MPA

Music Performance Assessment

MPA stands for Music Performance Assessment. These are sanctioned outlets for quality feedback on a variety of musical formats. Each district of the Florida Vocal Association presents two MPA events per year: Solo and Ensemble MPA and Choral MPA. At Choral MPA, all choirs perform 2–3 memorized pieces, for a panel of adjudicators. After the performance (at district MPA), the choirs will sight-read a short selection of music for another judge. Both the performance and sight-reading are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being the highest rating. These ratings have an equivalent title:

1+ – Superior (with Distinction)
1 – Superior
2 – Excellent
3 – Good
4 – Fair
5 – Poor

The purpose of this adjudication is to assess student learning in the choral classroom. Participation in MPA is required of all WHS choral students. Western’s choruses have an outstanding record at MPAs and hope to continue the tradition of fine choral singing and sight-reading.

Audio recordings of some past MPA performances are available on our YouTube and SoundCloud pages.


2018 State MPA Performance Results

Thursday, April 19, 2018, American Heritage School
Women’s & Treble Choir
Repertoire: Hello, Girls (Pfautsch); I Will Be Earth from “Songs for Women’s Voices” (G. Walker); Poor Man Lazrus (J. Hairston)
Results: 1 1 2 = 1
Adjudication forms (TBA)
Clinician: Dr. Larry Wyatt, University of South Carolina

Combined Concert Chorus
Repertoire: Verleih’ uns frieden (Mendelssohn); I Dream a World (A. Thomas); John the Revelator (arr. Caldwell & Ivory)
Results: 2 2 2 = 2
Adjudication forms (TBA)
Clinician: Dr. Amy Kotsonis, University of Northern Iowa

Western Singers
Repertoire: J’entends le Moulin (Patriquin); Lunar Lullaby (Narverud); If Music Be the Food of Love (Dickau)
Results: 1 2 2 = 2
Adjudication forms (TBA)
Clinician: Dr. Adam Zrust, University of Central Missouri


2018 District MPA Performance Results

Friday, March 9, 2018, Dillard High School
Women’s & Treble Choir
Repertoire: Hello, Girls (Pfautsch), I Will Be Earth from “Songs for Women’s Voices” (G. Walker)
Results: 2 1 1 (1) = 1
Adjudication forms (PDF)

Western Singers
Repertoire: J’entends le Moulin (Patriquin); Lunar Lullaby (Narverud)
Results: 1 1 1 (1) = 1
Adjudication forms (PDF)

Combined Concert Chorus
Repertoire: Verleih’ uns frieden (Mendelssohn); John the Revelator (arr. Caldwell & Ivory)
Results: 1 1 1 (1) = 1
Adjudication forms (PDF)


2017 State MPA Performance Results

Tuesday, April 19, 2017, American Heritage School
Western Singers
Repertoire: Cantate Domino in B-flat – Psalm 96 (Ko Matsushita); The Seal Lullaby (Whitacre); Berusa er! (S. Källman)
Results: 2 2 2 = 2
Adjudication forms (PDF); Clinician: Dr. Jose Rivera

Wednesday, April 20, 2017, American Heritage School
Combined Concert Chorus
Repertoire: Festival Sanctus (J. Leavitt); The Pasture from “Where the Earth Meets the Sky” (Z. R. Stroope); Dies Irae from Requiem, K. 626 (Mozart, ed. Liebergen)
Results: 1 2 2 = 2
Adjudication forms (PDF); Clinician: Dr. Trent Brown

Women’s & Treble Choir
Repertoire: Lineage (A. Ramsey); Love is a Rain of Diamonds from “Songs for Women’s Voices” (G. Walker); Fences (A. Thomas)
Results: 1 2 2 = 2
Adjudication forms (PDF); Clinician: Dr. Jessica Nápoles


2017 District MPA Performance Results

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Dillard High School
Combined Concert Chorus
Repertoire: Festival Sanctus (J. Leavitt); The Pasture from “Where the Earth Meets the Sky” (Z. R. Stroope)
Results: 1 1 1 (1) = 1
Adjudication forms (PDF)

Women’s & Treble Choir
Repertoire: Lineage (A. Ramsey); Love is a Rain of Diamonds from “Songs for Women’s Voices” (G. Walker)
Results: 1 1 1 (1) = 1
Adjudication forms (PDF)

Western Singers
Repertoire: Cantate Domino in B-flat (Ko Matsushita); Berusa er! (S. Källman)
Results: 1 1 1 (1) = 1
Adjudication forms (PDF)


2016 State MPA Performance Results

Thursday, April 21, 2016, American Heritage School

Combined Concert Chorus, warm up 8:40, performance 9:00, clinic 9:20
Repertoire: Homeland (Z. R. Stroope); O My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose (R. Clausen); When the Trumpet Sounds (A. Thomas)
Results: 1 2 2 = 2 (Excellent)

Select Women’s Chorus, warm up 9:40, performance 10:00, clinic 10:20
Repertoire: In You I Found (L. Farnell); ‘The Lobster Quadrille’ from 3 Alice in Wonderland Songs (I. Fine); I Thank You God (G. Walker)
Results: 1 2 2 = 2 (Excellent)

Western Singers, warm up 11:00, performance 11:20, clinic 11:40
Repertoire: ‘Sicut Locutus Est’ from Magnificat (Bach); Cantique de Jean Racine (Fauré); My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord (arr. Gibbs)
Results: 1 2 2 = 2 (Excellent)


2016 District MPA Performance Results

Monday, March 14, 2016, Monarch High School
Combined Concert Chorus, warm up 8:15am, performance 8:30, sight-reading 8:45
Repertoire: Homeland (Z. R. Stroope); O My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose (R. Clausen)
Results: 1 1 1 (1) = 1
Adjudication forms (PDF)

