Music Performance Adjudication (MPA)

NC Middle School Choral Music Performance Adjudication (MPA) 


My name is Isaiah Cornelius, and I have the honor of serving our state as the Middle School Choral Board Student Activities Coordinator. 

My mission while holding this position is to spread the ‘good news’ about the events around our state, sponsored by both NCMEA and NC-ACDA. We can all admit that COVID had an impact on our choral programs, but I truly believe that investing in events like Honors Chorus, All-State, and Music Performance Adjudication (MPA) are crucial to rebuilding them – not only for us as directors, but for our kids as well; participating in these events is what instills crucial skills like independence and a desire for growth and an appreciation for the performing arts within them.

For more information on Honors Chorus or All-State Chorus, go to the previous page (Student Events) and click on the respective link. For more information on MPA, use the links to the right.

If at any point you have any questions regarding MPA or surface-level information about Honors Chorus or All-State Chorus, please don’t hesitate to send me an email at [email protected].


Things to Remember regarding Music Performance Adjudication:

  • Deadline for sending your application(s) and fee(s) to your district site chair is February 1. Any application not sent by then will not be accepted. Please be sure the fee ($125 for each ensemble) is included. Most site chairs make up the schedule, in part, based on the order of applications received – so if you want a particular day or time, get your application in early! The link to the online application form is on the website. Make sure you are aware that there will be NO refunds given once the fee has been received. This policy was approved by the general membership of the Middle School Choral Section and has been in place since November of 2011.
  • If you’d like to submit a request to be adjudicated at an alternate site, you must do so by e-mailing me NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 15. Be sure to include the reason for the request – and again, please remember that the reason must be a true necessity. I will review the request and, if you are given permission to switch, you are responsible for contacting the chairperson of the site you want to attend to see if they have room for you to attend. ANY REQUEST MADE AFTER DECEMBER 15 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED, EVEN IF THE REASON IS VERY VALID!!!
  • If, after registering for your MPA, you find you are unable to attend, PLEASE let your site chair know. Even if you find that you are unable to come the DAY of your MPA event, PLEASE let your site chair know. There is a policy in place which if a director fails to show and does NOT notify the site chair, that director will not be allowed to participate in MPA the following year.
  • Feel free to contact your site chair with any questions you might have about anything else pertaining to the MPA. We are here to help you! You can find your district, site and date, and site chair contact information on the website. I hope you will take advantage of this fantastic opportunity this year!!
  • Each group will prepare two pieces to perform for the three adjudicators.  
  • Once all fees are paid and registration is complete, the Site Coordinator will be in contact with you regarding your repertoire selections and performance times.