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Winds, Brass and Percussion Audition Components
Changes for 2015 Auditions








Winds and Brass

  1. Perform the MMEA All-State etude. Etude to be shortened to include the first two contrasting sections.
  2. Play all scales in succession, in a single continuous take, at the articulation and tempo indicated. There will be fewer scales and tempo reductions. Revised scales to be posted in late November.
  3. Addition of a solo performed unaccompanied. Solo to be chosen by the student and teacher based on guidelines provided by MMEA.
Percussion
  1. Perform the MMEA All-State Etude. Etude remains the same; student performs snare, timpani and xylophone etude.
  2. Scales on xylophone only. Play all scales in succession, in a single continuous take, at the articulation and tempo indicated. There will be fewer xylophone scales and a reduced tempo. Revised scales to be posted in late November.
  3. 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.

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!


MacPhail Center for Music has generously provided All-State Audition Video Tutorials for the following instruments: Baritone, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Saxophone (Alto, Tenor and Baritone), Snare Drum, Timpani, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba and Xylophone.

Digital Ethics

All students and sponsoring teachers are responsible for adhering to the MMEA digital ethics policy. The policy is attached below, and on the All-State Auditions main page.


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