The following is a copy of an email sent November 27th, 2017
Greetings Eastshore colleagues,
This year our Eastshore Solo and Ensemble Regional Contest will be hosted by Interlake High School at Bellevue College on January 20, 2018. This email serves as an introductory overview of this event, and official announcement that the registration window for solo and ensemble entries is now open. While you are invited to begin submitting student applications, your access to the registration site will close on January 5, 2018, so please make sure you have fully completed all entries by that date. Really important: per WIAA state contest rules, if you miss that January 5 deadline, we are allowed to try to accommodate your requests on a space available basis, but those late entries will be coded “not eligible for state.”
New this year, the website hosting our Eastshore solo and ensemble registration is OpusEvent. You will need to register an OpusEvent teacher account to access the student registration. Attached to this email is a tutorial that will guide you with step-by-step instructions for accessing the site, creating a new account, and registering student entries.
Also attached to this email is the 2018 State Solo and Ensemble Contest Rules document and student registration worksheets that you may edit and modify as needed. These worksheets are for you to use as an information gathering tool; all registration will happen online through the OpusEvent registration system.
2018 Eastshore Solo and Ensemble Festival
Date: Saturday January 20, 2018
Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007
Registration Fees: $17 per solo; $17 per ensemble plus $2 per ensemble member. Remit payment or purchase order of invoices before January 20, 2018 to:
Eastshore Music League
C/O Kathy Boone, Treasurer
1601 98th Ave NE
Clyde Hill, WA 98004
Registration Window: Monday, November 27, 2017 – Friday, January 5, 2018
Registration Host Website: OpusEvent, www.opusevent.com
How to get to Opus Contest
- Go to https://www.opusevent.com
- Click on Opus Contest (Near bottom, center of page)
- Click on contest.opusevent.com
- Click the Log In button
- Click on Register as a new user (lower left of screen in tiny print.)
Note that your same account is used for OpusRegister. If you have registered for a conference using OpusEvent.com then you already have an account and can simply Log In.
Follow the on-screen instructions to verify your account and complete the new account process. This process is not complete until you have created your user profile.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have. While we are happy to help everyone with this registration and scheduling process, we do respectfully request for the sake of fairness and efficiency that you, as sponsoring teachers, serve as contact intermediaries between us and your parent group, students, accompanists, and private teachers, etc.
All the best,
Paul Gillespie, David Kim, Michael King, Dr. Shira Katsman