As much as possible, the virtual solo festival format will replicate onsite NYSSMA solo festivals. Students will prepare and perform an appropriate level solo or ensemble chosen from the NYSSMA Manual (Edition 32). Solo students will also prepare and perform scales. The recorded performance will be evaluated by NYSSMA oriented adjudicators. The virtual evaluation sheet is modeled after and similar to NYSSMA evaluation sheets used at onsite festivals. Students will receive both commendations and recommendations for improvement based on their performance, similar to onsite evaluation festivals.