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All-State drum set auditions - No Scales.

posted Mar 19, 2014, 8:07 AM by Jennifer Lenart

There is no scale component for All-State jazz drum set auditions.

We are working with Opusevent to take down the scale field to avoid further confusion.

Questions? Call the MMEA office at 763.566.1460 or email auditions@mmea.org

Minor changes to Vocal Audition Component.

posted Feb 19, 2014, 9:01 AM by Jennifer Lenart

Minor changes have been made to the alma del core vocal audition component. Updated documents can be downloaded on the Choir Audition Page.

MMEA Week on Classical MPR

posted Feb 18, 2014, 9:10 AM by Mary Schaefle

All-State ensembles highlighted every day at 7:30am and 7:30pm the week of Feb 17th. Listen on your Classical MPR station or stream at www.classicalmpr.org. Also posted at www.classicalmpr.org

Monday: Orchestra performing Marquez Danzon
Tuesday: Symphonic Band performing Esprit de Corps and Romanian Overture
Wednesday: Men's and Women's performing The Word was God and Gratias
Thursday: Concert Band performing Semper Fi and Lauds
Friday: Mixed Choir performing Exultate Justi and Everyone Sang

2014 MMEA Music Educators of the Year Announced.

posted Jan 2, 2014, 9:56 AM by Jennifer Lenart   [ updated Jan 8, 2014, 1:10 PM ]

Please join us in congratulating the 2014 Music Educators of the Year: John Greene (Falcon Ridge Middle School, District 196) and Geneva Fitzsimonds (South View Middle School, Edina Public Schools).

See our Awards page for more information on the award winners and the nomination process.

2014 All-State Auditions Deadline and Fee.

posted Dec 20, 2013, 9:59 AM by Jennifer Lenart

New information about 2014 All-State Auditions has been posted. Read what will be included in auditions.

The deadline will be March 20, 2014. The audition fee is $20.

Good luck to all those auditioning!

2014 All-State Audition components posted!

posted Sep 26, 2013, 6:56 AM by Jennifer Lenart   [ updated Dec 20, 2013, 10:03 AM ]

2014 All-State Audition components have been updated and posted. See below for links to pages where posted items can be found (pdfs of audition components are located at the bottom of each page):

Band Etudes
Band Scales
Vocal Alma del Core
Jazz Etudes
Jazz Scales
String Excerpts
String Scales


Elementary and Middle Level Festival info. posted!

posted Sep 17, 2013, 10:19 AM by Jennifer Lenart   [ updated Sep 17, 2013, 10:20 AM ]

Information about next spring's Elementary and Middle Level Festivals has been posted. More details coming soon!

MPR "Minnesota Varsity" includes All-State Students

posted Apr 11, 2013, 8:18 AM by Mary Schaefle   [ updated Jul 22, 2013, 8:33 AM ]

Anna Humphrey (2012-2013 All-State Orchestra, Buffalo High School) - Minnesota Varsity 2013 Showcase Artist for Luna Quartet, string quartet.

Grant Luhmann (2011-2012 All-State Symphonic Band, Centennial High School) - Showcase Composers selected by American Composers Forum (ACF).

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