WVMEA Solo & Ensemble

Solo & Ensemble Rules and Regulations
Download the 2023 Solo & Ensemble rules and regulations for information on eligibility, fees, music selection, copyright, and more. Please read the rules and regulations closely for any changes this year.  Download Here >>

All recordings for the State Honors Recitals will be submitted electronically. Submission information may be found on the WVMEA website. Recordings may be made before the festival, but the personnel on the recording must be the same that perform at the festival. Beginning this year, recordings may be submitted using audio OR video digital media. Due to size restrictions on the website, all recordings must use a weblink for submission. It is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED that students make their recordings ahead of time.

Payment: Directors are highly encouraged to pay by credit or debit card. Payment by check should only be used in cases of absolute necessity. If paying by check, all checks must be postmarked no later than the registration deadline for site festivals or received by Wednesday February 8th for the State Honors Recital adjudication. If a check is not received on time then submissions will not be adjudicated. See the “Fees” section of the rules and regulations for further information.

Rules and Regulations: Please read the rules and regulations thoroughly to be sure
you are up to date on all information. It is the responsibility of each director/teacher to know the rules and regulations for this school year.

Recording Submission Deadline: All state honors recital submissions must be electronically submitted no later than Tuesday, February 7th. Absolutely no late submissions will be accepted.

New Recommended Music List

Welcome friends and colleagues,

Beginning this year we are beginning an open-source recommended music list. The purpose of this list is to help new teachers looking for quality literature or seasoned teachers who would like to find something fresh. All current and retired WV Music Educators are welcome and encouraged to add selections to the list. When adding selections please list them in alphabetical order by title.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to the state solo and ensemble chair, William Cosby (cosbywl@gmail.com). With your help this could become a wonderful resource for educators around the state.

Will Cosby

State Solo and Ensemble Chair:
Email: cosbywl@gmail.com
Phone: (304) 203-7920

2023 Festival Sites

WVMEA’s Solo and Ensemble Festivals are generally held on a Saturday in January or February. Students and teachers must meet the requirements set forth in the Solo and Ensemble Rules and Regulations in order to be eligible to participate. All participating teachers must be current WVMEA members at the time of the festival. For further information contact your site chair, or the State Solo and Ensemble Chair, Will Cosby (email: cosbywl@gmail.com / phone: 304-203-7920).

Address: 3550 Eads Mill Rd., Princeton, WV 24739

Registration Deadline: January 3, 2023
Festival Date: January 14, 2023
Snow Date: February 4th, 2023

Lee Ann Lykens
Email: llykens@k12.wv.us
Mary Withers
Email: mwithers@k12.wv.us
Phone: 304-384-3600


Address: 403 Knight Dr, Ronceverte WV 24901

Registration Deadline: January 13, 2023
Festival Date: January 28, 2023
Snow Date: February 4, 2023

Brian Carr
Email: becarr@k12.wv.us
Phone: 304-647-6498


Address: TBA

Registration Deadline: January 13, 2023
Festival Date:
  Voice - January 21, 2023
  Instrumental - January 28, 2023
Snow Date: February 4, 2023

Andrew Martin
Email: andrewmartin@mail.kana.k12.wv.us
Phone: 304-722-0212 ext. 128


Address: 270 B-U Drive, Buckhannon WV 26201

Registration Deadline: January 3, 2023
Festival Date: January 14, 2023
Snow Date: January 21, 2023

Eliza Taylor
Email: Eliza.Taylor@k12.wv.us
Phone: 304-472-3720 ext. 5149


Address: 1511 Blizzard Dr., Parkersburg, WV 26101

Registration Deadline: January 13, 2023
Festival Date:
  Piano & Voice - January 21, 2023
  Instrumental - January 28, 2023
Snow Dates: February 3 & 4, 2023

Cody Ratliff
Email: cody.ratliff@k12.wv.us
Phone: 540-620-6773


Address: 701 S Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401

Registration Deadline: January 3, 2023
Festival Date: January 14, 2023
Snow Date: February 4, 2023

Casie Adams
Email: cerogers@k12.wv.us
Heather Nowell
Email: heather.nowell@k12.wv.us
Phone: 304-267-3538


