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The Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) annual district and state level solo and ensemble contests provide our students with appropriate and attainable musical goals to strive towards each school year. Participation is open to students in grades 5-12 who attend an ISSMA member school and participate in choral and instrumental music programs.

2020 Contest Dates and Locations:

Sat., Feb. 1 District Instrumental: Winds, Strings, Percussion at Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center

Sat., Feb. 8 District Piano and Voice at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville

Sat., Feb. 22 State Piano and Voice at Perry Meridian High School and Middle School

Sat., Feb. 29 State Instrumental: Winds, Strings, Percussion (only for Group I entries) at North Central High School and Northview Middle School

Entry Forms
(Due Tuesday, November 26, by 3:30 p.m.)

Questions regarding contest should be directed to:

Piano and Voice - Mr. Jordan Murray - (415-2793)

Orchestra - Mrs. Lorelei Farlow - (415-2795)

Band - Mr. Chuck Flowers - (415-2826)

ISSMA Mission:

The mission of the Indiana State School Music Association, Inc. is to provide educationally evaluated music performance opportunities for students and teachers of school music ensembles from member schools in Indiana, to assist in the development of performance oriented assessment of standards for music education, to promote the inclusion of music ensembles as part of each school's core curriculum, and to offer educational support to fulfill this mission.