1. The teacher must be a member in good standing by December 31 of the current membership year to enter students at the member teacher rate. A $75.00 non-member teacher fee will be assessed if the membership is not paid for the current membership year.
  2. Reproductions of printed music (either by hand or machine), including transpositions and transcriptions, may neither be used by performers or accompanists nor provided for judges.
  3. All registrations for both District and State Auditions must be submitted on-line at the SCMTA web site.
  4. Any teacher desiring a student to participate in a District Audition outside of the teacher’s district must gain approval of the Chair in the district in which he/she resides as well as the approval of the Chair in the district in which the student will participate. If approved, the regular Chair will send the application to the new Chair. The application must be submitted by the deadline date of the originating district. A student must have studied a minimum of 6 months with the same member teacher prior to auditions, with the exception of incapacitation, relocation, or Sabbatical leave of the regular teacher, in which case both the previous and current teachers will be listed.
  5. It is the responsibility of the teacher to meet the Chairperson’s deadline, to complete application forms, and to write one check or submit one PayPal payment to cover fees for all his/her students. Name of repertoire and composer must be stated on the application and must be approved prior to the audition. Repertoire cannot be changed after the application has been submitted. If the student does not perform the program listed on the application, he/she will not receive a rating. Failure to complete the application as required will result in the automatic withdrawal of those students in District Auditions. These fees are non-refundable. Make checks payable to SCMTA.
  6. School grade Classifications:
    • Division I:     Grades 1, 2, 3
    • Division II:    Grades 4, 5, 6
    • Division III:   Grades 7, 8, 9
    • Division IV:   Grades 10, 11, 12
  7. All entrants are rated as follows:
    • (O) Outstanding
    • (E) Excellent
    • (G) Good
    • (S) Satisfactory

    One over-all rating is given for the performance and theory requirements. All students are presented with a critique and a Certificate of Merit displaying the SCMTA seal and the State President’s signature.

  8. Students should sign in at the registration desk at least 20 minutes prior to their designated time.
  9. Each participant will provide the judge with one published edition of each piece to be performed. The music must not contain any identifying marks (such as name, or location of student, teacher, school, library, etc.).
  10. Accompanists must be provided by the student.
  11. Decisions of judges are final. Teachers and parents are not allowed to contact judges before or after the auditions. Any questions should be addressed to the auditions chairs.