WMTA Rules Specific To Vocal

Please refer to the additional rules common to all tracks on the webpage. 

updated 1/26/23

  • Vocal auditions may not be held in every District. Please contact your Local District Chair during the Fall preceding the audition date if you have students who wish to participate
  • Any music used by the student must be an original copy
  • One selection must be with accompaniment
    • If a selection was composed with an accompaniment, it must be used
  • Information about accompaniments
    • Must have two original scores (one for judge, one for accompanist)
    • Arrangements are allowed
    • Recorded accompaniments are not allowed
  • Information about accompanists
    • No accompanists are provided by WMTA
    • Teachers may accompany their own students
    • Page-turners are allowed
D2-Perform two pieces from memory
Repertoire time limits: 10 minutes (Grades 1-6), 12 minutes (Grades 7-12)
– Students with 1-2 years of study: Pieces must be contrasting
– Students with 3+ years of study: Pieces must be contrasting and by different composers
-Maximum of 5 points possible for each piece
– At least one piece must be sung in the original language
The original language composition may be in English and could be combined with an English translation of a composition originally written in another language.
D2-NM-Open to students in Grades 1-12
-Perform two pieces (memorization not required)
Repertoire time limits: Grades 1-6 have 10 minutes
Grades 7-12 have 12 minutes 
-Students with 1-2 years of study: Pieces must be contrasting
-Students with 3+ years of study: Pieces must be contrasting and by different composers
-Maximum of 4 points possible for each piece
– At least one piece must be sung in the original language
The original language composition may be in English and could be combined with an English translation of a composition originally written in another language
D3-Only open to students in Grades 7-12
– Perform three pieces (at least two from memory)
– Repertoire time limits: Grades 1-3 have 10 minutes
Grades 4-6 have 12 minutes
Grades 7-12 have 15 minutes
– Pieces must be contrasting and by different composers
– One piece must be by a Baroque or Classical era composer
– Two pieces must be sung in the original language
– Maximum of 5 points possible for each piece
State-Perform three pieces from memory
РRepertoire time limits: Grades 1-3 have 10 minutes  
Grade 4-6 have 12 minutes
Grades 7-12 have 15 minutes
-Pieces must be contrasting and by different composers
-One piece must be by a Baroque or Classical era composer
– Two pieces must be sung in the original language
-Maximum of 5 points possible for each piece
-Students that earn a minimum of 14 performance points and 4 theory points advance to the State Competition