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  PMEA is pleased to sponsor a composition program for PMEA members and their students in conjunction with the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference, April 14-17.  New this year is the addition of an "open track," with no pre-requisite for submissions. Pieces must be unpublished and created by the PMEA member and/or their students. 

*Please note that this is a new category in PMEA’s Composition Program and is separate from the traditional format with minimum submission requirements categorized by level.

Program Rules and Procedures:
1. The sponsoring teacher must be a PMEA member.

2. Entries must be unpublished original compositions. No transcriptions or arrangements will be eligible.

3. Compositions should be no more than five – seven minutes in length. There is no minimum length requirement.

4. The purpose of the program is to encourage and promote all types of composition among people of all ages.

5. Compositions must be submitted with a full score in PDF format and a recording of the piece.

6. Be sure that your name is NOT listed anywhere on the score or in the audio file as all submissions are reviewed blindly.

7. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. February 1, 2021. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered.

8. All rights, including copyrighting, remain with the composer(s).

9. Compositions submitted must not be published and must have not won any other competitions.

10. The panel of judges will include qualified university composition faculty, university music education faculty and/or music educators.

11. Each PMEA member/student is limited to one entry in the PMEA Open Track.

12. All submissions will receive feedback; some may be asked to participate in a session/webinar on composition


Evaluation criteria:

  • Creative use of the elements of music
  • Appropriate use of voice and/or instruments (range/playability, texture, tone color, text if applicable)
  • Compositional technique and development
  • Presentation (correct musical notation)


Entry Fee: $10

Questions: Please email compositions@pmea.net

  PMEA is pleased to once again sponsor a composition program for PMEA members and their students in conjunction with the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference, April 14-17.

 Requirements for the elementary level: An original composition for at least a solo (instrument or voice) with piano accompaniment or small instrumental ensemble. *Previous composition awardees may not submit a composition in the same genre in which they were recognized, however a composition in a different genre may be submitted.

Program Rules and Procedures:

1. The sponsoring teacher must be a PMEA member.

2. Entries must be unpublished original compositions. No transcriptions or arrangements will be eligible.

3. Compositions should be between three and five minutes in length.

4. The purpose of the program is to encourage and promote student composition. Therefore, the composition must be conceived and constructed solely by the composer.

5. Compositions must be submitted with a full score in PDF format and a recorded performance or digital audio file.

6. Be sure that your name is NOT listed anywhere on the score or in the audio file.

7. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. February 1, 2021. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered.

8. All rights, including copyrighting, remain with the composer.

9. Compositions submitted must not be published and must have not won any other competitions.

10. The panel of judges include qualified university composition faculty, university music education faculty and music educators. Their decisions will be final, with the right to withhold the award in the event that no entry is judged to be worthy of winning.

11. Each student is limited to one entry in this level (students may also submit a different entry in the PMEA Open Track, should they wish to do so).

12. The top compositions may be featured during the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference. Should your composition be selected, the recording submitted will be used for the virtual conference session.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Creative use of the elements of music
  • Appropriate use of voice and/or instruments (range/playability, texture, tone color, text if applicable)
  • Compositional technique and development
  • Presentation (correct musical notation)

Results:

The top composition(s) will be recognized and MAY have their pieces featured during the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference. All applicants will receive feedback on their compositions.

Entry Fee: $10

Questions: Please email compositions@pmea.net

 PMEA is pleased to once again sponsor a composition program for PMEA members and their students in conjunction with the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference, April 15-17.

 The middle school level is open to individual students of PMEA members in grades 6-8. An original composition for piano and a solo instrument or piano and a solo voice.  *Previous composition awardees may not submit a composition in the same genre in which they were recognized, however a composition in a different genre may be submitted.

Program Rules and Procedures:

1. The sponsoring teacher must be a PMEA member.

2. Entries must be unpublished original compositions. No transcriptions or arrangements will be eligible.

3. Compositions should be between three and five minutes in length.

4. The purpose of the program is to encourage and promote student composition. Therefore, the composition must be conceived and constructed solely by the composer.

