To be great in contest, you gotta choose great charts: good music, well-arranged. Then you have to tend to the details of perfect notes and words, great tuning skills, using the embellishments to their fullest extent. Once you do that, you’re engaged in great story-telling. And that’s what music is all about: reaching the audience with your story.

On this page you’ll find some information that will help you figure out which songs will best suit your group. There’s also some geek-talk about Pythagorean tuning. I’ve included some helpful hints about making the most of your rehearsals, as well.

If you have questions about any of this stuff, feel free to email me. I’ll answer you as soon as I can; and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll find someone who does.

Blissful singing!

Click on the links below to learn more.

Contest Songs Suitable for Groups by Current Scoring Level

Choosing Music

Everything You Want to Know About the Music Category

Guidelines for Selecting Competition Music

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