How do I apply?
Applications can be found online here. Please submit your application online or print and mail the completed application to Musicale, 8405 Wenton Circle, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.
How much is the application fee?
There is no application fee for Musicale.
What is the payment schedule?
Full payment is due one month prior to the festival.
What is the application deadline?
There is no application deadline! However, if an application is received in our office after any payment due date, payments will be retroactive.
Do you take credit cards?
We do! Payments via credit card can be made using the "Make a Payment" link in the secure area of our website. A 3% fee will be added by the processing center for credit card payments. In addition, we accept school checks, certified checks, cashier's checks and money orders. All checks must be payable to SPECTRUM OF RICHMOND, Inc.
What is the cancellation deadline?
Please refer to the director's handbook.
Do you provide transportation?
We do not provide transportation. ALL transportation is the responsibility of the group.
What is the deadline for adding/dropping participants?
Counts should be finalized 30 days prior to the festival. There are some exceptions. Please contact a festival coordinator for additional information.
Is there a limit on the number of performing groups?
Choral performances are limited to three competing groups. Instrumental performances are not limited.
How many judges do you use?
Musicale provides two judges for all performing groups.
What day is the main competition day?
Performances are on the Friday or Saturday of the festival date selected.
When will I find out the performance schedule?
A tentative performance schedule is released 30 days prior to the festival. A final performance schedule is released 10 days prior to the festival. For planning purposes, performance schedule information may be available earlier than 30 days, but specific times will not be released prior to 30 days.
What kind of performance facilities do you use?
We use middle school and high school auditoriums.
How many directors are free?
Musicale provides one free park admission ticket per director per performing area (band, choir, orchestra). Additional free director admission tickets may be awarded. Please contact our Musicale coordinator for details.
How many chaperones are free?
For all Musicale packages, one free adult park ticket is awarded per 30 paid students, no minimum group size.
How can I get in touch with a festival coordinator?
Our Musicale Festival Coordinator can be reached toll free at 804-264-8663, or email Kristen Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"A huge thank you for yet another wonderful festival organized by you and your fantastic team! We had a ball. The competition was so well run – on time and everyone was so helpful and kind. Your festival is the highlight of our year."
- Jennifer Breeden, Choral Director, Pocahontas Middle School
"Was a fun and valuable experience for me and my kids. Thanks to your wonderful hospitality as usual. We will see you in greater numbers next year!!"
- Claudia Plowden, Choir Director, Woodbridge Middle School
"Thanks for everything. It was exceedingly well run, as usual."
- Judy Einuis, Band Director, Robinson Middle School