Student Programs & Events

All-State is MMEA's largest program, involving over 2300 students each year in auditions, seven performing groups, three summer camps, and a performance at the Midwinter Clinic.

The Elementary Festivals are held in various parts of the state and are intended as enrichment activities for our members' students. These festivals are generally held on a Saturday in the month of March (in conjunction with Music in Our Schools Month) and feature guest clinicians from around the region and a culminating public performance. Last year, over 600 students participated in the elementary festivals.

The Middle Level Festivals are held for both bands and choirs at several sites around the state. Up to eight schools gather at each festival site for a non-competitive festival experience. Attendees will appreciate this rare opportunity for middle-level students to perform for and listen to their peers in a comfortable, supportive environment.