5. Compositions must be submitted with a full score in PDF format and a recorded performance or digital audio file.

6. Be sure that your name is NOT listed anywhere on the score or in the audio file.

7. All entries must be received by February 1, 2021. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered.

8. All rights, including copyrighting, remain with the composer.

9. Compositions submitted must not be published and must have not won any other competitions.

10. The panel of judges will include qualified university composition faculty, university music education faculty and/or music educators. Their decisions will be final, with the right to withhold the award in the event that no entry is judged to be worthy of winning.

11. Each student is limited to one entry in this level (students may also submit a different entry in the PMEA Open Track, should they wish to do so).

12. The top compositions may be featured during the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference. Should your composition be selected, the recording submitted will be used for the virtual conference session.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Creative use of the elements of music
  • Appropriate use of voice and/or instruments (range/playability, texture, tone color, text if applicable)
  • Compositional technique and development
  • Presentation (correct musical notation)

Results:

The top composition(s) will be recognized and MAY have their pieces featured during the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference. All applicants will receive feedback on their compositions.

Entry Fee: $10

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Questions? Please email compositions@pmea.net

   PMEA is pleased to once again sponsor a composition program for PMEA members and their students in conjunction with the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference, April 14-17.

PCMEA Requirements - An original composition for at least a small ensemble. This could be a woodwind or brass quintet, a string quartet, a percussion ensemble (4 – 6 parts) or four-part choral (SATB) with or without piano accompaniment (with original text or borrowed text (credit must be given)). *Previous composition awardees may not submit a composition in the same genre in which they were recognized, however a composition in a different genre may be submitted.

Program Rules and Procedures:

1. The sponsoring teacher must be a PMEA member.

2. Entries must be unpublished original compositions. No transcriptions or arrangements will be eligible.

3. Compositions should be between four and six minutes in length.

4. The purpose of the program is to encourage and promote student composition. Therefore, the composition must be conceived and constructed solely by the composer.

5. Compositions must be submitted with a full score in PDF format and a recorded performance or digital audio file.

6. Be sure that your name is NOT listed anywhere on the score or in the audio file.

7. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. February 1, 2021. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered.

8. All rights, including copyrighting, remain with the composer.

9. Compositions submitted must not be published and must have not won any other competitions.

10. The panel of judges will include qualified university composition faculty, university music education faculty and/or music educators. Their decisions will be final, with the right to withhold the award in the event that no entry is judged to be worthy of winning.

11. Each student is limited to one entry in this level (students may also submit a different entry in the PMEA Open Track, should they wish to do so).

12. The top compositions may be featured during the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference. Should your composition be selected, the recording submitted will be used for the virtual conference session.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Creative use of the elements of music
  • Appropriate use of voice and/or instruments (range/playability, texture, tone color, text if applicable)
  • Compositional technique and development
  • Presentation (correct musical notation)

Results:

The top composition(s) will be recognized and MAY have their pieces featured during the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference. All applicants will receive feedback on their compositions.

Entry Fee: $10

Deadline:  February 1, 2021.

Questions:  Please email: compositions@pmea.net

  PMEA is pleased to once again sponsor a composition program for PMEA members and their students in conjunction with the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference, April 14-17.

 The PCMEA level is open to all undergraduate PCMEA members. Requirements: An original composition for at least a small ensemble. This could be a woodwind or brass quintet, a string quartet, a percussion ensemble (4 – 6 parts) or a minimum four-part SATB (Divisi if applicable) with or without piano accompaniment (with original text or borrowed text (credit must be given)). *Previous composition awardees may not submit a composition in the same genre in which they were recognized, however a composition in a different genre may be submitted.

