2020 All-State Jazz Band

ALL-STATE JAZZ BAND CONDUCTOR BIO 

Ronald Carter - Distinguished Professor, UNC-Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC. Carter is former director of the world-renowned Northern Illinois University (NIU) Jazz Ensemble and former Director of Jazz Studies is continuing to educate students in jazz education and performance on university, high school and performing arts schools and campuses across the country, South America and Canada.

As an educator, Carter has presented workshops as guest conductor, artist, clinician, or adjudicator at Michigan State University, Georgia State University, Western Illinois University, University of Northern Colorado, Iowa State University, University of Kansas, Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, Northern Illinois University, Hampton University, Loyola University, Coe College, Augustana College, Vander Cook College of Music, and Georgia State College, and Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. He has performed, conducted and presented clinics at regional, national, and international conferences, and directed all-state jazz bands in Illinois, Indiana, Rhode Island, Missouri, Texas, Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Kentucky, Vermont, Arizona, Kansas, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Washington, Oregon and Massachusetts, Louisiana, and Alabama. Carter conducted the Florida State University Tri - State All-Star Jazz Band in 2017.

Carter who worked 18 years in the East St. Louis School District as the former director of the Lincoln Senior High School Jazz Band, also performed professionally in the St. Louis metropolitan area as a freelance musician on saxophone, clarinet, flute, and as a vocalist. He co-directed the group Infiniti and performed with the legendary George Hudson Orchestra. Carter has also performed professionally with Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Lena Horne, Lou Rawls, The Jimmy Dorsey Band, Wallace Roney, The Temptations, The Dells, Oliver Lake, Hamiett Bluiett, Leon Thomas, Art Davis, Fareed Haque, Joseph Bowie, Frank Mantooth, Terell Stafford, Orbert Davis, Carl Allen, Rodney Whitaker, and many others.

An abbreviated list of his honors and awards includes Downbeat Magazine’s Jazz Educators Hall of Fame, The Woody Herman Music Award (Birch Creek Music Center), The 1991 Milken National Distinguished Educator Award, Southern Illinois University Excellence in Teaching Award, and the St. Louis American Newspaper’s Excellence in Teaching Award and Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees Professorship.

Recently accepted appointment as Felton J. Capel Distinguished Professor of Performing and Fine Arts UNC – Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC.

Carter’s projects includes former International Consultant for the Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York; former Lead Artist for the Jazz At Lincoln Center Band Director’s Academy; Co-Author for Alfred Publications “Swingin’ On The Bars”, and co-author of GIA Music Publications “Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz – Book I & II as well as a contributing author to the Beginning Jazz Ensemble Textbook.

Carter is currently an artist for Conn-Selmer Inc. and D’Addario Woodwinds –(Rico Reeds)


2020 JAZZ BAND REPERTOIRE to be selected from the following:

Coming soon!

AUDITION INFORMATION

- Audition Region Lookup Guide  

All-State Audition Manuals

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.

All-State Jazz Band Audition Manual - NMEA MEMBERS: This manual is required reading for the audition and All-State Clinic process. Please download and read thoroughly.  Posted 8/30/2019

 

CALENDAR:
AUGUST
  Registration for All-State Auditions

SEPTEMBER
Late Registration for All-State auditions
17  Instrumental audition window opens at 8:00 AM; closes September 27  at 11:59 PM


AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Audition Materials:

Etude D2 Available Here:  https://unomaha.box.com/s/pyzhm6fh9q8nlbixkxfvkuhkeujf28dk

Etude D1 Available Here https://unomaha.box.com/s/82xeb25fphvtapag57d1wg1k9ab6u2eu

Set D Scales and Set D Drum Kit Jazz Style Patterns

https://unomaha.box.com/s/n4lkf7f8nphub85e9usy9hrgpkvqxrje