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Changes to All-State Band auditions

posted Nov 2, 2017, 11:14 AM by Mary Schaefle

MMEA is moving to etudes from published method books

  • There will be one lyrical and one technical etude, each shortened to 12-24 bars.
  • Every student is required to perform both of the etudes.
  • You will record each of the etudes as a separate track.
  • Judges have given consistent feedback this is important for comparison across auditions.
  • MMEA will not be posting PDFs of the etudes. We will be posting the list of etudes, including publisher.  
  • We are compiling the etude list now. 

We want your input! If you want to be part of the review process, email auditions@mmea.org by Nov 10th, including which instrument(s) you’d like to review.

The selected etudes will be posted Dec 15th.

Scales and solo remain the same.

Questions? Email auditions@mmea.org.

Future All-State Choir Conductors

posted Aug 10, 2017, 12:50 PM by Mary Schaefle   [ updated Aug 10, 2017, 1:02 PM ]

Help us create a great All-State Choir experience!

Recommend individuals as All-State conductors, and recommend others or yourself as a section coach.

Our Choral Vice President will consider all your suggestions. 
Questions? Contact Randy Schafer.

Past conductors

MMEA Statement on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Music Education

posted May 10, 2016, 10:21 AM by Mary Schaefle   [ updated May 10, 2016, 10:40 AM ]

Many music educators, musicians, and members of the public are deeply concerned about the reported remarks of Michael Butera, CEO of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). We take this matter seriously, are monitoring the situation, and encourage the National Executive Board (the governing Board for NAfME) to address the matter promptly. Minnesota Music Educators Association remains committed to diversity, inclusion and equity through high quality music education for all students. MMEA has taken initial steps to address equity over the past years, and we know there is more to be done. We plan to continue this discussion at our next Board meeting, and invite suggestions from our members and the community over the next weeks and months.

For further information, contact:
Mary Schaefle
Executive Director
Minnesota Music Educators Association

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