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 Education & Events Shanna Danielson (sdanielson@pmea.net).

For technical support - please contact Submittable at support@submittable.com.

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.  

All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname.

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. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION is listed BELOW.

   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 EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording.

3. 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 (i.e. your name or school name).

***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order:***

  • PART 1 
  • SCALES -Play a two- octave concert Bb scale in eighth notes at a minimum of quarter note tempo of 120. Play a two-octave concert B scale in eighth notes at a minimum of quarter note tempo of 120.
  • REQUIRED PIECE- Play the entire etude Two Plus Two, found on page 36 in the book Jazz Conception by Jim Snidero (pub. Advance).  Do not play it with the accompaniment CD.
  • PART 2 
  • Each applicant must submit at least one of the following three sections, but is encouraged to submit two or all three of the sections.  A high performance level is foremost, but 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.  
  • IMPROVISATION-Improvise over Softly, found on pages 20-21 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 29 from the accompaniment CD.
  •  LEAD PLAYING- Play the 24-32 measure etude provided by PMEA.  Etude is available online www.pmea.net , Scroll to “Conferences and Events” and then “PMEA All- State Information”.  
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude Sum of Your Attributes, found on pages 26-27 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 32 from the accompaniment CD.


4. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (11:59 pm) Monday, January 7th, 2019. 

5. Expect notification  on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.

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

7. 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. 


***If selected for the 2019 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***

 

SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS 

1. Record EACH TITLE separately. 

2. Announce (speak clearly) each selection by TITLE on the Video Recording before playing the musical selection. 

3. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list. 

4. When uploading, SUBMITTABLE will order the recordings alphabetically.

THEREFORE, please label files as such:

01 Scales   (required) 

02 Two Plus Two    (required)  ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***

03 Softly     ***(if applicable)***  (improvisation)

04 Lead    ***(if applicable)***   (etude)

05 Sum of your Attributes   (reminder- with accompaniment) ***(if applicable)*** (section)



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.  
All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname.
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. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION is listed BELOW.
   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 EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording.
3. 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 (i.e. your name or school name).
***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order:***
 

  • PART 1 
  • SCALES -Play a two- octave concert Bb scale in eighth notes at a minimum of quarter note tempo of 120. Play a two-octave concert B scale in eighth notes at a minimum of quarter note tempo of 120.
  • REQUIRED PIECE- Play the entire etude Two Plus Two, found on page 36 in the book Jazz Conception by Jim Snidero (pub. Advance).  Do not play it with the accompaniment CD.
  • PART 2 
  • Each applicant must submit at least one of the following three sections, but is encouraged to submit two or all three of the sections.  A high performance level is foremost, but 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.  
  • IMPROVISATION-Improvise over Softly, found on pages 20-21 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 29 from the accompaniment CD.
  • LEAD PLAYING- Play the 24-32 measure etude provided by PMEA.  Etude is available online www.pmea.net , Scroll to “Conferences and Events” and then “PMEA All- State Information”. (This section is not available for tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, or bass trombone).
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude Sum of Your Attributes, found on pages 26-27 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 32 from the accompaniment CD.

 4. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (11:59 pm) Monday, January 7th, 2019.
5. Expect notification  on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.
6. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
7. 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.


***If selected for the 2019 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***
 
SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Record EACH TITLE separately.
2. Announce (speak clearly) each selection by TITLE on the Video Recording before playing the musical selection.
3. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list.
4. When uploading, SUBMITTABLE will order the recordings alphabetically.


THEREFORE, please label files as such:

01 Scales  (required)

02 Two Plus Two    ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (required)

03 Softly     ***(if applicable)***    (improvisation) 

04 Lead  ***(if applicable)***      (etude)
05 Sum of your Attributes   (reminder- with accompaniment) ***(if applicable)***   (section)



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.  
All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname.
 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. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION is listed BELOW.
   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 EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording.
 3. 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 (i.e. your name or school name).
***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order:***

 

  • PART 1 
  • SCALES -Play a two- octave concert Bb scale in eighth notes at a minimum of quarter note tempo of 120. Play a two-octave concert B scale in eighth notes at a minimum of quarter note tempo of 120.
  • REQUIRED PIECE- Play the entire etude Two Plus Two, found on page 36 in the book Jazz Conception by Jim Snidero (pub. Advance).  Do not play it with the accompaniment CD.
  • PART 2 
  • Each applicant must submit at least one of the following three sections, but is encouraged to submit two or all three of the sections.  A high performance level is foremost, but 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.  
  • IMPROVISATION-Improvise over Softly, found on pages 20-21 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 29 from the accompaniment CD.
  • LEAD PLAYING- Play the 24-32 measure etude provided by PMEA.  Etude is available online www.pmea.net , Scroll to “Conferences and Events” and then “PMEA All- State Information”. (This section is not available for tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, or bass trombone).
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude Sum of Your Attributes, found on pages 26-27 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 32 from the accompaniment CD.
     

