Auditions

2015 All-State Audition Planned Changes

All 2015 All-State Audition Components are posted!


The Audition Fee for 2015 will be $20. We will continue to use OpusEvent to manage auditions, with an audition deadline of March 20, 2015. Remember to check your recording equipment before then!

Eligibility requirements are on the All-State Policies page, including grade level, enrollment in school ensemble, and maximum number of students.


Vocal
  • Solo remains the same.
  • Key changes for Alma del Coré in some voice parts to move away from range extremes. Alma del Coré parts are now posted..
  • The scale will be a single octave ascending and descending (or the reverse). Scales are now posted.
Winds and Brass
  • Etude to be shortened to include the first two contrasting sections.
  • Fewer scales with tempo reductions. Scales are posted: Band Scales Page.
  • Addition of a solo performed unaccompanied. Solo to be chosen by the student and teacher based on guidelines provided by MMEA. See the Band Auditions page for more information.
Percussion
  • Etude remains the same; student performs snare, timpani and xylophone etude.
  • Fewer xylophone scales at a reduced tempo. Scales are posted: Band Scales.
  • Addition of a solo performed unaccompanied on a concert percussion instrument. Solo to be chosen by the student and teacher based on guidelines provided by MMEA. See the Band Auditions page for more information.
StringsJazz
  • Changes being discussed for 2016, such as a different background/track for improv. There are no changes for 2015. Visit the Jazz Audition page for details and audition components.


You can provide input and recommendations by emailing auditions@mmea.org or the respective All-State Vice President.


Please let us know what questions you have by sending an email to auditions@mmea.org

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!

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