Dear Music Educators, Caregivers, Students, and Fellow Marylanders,
Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is pleased to present the 2023-2024 Maryland All State Auditions.
Auditioning for All State is the culmination of a preparation process that can span a student’s entire school career. Through their participation in music performing ensembles and intentional development of their technical and expressive tools, students develop critical thinking, self-reflection, and problem-solving skills which will serve them in their future life pursuits, whether or not those pursuits are musical.
For this 2023-2024 year, we are very excited to announce the return of the Senior Treble Chorus, a vocal All State ensemble highlighting high school treble voices. We are also thrilled to announce a NEW All State Ensemble, the Senior Commercial Band. The Senior Commercial Band is an ensemble with flexible instrumentation that incorporates music from a variety of genres so that students are given a platform to perform commercial/popular music at an All State level.
The All State audition materials as well as all of the policies and procedures are now available. In-person auditions for Junior/Senior Band, Junior/Senior Chorus, and Junior/Senior Orchestra will be held at various locations across the state. MMEA is pleased to offer a live-virtual audition option for these auditions again this year. Auditions for Senior Jazz Band, Senior Commercial Band, and Senior Harp will be recorded/asynchronous auditions.
Before beginning to prepare for the auditions, please review the All State Audition Handbook for the student eligibility rules, audition dates, fees, timelines, and information for the Maryland All State Ensembles. Educators, caregivers, and students each have a key role. It is very important that all three work together through this audition process. It is this collaboration that helps the students have a successful audition process, from start to finish.
We wish everyone well in the new school year and in the 2023-2024 Maryland All State Auditions.
Anthony J. Conto