Program Rules and Procedures:

1. Composer must be a current PCMEA Member at the undergraduate level.

2. Entries must be unpublished original compositions. No transcriptions or arrangements will be eligible.

3. Compositions should be between five and seven minutes in length.

4. The purpose of the program is to encourage and promote student composition. Therefore, the composition must be conceived and constructed solely by the composer.

5. Compositions must be submitted with a full score in PDF format and a recorded performance or digital audio file.

6. Be sure that your name is NOT listed anywhere on the score or in the audio file.

7. All entries must be received by February 1, 2021. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered.

8. All rights, including copyrighting, remain with the composer.

9. Compositions submitted must not be published and must have not won any other competitions.

10. The panel of judges may include qualified university composition faculty, university music education faculty and/or music educators. Their decisions will be final, with the right to withhold the award in the event that no entry is judged to be worthy of winning.

11. Each student is limited to one entry in this level (students may also submit a different entry in the PMEA Open Track, should they wish to do so).

12. The top compositions may be featured during the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference. Should your composition be selected, the recording submitted will be used for the virtual conference session.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Creative use of the elements of music
  • Appropriate use of voice and/or instruments (range, texture, tone color, text if applicable)
  • Compositional technique and development
  • Presentation (correct musical notation)

Results:

The top composition(s) will be recognized and MAY have their pieces featured during the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference. All applicants will receive feedback on their compositions.

Entry Fee: $10

Deadline: February 1, 2021.

Entry: All entries will be completed online. 

Questions:  Please email: compositions@pmea.net

 PMEA is pleased to once again sponsor a composition program for PMEA members and their students in conjunction with the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference, April 14-17.

 The PMEA Member, Compositions for Elementary & Middle School Ensembles is open to PMEA members who teach at the elementary and/or middle/junior high school level. Compose an original composition for a standard elementary or middle school instrumental or choral ensemble (with or without piano accompaniment – with original or borrowed text (credit must be given)).

Program Rules and Procedures:

1. Composer must be a current PMEA Member and unpublished.

2. Entries must be unpublished original compositions. No transcriptions or arrangements will be eligible.

3. Compositions should be between two and five minutes in length.

4. The purpose of the program is to encourage and promote composition. Therefore, the composition must be conceived and constructed solely by the composer.

5. Compositions must be submitted with a full score in PDF format and a recorded performance or digital audio file.

6. Be sure that your name is NOT listed anywhere on the score or in the audio file.

7. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m., February 1, 2021.  Entries received after the deadline will not be considered.

8. All rights, including copyrighting, remain with the composer.

9. Compositions submitted must not be published and must have not won any other competitions.

10. The panel of judges may include qualified university composition faculty, university music education faculty and/or music educators. Their decisions will be final, with the right to withhold the award in the event that no entry is judged to be worthy of winning.

11. Each member is limited to one entry in this level (members may also submit a different entry in the PMEA Open Track, should they wish to do so).

12. The top compositions may be featured during the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference. Should your composition be selected, the recording submitted will be used for the virtual conference session.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Creative use of the elements of music
  • Appropriate use of voice and/or instruments (range/playability, texture, tone color, text if applicable)
  • Compositional technique and development
  • Presentation (correct musical notation)

Results:

The top composition(s) will be recognized and MAY have their pieces featured during the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference. All applicants will receive feedback on their compositions.

Entry Fee: $10

Deadline:  February 1, 2021.

Entry: All entries will be completed online.

Questions: Please email: compositions@pmea.net
 

 PMEA is pleased to once again sponsor a composition program for PMEA members and their students in conjunction with the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference, April 14-17.

 The PMEA member level is open to all members who are unpublished composers. Compose an original composition for a large ensemble, either concert band or full symphonic orchestra or percussion ensemble (10 or more parts), full jazz ensemble, or a minimum four-part SATB (Divisi if applicable) with or without piano accompaniment (with original text or borrowed text (credit must be given).


