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 Director of Member Engagement Joshua Gibson at jgibson@pmea.net
Ends on January 4, 2017$ 10.00
$ 10.00
Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should: 
1. Complete the application form with payment ($10.00) online at www.pmea.submittable.com. The Director must be a current PMEA member.
2. All audition selections must be submitted online via Submittable. Each requirement 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 behind the applicant. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All-Eastern or National shirts) *** All Submissions must be recorded in the following order ***
  1. Play along with the track High Maintenance, found on pages 54-57 in the book Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Play-Along Series (vol. 1, pub. Alfred). Use track 18 from the accompaniment CD
  2. Play along with the following track from John Riley’s book The Art of Bop Drumming. Catch all written figures and provide appropriate comping throughout each example
    1. Satch & Diz -Track 44 Page 68. 3/4 A sections with a 4/4 bridge. Use brushes for the head and both choruses of the piano solo, switch to sticks for the remainder of the piece
  3. Provide an unedited recording of yourself performing the following styles
    1. Salsa (Mambo): half note=110, 2:3 clave, play exactly 16 full measures, use idiomatic comping/fills, play with sticks
    2. Bossa Nova/Samba quarter note=120, 4/4 time, play exactly 15 full measures of Bossa Nova time, then play a one bar fill into 16 measures of double time Samba (half note=120). Use idiomatic comping/fills and play with sticks and/or brushes.
3. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (Midnight) Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. 
4. Expect notification by Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 via the PMEA Website, www.pmea.net
5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance. 
6. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video. 
7. (Instrumental Jazz Only)-The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2017 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 

***If selected for the 2017 PMEA Jazz or Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***
$ 10.00
Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should: 
1. Complete the application form with payment ($10.00) online at www.pmea.submittable.com. The Director must be a current PMEA member.
2. All audition selections must be submitted online via Submittable. Each requirement 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 behind the applicant. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All-Eastern or National shirts) *** All Submissions must be recorded in the following order ***
  1. 1. Play the entire etude Sweet Georgia, found on pages 32-33 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Jeff Jarvis, playing along with track 32 from the accompaniment CD
  2. “Walk” one 32 bar chorus, then improvise one 32 bar chorus over You’re the Last One, found on pages 22-23 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Jeff Jarvis, playing along with track 30 from the accompaniment CD.
3. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (Midnight) Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. 
4. Expect notification by Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 via the PMEA Website, www.pmea.net
5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance. 
6. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video. 
7. (Instrumental Jazz Only)-The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2017 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 

***If selected for the 2017 PMEA Jazz or Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***
Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should: 
1. Complete the application form with payment ($10.00) online at www.pmea.submittable.com. The Director must be a current PMEA member.
2. All audition selections must be submitted online via Submittable. Each requirement 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 behind the applicant. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All-Eastern or National shirts) ***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order***
  1. Guitar, Piano, and Vibraphone
    1. Play the etude This Is Love, found on pages 28-29 (pages 50-53 for Piano) (guitar and vibes play lead line only; piano lead line and comp) in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 33 from the accompaniment CD
    2. Comp two choruses of Minor Blues in C, found on page 16 in Aebersold, Vol. 2., playing along with track 11 on the accompaniment CD.
    3. Improvise over You’re the Last One found on pages 22-23 (pages 38-41 for Piano) in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 30 from the accompaniment CD.
3. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (Midnight) Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. 
4. Expect notification by Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 via the PMEA Website, www.pmea.net
5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance. 
6. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video. 
7. (Instrumental Jazz Only)-The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2017 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 

***If selected for the 2017 PMEA Jazz or Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***
$ 10.00
Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should: 
1. Complete the application form with payment ($10.00) online at www.pmea.submittable.com. The Director must be a current PMEA member.
2. All audition selections must be submitted online via Submittable. Each requirement 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 behind the applicant. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All-Eastern or National shirts)  ***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order:***
  1. PART 1 
    1. Two octave concert Bb and B scales in eighth notes at a minimum of quarter note tempo of 120. 
    2. Play the etude Bird’s Blues found on page 42 in the book Jazz Conception by Jim Snidero (pub. Advance). Do NOT play it with the accompaniment CD.
    3. Play the etude Sweet Georgia found on pages 32-33 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 35 from the accompaniment CD
  2. PART 2 
    1. Both letters below are optional, however students are strongly encouraged to submit both letters. A high performance level is foremost, however displaying a broader scope of one’s abilities will give the judges a better representation of the total player. Scoring for this category will be an average of the section(s) submitted
      1. Improvisation – Improvise over You’re the Last One found on pages 22-23 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 30 from the accompaniment CD
      2. Bass Trombone Etude: http://www.pmea.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/PMEA-Etude-1-Bass-Trombone.pdf
3. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (Midnight) Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. 
4. Expect notification by Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 via the PMEA Website, www.pmea.net
5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance. 
6. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video. 
7. (Instrumental Jazz Only)-The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2017 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 

