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The 2016 Audition fee is $20, the deadline is March 18, 2016. See the OpusEvent How-To Guide for information on submitting auditions.

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

MacPhail Center for Music has generously provided video tutorials for string etudes: Violin Set A, and Cello Set A.

Audition Elements

  1. Play all scales in succession, in a single continuous take, at the articulation and tempo indicated. 
  2. Perform a solo selected by the teacher and student based on recommended difficulty level published by MMEA. The solo will be performed unaccompanied.  A maximum of 5 minutes may be submitted.
  3. Perform the orchestral excerpt posted on the MMEA website. The student is expected to perform the excerpt in the style appropriate to the work and at the tempo indicated. Bowings and fingerings are suggested only.

Digital Ethics

Sponsoring teachers must be in the room when the recording is made. All students and sponsoring teachers are responsible for adhering to the MMEA digital ethics policy. The policy is available for download here, and on the All-State Auditions main page.

Updated eligibility requirements are on the All-State Policies page. Read details on music ensemble participation. Other requirements remain the same.

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