2023 MSBOA Outstanding Soloist Competition

Monday, March 20, 2023

2023 MSBOA Outstanding Soloist Competition

Registration Process & Information

The Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association is pleased to announce it will hold its annual Outstanding Soloist Competition on the campus of Central Michigan University on Friday, March 31, 2023. Tentatively, First Round Auditions will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Second Round Auditions will take place from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Names of students nominated by adjudicators as Outstanding Soloists (eligible for the MSBOA Outstanding Soloist Competition) are available via the link directly below.

List of Nominated Students: Outstanding Soloists

Links to the Google Registration Forms can be found (after State S&E) on the MSBOA Website under “News”:  http://msboa.org.  These links and information will also be emailed to all high school member directors.  In total, there are three (3) Google Forms that will need to be completed for the registration process (these are active links below as well):

1.      Student Registration Form

2.      Director Certification Form

3.      Legal Guardian Permission Form

A non-refundable check made out to MSBOA in the amount of $20.00 must be mailed and received in our hands (NOT Postmarked) in the MSBOA State Office on or before Monday, March 27, 2023 by 4:30 p.m. to receive a scheduled audition time.  It is strongly suggested to select a method of mailing that includes a tracking number. See address below (be sure to include the student's name in the memo section of the check):

MSBOA: Outstanding Soloist Competition

3899 Okemos Road Suite B1

Okemos, MI 48864  

The registration process must be completed in its entirety on or before Monday, March 27, 2023 by 11:59 p.m.  Checks must be received in the State Office on or before Monday, March 27, 2023 by 4:30 p.m.  After Monday, March 27, 2023, entries will not be accepted. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.


            1.  Must provide their own live accompanist if an accompaniment is written

            2.  Must provide two (2) scores for the adjudicators

            3.  Must be a student receiving credit in band/orchestra of an MSBOA Member School.                      

            4.  Must have a performance no longer than 8 minutes

            5.  Must pay a $20.00 audition fee

            6.  Must have completed the registration process including

·         Student completes Google Registration Form by the deadline

·         Director completes Google Certification Form by the deadline

·         Legal guardian completes Google Permission Form by the deadline

·         $20 Audition Fee is received in the MSBOA State Office by the deadline

7.  Solos do NOT need to be memorized

8.  Solos do NOT need to be in the form of a Concerto with orchestral accompaniment

Audition times will be posted on the website on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 by 4:30 p.m.

If you have questions, call the State Office before the deadline at (517) 347-7321.


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