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High School Festival: Speech & Drama

Actress

Actor

If you have a flair for the dramatic, love the idea of performing for an audience or want to stretch your creative writing skills, here’s your chance. Compete in playwriting, group or solo performance categories and receive feedback from our respected and award-winning theatre faculty.

Competitions

Performance (Solo)

Performance Guidelines

Acting (Group)

Acting Guidelines

Original Oratory (Solo)

Oratory Guidelines

24-Hour Playwriting (Group)

24-Hour Playwriting Guidelines

  • Students may enter a maximum of 3 contests.
  • Students may win first place more than once in successive years with different pieces.
  • Any student who does not fulfill all of the contest requirements will forfeit his right to win but will receive judges’ written critiques.

1st Place Solo Winners

  • Trophy
  • Paid program fee for the 1st semester of freshman year at BJU
  • Full scholarship to attend a BJU EDUcamp

2nd Place Solo Winners

  • Plaque
  • Full scholarship to attend a BJU EDUcamp

3rd Place Solo Winners

  • Plaque
  • One-half scholarship to attend a BJU EDUcamp

1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Group Winners

  • Trophy

Side-by-Side Music Experience

Contestants can rehearse and perform in large groups hosted by members and directors of BJU performing organizations.

Concert Band

  • Open to 9–10th grade students in brass, woodwind and percussion. Students will rehearse and perform side-by-side with members of the BJU Concert Band under the direction of Bruce Cox.

Wind Band

  • Open to 11–12th grade students in brass, woodwind and percussion. Students will rehearse and perform side-by-side with members of the BJU Symphonic Wind Band under the direction of Dan Turner.

Orchestra

  • Open to 9–12th grade students who play violin, viola, cello or bass. Students will rehearse and perform side-by-side with members of the BJU Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Moore.
  • Violin I must be able to play with confidence and ease in fifth position, Violin II and Viola in third position, Cello and Bass in fourth position.

Concert Chorus

  • Open to SATB singers recommended by their director.
  • Each school or homeschool group may select up to 3 balanced quartets of SATB for a total of 12 singers maximum. These singers will rehearse and perform concert choral literature side-by-side with the Chorale under the direction of Warren Cook.

Festival Singers

  • Open to SATB singers participating in any area of the Festival. This chorus will rehearse and perform side-by-side with BJU’s all-freshmen choir, University Singers, under the direction of Eli Yanson.