2023 All-State Festival Audition Information
- Audition Registration
- Preparation for Auditions
- Governing Documents
For Festival Registration information, see the All-State Festival & Concert > Festival Registration page.
Audition Type: 2023 auditions will be live auditions.
Location: Shrewsbury HS (Directions)
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Snow Date: Sunday, January 22, 2023
All State Audition Times -- January 21, 2023 -- Shrewsbury High School
The audition schedule by district is indicated in the following table. Note the time that corresponds to the name of your school and your geographic district. Home-schooled students may come at any time during their geographic district's audition times, or arrange a suitable time with Michael Lapomardo, the MMEA Auditions Coordinator, in advance. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the following:
- Three schools will be randomly assigned from the first time block to audition at the start of auditions.
- Schools sending more than 20 students to auditions may be contacted to schedule a time to avoid congestion.
- Each school may ask for two special time requests. All requests must be made from their school director in advance. Requests from parents, students or private teachers will be declined.
- Any requests for changes to audition times must be submitted to Michael Lapomardo by January 2, 2023.
|8:15 AM||Southeastern District Schools A-M|
|9:00 AM||Southeastern District Schools N-Z|
|9:45 AM||Central District Schools A-M|
|10:30 AM||Central District Schools N-Z|
|11:15 AM||Western District Schools A-M|
|1:00 PM||Western District Schools N-Z|
|1:45 PM||Eastern District Schools A-M|
|2:30 PM||Eastern District Schools N-Z|
|3:15 PM||Northeastern District Schools A-M|
|4:00 PM||Northeastern District Schools N-Z|
- The signed Medical Permission Form for each student who is auditioning;
- The signed Principal Form for your school. (The Principal Form is accessible when you register your students for auditions.)
- Payment for the amount indicated on the Principal Form.
All State Audition Registration opens Monday, December 5, 2022
All State Audition REGULAR Registration closes at midnight on Friday, December 9, 2022
All State Audition LATE registration: closes on Friday, December 16, 2022. Students cannot be registered for auditions past this point.
Completing the Audition Registration Process
Once students have been registered online, appropriate fees, payment/PO's, and the signed principal form must be brought to Auditions on January 6, 2023. It is also recommended that you email a PDF copy of the forms to Noreen.
Each ensemble director that has a student submission must have a valid, active NAfME number. Please double-check when yours expires. It must be active through January 21, 2023 for auditions, and through March for the festival.
Please note: You can retrieve your NAfME credentials at any time by visiting https://nafme.org/wp-login.php.
All State Audition List
Students will be asked to sight read a short example during their audition. MMEA uses Sight Reading Factory and has a published level. Students and directors can access that directly through SRF. If you do not have an account, please use these examples to help give you guidance.
Timpani and Jazz students will follow similar requirements. Examples have been written specifically for MMEA uses and cannot be shared.
Harp students will read from concert literature when available
2023 All State Festival Audition Information :
2023 All State Festival Audition Information
All State Handbook and Seating Policy :
2023 All State Handbook and Seating Policy, v7.1
Audition Adjudication Forms
Adjudication forms are available at https://scoreforms.avesi.com/.
- 5, 7, or 9 stroke roll - alternating
- Flam accent
- Single paradiddle
- Double paradiddle
- Triple Ratamacue
- Crash Cymbals
- Suspended Cymbals
- Bass Drum
Please see the Multi-Percussion scales below.
Multi Percussion (Year One)
The current scale sheets are posted below.
Bass Clarinet |
Alto Sax |
Tenor Sax |
Trumpet | French Horn | Trombone | Bass Trombone | Euphonium TC | Euphonium BC | Tuba
Jazz Saxophones | Jazz Trumpet | Jazz Trombone | Jazz Bass Trombone
Jazz Piano | Jazz Guitar | Jazz Vibes | Jazz Bass
Harp | Harp Arpeggio | Violin | Viola (6/17) | Cello (6/17) | String Bass (11/18)
Mallet Percussion |
Vocal Scale Sheet