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Re: TSSEC Question
As a small school director I have used recorded accompaniments at state many times not always having access to a live piano accompanist. It is not ideal but accepted. Many class one solos are more difficult to perform with recordings. If a student stumbles with memory issues it can be "game over", whereas a good accompanist can make adjustments and follow the soloist out of a troubled section. The only real advantage of playing with a recording is that the student can practice as many times as needed with the recording whereas some accompanists have limited rehearsal time with the students.