HSMTA Adjudication

The High School Musical Theatre Awards Adjudication Panel is comprised of qualified professionals in the Capital Region. Qualified adjudicators may not be affiliated in any capacity with a participating high school or be an employee of a participating school district.

Adjudicators must apply and be accepted to participate in the High School Musical Theatre Awards. Adjudicators are selected based on their qualifications and experience in musical theatre, directing, acting, vocal music, performing arts education and related fields.

High School Musical Awards adjudicators will have:

-A degree in a relevant field such as music, theatre, dance, etc.
-And/or extensive work experience in one of those disciplines on a professional or academic basis
-And/or are professional artists or educators with wide knowledge of the American Musical Theatre canon
-And/or demonstrated experience in or knowledge of musical theatre


-Adjudicators will be given a stipend of $150 for their participation.
-Each will be trained in the adjudication process by Proctors staff.
-All candidates must possess the ability to effectively communicate in writing and evaluate production elements and student performance in a constructive manner.
-All candidates disclose any personal and professional connections to the area, students or schools to avoid any conflicts of interest.
-All adjudication is kept confidential.
-A stipend will be provided for the adjudicator’s time.

New This Year:

-This year we will be returning to in person adjudication following COVID-19 protocols. If needed, we will adjust procedures with COVID-19 restrictions.

-Adjudicators will attend School Performances to score Award Categories.

-Adjudicators will watch and score Best Actor & Best Actress video submissions.

Important Dates: Dates in red are mandatory

February 15, 2022 | Virtual Adjudication Orientation 6 p.m.

February 28 – April 3 | HSMTA School Performances Adjudication Period

March 25th​, 2022 | Best Actress/Actor Video scores due for callbacks:

Saturday, April 9th, 2022 | Callbacks at Proctors Mainstage (in person-socially distanced): 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

April 14th​, 2022 | Final Scores due from Callbacks​:

April 26th​, 2022 | Final Adjudicator Meeting:​

Friday, April 29th, 2022 | HSMTA Nominations announced​

Saturday, May 14th, 2022 | HSMTA Ceremony 7 p.m.

It is not mandatory to attend the HSMTA Final Performance on May 14, 2022, but adjudicators are strongly encouraged to attend and celebrate students’ achievements. All adjudicators are given complimentary tickets for the Final Ceremony.


For more information about becoming an adjudicator or about the process, contact:
Shai Davenport
Education Program Manager
518-382-3884 x 197