During this unprecedented time, YOCJ wants to keep the music playing! The Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey will host a Solo Adjudication Festival in order to give New Jersey students an opportunity to perform, receive constructive critiques from our adjudicators, and receive ratings. Top performers will be featured in our Gold Festival Recital!

WHEN: Sunday December 13th

TIMES: For everyone, except Percussionists (see below), you will mark all of your availability from these 2 hour block choices when you register:
11am to 1pm
1pm to 3pm
3pm to 5pm

Snare Drum Adjudications will run 12:00pm to 2pm.
Mallet Adjudications will run from 2:30pm to 5pm.

DEADLINE: Friday November 13th

WHO: Any New Jersey Middle School and High School Orchestral and Band Instrumentalist. Membership in YOCJ is NOT required to participate. Also, students are eligible to participate whether or not they study privately.

MUSIC: Students will perform 1 solo that should not exceed the 10 minute Zoom slot. Students should select a solo that best represents their skills and abilities. All students will need to scan and email a copy of their repertoire to YOCJ for adjudication purposes.

NO PIANO ACCOMPANISTS: Students should NOT use piano accompaniment. This will optimize the ability for the adjudicators to hear the tone, dynamics, and other subtleties of the Zoom performances.

COST: $30 per student

HOW: Live 10 minute Zoom Performances!

ASSESMENT & RECOGNITION: Students will be given Written Critiques based on our Adjudication Rubric. Also, students will be rated as follows: Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mention.

GOLD FESTIVAL RECITAL: Select Students who receive the Gold Rating will be invited to perform on our online recital, on Tuesday January 5, 2021.

HOW TO REGISTER? (Please try to do these 3 steps on the same day.)

Step #1: Fill out our Google doc survey by clicking HERE!
Step #2: Email ONE PDF scan of your solo to executivedirector@yocj.org ASAP, but no later than by Friday November 13th. (Please consolidate multiple pages into ONE file with an app like Adobe Scan. Thanks!)
Step #3: Submit your $30 fee via this secure PayPal link below, on the same day that your register. Thank you!

Name & Grade of Student: