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Texas Federation of Music Clubs

All State Festivals

  

TFMC All State Festival Registration: 

Stage 2: Uploads is open. 

Stage 2 Preparation, Tech Tips, Upload Instructions

  • All festival entries are now registered and Acceptd is closed to further entries. The TFMC All State Festival is now in Stage 2: Uploads.
  • The next step on the Acceptd platform is to upload performance videos and copies of the music matching each of the performances.
  • Taking this step requires that teachers have on hand easily accessible scanned music files and performance videos of student entries.
  • See Tools to Use/Free Software below for suggestions about managing your file collection efforts.
  • Download Tech Tips for easy reference

 

Uploading videos is time consuming so please do not wait until the last day! Ensure deadlines are met well before they arrive.

 

  • SOLO UPLOADS (Piano, Harp, Percussion, Guitar) NOW CLOSED 
  • PHASE 2 IS OPEN:  ACCOMPANIED PERFORMANCES/ENSEMBLES: MAY 18 - MAY 31

Piano Concerto/Ensembles, All Strings, All Vocal, All Winds

What You Need to Do

  1. Scan Music: Scanned music will be provided to the judges. Ensure that scanned documents are readable; that all measures are numbered in the music; and, that the copyright notice is included (usually located at the bottom of the music pages).
    • Scanning Tips.
      • Using a phone app
        1. Suggested app: CamScanner
        2. See TFMC Tech Tips #1 and #2 for detailed instructions
      • Using a desktop scanner
        1. Scan to pdf. Make sure all pages of the music selection are clear and legible.
    • Save scanned music files
      • Name the file using the Title of the composition
    • Collect files in a central location to facilitate uploads to Acceptd
      • Use Dropbox cloud storage which will accommodate the large performance video files. Tech Tips #3 and #4
        1. Dropbox is preferred for ease of use by users new to cloud storage.
        2. See Tech Tip #5a – Uploading PDFs to Dropbox
  2. Record Performance
    • Video Tips: See pages 8-9, Tech Tips
      • Record the performance. No introduction necessary.
      • Any device can be used to record videos.
    • Saving videos
      • Name the video file using student’s last name, first name, performance event. (i.e., Thomas  Seth  Piano Solo)  Do not include Class.
    • Collecting files in a central location to facilitate uploads to Acceptd.
      • Use Dropbox (or other preferred cloud service)
      • See Tech Tip #5b – Uploading videos to Dropbox
  3. Upload Video and Music
    • Connect to your Acceptd account and go to your Application Summary Page.
    • Follow the steps detailed in Tech Tip #6.
    • You will receive confirmation messages when your application and video have been successfully submitted.

When You Need to Do It

  • PHASE 2:  ACCOMPANIED PERFORMANCES/ENSEMBLES: MAY 18 - MAY 31

Piano Concerto/Ensembles, All Strings, All Vocal, All Winds

Extensive help and support will be available during each phase.

 Tools to Use/Free Software:

  • CamScanner:
    • Download and install (from phone’s App Store)
    • Free version
    • Allow access to your device when using this app.
  • Dropbox:
    • Download and install.
    • Grant permission for Dropbox to make changes to your device.
    • Decline offers to upgrade. Dropbox storage allowances are generous.

 

CONTACTS:  Teachers (or their designated representative) may contact us as needed. Email correspondence is preferred for more effective and timely response to questions. Please allow a reasonable timeframe. Thank you, in advance, for your patience.

TFMC All State Festival Chairman, Cathy Neidert, 214-514-1799Gdert9@gmail.com

TFMC Tech Tips: tfmcallstatevideo@gmail.com Seth Thomas and Daniel Ales

TFMC/Acceptd Interface Team:

Mary Thomason, 210-471-8984, icanlearnmusic@gmail.com 

Jennifer Key, 281-557-1623, kwjjkey@gmail.com

 

Join the closed TFMC Junior Clubs Facebook Group where All State Festival news and information will also be posted. TFMC teachers/junior counselors are members of this closed group where conversations are dominated by festival topics.

 

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