Consider your program as a whole
At all levels you need to consider your program as a whole. Have a mix of tempi, a range of emotions, humour and dynamics. Variety is important, as is the order in which you choose to perform your songs.
3 Broad areas of Assessment
There are three broad areas of assessment, each scored out of 30, that should be considered when choosing your songs:
Vocal Command (30 marks)
Musical Security and Stylistic Nuance (30 marks)
Communication and Entertainment (30 marks)
Sometimes a song might be easy to sing musically and vocally, but the emotional challenge is high. Sometimes a song might be easy emotionally, but tricky musically and vocally. Sometimes a song might be easy vocally, but musically and emotionally taxing etc, etc.
Songs won’t always tick all the boxes of criteria. That’s fine. If you’re finding a song a stroll in the park, chances are it’s too easy for the level you’re working towards. Alternatively, if the challenge you’ve given yourself is just not working, it might belong to the next level. Try not to get too bogged down.
Kate Sadler in action
All levels require a single PDF of your legally obtained sheet music, in the order in which you are singing your program. Illegal sheet music deprives composers of their livelihood.
If your music is not licensed with your name, you need to write your source on the first page by naming the website (even if it is out of copyright), inserting a receipt as proof of purchase or, a photo of the cover from a song book which you own if you have scanned a pdf from it.
If you have not created formal sheet music for your composition, you are welcome to put your lyric/chord chart into the correct place of your sheet music PDF.