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Changes for 2015 Auditions

Winds and Brass

  • Etude to be shortened to include two contrasting sections.
  • Fewer scales with tempo reductions.
  • Addition of a solo performed unaccompanied. Solo to be chosen by the student and teacher based on guidelines provided by MMEA.

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!

Visit for detailed information throughout the year.

Details on auditions management  software system to be posted in December.

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.

Auditions Overview (formatted for printing and distribution) available for download at the bottom of this page.

Audition Components

  1. Play all scales in succession, in a single continuous take, at the articulation and tempo indicated.  
  2. Perform the MMEA All-State etude. Etudes are posted on the MMEA website in the fall.
  3. Perform the unaccompanied solo.
  4. Percussionists perform scales on xylophone only, and the MMEA All-State etude on xylophone, snare and timpani.

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.

Jennifer Lenart,
Feb 25, 2014, 12:41 PM
Mary Schaefle,
Aug 29, 2013, 2:29 PM