Program Rules and Procedures:

1. Composer must be a current PMEA Member and unpublished.

2. Entries must be unpublished original compositions. No transcriptions or arrangements will be eligible.

3. Compositions should be between six and eight minutes in length.

4. The purpose of the program is to encourage and promote composition. Therefore, the composition must be conceived and constructed solely by the composer.

5. Compositions must be submitted with a full score in PDF format and a recorded performance or digital audio file.

6. Be sure that your name is NOT listed anywhere on the score or in the audio file.

7. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. February 1, 2021.  Entries received after the deadline will not be considered.

8. All rights, including copyrighting, remain with the composer.

9. Compositions submitted must not be published and must have not won any other competitions.

10. The panel of judges may include qualified university composition faculty, university music education faculty and music educators. Their decisions will be final, with the right to withhold the award in the event that no entry is judged to be worthy of winning.

11. Each member is limited to one entry in this level (students may also submit a different entry in the PMEA Open Track, should they wish to do so).

12. The top compositions may be featured during the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference. Should your composition be selected, the recording submitted will be used for the virtual conference session.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Creative use of the elements of music
  • Appropriate use of voice and/or instruments (range/playability, texture, tone color, text if applicable)
  • Compositional technique and development
  • Presentation (correct musical notation)

Results:

The top composition(s) will be recognized and MAY have their pieces featured during the 2021 PMEA Virtual Conference. All applicants will receive feedback on their compositions.

Entry Fee: $10

Deadline:  February 1, 2021

Entry: All entries will be completed online.

Questions: Please email: compositions@pmea.net
 

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 Last Name, First Name (i.e. Smith, John)
  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 are listed BELOW. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. 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.
  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, November 2, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. 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. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  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 video upload. 
  8.  Results of the 2020 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on Friday, January 29, 2021 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.
  9.  (Instrumental Jazz Only) - The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2021 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

    ***If selected for the 2021 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 (Ascending and Descending) in eighth notes at minimum quarter note tempo of 200. Play the same exercise on a B major scale (Ascending and Descending)
  2. REQUIRED PIECE- Play Confirmation, pages 1-3 of the Charlie Parker Omnibook  (Eb Edition, pub. Hal Leonard). Do not play it with the accompaniment CD.

 PART 2:  
* The applicant must choose at least one of the following areas, but is encouraged to submit two or 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 “The Moon is High”, found on pages 16-17 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 27 from the accompaniment CD.
  • LEAD PLAYING - Lead Playing- (this option not available for tenor saxophone or baritone saxophone) Etude is available online- www.pmea.net, Scroll to “Conferences and Events” and then “PMEA All- State Information”.
  • SECTION PLAYING - Play the etude “My Glowing Moment”, found on pages 30-31 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 34 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 Confirmation ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED) 
  • 03 The Moon is High ***(if applicable)***   (Improv)  
  • 04 Lead ***(if applicable)***    (etude)  
  • 05 My Glowing Moment*** (with accompaniment)  ***(if applicable)***  (section) 

  

*Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files

 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 at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. To obtain the best audio quality, a good microphone as well as high-end computers or digital recording devices for the recording equipment are suggestd.
  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, November 2, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. 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. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  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. 
  8. Results of the 2021 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on Friday, January 29, 2021 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.  
  9.  (Instrumental Jazz Only)-The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2021 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.


 ***If selected for the 2021 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 (Ascending and Descending) in eighth notes at minimum quarter note tempo of 200. Play the same exercise on a B major scale (Ascending and Descending)
  2. REQUIRED PIECE- Play "It Could Happen to You", found on pages 10-13 (top) 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 The Moon is High, found on pages 16-17 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 27 from the accompaniment CD.
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude My Glowing Moment, found on pages 30-31 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 34 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 It Could Happen to You  ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED) 
  • 03 The Moon is High     ***(if applicable)***   (Improv)  
  • 04 My Glowing Moment *** (with accompaniment)  ***(if applicable)***  (section) 

**Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files

  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 at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. 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.
  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, November 2, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. 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. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  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. 
  8. 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
  9. (Instrumental Jazz Only)-The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2021 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

**If selected for the 2021 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 (Ascending and Descending) in eighth notes at minimum quarter note tempo of 200. Play the same exercise on a B major scale (Ascending and Descending).
  2. REQUIRED PIECE- Play Confirmation, found on pages 1-3 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 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 The Moon is High, found on pages 16-17 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 27 from the accompaniment CD.
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude My Glowing Moment, found on pages 30-31 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 34 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 Confirmation ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED) 
  • 03 The Moon is High ***(if applicable)***   (Improv)  
  • 04 My Glowing Moment ***(with accompaniment)  ***(if applicable)***  (section) 

*Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files 

 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 at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. 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.
  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, November 2, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. 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. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  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. 
  8. Results of the 2020 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on Friday, January 29, 2021 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.  
  9. (Instrumental Jazz Only) -The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2021 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

 ***If selected for the 2021 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 (Ascending and Descending) in eighth notes at a minimum of quarter note tempo of 120. Play the same exercise (two octaves) on a concert B major scale (Ascending and Descending).
  2. REQUIRED PIECE- Play Friends, found on pages 32-33 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 The Moon is High, found on pages 16-17 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 27 from the accompaniment CD.
  • LEAD PLAYING - (this option not available for tenor saxophone or baritone saxophone) Etude is available online- www.pmea.net, Scroll to “Conferences and Events” and then “PMEA All- State Information”.
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude My Glowing Moment, found on pages 30-31 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 34 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 Friends ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED) 
  • 03 The Moon is High ***(if applicable)***   (Improv)  
  • 04 Lead ***(if applicable)***    (etude)  
  • 05 My Glowing Moment*** (with accompaniment)  ***(if applicable)***  (section) 

**Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files 

  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 at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. 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.
  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, November 2, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. 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. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  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. 
  8. Results of the 2020 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on Friday, January 29, 2021 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.
  9. (Instrumental Jazz Only) -The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2021 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

***If selected for the 2021 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 (Ascending and Descending) in eighth notes at a minimum of quarter note tempo of 120. Play the same exercise (two octaves) on a concert B major scale (Ascending and Descending).
  2. REQUIRED PIECE- Play Friends, found on pages 32-33 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 The Moon is High, found on pages 16-17 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 27 from the accompaniment CD.
  • LEAD PLAYING - (this option not available for tenor saxophone or baritone saxophone) Etude is available online- www.pmea.net, Scroll to “Conferences and Events” and then “PMEA All- State Information”
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude My Glowing Moment, found on pages 30-31 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 34 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 Friends  ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED) 
  • 03 The Moon is High  ***(if applicable)***   (Improv)  
  • 04 Lead ***(if applicable)***    (etude)  
  • 05 My Glowing Moment (with accompaniment)  ***(if applicable)***  (section) 

*Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files     

 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 at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. 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.
  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, November 2, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. 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. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  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. 
  8. Results of the 2020 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on Friday, January 29, 2021 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.  
  9. (Instrumental Jazz Only) -The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2021 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble

***If selected for the 2021 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 (Ascending and Descending) in eighth notes at a minimum of quarter note tempo of 120. Play the same exercise (two octaves) on a concert B major scale (Ascending and Descending).
  2. REQUIRED PIECE- Play Friends, found on pages 32-33 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 The Moon is High, found on pages 16-17 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 27 from the accompaniment CD.
  • LEAD PLAYING - Etude is available online- www.pmea.net , Scroll to “Conferences and Events” and then “PMEA All- State Information”
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude My Glowing Moment, found on pages 30-31 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 34 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 Friends  ***(reminder- unaccompanied)***  (REQUIRED) 
  • 03 The Moon is High  ***(if applicable)***   (Improv)  
  • 04 Lead  ***(if applicable)***    (etude)  
  • 05 My Glowing Moment (with accompaniment)  ***(if applicable)***  (section) 

*Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files     

 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 at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. ARMS, FINGERS AND HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. 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.
  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, November 2, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2021. 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.  Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  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. 
  8. Results of the 2021 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on Friday, January 29, 2021 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.  
  9. (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.

