All-State Activities - Message from the President

As we prepare for our All-State activities, we want to congratulate all who are selected to participate for 2021. Their dedication to music performance practices, and evaluation by the panel of judges, has provided each student an opportunity to participate in the activities scheduled for this year.

Some of our students were also selected to participate in the All-Eastern events scheduled for the same weekend. Please note that what appears on the All-Eastern documents during the 1:00-3:00pm time slot are the mock auditions which are NOT REQUIRED, and are offered as an option. Please make sure that your All-State candidates attend the Massachusetts All-State activities during that time slot. The Eastern District committee has worked around our schedule for each of our students to participate in both events, and completely understand that they will not attend the mock auditions during those hours. Additional information is listed below.

Enjoy our 2021 activities,
Cecil Adderley, Ph.D., President
Massachusetts Music Educators Association

Massachusetts All-State Cost: $20/student

Concert Timeline
3/6: Master class with conductor, 1pm - 3pm (time adjusted for All-Eastern)

3/20: Videos due

Spring 2021: MMEA All-State Virtual Concert Festival
Concert Chairperson: Maggie McKenna
Assistant Chairperson: James Joinville

Jazz Band
Conductor: John Hollenbeck, McGill University
Manager: David Schumacher
Assistant Manager: Lisa Linde

Conductor: Dr. Jeffery Redding, University of Central Florida
Manager: Todd Fruth
Assistant Manager: Nhung Truong

Conductor: Dr. Jonathan Girard, University of British Columbia School of Music
Manager: Theresa Cleary
Assistant Manager: Michael Coelho

Concert Band
Conductor: Dr. Robert Carnochan, University of Miami
Manager: Adam Shekleton
Assistant Manager: Matt Harden

Massachusetts Music Educators Association

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Michael LaCava
Interim Executive Director
PO Box 920004
Needham, MA 02492