A Quick Note on Virtual Solo & Ensemble Festivals

Monday, January 4th, 2021

The COVID pandemic is prompting solo & ensemble festivals to go virtual. We aim to help make this as simple as possible for students and teachers. Rest assured, you may continue using music from the Tapspace catalog, both quickly and legally.

As always, we offer extra scores for adjudication at reduced prices. We offer these as physical scores, or (in most cases) as watermarked downloads. Both formats assure adjudicators that you have legally purchased the required number of copies for your event.

Example of score-only downloadable selection on the Tapspace website
Choosing a downloadable “score only” product for festival adjudication.

Typically, sharing video performances of our music would require a synchronization license. We are waiving these license fees in cases where the event has been forced to go virtual for pandemic-related reasons.

Also, we have joined a collective of publishers organized by the National Federation of State High School Associations. NFHS has established helpful guidelines for assessment recordings and legal usage of sheet music.

Read the Tapspace guidelines on virtual assessment materials. These policies are specific to events occurring during the COVID pandemic in 2020-21.

As always, please be safe. We wish you a successful and inspired Winter/Spring season of music making!