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.

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

2023 Solo & Ensemble Finalists

Sophia Adkins, Flute | Williamstown Middle/High | Adieu to the Piano - Beethoven | Jed Corra

Cedric Allder, Euphonium | Greenbrier East High | Sous le Ciel de Paris - Giraud/Allder | Jim Allder

JR Ash, Marimba | Cabell Midland | Yellow After the Rain - Peters | Timothy James

Evan Barnette, Alto Sax | Ripley High | Light of Sothis - Quatte | Randall Miller

Molly Bibb, Snare | Greenbrier East High | Riffs and Revelations - Rarrick | Jim Allder

Brogan & Gwynn, Horn Duet | Shady Spring Middle | Lutzow's Wilde Jagd - ed. Voxman | Christa Fama

Amelia Cain, Timpani | Calhoun Co. High

Jordan Christner, Guitar | Paden City High | Lagrima - Tarrega | Debra Price

Kyle Jones, Horn | St. Mary’s High School | Concerto no.1 - Strauss | Steve Jones

Hunter Lilly, Tuba | Shady Spring Middle | Egotistical Elephant - Hartzell | Christa Fama

Ashlyn Limer, Soprano | Parkersburg South | Au bord de l'eau - Faure | Jennifer Ratliff

Blaise Liu, Piano | Melodie Music Studio | Ballade - Burgmiller | Ilse Long

Lawson Hamilton, Trumpet | Greenbrier East High | The Bride of the Waves - Clarke | Jim Allder

Olivia Hayes, Soprano | The Appalachian Children’s Chorus | He Plays the Violin - Edwards | Chris Brown

Haynes & Yang, Violin Duet | George Washington & Capital | Duet for Two Violins - Mazas | Jeff Lipscomb

Lydia Jackson, Violin | Eastern Greenbrier Middle | Concerto in a Minor - arr. Nachez | Brian Carr

Jack Kyle, Piano | Lewis Co High | L’Orange (The Storm) - Burgmiller | Tracy Alfred

Harrison Leatherman, Piano | Eastern Greenbrier Middle | Take Five - arr. Schultz | Brian Carr

Evan Mace, Marimba | Blennerhassett Middle | Strolling - Barnette | Will Cosby

Eric Mauzy, Marimba | Martinsburg South Middle | Scherzo - arr. Kite | Heather Nowell

Brooke Miller, Flute | Hurricane High |Concerto No. 2 - Mozart | Sam Leffingwell

Aiden Philpott, Soprano | Mclain Studio | Kum Ba Yah - arr. Schram | Pamela McClain

Chancey Roberts, Timpani | Williamstown Middle/High | Blue Hammers - Campbell | Jed Corra

Weston Sanders, Flute | Princeton Senior High | Concertino - arr. Moyce | Gregory Richmond

Aiden Shreves, Piano | Parkersburg South | Sposalizio - Liszy | Jennifer Ratliff

Audrey Sundstrom, Piano | Parkersburg South | Sonatina - Gillock | Greg Myers

Olivia Wilson, Soprano | Mclain Studio | Heidenroslein - Schubert | Pamela McClain

John Marshall High, Percussion Ensemble | Death by Ooga Booga - Freytag | Tracey Filben

Lincoln Co. High, Bucket Trio | Rin Tin Tins - Crockarell & Brooks | Kimberly Cook

Martinsburg South Middle, Percussion Ensemble | Sic Semper Draconis - Herndon | Heather Nowell

Parkersburg South, Jazz Combo | Four - Miles Davis | Greg Myers

Pikeview High, Percussion Ensemble | Beware the Jabberwock - Willmarth | Lucas Woods

Sherrard Middle, Steel Drum Ensemble | Love the One You’re With - arr. Garrett | Joshua Garrett

Spring Valley High, Sax Quartet | Sailors Hornpipe for Four Saxophones - Crowell | Wes Bullington

Spring Valley High, Trumpet Quartet | Fanfare and Allegro - Ostransky | Wes Bullington

Wayne Elementary, Orff Ensemble | Crunchy - Hampton | Sherri Tadlock

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.

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