2020 Nebraska All-State Band Update:
Audition and Virtual Ensemble Guidelines coming soon!
All-State Band Conductor Bio
Following a distinguished 33-year teaching career, Paula Crider continues to share her passion for making music as guest conductor, lecturer, clinician and adjudicator in the U.S. and abroad. She is Professor Emerita at The University of Texas, where she was twice awarded for distinguished teaching.
Crider has taught in the public schools at all levels, and holds the unique distinction of having been the first female in Texas to serve as director of bands at a class 5-A high school. She presents seminars throughout the U.S. She serves as coordinator for the National Band Association Young Conductor/Mentor Program, is Educational Consultant for Conn-Selmer, and was recently appointed to the Midwest Clinic Board. She is a Past President of the National Band Association and American Bandmasters Association.
Crider has written numerous articles for The Instrumentalist, The Band Director’s Guide, and National Band Association Journal, and manuals for brass techniques, marching band methods and instrumental conducting. She is co-author for the Masterwork Studies series (Hal Leonard) and author of The Conductor’s Legacy (GIA).
Awards and honors include the Tau Beta Sigma/Kappa Kappa Psi “Outstanding Service to Music Award,” Sudler “Legion of Merit,” Women Band Director’s International Rose, Grainger Society Medal, Kappa Kappa Psi Bo Makvosky Memorial Award, National Band Association AWAPA Award, 2004 Texas Bandmaster of the Year, Phi Beta Mu Hall of Fame, and Midwest Medal of Honor. She considers her greatest honor to be the privilege of working with all who share a passion for excellence in making music.
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 BAND REPERTOIRE
High Wire Fanfare John Mackey
Pacem Robert Spital
Yiddish Dances, Mvts. 1, 2, 3, & 5 Adam Gorb
Italian Rhapsody Julie Giroux
2020 ALL-STATE BAND CALENDAR
17 Registration for All-State Auditions (through Sept. 7)
8 Late Registration for All-State auditions (through Sept. 14)
16 Instrumental audition window opens at 8:00 AM; closes Sept. 26 at 11:59 PM
19 Announcement of Selected Ensembles 8:00 a.m.
Virtual Ensemble Concert TBA
INSTRUMENTAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
All-State Winds and Percussion Audition requirements and procedures changed in 2019. Please look carefully to be sure you have all of the necessary information and read all instructions and information completely. If you have any questions at that point, please contact Band Affairs Director Matt Rom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All-State Etudes Document Set 2 (click to download)
- Sight Reading Component Guidelines (click to download)
- All-State Scale Sheets (click the name of each instrument to download)
- Sight Reading Sample Exercises (click the name of each instrument to download)
The Piano audition material will be revised this year; and will be added later if one is required for the repertoire in 2020.
AUDITION MANUALS AND RESOURCES
AUDITION REGION Lookup Guide (click to download)
Audition manuals coming soon!