About Festival Scores

Festival Scores is a web-based audition management solution for honor bands, choirs, jazz bands, and orchestras which can accommodate any combination of voices, instruments, rubrics, media files, and judges. Other than an updated web browser, no other software is needed!

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Festival Scores was designed by an MEA state webmaster with 20+ years of experience in honor group administration involving nearly 2,000 rosters. Festival Scores has managed over 43,900 audition entries. Put that experience to work for your honor group today!

Audition Event Set-up
  • Assigns scoring rubric and AV profile
  • Assigns judges
  • Spends much less time organizing auditions!
  • Assign students and upload audition recordings
  • Files can be played back immediately after uploading
  • Add/delete audition files as needed
  • Review and listen to entries
  • Cannot see student name/school
  • Audio file names are encrypted and hidden from judges
  • Enter rubric category scores
Tabulation & Roster
  • Chairperson reviews scores and selects the final roster
  • Roster is published

“Our District tested the software last year for a couple of groups and has now started using Festival Scores for all of our recorded audition processes. The directors are absolutely, unequivocally happy with this software. If your honor groups are not using this process to audition your students then I highly urge you to look into the software. It is super affordable and extremely streamlined and well thought out. The ability for our directors to judge auditions blindly and in their own comfort is invaluable!”
Brandon Wade, former president – Southwest Kansas MEA
“As a director, I found the Festival Scores system to be an easy, time-saving process compared to the one that we used before.”
Stacey Williams, former president – Northwest Kansas MEA
System features include:
  • Design your rubrics
  • Design your audio or video media requirements
  • Grade Level enforcement
  • Optional student fields enforcement (height, shirt size, etc)
  • Coming soon! - Custom questions: build your own Q&A sets for each audition event (ie, All-District, All-State, college recruiting, etc)
  • Guided interface for sequential media file uploading - helps directors properly upload media files
  • NEW for 2023-24 - Directors may allow students to upload their own media files, which saves time for the director.
  • Instant playback - directors can test media files immediately after uploading
  • Blind judging of audio entries
    • Judges cannot see student names, schools, director names
    • Audio filenames encrypted for further security
  • Remote judging by participating directors or other invited judges. (Using a tablet w/ earbuds, a judge once scored auditions from Kansas while relaxing at a quiet beach in Oregon.)
  • Annotated scoring w/ flags for chair review
  • Automated tie-break component
  • Rapid review and roster selection
  • Multiple methods for roster publication
    • FS can generate static HTML code for your site
    • Your site can link to a roster page in FS
    • Embed from FS to your site using PHP cURL - XML and SSE formats in development
    • Generate local file copy from Data Reports
  • Payment Tracking
    • Audition Invoices
    • Participation Invoices
    • Integrated PayPal links
    • Manage payment records in Admin and Fee Manager portals
    • Automated payment receipts for Directors
  • CSV Data Reports for local archiving - XLSX formats in development
    • Director Info
    • School Info
    • Payment Ledger
    • Raw Entry Data
    • Scoring Data
    • Roster Data
    • Shirt Size Reports - Shirt size checklist per school
  • Direct tech support provided by an MEA state webmaster with 20+ years of experience in honor group administration involving nearly 2,000 rosters
An audition management system can help reduce the total cost of honor group auditions.

Festival Scores is a partner of the following organizations:

  • KS Music Educators Association
  • KMEA Southwest District
  • KMEA Northwest District
  • KMEA North Central District
  • KMEA Southeast District
  • KS Choral Directors Association
  • KS Bandmasters Association
  • KS Sousa Jr. Honor Band
  • CA Music Educators Association
    Central Coast Section
  • CO Music Educators Association
  • Southwest IA Bandmasters Association
  • Lewis & Clark Conference Band
North Carolina
  • NC Music Educators Association
  • NC Intercollegiate Honor Band
  • UNC-Wilmington Honor Band Festival
South Carolina
  • SC Music Educators Association