 ***If selected for the 2021 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***

 Audition Info:


1. Play the entire etude My Glowing Moment, found on pages 30-31 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 34 from the accompaniment CD.
2. “Walk” one 32 bar chorus, then improvise one 32 bar chorus over The Moon is High, found on pages 16-17 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 27 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 My Glowing Moment (REQUIRED)  
  • 02 The Moon is High **with accompaniment**

 
*Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files 

   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 at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. 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.
  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, November 2, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. 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. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  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. 
  8. Results of the 2020 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on Friday, January 29, 2021 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net
  9. (Instrumental Jazz Only) - The second ranked bass, drummer & piano applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2021 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

***If selected for the 2021 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***  


Audition Info:


1. Play along with the track Whodunnit, found on pages 24-27 in the book Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Play-Along Series (vol. 1, pub. Alfred). Use track 8 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.
 

  •  Track 42 (The Art of Bop Drumming) page 66 “What is this Thing Called?” Play the piece as is, with one chorus of solo drums added at the end of the coda (exactly 32 measures of 4/4 in AABA form in time. )

  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 Whodunnit
  • What is this Thing Called?
  • 03 Salsa & Bossa Nova/Samba

  
*Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files 

 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 at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. 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.
  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, November 2, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. 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. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  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. 
  8. Results of the 2020 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on Friday, January 29, 2021 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net
  9. (Instrumental Jazz Only) - The second ranked bass, drummer & piano applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2021 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

 ***If selected for the 2021 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.*** 

 Audition Info:


1. Play the entire etude My Glowing Moment, found on pages 30-31 (Guitar) or pages 54-57 (Piano & Vibes) in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 34 from the accompaniment CD. Guitar and Vibes play lead line only//Piano plays lead line and comp


2. ALL INSTRUMENTS: Comp two choruses of Bird Blues found on page 16 in Aebersold, Vol.2. Nothin’ But Blues Jazz and Rock playing along with track 12 on the accompaniment CD.


3. ALL INSTRUMENTS Improvise over The Moon is High, found on pages 16-17 (Guitar), and pages 26-29 (for Piano and Vibes) in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 27 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 My Glowing Moment (REQUIRED)  
  • 02 Bird Blues **with accompaniment**
  • 03The Moon is High

  *Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files 

 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 at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW, as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. Students should face the video camera and include their entire head in the video. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. 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.
  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. 2, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2021. 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. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened, PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  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. 
  8. Results of the 2021 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on FRIDAY, January 29, 2021 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.   

 ***If selected for the 2021 PMEA  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. ***

Submissions 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 
  • high: A (above middle C) 

 Middle 

  • low: Bb (below middle C) 
  • high: F (above middle C) 

 Alto 

  • low: G (below middle C) 
  • high: D (above middle C) 

 Tenor 

  • low: C (second space bass clef) 
  • high: G (below middle C) 

 Middle 

  • low: Bb (second line bass clef) 
  • high: Eb (below middle C) 

 Bass

  • low: F (below bass staff) 
  • high: C (second space bass clef) 

2. Sing “I Can’t Get Started”, found on page 5 (high version) or page 27 (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 “Love Is Here to Stay”
, found on page 9 (high version) or pages 31 (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 (listed below) 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 14 (faster tempo) 

Low Voice – CD #2, Track 14 (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 found on page 75- (may be used from accompaniment CD or purchased from iTunes or other digital music retailer)


 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  
 02 I Can't Get Started ***(Reminder- Unaccompanied)***
 03 Love is Here to Stay ***(Reminder- Accompanied)***
 04 Scat  ***(Reminder - Blues in Key of F Concert)***

PMEA