The Choral Adjudicators course is offered each year during the MMEA/ACDA annual convention. Interested participants should review the criteria listed below.
Criteria for Adjudicator Applicants: To be listed as an adjudicator for choral, ensemble, and sight reading categories an individual must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Required for all adjudicator applicants:
- Education Component: Must hold a degree in Music Education or Music Performance
- Professional Membership Component: Must be a current active or retired member of NAfME/MMEA – (For Mississippi applicants only.)
- Training Component: Must attend an Adjudicator Training Workshop once every 5 years. A yearly adjudicator fee of $25.00 will be due each year in order to remain on the list of eligible adjudicators.
Additional Components: (Non-retired applicants must meet at least 1 of the following additional components.)
- Successful Teaching Component: Must have 3 out of 5 years of consecutive years of teaching with superior ratings at district and/or state performance evaluations
(Disclaimer: Superior sight reading ratings do not satisfy this component.)
- Professional Component: Must conduct a collegiate, public/private school choral music choir, an after-school choir such as a boys’ choir/girls’ choir, community choir, church choir etc…
Upon completion of these criteria, the MMEA Adjudicators Committee will forward an application for your completion and return.
Regulations mandate every “Approved” adjudicator to attend a subsequent certification clinic, once every five years, in order to remain on the “Approved” listing.
Approved Judges for Mississippi
Amy Barrett Lee
Mary Leigh Ochoa