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Audition Information  


A. What to Bring to Auditions
B. Audition Day
C. Audition Registration
D. Preparation for Auditions
E. Governing Documents - Handbook
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.

Payment should be made to:

PO Box 920004

Needham, MA 02492

B.  Audition Day
Audition Type: 2025 auditions will be live auditions.
*New Address* Shrewsbury High School, 75 Cypress Avenue, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545
Date: January 25, 2025 **This hasn't been confirmed yet through Shrewsbury
Snow Date: Tentative Sunday, January 26, 2025
All State Audition Times:
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
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 15 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 3rd, 2025.
8:15 AM:      Eastern District Schools A-M
9:00 AM:      Eastern District Schools N-Z
9:45 AM:      Northeastern District Schools A-M
10:30 AM:   Northeastern District Schools N-Z
11:15 AM:   Southeastern District Schools A-M
1:00 PM:      Southeastern District Schools N-Z
1:45 PM:      Central District Schools A-M
2:30 PM:      Central District Schools N-Z
3:15 PM:      Western District Schools A-M
4:00 PM:      Western District Schools N-Z
C. Audition Registration
Registration Dates:
  • All State Audition Registration opens Monday, December 2, 2024.
  • All State Audition REGULAR Registration closes on Friday, December 6, 2024.
  • All State Audition LATE Registration: closes on Friday, December 13, 2024. Students cannot be registered for auditions past this point.
Signed Medical Form

Registration Fees

  • 2025 All State Audition Student Regular Registration Fee: $30.00

  • 2025 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 25, 2025.  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 25, 2025 for auditions, and through March for the festival.
Please note: You can retrieve your NAfME credentials at any time by visiting
D. Audition List and Changes (Including Blind Auditions and Excerpts) 
2024-2025 All-State Audition List and Changes
All-State Vocal Audition Tracks
Angelus Ad Pastores
Please use the approved MMEA version of Angleus ad Pastores for the audition. This file is linked with the audition list.
Practice Tracks (mp3 format)
Audition Tracks (mp3 format)
Vocal Scale Sheet
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 exa
mples 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
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
Triple Ratamacue
All timpani, snare drum, and mallet musicians will be required to play 5 multi-percussion examples.
Musicians may pause slightly between each example.
Crash Cymbals
Suspended Cymbals
Bass Drum
Multi-Percussion Sheet Music
Multi-Percussion Year 3
Instrumental Scale Sheets
Concert Band Scale Sheets
Jazz Band Scale Sheets
String Scale Sheets (Including Harp)
Mallet Percussion
E.  Governing Documents
The updated MMEA All-State Ensemble Handbook will be updated in the fall.
Adjudication forms are available at
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