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All State Junior Auditions: Novem'ber 16, 2013
(Applic.ation D'eadline: October 4)
All State Senior Auditions; November 23, 2013
(Applic.ation Deadline: October 11)
All State Jazz Videos/ DVDs: December 13, 2013
(Authentication Form with Videos/DVDs Deadline: December 13)
To Maryland's Music Educators:
Welcome back to another school year. While school has been out of session for the summer and
many of you have been traveling, spending time with family, or involved with curriculum projects,
camps, professional development, and other endeavors, the Maryland Music Educators Association
Executive Board members have been working very hard to plan all the important music events for
the coming school year. I encourage you to carefully read the material in this handbook, and mark
the dates on your calendars and electronic devices so both you and your students are certain not to
miss these opportunities.
All State Ensembles: As you begin the school year, start to think about which students in your
ensemble may be ready to represent your program in an All State ensemble. Send in those names
and do your best to prepare these students for the audition. As they grow as musicians through
the preparation and audition process, they not only improve as individuals, but they will then
bring back valuable insights and skills to your program as well. Think of it as a win-win scenario,
one that plays itself out time and time again as you and your students engage in MMEA-spon-
sored events. The state organization also needs music teachers to offer their time and talents as
audition judges and helpers with the various All State events. Contact your component president
and let them know you are interested in assisting with these events, because you want to give
back to your profession and your professional organization in this way. We all benefit when our
membership is engaged and involved.
Fall In-Service Day: MMEA has spent a lot of time preparing outstanding professional devel-
opment opportunities at our Fall In-Service Day and the Annual In-Service Conference in
February, and you will not want to miss either. The networking and professional development
opportunities are extremely valuable in navigating our complex and challenging profession.
These are just two opportunities that your state organization provides for each of us; they can
help us become stronger music educators and advocates, and be better connected with our pro-
fessional music education community. Plan to attend and bring a colleague. If you are bringing
a 1 st or 2nd year teacher, be sure they realize the lunch is complimentary for them, and plan to
stay for lunch yourself (at the nominal fee) to support the teachers who are new to the profession
or new to Maryland. The collegiate members are included in the complimentary lunch as well.
The Fall In-Service Day is a great day to catch up with friends and fellow music educators and
"sharpen the saw," as Stephen Covey would say (The 7 Habits o/Highly Effective People) . It also
makes excellent sense to pre-register so you can avoid long lines that might keep you from get-
ting to that first session on time. The registration form will be posted on the MMEA website and
will be in the fall issue of Maryland Music Educator.
Remember - MMEA works for all of us - but it works better for everyone when more of us get
involved and are active in state events and activities. Make sure your students know about and are
involved in the many music opportunities that our association has to offer. Attend both conferences,
help with All State auditions, AND, if you are not a member of MMEAINational Association for
Music Education (NAfME), go to the MMEA website at www.mmea-maryland.org, and click on
"Membership." Become a member and experience first hand what the organization can do for you,
and what you can do for your organization. We all win when we become involved.
I look forward to seeing you at our various MMEA events this year.
All the best for a great year.
Stephen W. Miles
MMEA President
AII State Auditions Handbook
A Publication of the Maryland Music Educators Association
2013 - 2014
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All State Auditions Information - Read This First!
by Mary Ellen Cohn, MMEA Executive Director
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All State Bands - by Anthony Conto, MBDA President
Junior Band
Senior Band
Jazz Band
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All State Orchestras - by Kate McFadden, MODA President
Junior Orchestra
Senior Orchestra
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All State Choruses - by Jessica Cummings, MCEA President
Junior Chorus
Senior Mixed Chorus
Senior Women's Chorus
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2013 - 2014 MMEA Student/Teacher Calendar
Cover 2 - Letter from MMEA President Stephen W. Miles
12 - MMEA/NAfME Membership Information
MMEA Directory
Elected Officers
President:
Stephen W Mil es
Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts
Washington County Public Schools
820 Commonwealth Avenue
Hagerstown, Md. 21740
301-766-2928
E-Mail: president@mmea-maryland.org
President-Elect:
Katherine A. Murphy, Fine Arts Cont ent Specialist.
Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Drive, Suite 256
Rockville, MD 20850
301-279-3250
E-Mail: pres-elect@mmea-maryland.org
Immediate Past President :
Ginny Flynn
Garrison Forest School
300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
410-559-3471
E-Mail: immedpastpres@mmea-maryland.org
Recording Secretary:
Sarah Jester
Northeast High School
1121 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122
410-222-5465
E-Mail: secretary@mmea-maryland.org
Component Association Presidents
Band Directors (MBDAI:
Ant hony J. Conto
Bishop McNamara Hi gh School
6800 Marlboro Pike
Forestville, MD 20747
240-455-9606
E-Mail: mbda@mmea-maryland.org
Choral Direct ors (MCEAI:
Jessica Cummings
Centennial High School
4300 Centennial Lane
Elli cott City, MD 21 042
410-313-2856
E-Mail: mcea@mmea-maryland.org
Orchestra Directors (MODAl:
Kate McFadden
Catonsville Middle School
2301 Edmondson Avenue
Cat onsvill e, MD 21228
410-887-0803
E-mail: moda@mmea-maryland.org
Appointed Officers
Membership Chair :
Janet Gross
Mt. Harmony El ementary School
Mt. Harmony Road, Owings, MD 20736
410-257-161 1
E-Mai l : membership@mmea-maryland.org
Staff
Execut ive Director :
Mary Ellen Cohn
791 Aquahart Road, Suite 117
Glen Burni e, MD 21061
41 0-768-2626; Toll Free 800-94-MUSIC
E-Mail : exdirector@mmea-maryland.org
Edi tor:
Feli cia Burger Johnston
PO. Box 3362
Cumberland, MD 21504-3362
304-613-2871
E-Mail: mmea.editor@gmai l. com
Business Manager:
Thomas Fugat e
27 Meadow Lane
Thurmont , MD 21788
301 -271 -7269
E-Mai l: twf ugate@comcast.net
The Maryland Music Educators Association is supported by a grant from the
Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland
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All State Audition Information:
Read This First!
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n Maryland, students have many opportunities to audition for
statewide groups; to perform in solo and ensemble events at the
District and State levels; and to take part in school bands, cho-
ruses and orchestras that perfornl for adjudication. Making those
opportunities available for your students can help "drive" the music
curriculum for you.
Take time now to note the deadline dates for All State groups for
students in grades 7 through 12 and for Solo and Ensemble events
for students in grades 6 through 12 (see calendar, inside back
cover). Maryland is one of the few states that do not charge for stu-
dent participation in these events. The nominal fee that is charged
for individual students who attend private or parochial school in
Maryland is to " level the field" for the chaperone expenses, rather
than impose the chaperone costs on t he selected students.
Take advantage of these opportunities for your students. Fill out
the All State applications and submit them on time. Look over the
audition requirements and assist your students in the process. It pays
off for every student in your class if even a few of your students are
strivi ng for a hi gher level of excellence. Their dedication, and
yours, will give new energy to the entire ensembl e.
