Each year, the Oregon School Activities Association puts on a solo and ensemble competition in the spring. To participate in this event, students need to first participate in the District 1 (PIL) Solo and Ensemble Competition. Some are then selected to move on to state. Soloists may participate as a Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, or Bass. Ensembles between 2-16 people may participate and there are various categories separated by size and vocal type (SA/TB). Each participant/ensemble is scored by one judge at the district event, and three judges at the state event. The district competition is held at Wilson High School, and the state competition is held at Pacific University. Click the links below for more information.
Other classical and musical theater competitions are open to high school students including the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition and the Classical Singer Competition. Click the links below for more information.