Address: 1300 Wheeling Avenue, Glen Dale, WV 26038

Registration Deadline: January 13, 2023
Festival Date: January 28, 2023
Snow Date: February 4, 2023

Tracey Filben
Email: tfilben@k12.wv.us
Phone: 304-843-4444


Address: 1 Timberwolf Drive, Huntington, WV 25704

Registration Deadline: January 6, 2023
Festival Date: January 21, 2023
Snow Date: January 28, 2023

Jacob Smith
Email: jacob.d.smith@k12.wv.us
Phone: 304-429-1699

2022 WVMEA Solo & Ensemble Finalists

Scroll through all of the talented 2022 performers!

2022 WVMEA


2022 Solo & Ensemble Finalists

Kaitlyn Benson, Piano - Melodie Music Studio | Spanish Dance - Palmer, Manus, Lesco | Ilse Long, Instructor

Davey Brooks, Piano - McClain Piano & Voice Studio | Capriccio - Hässler | Pamela McClain, Instructor

Lydia Brown, Flute - Studio of Andrea Diggs | Cantabile et Presto - Enesco | Andrea Diggs, Instructor

Cooper Gibson, Flute - Shady Spring High | Badinerie - JS Bach | Timmy Fama, Instructor

Grace Greene, Voice - Paden City High | To Lo Say - Torelli | Haley Williams, Instructor

Lawson Hamilton, Piano - Greenbrier East High | Prelude #1 - Gershwin | Jim Allder, Instructor

Lawson Hamilton, Trumpet - Greenbrier East High | Concert Etude - Goedicke | Jim Allder, Instructor

David Hegel, Euphonium - Shady Spring High | Prelude and Fanfaronade - Koepke | Timmy Fama, Instructor

Zoe King, Voice - Williamstown Middle | Caro Mio Ben - Giordani | Kim Hunt, Instructor

Harrison Leatherman, Piano - Greenbrier East Middle | Just a Closer Walk - Traditional | Brian Carr, Instructor

Josh Lynch, Clarinet - Spring Valley High | Sonatina for Clarinet & Piano - Arnold | Wes Bullington, Instructor

Jake McGraw, Tuba - Ripley High School | Suite for Tuba - Haddad | Eric Staats, Instructor

Olivia Miller, Marimba - John Marshall High | Strive to Be Happy - Trevino | Jason Birch, Instructor

Lauren Modesitt, Voice - McClain Piano & Voice Studio | Bist Du Bei Mir - JS Bach | Pamela McClain, Instructor

Dylan Morgan, Piano - Liberty High School Raleigh | Suite de Danzas Criollas - Ginastera | Jonathan Reid, Instructor

Weston Sanders, Flute - Princeton Middle | Syrinx - Debussy  | Lee Ann Lykens, Instructor

Natalie Scott, Clarinet - Blennerhassett Middle | Andante & Waltz - Leonard/Hovey | Will Cosby, Instructor

Paige Wallace, Steel Pan - John Marshall High | Beth Ann - Trevino | Jason Birch, Instructor

Liam Wellman, Saxophone - Huntington High | Concertino de Camera - Ibert | Brian Dunfee, Instructor

Anna Dixon, Mikayla Kazempka, Richard Robinson, Snare Trio - Moundsville Middle | Roll Time - Hall | Sue Lewicki, Instructor

Harper Lawrence & Anna Martin, Voice Duet - Parkersburg High | Pie Jesu - Weber | Joshua Dubs, Instructor

Greenbrier East Brass Quartet | Mysterium Belli - C. Allder | Jim Allder, Instructor

Parkersburg South Saxophone Quartet | Sinfonia #3 - arr. Voxman | Chris Shew, Instructor

Sissonville High School Percussion Ensemble | Echoes of the Sun - Bailey | Corey Green, Instructor

Spring Valley Saxophone Quartet | Quartette - Florio |Wes Bullington, Instructor

Tyler Consolidated Brass Choir | Earle of Oxford’s Marche - Byrd/Walters | Matthew Jennings, Instructor