  4. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (11:59 pm) Monday, January 7th, 2019.
 5. Expect notification  on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.
 6. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
 7. 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.


***If selected for the 2019 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***

SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS
 1. Record EACH TITLE separately.
 2. Announce (speak clearly) each selection by TITLE on the Video Recording before playing the musical selection.
 3. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list.
 4. When uploading, SUBMITTABLE will order the recordings alphabetically.

THEREFORE, please label files as such:
01 Scales  (REQUIRED)
02 Two Plus Two    ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED)
03 Softly     ***(if applicable)***  (Improv)
04 Lead  ***(if applicable)***  (etude)
05 Sum of your Attributes   (reminder- with accompaniment) ***(if applicable)*** (Section)



 

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.

 All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname. 

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.  SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION is listed BELOW. 

   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 EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording.


3. 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  (i.e. your name or school name). 

***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order:***

  • PART 1 
  • SCALES - Bb major scale from low Bb to high F and back to low Bb in eighth notes at minimum quarter note tempo of 200. Play the same exercise on a B major scale (low B to high F# and back to low B). 
  • REQUIRED PIECE-Play Scrapple from the Apple, found on page 16 of the Charlie Parker Omnibook (Eb Edition, pub. Hal Leonard).  Do not play it with the accompaniment CD.
  • PART 2  

 * Each applicant must submit at least one of the following three sections, but is encouraged to submit two or all three of the sections.  A high performance level is foremost, but 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.   

  • IMPROVISATION-Improvise over Softly, found on pages 20-21 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 29 from the accompaniment CD.
  • LEAD PLAYING- Play the 24-32 measure etude provided by PMEA.  Etude is available online www.pmea.net , Scroll to “Conferences and Events” and then “PMEA All- State Information”. (This section is not available for tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, or bass trombone).
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude Sum of Your Attributes, found on pages 26-27 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 32 from the accompaniment CD.

    4. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (11:59 pm) Monday, January 7th, 2019. 

5. Results of the 2019 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019. via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.

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

7. 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. 


***If selected for the 2019 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***

 

SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS 

1. Record EACH TITLE separately. 

2. Announce (speak clearly) each selection by TITLE on the Video Recording before playing the musical selection. 

3. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list. 

4. When uploading, SUBMITTABLE will order the recordings alphabetically.

THEREFORE, please label files as such:

01 Scales  (REQUIRED)

02 Scrapple from the Apple    ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED)

03 Softly     ***(if applicable)***   (Improv)

04 Lead     ***(if applicable)***    (etude)

05 Sum of your Attributes  (with accompaniment)  ***(if applicable)***  (section)

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.
 All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname.
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.  SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION is listed BELOW.
   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 EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording.


3. 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  (i.e. your name or school name).
***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order:***
 

  • PART 1 
  1. SCALES - Bb major scale from low Bb to high F and back to low Bb in eighth notes at minimum quarter note tempo of 200. Play the same exercise on a B major scale (low B to high F# and back to low B). 
  2. REQUIRED PIECE- Play Green Dolphin, found on pages 10-13 of the Sonny Stitt - Improved Tenor Saxophone Solos (Transcribed and edited by Gary Keller), pub. Alfred Music. Do not play it with the accompaniment CD.
  • PART 2  

  * Each applicant must submit at least one of the following three sections, but is encouraged to submit two or all three of the sections.  A high performance level is foremost, but 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.   
 

  • IMPROVISATION-Improvise over Softly, found on pages 20-21 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 29 from the accompaniment CD.
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude Sum of Your Attributes, found on pages 26-27 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 32 from the accompaniment CD.     4. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (11:59 pm) Monday, January 7th, 2019.
     

 5. Results of the 2019 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019. via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.
6. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
7. 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.


***If selected for the 2019 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***
 
SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Record EACH TITLE separately.
2. Announce (speak clearly) each selection by TITLE on the Video Recording before playing the musical selection.
3. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list.
4. When uploading, SUBMITTABLE will order the recordings alphabetically.
THEREFORE, please label files as such:
01 Scales  (REQUIRED)
02 Green Dolphin    ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED)
03 Softly     ***(if applicable)***  (Improv)
04 Sum of your Attributes  (with accompaniment)  ***(if applicable)*** (Section)

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.
All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname.
 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.  SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION is listed BELOW.
   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 EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording.


