Thank you for your interest in PMEA! Please select the program to which you are looking to apply from the list below. Questions? Please contact info@pmea.net

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 This application is for:

  • The 1st Chair dedicated Piccolo player from District Band 
  • The 1st Chair dedicated Eb Soprano Clarinet player from District Band 
  • The 1st Chair dedicated Double Bass player from District Band 

*In districts with multiple bands, the first chair dedicated piccolo, Eb soprano clarinet or double bass player who has qualified for regions is eligible to submit an audition.

**Please note that if the student has been selected for the Region Band or Orchestra Festival, they must attend in order to apply as an At-Large instrument for All-State. 

Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should:
1.  Complete the application form (below these instructions). The Director must be a current PMEA member. (There is NO CHARGE for this submission however the student must be the 1st chair player of the “At Large” Instruments from the PMEA District Band Festival.) *In districts with multiple bands, the first chair player who has qualified for regions is eligible to submit an audition. The music excerpt requirement must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. To obtain the best audio quality, a good microphone as well as high-end computers or digital recording devices for the recording equipment are suggested. *No headphones or earbuds may be worn.

 
2.  No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts).  Additionally, please do not include any identifying information in the video file name or in the content of the recording  (i.e. your name or school name) .


3.   The “Window of Opportunity” to Audition will begin the Monday following the PMEA District Band Festival- Monday, February 17, 2020 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26. A confirmation email will be sent to the address used to register with SUBMITTABLE. Please check your SPAM filters for any communications and also check with your IT Administrator if a school email address is used and no email is received.


4. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.

This application is for:

  • The 1st Chair Piccolo player from District Orchestra (or Flute if no dedicated Piccolo player) who qualified for Region Orchestra (if there is no spot for them at Regions they do not have to participate in the event)
  • The 1st Chair English Horn player (or Oboe if no dedicated English Horn player) from District Band or Orchestra who qualified for Regions (if there is no spot for them at Regions they do not have to participate in the event)
  • The 1st Chair Bass Clarinet player from District Band or Orchestra who qualified for Regions (if there is no spot for them at Regions they do not have to participate in the event)
  • The 1st Chair Contrabassoon player (or Bassoon if no dedicated Contrabassoon player) from District Band or Orchestra who qualified for Regions (if there is no spot for them at Regions they do not have to participate in the event)

 *Please note that if the student has been selected for the Region Band or Orchestra Festival, they must attend in order to apply as an At-Large instrument for All-State. (If there is no option to participate in the Region level festival, they may still apply.)

Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should:

 1.  Complete the application form (below the instructions). The Director must be a current PMEA member. (There is NO CHARGE for this submission however the student must be the 1st chair player of the “At Large” Instruments from the PMEA District Band Festival.) *In districts with multiple bands, the first chair player who has qualified for regions is eligible to submit an audition. The music excerpt requirement must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. To obtain the best audio quality, a good microphone as well as high-end computers or digital recording devices for the recording equipment are suggested. *No headphones or earbuds may be worn.
 
 2.  No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts).  Additionally, please do not include any identifying information in the video file name or in the content of the recording  (i.e. your name or school name) .

 3.   The “Window of Opportunity” to Audition will begin the Monday following the PMEA District Band Festival- Monday, February 17, 2020 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26. A confirmation email will be sent to the address used to register with SUBMITTABLE. Please check your SPAM filters for any communications and also check with your IT Administrator if a school email address is used and no email is received.

 4. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.

 

The Future Music Educators Honors Symposium is for Pennsylvania high school seniors who have been accepted at a college/university to major in music education. The program will run concurrently with the 2020 PMEA Annual In-service Conference, April 23-25 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center. Chaperoned housing overnight at Kalahari and all meals during the symposium are included in the registration fee ($385).

Deadline: Wednesday, March 30, 2020

There will be one, $1000 scholarship awarded by PMEA to a senior student member of a 2020 PMEA All-State Ensemble planning on attending college with a major in music education. The scholarship will be based on the student's academic and musical excellence, resume and letters of recommendation, as determined by the PMEA Scholarship Committee. Prior to the distribution of funds, an officer of PMEA will contact the appropriate institution and confirm the student's enrollment for the following year. The scholarship award will be made payable to the school and sent to the school by August 1.

 The applicant must be planning to major in music education at an accredited college, university or conservatory. Applicant must be a senior currently enrolled at a public or parochial high school in Pennsylvania. The applicant's director must be a current member of PMEA/NAfME. If selection to an All-State ensemble has not taken place at the time of application submission, please indicate for which ensemble the student hopes to qualify.

 Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2020

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