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 Dates of Importance

Summer/Fall Workshops
Between Saturday, August 16 and Saturday, September 27, 2014
Consult the Workshops link for specific dates, places, and the Summer/Fall Workshop Registration Form
Registration Incentive Deadline OCTOBER 1, 2014 (10% off first order of curriculum and study materials for members only)
Regular Registration Deadline NOVEMBER 3, 2014 (Last postmark day to receive membership forms without a $25 additional fee thereafter)
Final Registration  Deadline DECEMBER 15, 2014 (DEADLINE for all memberships for the 2014-2015 school year.  (PARTICIPATION SELECTION OF EVENTS MAY BE ADDED THROUGH JANUARY 15, 2015.)
District & Area Meets Between Friday, February 13 and Saturday, March 28, 2015

Consult the Districts & Areas pages for specific dates

“A” State Meet May 2, 2015 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth
“AA” State Meet April 25, 2015 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth 
One-Act Play State Meet May 9, 2014 at Brentwood Christian School in Austin
Last updated October 30, 2014


Comments and questions may be addressed to the Executive Director.

SPELLING CORRECTION:  The word “elbowroom” on the Grade 2/3 Spelling List for 2014-2015 should be “elbow room” with a space between elbow and room
MUSIC MEMORY CORRECTION:  References to Háry János Suite: “Viennese Musical Clock” by Kodály are corrected to include accent marks.  This page is missing from the Teacher Guide.  Please use page 52 from the Music Memory Student Handbook as a replacement.
MUSIC MEMORY CORRECTION: Page 34 in the Student Handbook and page 98 in the Teacher Guide, the death date of Telemann should be 1767.   
Instructions for submitting a design for the T-Shirt Design Contest:
• ELIGIBILITY:  6th, 7th and 8th graders attending a PSIA member school
• Type of Design:  Silkscreen
• Design Size:  9″ X 9″ (may be submitted, however, on 8 1/2 by 11 drawing paper)
• Design Media:  black ink or dark pencil/charcoal (Shading is welcomed.  Design will be silkscreened onto t-shirts in one color.  We are looking at the possibility of having a yellow-gold t-shirt this year; therefore, the silkscreen imprint will be in violet purple.)
• Design should provide space to include the words “State Championship” and PSIA (We may be able to add the words “State Championship” around your design, so it is not necessary to make these words a major part of the design.)
• Deadline for Submission:  January 15, 2015
• Submit to PSIA, P.O. Box 2481, Grapevine, TX 76099


1st place:  Gold Medal, T-Shirt, and $10 in PSIA logo merchandise

2nd place:  Silver Medal and a T-Shirt

3rd place:  Bronze Medal and a T-Shirt

Honorable Mention:  Ribbon and a T-Shirt



Instructions for submitting a VIDEO:

• ELIGIBILITY:  Grades 3 through 8

• LENGTH OF VIDEO:  3 to 5 minutes  

• CONTENT:  Discussion and/or demonstration of how a specific PSIA contest is run (multiple videos may be submitted to the PSIA state office by an individual student)  

• MEDIA:  Video should be placed on a DVD disc OR USB drive, OR Facebook link and sent to the PSIA email address or in regular media mail to the PSIA address.

• JUDGING VIDEOS:  Videos will be judged by an impartial panel of 3 judges.  (Creativity, clarity, and accuracy of content will be elements of highest consideration.)  

• DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:  January 15, 2015 to the PSIA state office: PO Box 2481, Grapevine, TX 76099


1st place: Gold Medal and $10 in PSIA logo merchandise  

Publishing of your video into a larger audio/visual production

2nd place: Silver Medal

3rd place: Bronze Medal

Honorable Mention: Ribbon 

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2014-2015 OAP Approved Play List