 3. 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  (i.e. your name or school name).
***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order:***

 

  • PART 1 

 

  1. SCALES - Bb major scale from low Bb to high F and back to low Bb in eighth notes at minimum quarter note tempo of 200. Play the same exercise on a B major scale (low B to high F# and back to low B). 
  2.  REQUIRED PIECE-Play Scrapple from the Apple, found on page 16 of the Charlie Parker Omnibook (Eb Edition, pub. Hal Leonard).  Do not play it with the accompaniment CD. 

 

  • PART 2  

   * Each applicant must submit at least one of the following sections, but is encouraged to submit two of the sections.  A high performance level is foremost, but 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.   

 

  • IMPROVISATION-Improvise over Softly, found on pages 20-21 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 29 from the accompaniment CD.
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude Sum of Your Attributes, found on pages 26-27 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 32 from the accompaniment CD.     4. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (11:59 pm) Monday, January 7th, 2019.
     

  5. Results of the 2019 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019. via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.
 6. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
 7. 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.


***If selected for the 2019 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***

SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS
 1. Record EACH TITLE separately.
 2. Announce (speak clearly) each selection by TITLE on the Video Recording before playing the musical selection.
 3. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list.
 4. When uploading, SUBMITTABLE will order the recordings alphabetically.
THEREFORE, please label files as such:
 01 Scales  (REQUIRED)
 02 Scrapple from the Apple    ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED)
 03 Softly     ***(if applicable)***  (improv)
 04 Sum of your Attributes  (with accompaniment)  ***(if applicable)***  (Section)

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.

 All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname. 

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. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION is listed BELOW.     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 EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. 

 3. 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 (i.e. your name or school name). ***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order:*** 

***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order***

  • Play the entire etude It’s Nobody for Me, found on pages 34-35 (62-65 for Piano) (vibes play lead line only; piano lead line and comp), in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis, playing along  with track 36 from the accompaniment CD. 
  • Comp two choruses of Fast Blues in F, found on page 15 in Aebersold, Vol. 2. playing along with track 10 on the accompaniment CD)
  • Improvise over Softly found on pages 20-21 (Guitar), pages 34-37 (Piano) in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 29 from the accompaniment CD.

    4. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (11:59 pm) Monday, January 7th, 2019.   

    5. Expect notification  on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.  

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

    7. 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.      

    ***If selected for the 2019 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.*** 

    SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS   

    1. Record EACH TITLE separately.  All pieces should be played with listed accompaniment. 

    2. Announce (speak clearly) each selection by TITLE on the Video Recording before playing the musical selection.   

    3. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list.   

    4. When uploading, SUBMITTABLE will order the recordings alphabetically. 

 

THEREFORE, please label files as such:

01 It's Nobody for Me    (etude)

02 Fast Blues      (comp)

03 Softly       (improv)


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.
 All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname.
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. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION is listed BELOW.     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 EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording.
 3. 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 (i.e. your name or school name). ***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order:***
***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order***
 

  •  Play the entire etude It’s Nobody for Me, found on pages 34-35 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing  along with track 27 from the accompaniment CD. 
  • “Walk” one 32 bar chorus, then improvise one 32 bar chorus over Softly, found on pages 20-21 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing  along with track 29 from the accompaniment CD. 

4. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (11:59 pm) Monday, January 7th, 2019.   
5. Expect notification  on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.  
6. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.   
7. 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.      
***If selected for the 2019 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.*** 


SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS  
1. Record EACH TITLE separately.  All pieces should be played with listed accompaniment.
2. Announce (speak clearly) each selection by TITLE on the Video Recording before playing the musical selection.   
3. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list.   
4. When uploading, SUBMITTABLE will order the recordings alphabetically.
 

  
THEREFORE, please label files as such:
01 It's Nobody for Me (etude)
02 Softly (walk)
  

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.
 All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname.
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. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION is listed BELOW.     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 EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording.
 3. 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 (i.e. your name or school name). ***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order:***
***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order***
 

  • Play along with the track Count Bubba’s Revenge, found on pages 31-33 in the book Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Play-Along Series (vol. 1, pub. Alfred).  Use track 10 from the accompaniment CD.
  • Play along with the following track from John Riley’s book Beyond Bop Drumming.  Catch all written figures and provide appropriate comping throughout each example. Track 40, The El Trane, (from Beyond Bop Drumming- pg. 63):  Follow the ‘fast’ form instructions at the bottom of the chart on page 63.  Use sticks throughout.
  • Provide an unedited recording of yourself performing the following styles:

                   *Salsa (Mambo):  half note=110, 2:3 clave, play exactly 16 full measures, use idiomatic comping/fills, play with sticks.

