What do choral adjudicators listen and look for?
Date: February 11, 2016
What do adjudicators listen and look for?
This question is addressed specifically to anyone who has adjudicated choirs in any context, as well as to anyone who listens/looks at all critically to any choral performances, as good listeners are all adjudicators!
Listening: Which aspects definitely get ‘points off’, and which get favorable ratings? Comments?
Looking: How important are visual elements? Any comments on choreography?
A colleague and I will be presenting an interest session later in the year on excellence in choral singing. One measure of excellence is that carried out by adjudicators. It’s also something I have wondered about for years but to date have never put the question to an adjudicator, although I myself adjudicate from time to time. Please be assured I will not quote anyone by name without prior consent.
Thank-you for sharing, and for your help in promoting choral excellence,
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