***If selected for the 2017 PMEA Jazz or Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***
$ 10.00
Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should: 
1. Complete the application form with payment ($10.00) online at www.pmea.submittable.com. The Director must be a current PMEA member.
2. All audition selections must be submitted online via Submittable. Each requirement 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 behind the applicant. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All-Eastern or National shirts) ***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order:***
  1. PART 1 
    1. Two octave concert Bb and B scales in eighth notes at a minimum of quarter note tempo of 120. 
    2. Play the etude Bird’s Blues found on page 42 in the book Jazz Conception by Jim Snidero (pub. Advance). Do NOT play it with the accompaniment CD.
    3. Play the etude Sweet Georgia found on pages 32-33 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 35 from the accompaniment CD
  2. PART 2 
    1. Both letters below are optional, however students are strongly encouraged to submit both letters. A high performance level is foremost, however displaying a broader scope of one’s abilities will give the judges a better representation of the total player. Scoring for this category will be an average of the section(s) submitted
      1. Improvisation – Improvise over You’re the Last One found on pages 22-23 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 30 from the accompaniment CD
      2. Lead Playing:Trombone Etude: http://www.pmea.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/PMEA-Etude-1-Lead-Trombone.pdf
3. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (Midnight) Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. 
4. Expect notification by Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 via the PMEA Website, www.pmea.net
5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance. 
6. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video. 
7. (Instrumental Jazz Only)-The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2017 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 

***If selected for the 2017 PMEA Jazz or Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***
$ 10.00
Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should: 
1. Complete the application form with payment ($10.00) online at www.pmea.submittable.com. The Director must be a current PMEA member.
2. All audition selections must be submitted online via Submittable. Each requirement 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 behind the applicant. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All-Eastern or National shirts) 
3. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (Midnight) Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. 
4. Expect notification by Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 via the PMEA Website, www.pmea.net
5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance. 
6. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video. 
7. (Instrumental Jazz Only)-The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2017 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble. ***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order:***
  1. PART 1 
    1. Two octave concert Bb and B scales in eighth notes at a minimum of quarter note tempo of 120. 
    2. Play the etude Bird’s Blues found on page 42 in the book Jazz Conception by Jim Snidero (pub. Advance). Do NOT play it with the accompaniment CD.
    3. Play the etude Sweet Georgia found on pages 32-33 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 35 from the accompaniment CD
  2. PART 2 
    1. Both letters below are optional, however students are strongly encouraged to submit both letters. A high performance level is foremost, however displaying a broader scope of one’s abilities will give the judges a better representation of the total player. Scoring for this category will be an average of the section(s) submitted
      1. Improvisation – Improvise over You’re the Last One found on pages 22-23 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 30 from the accompaniment CD
      2. Lead Playing Etudes Trumpet Etude: http://www.pmea.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/PMEA-Etude-1-Lead-Trumpet.pdf 
***If selected for the 2017 PMEA Jazz or Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***
$ 10.00
Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should: 
1. Complete the application form with payment ($10.00) online at www.pmea.submittable.com. The Director must be a current PMEA member.
2. All audition selections must be submitted online via Submittable. Each requirement 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 behind the applicant. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All-Eastern or National shirts) All Submissions must be completed in the following order
  1. PART 1
    1. Bb major scale from low Bb to high F and back to low Bb in eighth notes at minimum quarter note tempo of 200; also, the same exercise on a B major scale (low B to high F# and back). 
    2. Play Donna Lee, found on page 48 of the Charlie Parker Omnibook using the Eb Edition, pub. Hal Leonard for Alto and Baritone Saxophones AND the Bb Edition for Tenor Saxophones. Do NOT play it with the accompaniment CD.
    3. Play the etude Sweet Georgia found on pages 32-33 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 35 from the accompaniment CD
  2. PART 2
    1. Students are strongly encouraged to submit the improvisation excerpt. A high performance level is foremost, however displaying a broader scope of one’s abilities will give the judges a better representation of the total player. Scoring for this category will be an average of the section(s) submitted
      1. Improvisation – Improvise over You’re the Last One found on pages 22-23 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 30 from the accompaniment CD
3. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (Midnight) Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. 
4. Expect notification by Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 via the PMEA Website, www.pmea.net
5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance. 
6. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video. 
7. (Instrumental Jazz Only)-The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2017 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 

