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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 All-State Audition Video Tutorials for the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass.

All-State String Auditions Components
Changes in 2015
  1. Solo remains the same Please see the String Solo Selection Guide.
  2. Revised Scales are posted on the String Scales page.
  3. Excerpts with revised placement of clefs (treble, alto, tenor and bass)  for Viola, Cello and Bass are posted on the String Excerpts page.

Audition Elements

1.       Play all scales in succession, in a single continuous take, at the articulation and tempo indicated.  Scales will be posted on the MMEA website in the fall.

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

Subpages (2): Excerpts Scales
Mary Schaefle,
Aug 30, 2013, 1:55 PM
Jennifer Lenart,
Mar 2, 2015, 7:07 AM
Jennifer Lenart,
Nov 18, 2014, 11:17 AM
Jennifer Lenart,
Nov 18, 2014, 11:52 AM
Mary Schaefle,
Mar 17, 2015, 2:08 PM