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

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

The James R. Stewart Memorial award is given annually to a PMEA member who has gone above and beyond in his/her service to PMEA. Criteria may include length of service at the district and/or state level, multiple PMEA offices, NAfME Eastern Division and/or National Office. The award was established in 1999 in honor of PMEA Past President Jim Stewart, the only president who has served two terms (1974-1976 and 1990-1992). Jim passed away on Sept. 24, 2013.

Honoree will be  recognized during the PMEA Awards Breakfast on Saturday, April 25, during the 2020 PMEA Annual Conference at Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in the Poconos.  
 

 Deadline to apply - January 6, 2020.

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

  1.  Complete the application form with payment ($12.00) 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). 
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record begins Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. 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 2020 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.

    ***If selected for the 2020 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***

Audition Info:

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 Donna Lee, found on pages 48-50 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 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.
  • LEAD PLAYING - Play the 24-32 measure etude provided by PMEA (Note this section is not available for tenor or baritone saxophone.)
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire 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.    

 

 SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS   

1. Record EACH TITLE separately.   

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

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

THEREFORE, please label files as such:  

  • 01 Scales  (REQUIRED)  
  • 02 Donna Lee  ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED) 
  • 03 You're the Last One     ***(if applicable)***   (Improv)  
  • 04 Lead     ***(if applicable)***    (etude)  
  • 05 Sweet Georgia  (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 ($12.00) 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). 
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record begins Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. 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 2020 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.   ***If selected for the 2020 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.*** 

Audition Info:

  • 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 Stella By Starlight, found on pages 6-8 of the Sonny Stitt - Improvised Tenor Saxophone Solos (Transcribed & edited by Gary Keller, pub. Alfred Music). 
  • PART 2  

 * Each applicant must submit at least one of the following sections, but is encouraged to submit both 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 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.
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire 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.    

SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS  

1. Record EACH TITLE separately.  

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

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

THEREFORE, please label files as such: 

  • 01 Scales  (REQUIRED)  
  • 02 Stella By Starlight  ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED) 
  • 03 You're the Last One     ***(if applicable)***   (Improv)  
  • 04 Sweet Georgia  (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 ($12.00) 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). 
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record begins Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. 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 2020 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.   ***If selected for the 2020 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.*** 

Audition Info:

PART 1 

  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.
  2. REQUIRED PIECE- Play Bird Blues, found on pages 42-43 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 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.
  • LEAD PLAYING - Play the 24-32 measure etude provided by PMEA (Note this section is not available for tenor or baritone saxophone.)
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire 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.    

SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS  1. Record EACH TITLE separately.   2. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list.   3. When uploading, SUBMITTABLE will order the recordings alphabetically.  THEREFORE, please label files as such: 

  • 01 Scales  (REQUIRED)  
  • 02 Bird Blues  ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED) 
  • 03 You're the Last One     ***(if applicable)***   (Improv)  
  • 04 Lead     ***(if applicable)***    (etude)  
  • 05 Sweet Georgia  (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 ($12.00) 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). 
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record begins Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. 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 2020 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.   ***If selected for the 2020 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.*** 

Audition Info:

PART 1 

  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.
  2. REQUIRED PIECE- Play Bird Blues, found on pages 42-43 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 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.
  • LEAD PLAYING - Play the 24-32 measure etude provided by PMEA (Note this section is not available for tenor or baritone saxophone.)
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire 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.    

SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS  

1. Record EACH TITLE separately.   

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

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

THEREFORE, please label files as such: 

  • 01 Scales  (REQUIRED)  
  • 02 Bird Blues  ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED) 
  • 03 You're the Last One     ***(if applicable)***   (Improv)  
  • 04 Lead     ***(if applicable)***    (etude)  
  • 05 Sweet Georgia  (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 ($12.00) 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). 
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record begins Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. 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 2020 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.  ***If selected for the 2020 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.*** 

Audition Info:

PART 1 

  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.
  2. REQUIRED PIECE- Play Bird Blues, found on pages 42-43 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 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.
  • LEAD PLAYING - Play the 24-32 measure etude provided by PMEA (Note this section is not available for tenor or baritone saxophone.)
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire 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.    

SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS  

1. Record EACH TITLE separately.   

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

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

THEREFORE, please label files as such: 

  • 01 Scales  (REQUIRED)  
  • 02 Bird Blues  ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED) 
  • 03 You're the Last One     ***(if applicable)***   (Improv)  
  • 04 Lead     ***(if applicable)***    (etude)  
  • 05 Sweet Georgia  (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 ($12.00) 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). 
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record begins Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. 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 2020 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.  ***If selected for the 2020 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.*** 
  8. (Instrumental Jazz Only) - The second ranked bass, drumset & piano applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2020 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Audition Info:

1. Play the entire etude Sweet Georgia  found on pages 32-33 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 35 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 Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 30 from the accompaniment CD. 

SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS  

1. Record EACH TITLE separately.   

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

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

THEREFORE, please label files as such: 

  • 01 Sweet Georgia (REQUIRED)  
  • 02 You're the Last One **with accompaniment**


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

  1. Complete the application form with payment ($12.00) 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). 
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record begins Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. 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 2020 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.  ***If selected for the 2020 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.*** 
  8. (Instrumental Jazz Only) - The second ranked bass, drumset & piano applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2020 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Audition Info:

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. 

  •  Satch & Diz on page 68/track 44: 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: 

  • 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. 

SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS  

1. Record EACH TITLE separately.   

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

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

THEREFORE, please label files as such: 

  • 01 High Maintenance
  • 02 Satch & Diz
  • 03 Salsa
  • 04 Bossa Nova/Samba

 

 

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

  1. Complete the application form with payment ($12.00) 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). 
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record begins Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. 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 2020 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.  ***If selected for the 2020 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.*** 
  8. (Instrumental Jazz Only) - The second ranked bass, drumset & piano applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2020 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Audition Info:

* 1. Play the entire etude Sweet Georgia, found on pages 32-33 (Guitar) or pages 58-61 (Piano) (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 35 from the accompaniment CD. 

2. Comp two choruses of Fast Blues in Bb, found on page 12 in  Nothin’ But Blues Jazz and Rock Vol. 2 (Aebersold), playing along with track 5 on the accompaniment CD. 

3. Improvise over You’re the Last One, found on pages 22-23 (Guitar) or pages 38-41 (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. *A vibraphonist may be added to the All-State Ensemble roster at the discretion of the director. 

SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS  

1. Record EACH TITLE separately.   

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

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

THEREFORE, please label files as such: 

  • 01 Sweet Georgia (REQUIRED)  
  • 02 Fast Blues in Bb **with accompaniment**
  • 03 You're the Last One

 

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