***If selected for the 2017 PMEA Jazz or Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***
$ 10.00
Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should: 
1. Complete the application form with payment ($10.00) online at www.pmea.submittable.com. The Director must be a current PMEA member.
2. All audition selections must be submitted online via Submittable. Each requirement 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 behind the applicant. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All-Eastern or National shirts) All Submissions must be completed in the following order
  1. PART 1
    1. Bb major scale from low Bb to high F and back to low Bb in eighth notes at minimum quarter note tempo of 200; also, the same exercise on a B major scale (low B to high F# and back). 
    2. Play Donna Lee, found on page 48 of the Charlie Parker Omnibook using the Eb Edition, pub. Hal Leonard for Alto and Baritone Saxophones AND the Bb Edition for Tenor Saxophones. Do NOT play it with the accompaniment CD. TENOR Saxophones ONLY- “Donna Lee”- Bb Edition. Follow these instructions regarding the “out of range” measures. Line 14- ms. 3- 4th count to end of line 15- up 8va. Line 22- beginning of ms 5 to the end of "Donna Lee" up 8va. 
    3. Play the etude Sweet Georgia found on pages 32-33 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 35 from the accompaniment CD
  2. PART 2
    1. Students are strongly encouraged to submit the improvisation excerpt. A high performance level is foremost, however displaying a broader scope of one’s abilities will give the judges a better representation of the total player. Scoring for this category will be an average of the section(s) submitted
      1. Improvisation – Improvise over You’re the Last One found on pages 22-23 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 30 from the accompaniment CD
4. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (Midnight) Wednesday, January 4th, 2017.
    Expect notification by Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 via the PMEA Website, www.pmea.net
5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance. 
6. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video. 
7. (Instrumental Jazz Only)-The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2017 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 

***If selected for the 2017 PMEA Jazz or Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***
$ 10.00
Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should: 
1. Complete the application form with payment ($10.00) online at www.pmea.submittable.com. The Director must be a current PMEA member.
2. All audition selections must be submitted online via Submittable. Each requirement 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 behind the applicant. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All-Eastern or National shirts) All submissions must be recorded in the following order:
  1. Part 1 - ALL REQUIRED
    1. Bb major scale from low Bb to high F and back to low Bb in eighth notes at minimum quarter note tempo of 200; also, the same exercise on a B major scale (low B to high F# and back)
    2. Play Donna Lee, found on page 48 of the Charlie Parker Omnibook using the Eb Edition, pub. Hal Leonard for Alto and Baritone Saxophones AND the Bb Edition for Tenor Saxophones. Do NOT play it with the accompaniment CD
    3. Play the etude Sweet Georgia found on pages 32-33 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 35 from the accompaniment CD
  2. PART 2 – Both letters below are optional, however students are strongly encouraged to submit both letters. A high performance level is foremost, however displaying a broader scope of one’s abilities will give the judges a better representation of the total player. Scoring for this category will be an average of the section(s) submitted. 
    1. Improvisation – Improvise over You’re the Last One found on pages 22-23 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 30 from the accompaniment CD. 
    2. Lead Playing Etudes - Alto Saxophone Etude: http://www.pmea.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/PMEA-Etude-1-Lead-Alto.pdf 
3. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (Midnight) Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. 
4. Expect notification by Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 via the PMEA Website, www.pmea.net
5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance. 
6. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video. 
7. (Instrumental Jazz Only)-The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2017 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 

***If selected for the 2017 PMEA Jazz or Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***
Ends on January 4, 2017$ 10.00
$ 10.00
Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should:
1. Complete the application form with payment ($10.00) online at www.pmea.submittable.com. The Director must be a current PMEA member.
2. All audition selections must be submitted online via Submittable. Each requirement 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 behind the applicant. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All-Eastern or National shirts) Submission must be recorded in the following order:
  1. VOCAL JAZZ
    1. Sing two (2) different major scales in swing eighth notes using jazz syllables of your choice (ascending and descending; tempo: quarter note=100; one octave; include the ninth on top)
    2. Sing Misty, found on page 3 of It Had to Be You: 24 Standards in Singer’s Keys, Volume 107, by Jamey Aebersold (published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc.). Sing unaccompanied using the lyrics in ballad tempo. Change the key to suit your range. Sing both Choruses, Bridge and then to Coda.
    3. Sing A Foggy Day, found on page 34 of It Had to Be You: 24 Standards in Singer’s Keys, Volume 107, by Jamey Aebersold (published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc.). Sing 2 choruses to Coda unaccompanied using scat syllables in medium swing tempo. Change the key to suit your range
    4. Sing What Is This Thing Called Love? found on pages 32, using the accompaniment provided with It Had to Be You: 24 Standards in Singer’s Keys, Volume 107, by Jamey Aebersold (published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc.). Sing the first chorus using melody and lyrics; improvise on the second and third choruses using scat syllables and fade out after third chorus. Stylistically appropriate interpretations of the melody are acceptable
3. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (Midnight), Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. 
4. Expect notification by Wednesday, February 1st, 2017. (The Wednesday before 2017 district band).
5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
6. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts. However, a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video.
7. (Instrumental Jazz Only) - The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2017 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
**If selected for the 2017 PMEA Jazz or Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.