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How the Artworks and Performing Arts Presentations Were Chosen

  • The visual artworks displayed at this event were chosen by judges established by the West Virginia Art Education Association, most notably from the state’s Youth Art Month 2-D and 3-D exhibits.
  • The featured music selections were based on recommendations made by judges of events established by the West Virginia Music Educators Association. Examples of such events are the Regional Solo and Ensemble Festivals, the State Show Choir Performance Evaluation Assessment, and the West Virginia Orchestra Directors Association. Other music groups were included at the Arts Alive project manager's invitation or through a variety of other existing contests and adjudications across the state.
  • The featured theater selection was chosen by judges established by the West Virginia Thespians, an educational theater association organization.
  • Featured dance selections were chosen by conferring with recognized dance education leaders of West Virginia.
  • Some entries may be suggested to the Arts Alive Executive Board by coordinators of programs sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, such as Poetry Out Loud and the Governor's School for the Arts.

How the Selections were Judged/Auditioned:

Assessments that were used in adjudicating selected Arts Alive performances may be found two ways: (1) by directly accessing posted assessments on the Web site; or (2) by contacting the appropriate event coordinator listed on the Web site and requesting copies of judges' assessments, such as rubrics, checklists and audition forms.



West Virginia Art Education Association

West Virginia Music Educators Association

West Virginia Music Education State Show Choir Performance Evaluation Assessment

West Virginia Thespians: An Educational Theatre Association Affiliate

West Virginia Division of Culture and History's Poetry Out Loud Program

Governor's Schools of West Virginia