To ensure a balanced choir that truly reflects an All State experience, selected students are allocated proportionately from districts. For example, if 10% of the total audition submissions came from District 1, 15% from District 2, 23% from District 3, etc., the final choirs will be composed of 10% District 1 students, 15% District 2, 23% District 3, etc.
This system also breaks down by voice part, so all students from one voice part in one district are only competing with students in their voice part/district.
Once district proportions and cut-off scores are determined, the numbered auditions are realigned with student names, and notifications are sent.