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Music (County ONLY)

November 13, 2019




Project Rules:

  1. ALL completed record sheets must be turned in to the 4-H Club leader by July 8, and must be securely attached in the green "Indiana 4-H Club Member's Record Book." If you are performing a recital, record sheets are due at judging, if it's prior to July 1st.
  2. If any part of your exhibit is on a poster, it must follow the poster rules. It is REQUIRED that all posters, notebooks, and display boards include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member's exhibit. This reference list should/might include website links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as a part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.
  3. All project participants are encouraged to participate in workshops to learn about music, instrumentation, and other musical education (including school band, chorus, etc.).
  4. Project participants may also participate in volunteer exhibitions at local nursing homes, festivals, or other events that will further provide the member opportunities to demonstrate their appreciation of music.
  5. Points will be deducted for appearance
  6. All instrumental and vocal performances are required to provide a musical score for the judge, with the measures numbered. The musical score must match exactly what you are performing. Original compositions will only be accepted if written music is provided.
  7. Those 4-H'ers with recorded accompaniment must bring their own tape/CD/DVD player.
  8. Members must choose a different piece to perform each year.
  9. Champions and reserve champions will be selected for each division in Recitals and for each division in posters. A Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be selected from the champions and reserve champions from vocal, instrumental, and posters.


          Level A - grades 3-4

         Level B - grades 5-6

         Level C - grades 7-9

         Level D - grades 10-12



Each 4-H member may choose one or both of the following activities for 
completing the project
     A. Recital of vocal and/or instrumental piece:
              * Pieces for the recital are the choice of the member
              * Each participant may perform ONE vocal and/or ONE
                 instrumental piece  not to exceed THREE minutes in length.
                 All pieces must be played/sung without any repeats.If an
                 advanced student desires to perform a single  lengthy piece,
                 they may perform/play it as written. There will be no time
                 penalties; however, each participant should be prepared for
                 the judge to  stop them if their piece goes over the three 
                 minute time limit.
              * Recital will be judged by division in early July.

     B. Poster: exhibit one of the following:
              * History of a musical instrument
              * Music theory
              * Music appreciation
              * Biography of a composer
              * Other information that demonstrates an understanding of
                 music, instruments, or musical concepts




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