                   *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.     

4. Have application uploaded by the end of the day (11:59 pm) Monday, January 7th, 2019.   
5. Expect notification  on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.  

6. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.   
7. 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.   

  
***If selected for the 2019 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.*** 


SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS  
1. Record EACH TITLE separately.  All pieces should be played with listed accompaniment.
2. Announce (speak clearly) each selection by TITLE on the Video Recording before playing the musical selection.   
3. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list.   
4. When uploading, SUBMITTABLE will order the recordings alphabetically.
 

  
THEREFORE, please label files as such:
01 Count Bubba's Revenge
02 The El Train  
03 Styles    

Ends on January 7, 2019$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.  

All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) - labeled LastName_FirstName.

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. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION is listed BELOW as well as on SUBMITTABLE. 

 

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 EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording.

 

3. 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 (i.e. your name or school name).

 

4.The “Window of Opportunity” to Audition will begin Monday, November 5, 2018 and closes at midnight, Monday, January 7, 2019. 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.

 

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. Results of the 2019 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019. via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.

 

* If selected for the 2019 PMEA Jazz or Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State Ensembles.  

* Vocal Jazz students (including the rhythm section) are eligible to apply for NAfME Eastern Division or National Honors Ensemble if applicable for any given year. 

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Established vocal part ranges, scales and scoring rubric have been adopted by the PMEA Board of Directors (July 2019) to be implemented in 2018-2019 and will be on a 3 year rotation.

Submission must be recorded in the following order:

  1. Sing two (2) different scales in swing eighth notes using the syllables “doo va” or “doo ba” (may be modified depending on range), ascending and descending one octave (including the 9th on top).  Tempo: Quarter note = 110
    Starting pitches

Soprano low: Middle C    
Soprano high: A (above middle C)

Middle low: Bb (below middle C)

Middle high: F (above middle C)

Alto low: G (below middle C)

Alto high: D (above middle C)

Tenor low: C (second space bass clef)

Tenor high: G (below middle C)

Middle low: Bb (second line bass clef)

Middle high: Eb (below middle C)

Bass low: F (below bass staff)

Bass high: C (second space bass clef)

 

2.     Sing When I Fall In Love, found on pages 3-4 (high version) or pages 25-26 (low version) of Vocal Standards – Embraceable You: 12 Standards in Singer’s Keys, Volume 113 by Jamey Aebersold (published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc.).  Sing unaccompanied using the lyrics in ballad tempo.  Sing one (1) complete chorus.  Soprano and Tenor singers should sing the high version.  Alto and Bass singers should sing the low version.  Middle singers may sing the high or low version or may sing in a different key - depending on what best suits your voice. 


3.     Sing I Thought About You, found on pages 17-18 (high version) or pages 39-40 (low version) of Vocal Standards – Embraceable You: 12 Standards in Singer’s Keys, Volume 113 by Jamey Aebersold (published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc.).  Sing two (2) choruses along with the accompaniment provided with the Vocal Standards book.  The first chorus should be sung with the written pitches of the melody and the lyrics.  The second chorus should be sung by improvising on the melody using the lyrics. Choose either the High Voice or Low Voice part to best suit your voice part and range.

Accompaniment tracks

High Voice – CD #1, Track 18 (faster tempo)

Low Voice – CD #2, Track 18 (faster tempo)

 

4.     Scat sing two (2) improvised choruses along with the accompaniment track provided in How to Play Jazz and Improvise, Volume 1 by Jamey Aebersold (published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc.).  Accompaniment: Track 8 – Blues in Key of F Concert /Slower Tempos (may be used from accompaniment CD or purchased from iTunes or other digital music retailer).


SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS 

1. Record EACH TITLE separately. 

2. Announce (speak clearly) each selection by TITLE on the Video Recording before playing the musical selection. 

3. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list. 

4. When uploading, SUBMITTABLE will order the recordings alphabetically.

THEREFORE, please label files as such:

01 Scales  

02 When I Fall In Love ***(Reminder- Unaccompanied)***

03 I Thought About You  ***(Reminder- Accompanied)***

04 Scat  ***(Reminder - Blues in Key of F Concert)***

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