All State Audition Information
Students must attend an independent (private), parochial, or public
school in Maryland and meet the class membership and grade desig-
nations to be eligible to participate. Check the Student Eligibi lity pol-
icy on the next page if there are questions. Remember that your sig-
nature and your principal' s signature attest to the eli gibility of the li st-
ed students as well as to the appropriate grade levels.
Because the events are on different weekends, a student in grades
7, 8, or 9 may audition for and participate in All State Junior Band
and either the All State Junior Chorus or All State Junior Orchestra,
if eligibility requirements have been met for both groups. Please
indicate such nominations on the fOlms so that such students will be
scheduled appropriately. MMEA requires a statement from both
music teachers, indicating that the student is aware of the added
pressure of prepari ng two auditions and is prepared for the possibil-
ity of being rejected twice.
Eligible students in grades 10 through 12 may audition for the All
State Jazz Band in addition to the All State Senior Band or
Orchestra. Teachers must complete the nomination process for
Senior Band or Orchestra AND the Video Tape authentication Foml
that accompanies the Video Taped Jazz Audition. (See Page 16.)
The deadline for the DVD auditions is Friday, December 13.
Copy the forms as often as needed. There is no need to tear the
nomination forms out of this publication.
To meet the Friday, October 4, 2013, receipt deadline for Junior
Groups (Graders 7, 8 and 9), nominations should be mailed by
October 1 or shipped UPS on October 3. (Normal UPS delivery with-
in the state of Maryland is on the next day without any additional fee.)
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by Mary Ellen Cohn, MMEA Executive Director
To meet the Friday, October 11, 2013, date for receipt of Senior
groups (Grades 10, II and 12), nominations must be mailed by
October 8 or shipped UPS on October 10.
Copy the forms as often as needed. There is no need to tear the
nomination forms out of this publication.
List no more than 10 students per form. Send as many forms as
needed. There is no limit on the number of students who may audi-
tion. Once you have completed the forms , photocopy them for your
records. SEND THE FORMS WITH ORIGINAL SIGNA-
TURES to the MMEA Office to be received by the deadline. The
late fee is $35.00 per student (late applications must be pre-
approved by the Execut ive Director).
No jazz audition DVD' s will be accepted after Friday, December
13, 2013. Late fees do not apply.
No nomination is accepted by FAX.
If you wish acknowledgment of receipt of the forms , include a
self-addressed postcard or envelope, with sufficient postage for
return to you.
All instrumental auditions (band and orchestra) are at Edgewood
High School in Harford County.
Choral auditions are at three sites across the state. (Anne Arundel,
Baltimore, and Frederick Counties) Make sure you check an
audition site on each choral form. Your students may audition at
different sites, but pl ease mark one site for each appli cation.
All Junior auditions are Saturday, November 16. All Senior audi-
tions are Saturday, November 23. Jazz auditions are on
video/DVD and are due on Friday, December 13. There are no
exceptions.
Late appli cations must be pre-approved by the Executive Director
and a fee of $35 per student must be included with the late appli-
cations.
Schedules for auditions and specific directions to the sites wi ll be
mailed to each nominating teacher.
The rehearsal/performance schedule of groups will be:
1. All State Junior Band, All State Senior Band and All State
Senior Orchestra, All State Senior Mixed Chorus, and All
State Senior Women's Choms, February 20-23, 2014,
Baltimore.
2. All State Junior Chorus and All State Junior Orchestra,
March 7-9, 2014, Towson.
3. All State Jazz Band, March 27-29, 2014, University of
Maryland, Baltimore County.
Fees for selected All State members will not exceed $350 per per-
son. All students will be housed two persons to a room.
Teachers, note the policy concerning eligibility for the All Eastern
groups in 20 IS in Providence, RI. The audition scores from the
November 2013 auditions determined the All Eastern nomina- tinue to be used, with the Maryland supplemental list.
tions from Maryland.
The Maryland policy states: "Any student who is selected for
an All Eastern Band, Chorus, Jazz Band or Orchestra or a
national group sponsored by the National Association for Music
Education MUST be a participant in the Maryland All State
Band, Chorus, Jazz Band or Orchestra during the school year
PRECEDING and INCLUDING the year in which the student is
selected(or such an organization. "
The students who will be nominated in the spring of 2014 may
be notified of acceptance in the 2015 All Eastern ensemble
before the 2015 Maryland All State results are published. A stu-
dent will be disqualified from the All Eastern Ensemble unless
they participated in the Maryland ensemble in 2014 and audi-
tioned and made the accepted list for 2015. There are no excep-
tions to this policy.
All Festival Appli cation deadlines are deadlines for RECEIPT of
the fornls, not a postmark date.
For District and State Band, Chorus and Orchestra Festivals/
Assessments, only the Malyland State literature lists for Band, Chorus
and Orchestra may be used. For Distinct and State Wind and Percussion
and String Solo and Ensemble Festivals, only the Malyland lists may
be used with two exceptions: Guitar solos and harp solos may be select-
ed from a NYSSMA Manual published within the past 10 years (2003
and fOlward; manuals published evelY 3 years). For District and State
Vocal Solo and Ensemble Festivals, the NYSSMA Manual may con-
The Maryland lists are available at no cost on the MMEA Web
page (mmea-maryland.org). Choose "Teaching Area" and the list
desired. Example: Select "Chorus"; once on the choral page, scroll
right to see the lists and documents, including the Policies and
Procedures, and select the desired list or document.
The NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association, the New
York equivalent ofMMEA), is used for vocal solo and ensemble lists
and guitar and harp solo lists. To order the most recent edition of the
NYSSMA Manual (2012), send a check or purchase order for $55 plus
$13 shipping payable to NYSSMA, to NYSSMA Manual, c/o Kathy
Struzik, 535 Rondo Lane, Webster, NY 14580-1214. Phone is 716-
670-9252; or order online directly at www.NYSSMA.org. Select
"Manual," and enter credit card and shipping information. Teachers
may check with their county music office to review the lists, if the
office has purchased the NYSSMA Manual.
Teachers who have questions may call the MMEA Office. The
MMEA Office operates as a service to teachers. The phone numbers
are for teachers and should NOT be given to students or parents.
Teachers should be the source of information. Students are not to be
given the numbers.
Best wishes for a great musical school year!
Student Eligibility for MMEA State-Wide Activities
Mmyland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is a professional association of music educators who teach in Maryland public and
private schools and colleges. Its purpose is to promote the advancement of music education in Malyland schools. It does this by sup-
porting and enhancing school music curricula. Its first two corporate purposes deal with teacher in-service.
MMEA also sponsors state-wide student activiti es which are grade and class (band, chorus, orchestra) specific. The activities adhere
to guidelines establi shed by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), of which MMEA is a state affiliate. Prior to 1980,
only students of MMEA members were allowed to participate in any state-wide activities. Currently, by agreement with the Public
School Superintendents Association of Maryland (PSSAM ), students of MMEA members and students of non-members are eligibl e
to participate in state-wide activities according to the following policies:
I. Only students enrolled in band, chorus or orchestra classes in Maryland public and private schools in the appropriate grade desig-
nation may audition for and participate in state-wide activities.
2. Only the music teacher who teaches the specific band, chorus, or orchestra class may initiate the application process for his or her
students to audition for or participate in state-wide activities.
3. All applications must be signed by the school principal, attesting to the el igibility of the listed students as members of the specific
cl asses.
4. Students in high schools in which alternate scheduling models are in operation are eligible to participate in state-wide activities only
in the years in which they receive a full credit for those classes.
5. Regardless of their musical abi li ty, students who choose not to participate in their school band, chorus, or orchestra class for any
reason are not eli gible to participate in MMEA state-wide activities in the years in which they are not part of their school ensembles.
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20132014 All State Band Information
Requirements
Students must attend an independent (private), parochial, or public
school in Maryland and meet the class membership and grade desig-
nations to be eligible to paIiicipate in the All State auditions.
Each director is responsible for seeing that each student has prepared
the audition music and scales as described and at the tempi given.
20132014 Junior Band
To participate in the Maryland All State Junior Band, a student must
attend an independent (private), parochial, or public school in
Maryland, must be in grades 7, 8, or 9, and must be in a band class.
20132014 Senior Band and Orchestra Winds & Percussion
To participate in the Maryland All State Senior Band, a student
must attend an independent (private), parochial , or public school in
Maryland, must be in grades 10, 11 , or 12, and must be in a band
class. In senior high schools in which an alternative scheduling pro-
gram is operating, the student may paI1icipate in the year in which he
or she earns a full credit. Any questions should be directed to the
Executive Director by the teacher at the numbers provided in the
front of this publication. Students and parents are not to call.
All State Junior and Senior Band Auditions
WINDS:
There will be two judges in each room. Scores of the two judges
in each room will be averaged. Clarinets, flutes, trumpets, and sax-
ophones may be sent to a finals room after the first audition. If a stu-
dent is to go to the finals room, the preliminary room judges will
issue the student a "Finals Room Pass." Those students will then go
the registration desk to sign up for the Finals Room.
Scales:
o Each student will be asked to perform the chromatic scale,
beginning on a note of the student's choosing, and one major
scale for their instrument, selected from the following keys:
C, F, G, D, A, E, B-Flat, E-Flat, A-Flat.
o The scales must be perfonned from memory.
o Scales will be selected by the adjudicator according to the
level of the selecti on being perf01111ed.
o The scales are to be played evenly and smoothly in a 16th
note patte111 at a metronome speed of quarter = 72.
o All scales are to be pl ayed ascending and descending a mini-
mum of one octave, except Flute and Soprano Clar inet, who
shall perform the scales a minimum of two octaves.
Required Music:
o Required music: See required music list. Only an excerpt will
be perfoll11ed. The entire piece will not be required.
o The excerpts of the required pieces will be posted in the
wa1111-up room and at the entrance to each audition room.
o No student may audition on more than one instnllnent (except
for flute/piccolo, oboe/English h0111 and Eb Clarinet/Bb
Clarinet). Flute players wishing to be considered for piccolo
parts, oboe players wishing to be considered for English hom
parts, and clarineti sts wi shing to be considered for Eb
Clarinet parts should bring those instruments with them to the
audition and will be asked to demonstrate their proficiency on
those instruments.
In the event that a student arrives at the audition with the
incorrect audition music prepared, the student will be given
the correct music and up to an hour to prepare the correct
musi c before the audition.
Sight Reading:
Sight reading will be required.
Percussion Audition Changes!
The requirements for the audition
have been revamped
for the 2013-14 school year.
Please note all requirements,
pages 6 - ".
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2013 - 2014 All State Junior Band (Grades 7 - 9) Music
Instrument Book
Flute (Piccolo) Rubank Advanced, Vol. 1, HL 04470390
Oboe Rubank Advanced, Vol. 1, HL 04470410
Clarinet Rubank Advanced, Vol. 2, HL 04470320
Low Clarinet Rubank Advanced, Vol. 1 (Clarinet), HL 04470310
Bassoon Practical Method, Weissenborn (Fischer), CF 02150
All Saxes Rubank Advanced, Vol.1, HL 04470370
Page - Selection - Tempo
39 - #19 (top) - dotted quarter note = 58
42 - #24 - quarter note = 132
34-35 - #12 (top) - quarter note = 64
24 - #6 (bottom) - dotted quarter note = 54
45 - Allegro - quarter note = 150
69 - #5 Moderato - quarter note = 84-92
Trumpet
French Horn
Trombone
Scnd Bk. of Practical Studies, Getchell, All EL00305 50 - #97 - eighth note = 96
Rubank Advanced, Vol. 1, HL 04470440
Rubank Advanced, Vol. 1, HL 04470350
38 - #23 (top) - half note = 96
52 - #9 - quarter note = 76-84
Baritone (Bass) Rubank Advanced, Vol. 1 (Trombone), HL 04470350 32 - #16 (top) - quarter note = 120
Baritone (Treble) Rubank Advanced, Vol. 1 (Trumpet), HL04470330 31 - #16 (top) - quarter note = 120
Tuba
String Bass
Snare Drum
Timpani
Mallets
Rubank Intermediate, HL 04470250
(Chosen through Junior Orchestra audition)
Intermediate Snare Drum Studies
Mitchel! Peters 6786405
Modern Method for Timpani
Goodman, All 11424A
Percussion Keyboard Technique
McMi llan, All PROBK00678
22 - #3 - quarter note = 108
36 - #24 - dotted quarter note = 69-80
54 - #46 - half note = 76
27 - Minuet (top) - quarter note = 120
Page - Selection - Tempo
56 - #31 - quarter note = 108
30 - #12 - quarter note = 69
55 - #18 - quarter note = 92
48 - #25 (bottom) - half note = 80
81 - #2 Allegretto - eighth note = 132
50-51 - #20 - dotted quarter note = 112-120
50 - #98 - dotted quarter note = 60
41 - #27 - quarter note = 76
57 - #24 - quarter note = 120
29-30 - #13 (top) - quarter note = 72
28-29 - #13 (top) - quarter note = 72
25 - #5 - quarter note = 63
2013 - 2014 All State Senior Band (Grades 10 -12) Music
Instrument
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Low Clarinet
Bassoon
All Saxes
Trumpet
French Horn
Trombone
Book Page - Selection - Tempo Page - Selection - Tempo
Rubank Selected Studies, HL 04470700
Rubank Selected Studies, HL 04470710
Rubank Selected Studies, HL 04470670
25 - Leggiero e vel ace - dotted 16th note = 120 31 - C Minor - quarter note = 69
9 - Allegro Furioso - quarter note = 104
28 - F# Minor - quarter note = 72
Rubank Selected Studies (Clarinet), HL 04470670 2 - C Major - quarter note = 72
29 - A Major - quarter note = 60
5 - Allegretto - quarter note = 92
Practical Method, Weissenborn (Fischer), CF02150 86 - #11 Vivace - quarter note = 88 100 - #28 Scherzo Allegro Vivace - dotted quarter = 112
Rubank Selected Studies, HL 04470690 15 - Vivace - dotted quarter note = 80-84 8 - Andante - eighth note = 84-92
Rubank Selected Studies, HL 04470680 19 - Allegretto affettuoso - dotted quarter = 63 24 - Eb Major - dotted quarter note = 76
60 Selected Studies, Book I,
Kopprasch (Fischer), CF 02790
Rubank Selected Studies HL 04470720
13 - #19 - dotted quarter note = 63
18 - Allegro - quarter note = 152
10-11 - #15 - eighth note = 60
28 - Maestoso - half note = 80-88
Bass Trombone 20 Etudes for Bass Trombone,
Lou Gillis (Southern Music Co.) Southern B214 30 - #20 - quarter note = 100 21 - #14 - quarter note = 66
Euphonium Rubank Selected Studies (Trombone) HL 04470720 14 - Allegro Marziale - quarter note = 122-130 33 - Allegro Mosso - dotted quarter = 56-64
Baritone (Treble) Rubank Selected Studies (Trumpet) HL 04470680 16 - Allegro Marziale - quarter note = 122-130 35 - Allegro Mosso - dotted quarter = 56-64
Tuba
String Bass
Snare Drum
Timpani
Mallets
Scnd Bk. of Practical Studies, Getchell , All EL00775 18 - #95 - Allegretto - dotted quarter note = 69 18 - #95 - Cantabile - dotted quarter note = 60
(Chosen through Senior Orchestra Audition)
Advanced Etudes for Snare Drum
Keith Aleo (Honeyrock Publications)
Modern Method for Timpani
Saul Goodman (Allred)
Modern School for Xyl ophone Marimba
Vibraphone (Newly Engraved)
Morris Goldenberg (Allred)
1-2 - Etude 1 - dotted quarter note = 63
64 - Exercise 63 - Lento - dotted quarter note = 66
66 - VII - Allegro - quarter note = 112 Sarabande - see Percussion Requirements
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2013-2014 All State Band Auditions: Percussion Requirements
2013-2014 All State Junior and Senior Percussion Requirements
The percussionists will be required to perform on snare drum, keyboard percussion,
timpani, bass drum, crash cymbals and tambourine.
Sight reading on snare drum, keyboard percussion and timpani will be required.
Scores of all the instruments will be averaged together.
Percussion instruments provided at the audition are a (minimum) four-octave marimba,
xylophone, four timpani, snare drum, tambourine, crash cymbals, and a concert bass
drum. A bass drum mallet (or mallets) will be provided.
Students may elect to bring their own snare drum, tambourine, crash cymbals and/or bass
drum mallets.
All percussionists are expected to provide their own snare drum sticks, keyboard mallets,
timpani mallets, and a pitch source (tuning fork, pitch pipe) for tuning the timpani.
Although there is more than one acceptable technique that can be used for their
performance, students sometimes use improper techniques, which result in a less than
optimal musical effect. The adjudicators have the right to lower scores for the use of
improper techniques.
Students are to follow the provided audition requirements and play the musical examples
exactly as printed on the page. Any deviation from the printed music will result in lower
scores.
NEW THIS YEAR! The All State Senior percussion books have changed!
National Association
for Music Education
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2013-2014 All State Band Auditions: Percussion Requirements, cant.
2013-2014 All State Junior and Senior Percussion Requirements
1. Concert Roll (closed/buzz). Play the following example.
8-10 seconds 2 seconds 8- 10 seconds
II = = = = = J
o'--- ___ -.0o'----__ -.0o'---- __ . 0 o ~ O ~
ppp-====== .Iff
===========-- ppp
2. Perform the following closed/buzz rolls.
Five Stroke Rolls and Seven Stroke Rolls. Perform the exercise in its entirety with jive stroke
rolls, then again with seven stroke rolls.
J = 92-136
Nine Stroke Rolls
J=92-136
lIiU
Seventeen Stroke Rolls
J = 92-136
II
II
II
3. Perform the following rudiments OPEN--CLOSED--OPEN (SLOW--FAST--SLOW).
Please see the PAS International Snare Drum Rudiments for rhythm and sticking.
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Single Stroke Roll, Double Stroke Open Roll, Single Paradiddle, Single Paradiddle-diddle, Flam
Accent, Flam Tap, Flamacue, Single Drag Tap, Double Drag Tap, Single Ratamacue, Double
Ratamacue, Triple Ratamacue
4. Perform the prepared etude.
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2013-2014 All State Junior and Senior Percussion Requirements
1. Perform the following two-octave scale and arpeggio exercise in Major keys up to four
sharps and four flats (C, F, G, D, A, E, B-flat, E-flat, A-flat) .
.J = 88 - 96
&iJ
3
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r
3

r
J
J
J
c:
r J
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J I;
:
;J
3 3
II
2. Perform the following two-octave chromatic scale exercise. The scale must begin and end
on middle C.
J = 120-160
II
3. Perform the prepared two-mallet etude.
4. All State Senior Auditions ONLY. Perform the following four-mallet excerpt. Sarabande
from Partita in B minor (mm. 1-8, take second ending) from Sonatas and Partitas for Violin by
lS. Bach.
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20132014 All State Band Auditions: Percussion Requirements, cont.
2013-2014 All State Junior and Senior Percussion Requirements
1. Be able to tune one pitch of the prepared piece from a pitch source (tuning fork or pitch
pipe) and be able to tune the remaining pitches from !!.I!.b:: that pitch.
2. Perform the following roll exercise on any drum chosen by the audition committee.
:J:
F ~ ~ ~
If
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~
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...
:: .- ... ...
ppp
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ppp
3. Perform the following forte-piano roll exercise on any drum chosen by the audition
committee.
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4. Perform the prepared etude.
II
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5. For the sight reading, tune one pitch of your choosing from a pitch source and be able to
tune the remaining pitches from !!.I!.b:: that pitch.
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for Music Education
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20132014 All State Band Auditions: Percussion Requirements, cont.
2013-2014 All State Junior and Senior Percussion Requirements
2013-2014 ALL STATE JUNIOR ACCESSORY EXERCISES
Bass Drum and Crash Cymbals
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20132014 All State Band Auditions: Percussion Requirements, cont.
2013-2014 All State Junior and Senior Percussion Requirements
2013-2014 ALL STATE SENIOR ACCESSORY EXERCISES
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20132014 All State Nomination Form - Winds & Percussion Only
(Please copy and use one or more forms for Juni or Band and different fOlms for Seni or Band.)
Indicate for which ensemble the following students are being nomi nated (only check one):
Junior Band (Grades 7 - 9) Senior Band/Orchestra Winds & Percussion (Grades 10 - 12)
Instructions:
Private School Fee: $3.00 per audition. Fees I1UJSt accompany this form Public Schools are funded by the school systems.
Late Registration Fee: $35 .00 per student. Late registrations must be approved ill advallce by the Executive Director.
Students in grades 10-12 may audition for Jazz Band and Senior Band/Orchestra.
Eligibility: Students must be emoll ed in and be active participants in their school band or orchestra cl ass to be nominated
for these All State ensembles. For questions on eligibility, teachers may contact the MMEA Executive Director.
Only directors should complete and mail this form. Be sure everything is legible and accurate.
Make a copy for your records. Send the original
Use separate forms for each ensemble: Junior Band (Grades 7 - 9) and Senior Band (Grades 10 - 12).
Affix proper postage.
Mail or ship in sufficient time to be RECEIVED by the deadline dates. No Oil-site registratioll permitted
Deadline dates for the ."eceipt of this form by the Executive Director are:
Grades 7 - 9: October 4, 2013 - Grades 10 - 12: October 11 , 2013
Send to Mary Ellen Cohn, MMEA Executive Director, 79 1 Aquahart Road, Suite 11 7, Glen BUlme, MD 21061
Teachers must indicate any student who is also auditioni ng for All State Juni or Orchestra or All State Junior Chorus
and attach the necessary statement (See p. 2)
Director' s Name (print) _ ___ ___ _____ --'--___ Director' s Signature _______________ _ _
School _ ___ _ _____________ ______ (Check One) Public School ____ Private School ___ _
Address _________________________ City _________ ------'ZIP _____ _
County ___________ Director's Home Phone ( ___ __________ E-Mail __________ _
School Phone ~ __________________ Fax Number ('--__
Principal 's Name (print) _ _ ______________ Principal ' s Signature _ _ ___ ___________ _
This Form Must Be Signed By the School Instrumental Director and the School Principal
INCOMPLETE FORMS WILL BE RETURNED AND LATE REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE APPLIED
(Print in Ink or Type)
First Name Last Name
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School Grade
Complete
Instrument Name
(i e., flute, alto sax.)
2013-2014 All State Jazz Band Information
Duplicate as needed. Provide a copy of the requirements to each student.
Eligibility Requirements
A student must attend an independent (private), parochial, or pub-
lic school in Maryland, be in grades 10, ll, or 12, and must be
enrolled in and be active participants in their school band, orchestra
or jazz ensemble, in order to be eligibl e to participate in the All State
auditions. Students who do not participate in their school band or
orchestra program are not eligible. Teachers with questions about
eligibility should contact the MMEA Executive Director at the num-
bers provided at the front of this publication.
Audition Procedure/Video Tape/DVD Submission
Requirements:
Audition for the 2013 - 2014 All State Jazz Band will be submit-
ted on videotape or DVD. Students may audit ion for the Senior
Band, Orchestra, or Chorus and Jazz Band. (If a student is selected
for two groups, he/she will be able to perfonn in both ensembles!)
Directors must submit a nomination/tape authentication form with
each videotape/DVD for jazz audition to be received by December
13, 2013. Directors must submit a nomination form for each event
for which a student is auditioning by the deadline. School music
directors are to supervise the audition recording process and
review each video tapelDVD before submission. Please refer to the
2013 - 2014 All State Jazz Band Video Recording Authentication
Form for recording process guidelines.
Audition Requirements
It is the director's responsibility to provide parts to the following
audition selections. If a teacher is unable to provide needed selec-
tions to the students, please call the MMEA office for assistance in
obtaining the auditi on music. Students must perform the require-
ments in the following order:
1. Scales: C Major, A Major, Eb Major, Gb Major, C Melodic
Minor, Ab Hannonic Minor
(Set players are not required to play scales.)
2. Prepared Piece #1: "IND Line" Jazz Etude - half note = 90, Jim
Snidero's Jazz Conception Series published by Advance Music.
This etude will be played in its entirety, as written, without ben-
efit of the accompanying CD or a metronome device. (Refer to
individual instrument listing for excerpts to be perforn1ed.)
3. Prepared Piece #2: "Granada Smoothie" composed by Mark
Taylor, Hal Leonard Professional Editions, HL 34307010-
half note = 138 (Refer to indi vidual instrument listing for
excerpts to be perfOlmed.)
4. Improvisation: Nothing But The Blues, Number 10, Fast
Blues in F, from New Approach to Jazz Improvisation Volume
2, by Jamey Aebersold. Students should perforn1 improvised
solos with the audio track (included in Aebersold book) play-
ing in the background.
Note: Improvisation is not required; however, students who impro-
vise will earn more points than students who do not attempt
improvisation. Set players are exempt fi-om this requirement.
5. Rhythm Section Groove Requirements:
Warning: Metronome use to establi sh each tempo is pennitted,
however students/directors must turn off the metronome before
st31iing the groove. Students must not have ear buds/head-
phones on during this portion (or any portion of the audition).
Acoustic/String and/or Electric Bass, Piano, Guitar, and
Vibraphone Comping: (Note: Comping is jazz slang for
accompaniment: in other words, the hannonic and rhythmic
support provided by the piano, bass, guitar and vibraphone.)
Blues changes, key of B-flat: One chorus in the following
styles and tempi in the order listed below (chord subst itu-
tions and standard variations on the blues progression are
highly recommended):
1. Swing mm= 1 00
2. Swing mm=240
3. Latin (bossa nova) mm=100
4. Latin (samba) ml11=200
5. Funk ml11=92
Drum Set:
16-bar Groove: 12 bars of t ime immediately followed by 4
bars of solo played in the following styles and tempi in the
order listed below:
1. Swing 111m= 100
2. Swing mm=240
3. Lati n (bossa nova) mm=100
4. Latin (samba) mm=200
5. Funk mm=92
Audition Prepared Piece: Instrument Listing
1. Prepared Piece #1: "IND Line" Jazz Etude - half note = 90,
Jim Snidero's Jazz Conception Series published by Advance Music.
This etude will be played in its entirety, as written, without benefit
of the accompanying CD or a metronome device. (Refer to individ-
ual instrument listing for excerpts to be perfonned.)
2. Prepared Piece #2: "Granada Smoothie" composed by Mark
Taylor, Hal Leonard Professional Editions, HL 34307010 - half
note = 138 (Refer to individual instrument listing for excerpts to
be peljormed.)
PREPARED PIECE DETAILS:
Saxophones:
"IND Line" Jazz Etude -
14
half note = 90, play the etude as written, in its entirety
Alto Sax (Alto/Bari Sax book, pages 24-25)
Tenor Sax (Tenor Sax book, pages 24-25)
Baritone Sax (Alto/Bari Sax book, pages 24-25)
"Granada Smoothie" - half note = 138
Alto Sax: (play the Alto I part)
Tenor Sax: (pl ay the Tenor 1 part)
Baritone Sax: (play the Bari part)
All Saxes pl ay the following excerpts:
Beginning to and including measure 10
Measure 73 through and including measure 88
Measure 161 through and including measure 176
2013-2014 All State Jazz Band, continued
Duplicate as needed. Provide a copy of the requirements to each student.
Trumpets:
"IND Line" Jazz Etude -
half note = 90, play the etude as written, in its entirety
Lead Trumpet: (Trumpet book, pages 24-25)
Section Trumpet: (Trumpet book, pages 24-25)
"Granada Smoothie" - half note = 138
(To be considered for the lead trumpet chail; you must play the
lead trumpet and section trumpet requirements.)
Lead Trumpet: (Play the Trumpet 1 part)
Beginning to and including measure 10
Measure 78 to and including measure 97
Measure 161 through and including measure 176
Section Trumpet: (Play the Trumpet 2 part)
Beginning to and including measure 10
Measure 78 to and including measure 97
Measure 161 through and including measure 176
(Play the trumpet 5 part)
Measure 16 to and including measure 53
Trombones:
"IND Line" Jazz Etude -
half note = 90, play the etude as written, in its entirety
Lead Trombone: (Trombone book, pages 24-25)
Section Trombone: (Trombone book, pages 24-25)
Bass Trombone: (Bass Trombone book, pages 24-25)
"Granada Smoothie" - half note = 138
(To be consideredfor the lead trombone chail; you must play the
lead trombone and section trombone requirements. Bass trombone
players need only audition with bass trombone excerpts.)
Lead Trombone: (Play the Trombone 1 part)
Beginning to and including measure 10
Measure 49 to 55
Measure 78 to and including measure 97
Measure 161 through and including measure 176
Section Trombone: (Play the Trombone 2 part)
Beginning to and including measure 10
Measure 16 to and including measure 53
(Play the Trombone 3 part)
Measure 78 to and including measure 97
Measure 161 through and including measure 176
Bass Trombone: (Play the Trombone 5 part)
Beginning to and including measure 10
Measure 78 to and including measure 97
Measure 113 to 120
Measure 161 to and including measure 176
Rhythm Section:
"IND Line" Jazz Etude - half note = 90
GuitarNibraphone: (Guitar book, pages 24-25)
Play the etude as written, and comp the chords during
rests where applicable.
Piano: (Piano book, pages 33-35)
Pl ay etude in its entirety, as written.
Bass: (Bass Lines book, Lead sheet page 16,
Transcription, pages 46-47)
Play the etude in its entirety, as written.
Drums: (Drum book, Lead Sheet page 16, Transcription,
pages 46-47)
Play the etude in its entirety, as written.
"Granada Smoothie" - half note = 138
Guital'Nibraphone:
Beginning to and including measure 10
Measure 121 to measure 137
Piano:
Beginning to and including measure 10
Measure 33 to measure 55
Measure 11 3 to the end of measure 137
Bass:
Beginning to and including measure 55
Measure 161 to measure 176
Drums:
Beginning to and including measure 10
Measure 33 to measure 55
Measure 161 to measure 176
Plan Now to Attend
MMEA Fall In-Service Conference
October 18, 2013
Long Reach High School (Howard County)
6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, MD 21045
MMEA Annual In-Service Conference
February 21 - 23, 2014
Baltimore Convention Center
Details in the Maryland Music Educator and at www.mmea-maryland.org
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- Copy As Needed -
Maryland Music Educators Association
Maryland Band Directors Association
2013 - 2014 All State Jazz Band Video Recording Authentication Form
(Duplicate as needed. Use one form for each student.)
Instructions: Private School Fee: $3.00 per private school student audition must accompany this form.
Public schools are funded by the school systems.
Eligibility: Students (grades 10- 12) must be enrolled in and be active participants in their school band, orchestra or jazz
ensemble to be nominated for the All State Jazz band. Students may audition for Jazz Band AND Senior Concert
Band/Orchestra. For questions on el igibility, teachers may contact the MMEA Execut ive Director.
Submit this completed form and video tape or DVD to the
MMEA Offi ce, 791 Aquahart Road , Suite 117, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
No forms or video tapes/DVDs will be accepted after December 13, 2013.
Student's Name (print) ___________________________ Grade __ _
Instrument/Part
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Woodwinds: Do you double on __ flute or __ clarinet? Trumpets: Do you own a flugelhorn? _____ _
Bassists: Check instrument(s) you play: __ Electric __ Acoustic/String Both
School Band/Ensemble(s) student participating in for 2013 - 2014 year _______________ _
School __________________ (Check One) Public School __ Private School __
Address City Zip _ ___ _
Director's Home Phone ( E-Mail _____________ __
RECORDING PROCESS GUIDELINES
The following procedures must be followed to submit a videotape or DVD:
School music directors are to supervise the audition recording process in the school band room, and review the DVD/video tape
before submission. (Choose a neutral backdrop, one that does 110t display the name or mascot of the school)
Use a DVD or standard VHS T-1 20 videotape; a good quality tape is recommended . Videotapes and DVDs will not be returned.
Must be recorded at standard play speed (SP).
Only one student audition per tape or DVD.
Only use internal camera microphones. May be stereo or mono audio but no enhancements will be allowed (i.e. no reverb, no
delay).
May not use headphones, mp3 players/iPods TM, metronomes, supplemental /additional microphones, or background recordings.
(Background accompaniments should be used for improvisation only.)
If using videotape, a minimum of thirty seconds of space/silence from beginning of the recording with the recording running is
required. If using a DVD, no leading wait time is required.
The student will state his or her first name only and the section or part for whi ch he or she is auditioning (lead part or section part).
Each DVD/tape and DVD case/tape box must be labeled with ONLY the student's first name and instrument.
The recording is to be done in one continuous take and the signed form attesti ng to that requirement must accompany the tape or
DVD.
A date and time stamp must be visi ble at all times on the recording, or, if no stamp is available, an analog clock with a sweeping
second hand must be visible on the recording at all times.
All students playing the improvi sation from the requi red selecti on should perform those solos with the required audio track playing in
the background. Only the improvisation section may have audio in the background.
No video effects (i.e. fade in, fade out, cross fade) are permitted.
Video tapes and DVDs will be disqualified if these procedures are not followed, if a completed and signed
Nomination/Tape Authentication Form does not accompany the tape/DVD, or if the tapelDVD is received after the
December 13, 2013, deadline established by the Executive Director and MBDA President.
By signing below, you are attesting that: 1) the student is eligible to audition for the ensemble, 2) the student
followed the procedures for the audition, and 3) the student did perform the audition on the tape or DVD, 4) that
you have read and understood all the procedures and guidelines as outl ined above. Tapes or DVDs received
without this form and signatures will be disqualified.
Director's Name ______________ _ __ Signature ___________________ _
Principal's Name _________________ Signature ___________________ _
Date _______ _
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20132014 All State String Audit ion Requirements
Information and Requirements
String students in grades 7 - 9 may audition for the All State Junior
String Orchestra. String students in grades 10 - 12 may audition for
the All State Senior Orchestra. To part icipate in the Maryland All
State Orchestra activities, a student must attend an independent (pri-
vate), parochial, or public school in Maryl and and be in an orchestra
class for credit. In high schools in which an alternate scheduli ng pro-
gram is operating, the student may participate in the year in which he
or she earns a full credit. Please refer to the el igibil ity requirements
on page 3 in thi s publication and on the website.
Music Required: The music requirements for each group are list-
ed in thi s publication. It is the student's responsibility to
Scale Requirements:
Junior Scales Keys
Viol in
Major - 2 octaves Up to 3 sharps! 3 flats
Melodi c Mi nor - 2 octaves a, d
Viola
Major - 2 octaves Up to 3 sharps! 3 flats
Melodic Minor - 2 octaves a, d
Cell o
Major - 2 octaves Up to 3 sharps! 3 fiats
Melodic Mi nor - 2 octaves a, d
Tempo
quarter note = 92
quarter note = 92
quarter note = 92
quarter note = 92
quarter note = 92
quarter note = 92
acquire the musi c and prepare it. School directors should assist Bass
in thi s process. In the event that a student arrives at the audi-
tion with the incorrect audition music prepared, the student
wil l be given the correct music and up to one hour to prepare
the correct music for the audition.
Most of the audition pieces are sourced from the public domain, and
the excerpts are posted on the website at www.mmea-
maryland.org. It is strongly recommended that you visi t the web-
site to be sure you have the correct excerpts. The exceptions are
most of the etudes; they are sourced from books. With the excep-
tion of the public domain pieces, no photocopies will be
allowed at the audition. Copyright laws will be enforced.
Scales Required: Each student will be asked to perfonn One
Major Scale and Arpeggio and One Minor Scale. In the case
of two-octave scales, the lowest two octaves should be played.
No arpeggio is required for the minor scales. All scales must be
memorized.
Sight reading will be requi red of all students.
Str ing Bass players are auditioning for assignment to the Orchestra
or Band.
Harpist Needed:
A harp player may be needed thi s year. This posit ion is open to any
student entering grades 7-12. Auditions will take place on the Junior
Orchestra audition day (Saturday, November 16, 2013). Teachers,
please contact Mary Ellen Cohn, MMEA Executive Director, for
audition material s.
Music Lists
For District and State Band, Chorus and Orchestra Festivals/
Assessments, only the Maryland State literature lists for Band, Chorus
and Orchestra may be used. For Distinct and State Wind ami Percllssion
and String Solo and Ensemble Festivals. only the Maryland lists may be
used with two exceptions: guitar solos and harp solos may be selected
from a NYSSMA Manual published within the past 10 years (2003 and
forward; published every 3 years; most recent edition is 2012). For
District and State Vocal Solo and Ensemble Festivals, the NYSSMA
Manual may continue to be used, with the Maryland supplemental list.
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Major - 2 octaves
Major - 1 octave
Melodic Minor - 2 octaves
Senior Scales
Violin
F, G, A
Bb, C, D
e, 9
Keys
Major - 3 octaves Up to 5 sharps! 4 flats
Melodic Minor - 3 octaves e,b
Viola
Maj or - 2 octaves Bb, F, G, A, Ab
Maj or - 3 octaves C, D, E, Eb
Mel odic Mi nor - 2 octaves c, 9
Cell o
Major - 2 octaves G,E,A,F, Bb, Ab
Maj or - 3 octaves C, D, Eb
Melodic Minor - 2 octaves c, 9
Bass
Major - 2 octaves F, C, Bb, G, D, A
Melodic Minor - 2 octaves a, b
Scal e Performance expectations:
quarter note = 92
quarter note = 92
quarter note = 72
Tempo
quarter note = 86
quarter note = 86
quarter note = 92
quarter note = 86
quarter note = 92
quarter note = 86
quarter note = 86
quarter note = 86
quarter note = 92
quarter note = 72
Two-octave Major scales should be performed slurring
two eighth notes per bow, followed by a two-octave
arpeggio in the same note pattern at the same tempo.
Two-octave Melodic Minor scales should be performed
slurring two eighth notes per bow.
Bass - One-octave Major scales should be performed
slurring two eighth notes per bow, followed by a one-
octave arpeggio in the same note pattern/tempo.
Three-octave Major scales should be performed as
triplets, slurring three eighth notes per bow, followed by a
three-octave arpeggio in the same note pattern/tempo.
Three-octave Melodic Minor scales should be performed
as triplets, slurring three eighth notes per bow.
2013 Junior Orchestra Requirements
Instrument
Violin
- Excerpts Symphony No. 3, 2nd mvt, Vln 1
ALSO - Symphony No.1, 4th Movement, Vln I
- Etude Foundation Studies, Book I
Viola
- Excerpts Symphony Fantastique 1st mvt
- Etude
Celio
ALSO - Symphony No. 1, 4th Movement
Foundation Studies for the Viola Bk II
(Published by Carl Fischer)
- Excerpts Emperor Waltz
ALSO - Romeo and Juli et
- Etude 113 Etudes f or Cello
Bass
Composer
Beethoven
Brahms
Wohlfahrt
Berlioz
Brahms
Wohlfahrt
Trans. Isaac &
Lewis
Strauss
Berlioz
Dotzauer
- Excerpts Symphony Fantastique- Witches' round Berlioz
dance (movement 5)
ALSO - Symphony NO.9
- Etude 30 Etudes (published by Carl Fischer)
Beethoven
Simandl
Sight reading: Sight reading will be required of all students
2013 Senior Orchestra Requirements
Instrument Piece
Violin
- Excerpts Symphony in D minor 1st mvt, violin 1
ALSO - Symphony No, 4 2nd mvt
Composer
Franck
Brahms
Adagio assai -meas. 105- 135 eighth note = 60
Allegro non troppo ma con brio - Begin at m 94 Letter quarter note = 120
o -play through m 136
Exercise #30, play all
Allegro agitato -8 measures before rehearsal 7 (poco
piu animato,to 2 measures after 7.
, quarter note = 92-96
half note =132
begin 7 measures before rehearsa l 13 and stop at the half note = 132
end of first measure of rehearsal 14,
Allegro non troppo ma con brio - Begin m 234 play until quarter note =120
249
Exercise #40, Al l
1st section-Introduction m 67-75,
NO.4 coda, Piu meno, m140-m157
quarter note = 116
half note=72
dotted half note=60-66
beginning to m24, do not play cues stop on a half note half note=116
in m24.
Exercise #16, play all quarter note=96
Begin 6/8 time Poco meno mosso (meas. 241) - stop 6 dotted quarter note = 104
measures after rehearsal 73, (meas, 289)
m46- 88
Exercise #5, All
2 sections: m76 -89 & m142-156
Andante moderato - m41-70
quarter note=88
quarter note = 102
half note=88
e'ighth note = 66
- Etude 42 Etudes Kreutzer/ Galamian Etude #18, Al l quarter note = 92
(published International Music Co,)
Viola
- Excerpts
Francesca da Rimini
ALSO - Symphony in D Minor
- Etude Foundation Studies for the Viola Book II
(published by Carl Fi scher)
Celio
- Excerpts Overture, Leonore No, 1
ALSO- Pia no Concerto 1
- Etude 113 Etudes for Cello, Book II
Bass
- Excerpts Symphony No, 4, 1st movement
ALSO- Symphony No,S, 2nd movement
Symphony No. 5, 3rd movement
- Etude 30 Etudes (published by Carl Fi scher)
Sight reading: Sight reading will be requi red of all students
Tchaikovsky
Franck
Wohlfahrt
Trans - Isaac &
Beethoven
Li szt
Dotzauer
Tchaikovsky
Beethoven
Beethoven
Simandl
Lewis
6 measures before rehearsal 0 until 8
measures after rehearsal D.
start 33 measures from the end, stop 9
measures from the end.
