Applicants for DMEA's annual Senior Solo Competition must be a twelfth grade string, woodwind, brass, percussion or vocal performers. The winner of the Senior Solo competition will perform with the Delaware All-State Orchestra. A renowned panel of judges will adjudicate the auditions. See the Senior Solo Competition application for details concerning the audition date, rehearsal and performace dates and other rules.
Applicants audition by performing their choice of a selection for solo instrument or voice for which an orchestral accompaniment exists. Concertos, concertinos or movements thereof, operatic arias and art songs are acceptable pieces; popular songs and songs from Broadway Musicals are excluded. The length of the piece should not exceed ten minutes. Memorization of the solo is mandatory for the performances; music may be read at the audition. Each applicant must audition with piano accompaniment, secured on his/her own.