Frequently Asked Questions

It is YOUR responsibility to carefully read all of the information
 given to you through the web site. But to clear up any confusion, 
here is a list of questions we get asked quite a bit:



Q. Can I compete once I’m in college?


A. You may compete the summer/fall following your senior year in high school. You may not compete past the fall of your first year of college.


Q. If I live in one area, but go to college in another, can I compete at that college?

A. Yes you can.


Q. My friend at another church and I want to enter as a group. Can we?

A. You can as long as the group size is 8 or less. For groups larger than 8 all members must be from the same church.


Q. The rules say I need copies of my entry for the judges. Can I make copies at the competition?

A. There may not be provision for copies at the competition. You should always come prepared.


Q. What if I can’t find the original music for the piece I want to perform?

A. You will be marked down if you do not have the original music, so you should choose a different piece.


Q. What if I really want to perform that piece?

A. Then hopefully you will find fulfillment in performing it, because you won’t be going home with a scholarship unless you provide the original music.


Q. What exactly qualifies as the original music?

A. Original music is music that is published by a company and is arranged the same way you are playing or singing it. You must bring the original book or sheet music; photocopies and handwritten music will NOT suffice. You should call your local bookstore and they can help you locate the original music, or you can search online.


Q. Can I use the music provided on the CD/cassette jacket for my original music?


A. That depends. Some track companies print the musical score right inside the jacket; if the vocal line you are singing is printed, you can consider it original music. Lyrics alone are NOT original music.

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If you have more questions and you can’t find the answers from the information we’ve provided, contact us!