Western Singers, warm up 9:15, performance 9:30, sight-reading 9:45
Repertoire: ‘Sicut Locutus Est’ from Magnificat (Bach); Cantique de Jean Racine (Fauré)
Results: 1 1 1 (1) = 1
Adjudication forms

Select Women’s Chorus, warm up 10:30, performance 10:45, sight-reading 11:00
Repertoire: ‘The Lobster Quadrille’ from 3 Alice in Wonderland Songs (I. Fine); In You I Found (L. Farnell)
Results: 1 1 1 (1) = 1
Adjudication forms


2015 State MPA Performance Results

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, American Heritage School
Select Women’s Chorus
Repertoire: My Very Heart (Farnell); Father William from 3 Alice in Wonderland Songs (I. Fine); No Time (Brumfield)
Results: 1 1 2 = 1
Adjudicators’ forms (PDF)


2015 District MPA Performance Results

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Monarch High School
Sight-reading ratings in parentheses ()
Western Singers
Repertoire: Emily’s Creed (Silvey); In paradisum (Barnum)
Results: 1 2 2 (1) = 2

Select Women’s Chorus
Repertoire: Agnus Dei (Antognini); My Very Heart (Farnell)
Results: 1 1 1 (1) = 1

Combined Concert Choir
Repertoire: Wana Baraka (Kirchner); Come to Me O My Love (Petker)
Results: 2 2 2 (1) = 2


 

2014 District MPA Performance Results

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Dillard High School
Sight-reading ratings in parentheses ()
Combined Concert Choir, warm up 4:15, performance 4:30, sight-reading 4:45
Repertoire: Je le vous dirai (Certon); A Red Red Rose (Mulholland)
Results: 2 2 2 (1) = 2

Western Singers*, warm up 5:00, performance 5:15, sight-reading 5:30
Repertoire: O Magnum Mysterium (Lauridsen); Noche de Lluvia (Robinovitch)
Results: 1 2 2 (1) = 2


2013 State MPA Performance Results

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, American Heritage School
Combined Concert Choir, warm up 8:20, performance 8:40, clinic 9:00
Repertoire: Erev Shel Shoshanim (arr. Klebanow); Sing Me to Heaven (Gawthrop); John the Revelator (arr. Caldwell and Ivory)
Results: 2 2 2 = 2
Adjudication forms

Select Women’s Ensemble, warm up 9:20, performance 9:40, clinic 10:00
Repertoire: The Seal Lullaby (Whitacre); A Girl’s Garden from Frostiana (Thompson); Tundra (Gjeilo)
Results: 1 2 1 = 1
Adjudication forms

Western Singers, warm up 10:40, performance 11:00, clinic 11:20
Repertoire: Earth Song (Ticheli); Cloudburst (Whitacre); Signs of the Judgment (Butler)
Results: 1 1 1+ = 1
Adjudication forms


2013 District MPA Performance Results

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Sight-reading ratings in parentheses ()
Select Women’s Ensemble, warm up 12:50, performance 1:05, sight-reading 1:20
Repertoire: The Seal Lullaby (Whitacre); Tundra (Gjeilo)
Results: 1 1 1 (1) = 1

Western Singers, warm up 2:20, performance 2:45, sight-reading & student conducting 3:00
Repertoire: Earth Song (Ticheli); Signs of the Judgment (Butler)
Results: 1 1 1 (1) = 1; 1, 1

Combined Choruses, warm up 4:00, performance 4:15, sight-reading 4:30
Repertoire: Erev Shel Shoshanim (arr. Klebanow); John the Revelator (arr. Caldwell and Ivory)
Results: 1 1 1 (1) =1


2012 State MPA Performance Results

Monday, April 30 – May 2, 2012, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Combined Choruses
Repertoire: Muie Rendera (Fonseca); Ahirang (arr. DeCormier); Sanctus No. III (attr. Bach)
Results: 2 2 2 = 2

Select Women’s Ensemble
Repertoire: This Little Babe from A Ceremony of Carols (Britten); Omnia Sol (Stroope); The Lake Isle of Innisfree (Daley)
Results: 1 1 1 = 1

Western Singers
Repertoire: Vox Populi (Svilainis); The Bens of Jura from Two Hebridean Songs (Kingsbury); Ave Regina Caelorum (Leonarda)
Results: 2 2 2 = 2


2012 District MPA Performance Schedule & Results

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Combined Choruses, warm up 12:15, performance 12:30, sight-reading 12:45
Results: 1 2 1 (2) = 1

Select Women’s Ensemble, warm up 1:15, performance 1:30, sight-reading 1:45
Results: 1 1 1 (1) = 1

Western Singers, warm up 2:00, performance 2:15, sight-reading & student conducting 2:30
Results: 1 1 1 (1) = 1


2011 State MPA Performance Results

Thursday, April 28, 2011, Florida International University
Western Singers, warm up 10:45, performance 11:00
Repertoire: Il est bel et bon (Passereau); A Gaelic Blessing (Rutter); Come to Me, My Love (Dello Joio)
Results: 2 1 1 = 1


2011 District MPA Performance Results

Friday, March 4, 2011
Western Singers, warm up 1:15, performance 1:30, sight-reading 1:45
Results: 1 1 1 (2) = 1

Combined Choruses, warm up 2:00, performance 2:15, sight-reading 2:30
Results: 1 2 2 (1) = 2

Select Women, warm up 2:45, performance 3:00, sight-reading 3:15
Results: 2 2 2 (2) = 2