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Choral Adjudicators Course

The Choral Adjudicators course is offered periodically during the MMEA/ACDA annual convention.

Criteria for Adjudicator Applicants: To be listed as an adjudicator for choral, ensemble, and sight reading categories an individual must meet the following eligibility requirements:

 Required for all adjudicator applicants:

  • Education Component: Must hold a degree in Music Education or Music Performance

  • Professional Membership Component: Must be a current active or retired member of NAfME/MMEA – (For Mississippi applicants only.)

  • Training Component: Must attend an Adjudicator Training Workshop once every 5 years.  A yearly adjudicator fee of $25.00 will be due each year in order to remain on the list of eligible adjudicators.

Additional Components: (Non-retired applicants must meet at least 1 of the following additional components.)

  • Successful Teaching Component: Must have 3 out of 5 years of consecutive years of teaching with superior ratings at district and/or state performance evaluations 

(Disclaimer: Superior sight reading ratings do not satisfy this component.)

  • Professional Component: Must conduct a collegiate, public/private school choral music choir, an after-school choir such as a boys’ choir/girls’ choir, community choir, church choir etc…


Upon completion of these criteria, the MMEA Adjudicators Committee will forward an application for your completion and return.

Regulations mandate every “Approved” adjudicator to attend a subsequent certification clinic, once every five years in order to remain on the “Approved” listing.


Approved Judges for Mississippi

Brittnye Aven

Kristy Brumfield

Andrea Coleman

Sherry Freeman

Gail Kopetz

Janet Kennedy

Amy Barrett Lee

Mary Leigh Ochoa

Carrie Owens

Nancy Robertson

Patton Rice

Robert Sims

Andy Smigielski

Regina Weeks

Chris Young

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