2021 All-State Festival Audition Information

Cutoff Scores by Instrument

Category Instrument Cutoff Score
Jazz Jazz Alto Sax 124.5
Jazz Jazz Tenor Sax 130.5
Jazz Jazz Bari Sax 128
Jazz Jazz Trumpet 118.5
Jazz Jazz Trombone 123
Jazz Jazz Bass Trombone 101.5
Jazz Jazz Drums 58.5
Jazz Jazz String Bass 87
Jazz Jazz Guitar 91.5
Jazz Jazz Vibes 71
Jazz Jazz Piano 88
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Vocal Soprano 60.5
Vocal Alto 65.5
Vocal Tenor 43.5
Vocal Bass 40
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Strings Violin 66.5
Strings Viola 87
Strings Cello 83
Strings String Bass 66.5
Strings Harp 70.5
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Winds Flute 94.5
Winds Oboe 85.5
Winds Bassoon 90
Winds Clarinet 92.5
Winds Bass Clarinet 81.5
Winds Concert Alto Sax 86.5
Winds Concert Tenor Sax 89
Winds Concert Bari Sax 68.5
Winds Concert Trumpet 84.5
Winds French Horn 78.5
Winds Concert Trombone 77
Winds Concert Bass Trombone 91.5
Winds Euphonium 88
Winds Tuba 71.5
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Percussion Timpani 58
Percussion Mallets 65
Percussion Snare 45.5
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UPDATE 1/28/2021

--- Audition results will be posted by Saturday, February 6.

UPDATE 1/04/2021

Link to submit videos on Acceptd:
Link to tutorial video:

UPDATE 11/13/2020

  1. Instructions and requirements for video submissions will be added to the website after Thanksgiving.
  2. Registration will open for three days. December 14-December 16. This accommodates all senior festival auditions and getting our database up and running.
  4. Once students are registered, appropriate fees/POs and principal form need to be mailed to MMEA prior to auditions.
  5. 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 23 for auditions, and through March for the festival.
  6. Directors will receive a link to submit videos on January 4.
  7. Audition videos must be submitted by January 23 at 5:00pm
  1. Audition Registration
    1. Registration Dates
    2. Registration Fees
    3. Registration website link (URL) = Log in to Register Students
    4. Registration and Login Procedure
  2. Preparation for Auditions
    1. Audition List
    2. Concert Percussion
    3. Vocal Audition Tracks
    4. Sight Reading Guidelines
  3. Governing Documents
    1. All State Handbook and Seating Policy
    2. All State Medical Form
    3. Publicity Consent and Release Form
    4. Adjudication Sheets
    5. Instrument Scale Sheets

For Festival Registration information, see the All-State Festival & Concert > Festival Registration page.

A. Audition Registration

Registration Dates
All State Audition Registration opens Monday, December 14, 2020
All State Audition Registration closes at midnight Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

Registration Fees
2021 All State Audition Student Registration Fee: $30.00
2021 All State Festival Student Registration Fee: TBD

Registration website link (URL)
Please use this link to register for All State Auditions:
For Festival Registration information and dates, please see the Festival Registration page.

Registration Login Procedure
In order to log in to register students for All-State auditions or the All-State Festival, your school's district code and password and your NAfME credentials are required, as follows:

  1. District Code: The username for each school is the District Code of your particular school - different for each High School. Just the District Code (4 digits) - the name of your school is not part of the username.
  2. Password: Unique to each school, and different from the password you use for District Auditions. If your school's contact person is the same as last year, you can retrieve your password using the "Forgotten Password" link on the registration page.
  3. NAfME ID: Your NAfME member number is required in order to log in.
  4. NAfME Primary Email address: This is the email address you gave to NAfME when you obtained or renewed your NAfME membership.

Please note: You can retrieve your NAfME credentials at any time by visiting
Assistance: If you need assistance with your username/password, please email Rick Lueth, at

B. Preparation for Auditions

Audition List
2021 All State Audition List - Revised Virtual
NOTE: Cello auditions should start at the beginning of the solo section.

Scales will not be required this year.

Virtual Audition Instructions
12/21/20 -- Instructions for Virtual Auditions are listed here: All State 2021 Virtual Audition Instructions.

All-State Vocal Audition Tracks
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Practice Tracks (mp3 format) == Soprano | Alto | Tenor | Bass | SATB
Audition Tracks (mp3 format) == Soprano | Alto | Tenor | Bass

C. Governing Documents

All State Handbook and Seating Policy (both revised 6/18/20):
2021 All State Handbook, v6.1
2021 All State Seating Policy

Audition Adjudication Forms
Revised Percussion forms will be posted later in the summer.
Forms updated July 2017
Choral Audition Form
Instrumental Audition Forms
Jazz Audition Forms

Instrument Scale Sheets

Flute | Oboe | Clarinet | Bass Clarinet | Bassoon | Alto Sax | Tenor Sax | Baritone Sax
Trumpet | French Horn | Trombone | Bass Trombone | Euphonium TC | Euphonium BC | Tuba

Jazz Alto Sax | Jazz Tenor Sax | Jazz Baritone Sax | Jazz Trumpet | Jazz Trombone | Jazz Bass Trombone
Jazz Piano | Jazz Guitar | Jazz Vibe | Jazz Bass (11/18)

Harp | Harp Arpeggio
Violin | Viola (6/17) | Cello (6/17) | String Bass (11/18)

Vocal Scales

Massachusetts Music Educators Association

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Michael LaCava
Interim Executive Director
PO Box 920004
Needham, MA 02492