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All-State Orchestra Conductor Bio
Conductor Troy Peters has been Music Director of YOSA (Youth Orchestras of San Antonio) since 2009. In 2016, Musical America featured him in their special issue, The MA30 Professionals of the Year: The Innovators. Peters has guest conducted many orchestras, including the Oregon Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and Round Rock Symphony. He was previously Music Director of the Vermont Youth Orchestra and Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, and conducted college orchestras at Texas State University and Middlebury College. He has also gained international attention for his orchestral collaborations with rock musicians, including Blind Pilot, Jon Anderson (of the band Yes), and Trey Anastasio (of the band Phish), with whom he recorded two albums on Elektra Records.
Please note: The NMEA auditions manual will be undergoing revisions to address the needs of our 2020 convention and All-State ensembles. It is recommended that you do not refer to previous editions of audition manuals as they will not reflect what is happening in our current audition situation. More information will be made available as we work through this process.
2020 ALL-STATE ORCHESTRA REPERTOIREAll-State Orchestra Excerpts (click to download)
2020 ALL-STATE ORCHESTRA AUDITION DATES
August 17 Registration for All-State Auditions, regular fee of $20 through Sept. 7
September 8 Late Registration ($40 fee) for All-State Auditions through Sept. 14
September 16 Instrumental audition window opens at 8:00 AM; closes Sept. 28 at 5:00 PM*
October 19 Announcement of Selected Ensembles at 8:00 am
*On September 24 Opus experienced a major slow down of their servers. This was due to many states closing auditions this weekend, and their servers were just overloaded. They have taken measures to alleviate the situation, but there is no guarantee that it won't happen again. Given the unique situations that many schools find themselves in due to COVID-19, and to ensure fairness to all students auditioning, NMEA is extending the audition deadline for all ensembles to Monday, September 28 at 5:00 pm. If you have any questions or concerns please email Rick Mitchell at email@example.com.
ALL-STATE AUDITION MANUALS
2020 Auditions Manual (click to download)
2020 Strings Audition Manual (click to download)
2020 ALL-STATE ORCHESTRA AUDITION MATERIALS
NMEA will again utilize the services of OpusEvent to collect student auditions. The format and procedures will be much the same as last year and will include:
Click here to download the 2020 All-State Scales Audition Requirements. Besides the required scales for each instrument, it also has the information about the required etude and excerpt for each instrument. Please, share information with your orchestra students. If you have any questions, please email Brett Noser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Etudes Year 2 (Click to download)
VIRTUAL ENSEMBLE OUTLINE
On October 19, students will be notified of their acceptance into the All-State Orchestra. Students will be given the piece of music to practice at home. Students will need access to a video/audio recorder for the submission of their performance. Students will get a one-hour masterclass meeting with the 2020 NMEA All-State Orchestra Director, Maestro Troy Peters, which will include a Q & A section. The experience will also include a one-hour masterclass by a professional violinist, violist, cellist, and bassist. A detailed schedule for the 2020 NMEA All-State Orchestra will be released after October 19.