2019 All-State audition materials are now posted!

Band         Choir         Jazz         Strings

All-State Audition Deadline extended to March 19th
Go to to enter auditions.

Important reminders for sponsoring teachers:

Sponsoring teacher must be a current MMEA member.

  • Username is the email address you used to renew/join NAfME. Password is your 9-digit NAfME user id number (add leading zeros to make 9 digits).
  • MMEA manually updates the member list daily, Monday through Friday. 

Auditions must be submitted by 11:59PM, Tuesday, March 19
Late submissions will not be accepted. Give yourself a few extra days to handle snow days and other circumstances.

NEW! Upload sound files before you pay.
Sponsoring teachers can enter student information and upload sound files before they pay for auditions - but remember to pay! (Auditions must be paid by April 10th to be considered for All-State)

NEW! Email invoice for payment from teacher overview page.
After sponsoring teachers have entered student information and uploaded sound files, they can email an invoice to an individual for payment. The invoice must be paid by April 10th for the student to be considered for All-State ensembles. Be sure to follow-up!

NEW! OpusEvent now converts many sound files to mp3s!
Sponsoring teachers no longer need to make sure sound files are mp3s. The following file types are accepted:

  • .mp3 (mp3 audio)
  • .wav (wav audio)
  • .aac (Advanced Audio Coding)
  • .ac3 (Audio Coding 3)
  • .aif (Audio Interchange File format)
  • .amr (adaptive multi-rate codec file)
  • .au (audio file)
  • .caf (core audio format)
  • .flac (free lossless audio codec)
  • .m4a (MPEG-4 Audio layer)
  • .m4b (MPEG-4 audio book)
  • .oga (ogg vorbis compressed audio file)
  • .ogg (ogg vorbis compressed audio file)
  • .sf2 (soundfont)
  • .sfark (sfArk compressed soundfont)
  • .voc (creative labs audio file)
  • .weba (webA audio file)
  • .wma (windows media audio)

Sponsoring teacher must be in the room when recordings are made
You, as the sponsoring teacher, must be present when the student records his/her audition. Recordings may not be digitally altered. Read the full Digital Ethics Policy for details

Audition cost remains $20 per audition
Payment is made by credit card once, after all audition information is entered for all of your auditioning students.

Resources available on MMEA’s website
Read Eligibility Policies, download an OpusEvent How-To Guide, and get sample student registration forms (vocal, winds/brass/percussion, jazz, and strings) on our website.

  • The 2019 Audition fee is $20, the deadline is March 19, 2019.
  • Eligibility requirements are on the All-State Policies page, including grade level, enrollment in school ensemble, and maximum number of students.
  • All auditions and sponsoring teachers must follow the Digital Ethics policy.
  • Requests for Exceptions to the Eligibility requirements deadline has passed.
  • All-State Camp information is on the All-State Camp page.
  • You can provide input and recommendations by emailing or the respective All-State Vice President.
  • 2019 All-State Camps will be held August 5-10, 2019
    • Choirs will be at St. Olaf College
    • Bands will be at University of MN - Twin Cities
    • Orchestra will be at University of MN - Duluth

We're looking forward to having more students from all corners of Minnesota audition, with consistent scoring and results provided by top-notch judges specializing in each instrument or voice type. Please join us as we continue to strengthen MMEA All-State, noted as one of the best by our guest conductors!

Choir Audition Page            Strings Audition Page

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