present The 1st Annual
Harmony Helper® Mosaic Award for Group Performance Excellence
An award recognizing diverse and gifted ensembles from high schools in the Greater NY area
The Broadway Education Alliance is proud to introduce this new award in the Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance portfolio recognizing the artistry and creativity of high school choral groups. The Harmony Helper® Mosaic Award for Group Performance Excellence rewards the talent, dedication, and teamwork essential in choral music.
Harmony Helper® is the only app that utilizes patented technologies to provide singers the convenience and control of a 24/7 digital rehearsal room anytime, anywhere. Accurate real-time feedback, sheet music scanning, vocal part customization, group sharing, and part volume control are among the comprehensive features that prepare singers to deliver their best performance.
All high schools located throughout the Greater New York region that have presented a virtual ensemble performance featuring a minimum of 4 students singing an approved licensed arrangement during the 2020-21 academic year are eligible for consideration in the student choral group category. The Roger Rees Awards region includes the following 11 Counties: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), Nassau, New York (Manhattan), Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester.
All schools submitting students for consideration in this award (or other) categories must be registered with the Broadway Education Alliance. The annual program registration fee is $100 per school. The fee is waived for Title 1 schools. If your district requires you to submit a check request, please provide all essential information so that an invoice can be provided. If your district requires a lengthy turnaround time for check payments, please plan accordingly. No student submissions will be reviewed unless payment is received in full by March 12. Funds collected help to offset the administration costs associated with online audition submissions and adjudication.
Note: Harmony Helper® is offering complimentary access to the app to Roger Rees Awards registered teachers including, but not limited to those submitting video auditions for Harmony Helper® Mosaic Award consideration.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. This offer must be redeemed by April 16, 2021.
Step 1. CLICK HERE to submit the name and address of your school and pay the participation fee.
Step 2. Upon receipt of payment, the school representative will receive a confirmation email that contains a link to the video audition platform where their choral performance submission must be submitted to be considered for this award.
To enter the Harmony Helper® Mosaic Award for Group Performance Excellence, the group music teacher or music director must submit a video of the student choral performance. The performance should not exceed 4 minutes. Song selection should be in the genre of contemporary pop/rock show choir (think Glee), a cappella vocal ensemble (think Pentatonix), or musical theatre. The performance should include a brief introduction of the performance that should not exceed: 60 seconds. It should include the name of the school, the introduction of the program, and any creative insights into the piece.
The deadline for video submission for the Harmony Helper® Mosaic Award is Friday, April 16, 2021.
All video submissions will be reviewed by a panel of professional musicians or music directors and others selected by Harmony Helper®. The judges will evaluate entries based on overall performance execution, song interpretation, musical expression, dynamic range, and quality of engagement through song.
The winning choral group will be notified no later than May 28, 2021, and be recognized during the 11th annual Roger Rees Awards (date to be announced). The award prize package includes:
- A free annual subscription to Harmony Helper® for all participating students
- $500 for the school’s program to spend on music from Sheet Music Direct
- A featured group interview to be shared on the digital platforms of Harmony Helper®.
- Other entrants may also have the option to be in a featured interview with Harmony Helper® to be shared on the Harmony Helper® digital channels.
Harmony Helper proudly believes in and supports the equity and inclusion of a wide-ranging body of perspectives informed by diverse identities and cultural backgrounds.