State Solo Update
Dear Idaho Music Educators,
I am sending you an update on State Solo/Ensemble rules and procedures for this season of virtual festivals. Please understand that these rules have been discussed at length as we are trying to adjust with the season that we are in.
Entries this year will all be through the app HeartOut. You can look up the company on heartout.io to learn more about the company and the app. Each student will have a code assigned to them that they will be able to log into the app for recording. The app cannot accept outside recordings to be uploaded, the recording MUST be done on the app itself. Each entry will have three attempts at a submission. After three attempts, the best of the three is then uploaded. If you do not upload any attempt, there will not be a submission! Because we charged per code assigned, once your student has a code, you will be expected to pay for that entry.
Time limits are still in place for the recording, 8 min for vocal, 10 for brass/woodwind/percussion, 12 for strings. Set up is not included in that time for virtual recording, but will be when we go back to in person. For safety reasons, we understand that not everyone will be able to record with a live accompanist. While that is still our first choice, we are making allowances this year for the accompaniment portion of the event. Students will be allowed to record with Smart Music, or other forms of recorded accompaniment to submit for this year only. Ensemble entries will still have to record and upload together.
I know there are other things that will need to be answered in the future. I will do my best to get those to you as we go along. Thank you for your understanding in these changes. Please email me with questions or thoughts as they come.
Remember: All money for State this year is to be sent to Karen Randoph.
IMEA State Solo/Ensemble Chair