Auditions

2023 All-State Festival Audition Information

  1. Auditions
    1. Audition Type
    2. Location
    3. Date
    4. Snow Date
    5. Audition Times
    6. What to bring to auditions
  2. Audition Registration
    1. Registration Dates
    2. Registration Fees
    3. Registration and Login Procedure
    4. Completing the Registration Process
  3. Preparation for Auditions
    1. Audition List
    2. Vocal Audition Tracks
  4. 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 and Vocal Scale Sheets


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


A. Audition Day

Audition Type: 2023 auditions will be live auditions.
Location: Shrewsbury HS (Directions)
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Snow Date: Sunday, January 22, 2023

All State Audition Times -- January 21, 2023 -- Shrewsbury High School
The audition schedule by district is indicated in the following table. Note the time that corresponds to the name of your school and your geographic district. Home-schooled students may come at any time during their geographic district's audition times, or arrange a suitable time with Michael Lapomardo, the MMEA Auditions Coordinator, in advance. Contact Michael at mlapomardo@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us.

Please note the following:

  1. Three schools will be randomly assigned from the first time block to audition at the start of auditions.
  2. Schools sending more than 20 students to auditions may be contacted to schedule a time to avoid congestion.
  3. Each school may ask for two special time requests. All requests must be made from their school director in advance. Requests from parents, students or private teachers will be declined.
  4. Any requests for changes to audition times must be submitted to Michael Lapomardo by January 2, 2023.
TIME SCHOOL DISTRICTS
8:15 AM Southeastern District Schools A-M
9:00 AM Southeastern District Schools N-Z
9:45 AM Central District Schools A-M
10:30 AM Central District Schools N-Z
11:15 AM Western District Schools A-M
1:00 PM Western District Schools N-Z {+Longmeadow}
1:45 PM Eastern District Schools A-M (+Newton North and South)
2:30 PM Eastern District Schools N-Z
3:15 PM Northeastern District Schools A-M (+Lexington)
4:00 PM Northeastern District Schools N-Z

What to bring to Auditions

  1. The signed Medical Permission Form for each student who is auditioning;
  2. The signed Principal Form for your school. (The Principal Form is accessible when you register your students for auditions.)
  3. Payment for the amount indicated on the Principal Form.

B. Audition Registration

Registration Dates
Registration will be open for five days. December 5-9, 2022.
Late registration: THERE IS NO LATE REGISTRATION THIS YEAR.

Registration Fees
2023 All State Audition Student Registration Fee: $30.00
2023 All State Festival Student Registration Fee: TBD

Registration

Registration Login Procedure
Registration and Login information will change this year; more information will follow in the Fall.

Completing the Registration Process
Once students have been registered online, appropriate fees, payment/PO's, and the signed principal form need to be mailed to Noreen Burdett at the MMEA PO Box (as noted on the principal form) by January 6, 2023. It is also recommended that you email a PDF copy of the forms to Noreen.
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 21, 2023 for auditions, and through March for the festival.
Please note: You can retrieve your NAfME credentials at any time by visiting https://nafme.org/wp-login.php.


C. Preparation for Auditions

Audition List
2023 All State Virtual Audition List

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


D. 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 audition forms will be posted in the fall.

Instrument Scale Sheets
Scale sheets will be slightly adjusted in the fall.
The current scale sheets are posted below.

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 Scale Sheet
Vocal Scales





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Interim Executive Director
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Needham, MA 02492