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See specific pages for All-State Band, Choir, Orchestra, and Jazz Band for more information on each virtual ensemble for 2020. The Middle Level Barbershop for 2020 has been cancelled and will return in 2022. The All-State Children's Choir will take place in 2021 as scheduled.
2020 ALL-STATE SELECTED PARTICIPANTS
The list of selected student participants, by Ensemble, has been posted! This lists are now open to the public to view and can be found on the 2020 All-State Parents page. Congratulations to all the selected participants!
2020 ALL-STATE CONTRACTS
2020 All-State Student Contract (click to download) - for selected participants in the band, chorus, and orchestra ensembles.
2020 All-State Jazz Band Student Contract (click to download) - for selected participants in jazz band only.
STUDENTS: Return both pages of the signed contract to your director. Your director will forward all contracts to Rick Mitchell, NMEA Auditions Director.
DIRECTORS: Make sure your students receive this contract ASAP. Collect the completed forms (be sure to complete school and director information) and have them postmarked by November 1, 2020.
Official All-State Merchandise Information:
More information on 2020 All-State merchandise will be available closer to the conference.
2020 ALL-STATE AUDITION KEY DATES
Click here to register through Opus. -
August 17 Registration for All-State Auditions, regular fee of $20 through Sept. 8*
*Due to Labor Day, the deadline for early registration has been extended to Tuesday, September 8.
NO REGISTRATIONS ALLOWED AFTER SEPTEMBER 14
September 16 Instrumental Audition window opens at 8:00 am
September 24 Choir Audition window opens at 12:00 pm
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 19 Announcement of Selected Ensembles at 8:00 am
ALL-STATE AUDITION MANUAL
All-State General Info Manual - NMEA Members: Be sure to download and read this manual for general information about the auditions process and completing student applications. The link to register students on Opus Events is contained in this manual.
Tips for Registering Students for Auditions: