Ends on January 7, 2019

$10.00 USD

Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should:
1. Complete the application form with payment ($10.00) online at www.pmea.submittable.com. The Director must be a current PMEA member.
 All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname.
2.  The Audition selections must be submitted online via SUBMITTABLE. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. The recording may be stopped between selections of each requirement. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION is listed BELOW.     To obtain the best audio quality, a good microphone as well as high-end computers or digital recording devices for the recording equipment are suggested. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording.
 3. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts). ). Additionally, please do NOT include any identifying information in the video file name or in the contents of the recording (i.e. your name or school name). ***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order:***
***All Submissions must be recorded in the following order***

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

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

                   *Bossa Nova/Samba)  quarter note=120, 4/4 time, play exactly 15 full measures of Bossa Nova time, then play a one bar fill into                       16 measures of double time Samba (half note=120).  Use idiomatic comping/fills and play with sticks and/or brushes.     

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

6. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.   
7. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video.   

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

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

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