Adjudicators


STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR OMTA ACHIEVEMENT AUDITION ADJUDICATORS

Step 1: Please fill out the following forms. 

W-9 Form- via HelloWorks-(to fill out a W-9)
Adjudicator Contract

Step 2: Make sure to familiarize yourself with the rating system.

OMTA Rating System for Piano

OMTA Rating System for Strings
OMTA Rating System for Voice
OMTA Rating System for Winds



VIDEO ADJUDICATORS ONLY

Step 3: Please watch Adjudicator Video

Adjudicator Video

Step 4: Watch the following Video (or read .pdf version).

2021 Adjudication Video Guide  (Video)
Click Here for .pdf version



FOR ALL ADJUDICATORS 

  • The adjudicator must hear all of the composition to award a rating.
  • The quality of the performance determines the rating rather than the length or difficulty of the composition.
  • For each performance, adjudicators consider the following: articulation, phrasing, tempo, steady beat, correct pedaling, rhythm, style, composer’s intentions, and memorization where applicable.
  • An adjudicator who determines that a composition does not satisfy repertoire requirements will:
       1) Notify the State Achievement Chair of the violation.
       2) Write a critique with a rating without mentioning repertoire to the student.
  • The decision of the adjudicator is final. The decision may not be questioned by the teacher, student, or parent.