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What is the Central States Judges Association?

The Central States Judges Association is a nationally respected group of outstanding adjudicators who share a common interest in their personal improvement as adjudicators and adjudication practices. Founded in the late 1950's by a group of individuals who felt a need for defined judging standards, the CSJA was the first association to hold a seminar for judges and instructors to improve the craft of pageantry arts and pageantry adjudication.

Realizing that the pageantry arts are an ever changing and evolving medium, CSJA constantly strives to maintains it's position at the vanguard of pageantry arts adjudication and education.
As always, the strength of CSJA remains it's ability to respond to those constant changes in the activity with significant educational programs for the association's membership. Seminars, parlor sessions, field trials, written and oral exams, tape evaluations, caption quality control and a continued dedication to excellence are all parts of CSJA's definitive educational program. No
other adjudication association in all of the United States is as dedicated to the continual improvement and continuing education of it's membership as the CSJA, a fact that we both cite with great pride and continue to cite as a prime advantage of our judges.

The individuals who make up the Central States Judges Association transcend all occupations.
The membership includes professional musicians, music educators, music arrangers and composers, as well as teachers, lawyers, businessmen, professional marketers, and business owners. While the career choices of the membership are diverse and unique, the members of
CSJA have as their common goal to become and remain the best adjudicators they can
possibly be. We hope you will find our association as a useful source of quality adjudicators, and welcome your contact with interests in our association.

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Updates: Assignments for the entire season (except Nov 15) are posted on the 2014 Assignment Page.

Educational Articles and Handouts for Market Scoring from Fall Seminar are posted. A couple music

presentations will still be coming in soon, so keep an eye out for those.