High School Solo & Ensemble

Dear Music Colleagues:


This year District 4˙s High School Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Event will be hosted at Padua Franciscan High School on Saturday January 20, 2018. 


REGISTRATION INFORMATION:   Please remember that the only way to register is ONLINE! 

Go to http://portal.omea-ohio.org.  You will need your NAfME ID number and password.  Registration starts November 25, 2017, and ends DECEMBER 23, 2017 


PLEASE NOTE:  It is not possible to enter an event manually after the deadline; please do not be late with your registration.


COST:  This yearâ•˙s fees for High School Solo and Ensemble are as follows:  Each Solo entry is $18.00.  The Ensemble Entries are each $23.00. Payment must be RECEIVED PRIOR to the day of the event in order for your students to participate. No payment means no performance. 



We want to encourage directors to use the required list for entries as much as possible â•„ BUT there is another option.  OPEN CLASS is an option for students who wish to perform a solo that is not on the required list.  This option gives some flexibility to students preparing for college auditions, which is the intended purpose.  HOWEVER, students performing in Open Class will NOT receive a ratingâ•œ.only comments!



Once you have done the online registration, you must print out a copy of your list with names, school information, your e-mails and the total costs, and put the list AND check or P.O. voucher made out to OMEA District 4 in an envelope.   DONâ•˙T send your money and registration to the District 4 Treasurer â•„ As site chair I have to vouch for your payment. 


Please request your check payable to OMEA District 4 but address the envelope to:

Tamara Plasterer

Padua Franciscan High School

6740 State Road

Parma, OH 44134


EVENT SCHEDULES AND DIRECTIONS AND MAPS will be sent to the schools once registration and the scheduling process are completed.  This is usually about 2 weeks before the event and will be sent by e-mail to the Directors. 




MAKE SURE TO check the rules and regulations book online ON THE OMEA WEBSITE to make sure your sheet music and accompaniments are the correct versions and in the correct key. Judges must follow OMEA GUIDELINES â•„ Please do not put them in a difficult position by bringing the wrong materials or misinterpreting the rules.       




WARM-UP ROOMS AND AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTS:  Warm-up space for all participants will be available and hot food items and snacks will be for sale in the cafeteria. 


Our band room, where the Percussion events will be held, has some large percussion equipment available:

Orchestra bells                  Chimes                                 Hanging Gong (tam-tam)        Xylophone     

Vibraphone                        Low-A marimba                4 timpani                             Suspended Bass Drum

Please note â•„ we will not have any snare or small drums or drum stands available. In addition, all schools should bring their own mallets and drumsticks.   There are 5 steps up to the band room level.



DIRECTORâ•˙S LUNCHEON:   Please make your reservations for the Directorâ•˙s luncheon prior to January 1st. OMEA District IV will again provide lunch for you and your accompanists â•„ but we need to know numbers.


If there are things you wish to know that I have forgotten to mention, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail at the address below.   I look forward to seeing you all on January 20th.    


Peace and blessings,

Tamara Plasterer

Director of Vocal Music & Theatre

Padua Franciscan H.S.