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Audition Information for 2023-2024 

A. What to Bring to Auditions
B. Audition Day
C. Audition Registration
D. Preparation for Auditions
E. Governing Documents
A. What to Bring to Auditions
  1. The signed Principal Form for your school. (The Principal Form is accessible when you register your students for auditions.)
  2. Payment for the amount indicated on the Principal Form.
B.  Audition Day
Audition Type: 2024 auditions will be live auditions.
Location: Shrewsbury HS, 64 Holden Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2024
Snow Date: Sunday, January 21, 2024
All State Audition Times -- January 20, 2024 -- 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, 2024.
TIME              SCHOOL DISTRICTS
8:15 AM:      Northeastern District Schools A-M
9:00 AM:      Northeastern District Schools N-Z
9:45 AM:      Southeastern District Schools A-M
10:30 AM:   Southeastern District Schools N-Z
11:15 AM:   Central District Schools A-M
1:00 PM:      Central District Schools N-Z
1:45 PM:      Western District Schools A-M
2:30 PM:      Western District Schools N-Z
3:15 PM:      Eastern District Schools A-M
4:00 PM:      Eastern District Schools N-Z
C. Audition Registration
Registration Dates
All State Audition Registration opens Monday, December 4, 2023.

All State Audition REGULAR Registration closes on Friday, December 8, 2023.

All State Audition LATE Registration: closes on Friday, December 15, 2023. Students cannot be registered for auditions past this point.
Signed Medical Form
The signed medical form must be provided electronically by Friday, December 15th, 2023. 
Registration Fees
2024 All State Audition Student Regular Registration Fee: $30.00
2024 All State Audition Student Late Registration Fee: $50.00
Registration Login Procedure
Students must be registered through your District Avenir login.
Completing the Audition Registration Process
Once students have been registered online, appropriate fees, payment/PO's, and the signed principal form must be brought to Auditions on January 20, 2024.  Do not email a PDF copy of the forms to Noreen.

Each ensemble director that has a student auditioning must have a valid, active NAfME number. Please double-check when yours expires. It must be active through January 20, 2024 for auditions, and through March for the festival.
Please note: You can retrieve your NAfME credentials at any time by visiting https://nafme.org/membership/join/
D. Preparation for Auditions
2023-2024 All-State Audition List
All-State Vocal Audition Tracks
Music When Soft Voices Die
Practice Tracks (mp3 format) == Soprano | Alto | Tenor | Bass1 | Bass2 | Bass3 | SATB
Audition Tracks (mp3 format) == Soprano | Alto | Tenor | Bass
 
Sight Reading
Students will be asked to sight read a short example during their audition. MMEA uses Sight Reading Factory and has a published level. Students and directors can access that directly through SRF. If you do not have an account, please use these examples to help give you guidance.
Timpani and Jazz students will follow similar requirements. Examples have been written specifically for MMEA uses and cannot be shared.
Harp students will read from concert literature when available
E. Governing Documents
The updated MMEA All-State Ensemble Handbook will be updated this fall. 
Adjudication forms are available at https://scoreforms.avesi.com.
Snare Drum Rudiments
All snare drum musicians will perform 2 rudiments (adjudicator’s choice from the approved list):
  • 5, 7, or 9 stroke roll - alternating
  • Flam accent
  • Single paradiddle
  • Double paradiddle
  • Ruffs
  • Triple Ratamacue
  • Flamacue
Multi-Percussion
All timpani, snare drum, and mallet musicians will be required to play 5 multi-percussion examples.
Musicians may pause slightly between each example.
  1. Triangle
  2. Tambourine
  3. Crash Cymbals
  4. Suspended Cymbals
  5. Bass Drum
Multi-Percussion Sheet Music
Multi-Percussion Year 2
Vocal Scale Sheet
Instrumental Scale Sheets
Concert Band Scale Sheets
Jazz Band Scale Sheets
String Scale Sheets (Including Harp)
Mallet Percussion
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