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Etudes

Winds/Brass/Percussion Etudes are changing!

Check this page for updates.
(Jazz audition materials are not changing.)

MMEA is moving to etudes from published method books

  • There will be one lyrical and one technical etude, each shortened to 12-24 bars.
  • Every student is required to perform both of the etudes.
  • You will record each of the etudes as a separate track.
  • Judges have given consistent feedback this is important for comparison across auditions.
  • MMEA will not be posting PDFs of the etudes. We will be posting the list of etudes, including publisher.  
  • We are compiling the etude list now. 

We want your input! If you want to be part of the review process, email auditions@mmea.org by Nov 10th, including which instrument(s) you’d like to review.

The selected etudes will be posted Dec 15th.

Questions? Email auditions@mmea.org.