Did the folks at MSHSAA ever rethink the rule that you have to play a second solo if your Grade A solo is under 3 minutes? A 2 minute & 15 second to 2 minute & 45 second Grade A solo should stand on its own. With so many Grade A solos listed that are under 3 minutes in length, is there really a need for this rule? If a solo is of a level to be certified Grade A, and it's 2 minutes and 15 seconds or more, then let the young person just perform that piece. Let's stop making complications where there doesn't need to be amy.
but wouldn't it be similar to saying for example guy A runs a standard 300k guy B can easily crush guy A's time, so he poses the idea of him just having to run a 150k at a much faster rate of speed... more
The speed at which the solo is played isn't really the concern. Many of the solos are listed as less than 3 minutes in length. We'd have to understand that to mean when they are performed at the... more
The get on the music selection com. that MSHSAA has and advocate for the change you want to see. To make observation from your comment: If the student is not capable of playing at the suggested... more
All performers must play a piece at an appropriate tempo for individual mastery. There are countless works, solo to large ensemble, that are performed at a level under the composer's tempo marking.... more
This time I have to agree with Terry, although not necessarily for all of the same reasons. The three minute rule has always seemed not to have a lot of legitimacy to me. Another one that I really... more
You should look into getting a GED (General Education on Decency) and see the "Wizard" about some courage while you're at it, coward. Obviously those with "music ed." degrees are not using them to... more