IHSMA Adjudicator Requirements

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC ASSOCIATION
criteria for
“APPROVED” ADJUDICATORS

  1. You must have five years teaching experience – public/private school, collegiate or private
    studio;
  2. You must attend an adjudicator certification clinic as sponsored by the Iowa High School
    Music Association. We accept, reciprocally, certification gained in other states if conducted under
    the auspices of the state activity office or organization responsible for state-wide festivals;
  3. You must obtain two letters of recommendation from persons already on the “Approved” list of
    adjudicators. Have the writer submit their letter directly to the IHSMA office.

Upon completion of these criteria, the IHSMA office will forward a Judge┬┤s Record Form card for your
completion and return.

Regulations mandate every “Approved” adjudicator to attend a subsequent certification clinic, once
every five years, in order to remain on the “Approved” listing.