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 $100 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 performances in a constructive manner.
-Extra attention will be paid to any professional or personal connections to area schools to avoid any potential conflicts of interest.
-All adjudicators must be aware, and willing to accept, that travel up to 90 miles away from their current location may be required.

Mandatory Meeting Dates:

February 12, 2020, 6 p.m | Mandatory Adjudicator Training
*If an applicant cannot make this meeting, the application will not be considered.

April 20, 2020, 6 p.m | Mandatory Final Adjudication Meetings

For more information about becoming an adjudicator or about the process, contact:
Charlie Owens
 School Programs Director
(518) 382-3884 x168.