Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should:
1. Complete the application form with payment ($10) online at pmea.submittable.com. Director must be a current PMEA member. All student applicants must upload a headshot photo (above the shoulders)
2. The Audition selections must be submitted online via Submittable. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. The recording may be stopped between selections of each requirement.
The video must have a clock with second hand visible. The video must also display the applicant's hands while playing the harp as well as the music. The best camera angle would be behind or at a side angle of the applicant with a clear view of the hands, music and visible clock. 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 contents of the recording.
3. The “Window of Opportunity” to record begins Monday, October 16, 2017 and will close at the end of the day (midnight) on Sunday, November 12th, 2017. 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.
*If a harpist submits an audition via Submittable at the district level, but does not participate in the district festival because there were no harp parts in the festival program, the same ranking would hold for regional orchestra. If no harp parts are needed for regional, the same ranking would hold for all-state orchestra in the event a harpist is needed for the All-State program.*
Choose 2 selections from the list which display contrasting styles as well as 1 of the Orchestral Excerpts or Cadenzas for a total of 3 selections. It will be to your benefit to submit the most difficult pieces that you can play well. Performances will be judged on Tone Quality, Expression, Style and Phrasing, Technique, Rhythm, Dynamics and Performance, and Musical Accuracy using the Harp Rubric.
Please announce each selection on the video before starting.