Musical Theater Contest Day

Middle School Musical Theater Contest

The 2023 Musical Theatre Contest Day took place on December 2, 2023. Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to the winners!

Middle School Musical Theatre Contest:

1st Place

Brynn Kilgore, Diamond Middle School

2nd Place

Lilah Freson, Stony Brook Middle School

3rd Place

Abby Mantenuto, Stony Brook Middle School

High School Musical Theatre Contest:

1st Place - Tie

Dylan Leiwant, Westford Academy

Alex Norton, Weymouth High School

2nd Place - Tie

Greta Cardoza, Milton High School

Abinaya Ganesh, Andover High School

Mario Longo, Wakefield Memorial High School

3rd Place - Tie

Devin Johnson, Lawrence High School

Carolina Sanchez, Lawrence HIgh School

Honorable Mentions:

Tarun Kancharla, Xaverian Brothers High School

Aisosa Oviasogie, Andover High School

Elizabeth St. Louis. Framingham High School

Emerson Waisnor, Burlington High School


MS Guidelines:

  • Any student from Grades 6, 7, or 8 may participate in the Middle School Musical Theatre Contest Day.
  • To enter students must prepare 90 seconds or shorter of any musical theatre song that showcases their voice and acting ability.
  • Songs should be memorized.
  • Please bring your sheet music prepared in a binder marked with where you would like to start and stop your song. You will be singing with an accompanist- no “acapella” singing.
  • A week before contest day, you will be asked to submit your sheet music as a pdf copy.
  • Students will introduce themselves as their ID number and what song they will be singing and what musical it comes from.

When selecting songs, students should select a song from a musical and should avoid picking material that comes from a film, tv, or any pop songs. Students should also try as best as they can to select “age appropriate” songs. When selecting a song to sing, don’t just choose a song you like, but rather one that fits your voice well and showcases your acting ability.

Students will be scored on a rubric based on their vocal work, acting, and preparation.

Rubric Areas:

  • Vocal Work- Musicality, Notes and Pitch
  • Acting - Storytelling through Song, Physical Choices, Expression, Presence, Understanding of Text and Subtext
  • Preparation- music marked, professional introduction, within time guidelines
  • Overall Impact

HS Guidelines:

  • Any student from Grades 9,10,11, or 12 may participate in the High School Musical Theatre Contest Day.
  • Students should prepare 2 contrasting pieces: One song should be a ballad and one song should be an up-tempo song. These musical theater songs should showcase your voice and acting ability.
  • Each song should be 60-90 seconds. This time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to. Your package may not be longer than 3 minutes including your introduction.
  • Songs should be memorized.
  • Please bring your sheet music prepared in a binder marked with where you would like to start and stop your song. You will be singing with an accompanist- no “a capella” singing.
  • Students will introduce themselves as their ID number and what songs they will be singing and what musicals they come from.
  • Students should dress appropriately for audition attire.
  • Only musical theatre songs will be accepted. Please refrain from using pop songs or songs from films or television shows.

Students will be assessed on their work against a rubric.

Rubric Areas:

  • Vocal Work- Musicality, Notes and Pitch
  • Acting - Storytelling through Song, Physical Choices, Expression, Presence, Understanding of Text and Subtext
  • Preparation- music marked, professional introduction, within time guidelines
  • Overall Impact- contrasting package, showcase of range, audition attire

Musical Theater Scholarship Contest

The METG is excited to announce our new Musical Theater Contest. This contest is open to all High School and Middle School students from our Member Schools in grades 6-12!


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