2
nd
mvt, POCO pui lento - % time
3rd mvt, 4 measures after rehearsal 0 -
stop 2 measures after P, % time
Exercise #44, All
Adagio ma non troppo m16-25
Presto- last 20 measures of piece
Exercise #35, Play All
Play P to one measure aft er Q
Play from 6 measures after T to one
measure after Q
Play measure 114 to 123
Play measure 176 to 195
Play measure227 to 247
Play measure 1 to 74
Exerci se #25, All
dotted quarter note = 120
dotted quarter note = 120
quarter note=52
quarter note=52
quarter note = 96
quarter note=66
half note=90
quarter note=96
dott ed quarter note=88
eighth note=92
dotted half note=96
quarter note = 120
- Copy As Needed -
Maryland Music Educators Association
Maryland Orchestra Directors Association
20132014 All State Nomination Form - Strings Only
(please copy and use one or more forms for Junior Strings and different forms for Senior Strings)
Indicate for which ensemble the following students are being nominated (only check one):
Junior String Orchestra (Grades 7 - 9) ___ ____ Senior Orchestra (Grades 10 - 12) __________ _
Instructions:
Private School Fee: :83.00 per audition. Fees TWiSt accompany this form Public Schools are funded by the school systems.
Late Registration Fee: :835.00 per student. Late registrations must be approved in advance by the Executive Director.
Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in and be active participants in their school orchestra class to be nominated for the All State
orchestra. There al'e no exceptions, For questions on eligibility, teachers may contact the MMEA Executive Director.
Only directors should complete and mail this form. Make a copy for your records. Send the original. Be sure everything is legible and
accurate. Use separate forms for each ensemble: Junior String Orchestra (Grades 7 - 9) and Senior Orchestra (Grades 10 - 12).
Affix proper postage.
Mail or ship in sufficient time to be RECEIVED by the deadline dates. No on-site registration permitted!!
Deadline dates for the receipt of this form by the Executive Directo!' are:
Grades 7 - 9: October 4, 2013 - Grades 10 - 12: October 11, 2013
Send to: Mary Ellen Cohn, MMEA Executive 791 Aquahart Road, Suite 117, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Teachers must indicate any student who is also auditioning for All State Junior Band and
attach the necessary statement. (See p. 2)
Director's Name (print) _ _____________ _ _ Director' s Signature ______________ __ _
School _________________ ____ _ __ (Check One) Public School ____ Private School ___ _
Adilless _ _ _______________________ ____________ .ZIP _____ _
___ ______ _ _ Director' s Home Phone __
________________ ___________________ __
School Phone ( ___ -' __ _________ . _____ Fax Number ('-____
Principal 's Name (print) _ _____ _ _ _ _______ Principal 's Signature ________________ _
This Form Must Be Signed By the School Instrumental Director and the School Principal
INCOMPLETE FORMS "VILL BE RETURNED AND LATE REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE APPLIED
(Print in Ink or Type)
First Name Last Name
19
School Grade
Complete
Instrument Name
(i. e., Violin, Cello)
20132014 All State Junior Chorus Information
Information and Requirements;
Auditions for the All State Junior Chorus will be Saturday
November 16,2013. Students must attend an independent (private),
parochial, or public school in Maryland and meet the class mem-
bership and grade designations (grades 7 - 9) to be eligible to par-
ticipate in the All State auditions.
To participate in the Maryland All State activities, a student must be
enrolled in a chorus class. In high schools in which an alternative
scheduling program is operating, the student may participate in the year
in which he or she earns a full credit. Any questions should be directed
to the MMEA Executive Director by the Choral Teacher at the nWl1bers
provided in this publication. Students and parents are not to call.
There will be three audition sites:
1. Broadneck High School , Anne Arundel County
2. Calvert Hall College High School, Baltimore County
3. Middletown Middle School, Frederi ck County
Copy the appli cation page as many times as needed. Please indi-
cate your preferred audition site. If your students need to go to dif-
ferent sites, use one form for each site requested. Send the complet-
ed fonn in this handbook to the MMEA Executive Director no later
than October 4, 2013. Use one fOlln for evelY ten students who will
audition. No limit will be placed upon the number from each school;
however, please be sure that all singers meet the range requirements
on the next page. There will be no divisi auditions. A student audi-
tioning for All State Junior Chorus may audition for All State Junior
Band if the student meets the eligibility requirements.
In the event that a student atTives at the audition site with the incor-
rect audition music prepared, the student will be given the COlTect music
and up to an hour to prepare the COlTect music before the audition.
Unchanged male voices may audition for soprano or alto. If a
voice change occurs after the registration, teachers should contact
the MMEA office as soon as possible. It is the policy ofMCEA that
females should audition as soprano or alto singers. In the event that
a female student insi sts on auditioning for the tenor pati, she does
so at her own risk. Teachers should call the MMEA Executive
Director to get a consent fom1 relieving MCEA of liability, which
must be signed by a parent or guardian and submitted by the dead-
line date with the application.
Vocal evaluations will be based primarily on:
1. Vocal quality, blendability
2. Perfom1ance accuracy of sung selections
3. Ability to read and sing accurately and on pitch
Audition Requirements
A. Performance Selections
1. Accompanied Piece
Be prepared to sing your part in "Praise the Lord" from Judas
Maccabeus by G.F. Handel , arr. Hal H. Hopson, Harold Flammer
Music, A 5714, SATB, quarter note = 100. The students will si ng the
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entire piece in the correct octave. Public school teachers should
obtain a CD from their music office; private school teachers should
obtain the CD from Jim Turk, DeMatha Catholic High School, 4313
Madi son St. Hyattsville, MD 20781 ; 240-764-2269; email ,
jlturk@del71atha.olg. Music dealers have been asked to stock this
piece. Photocopies may not be used. Music will not be suppli ed at
auditions.
2. A Cappella Piece
Be prepared to sing from memory and without accompaniment, "The
Water is Wide" exactly as the notes and rhythms are printed and in the
COlTect octave. Students are expected to use the expressive elements
and the suggested tempo indicated in the a cappella piece. Students will
sing in the following keys: Soprano: B-fl at Major, Alto: E-flat Major,
Tenor: B-flat Major, Bass: E-flat Major. (See score in this handbook.)
The tonic chord, scale, and tonic chord again will be played on the audi-
tion CD. Students must find their staJiing pitch from the final chord.
B. Sight Reading:
Teachers of visually impaired students should consult the policies
and procedures posted online, and notify the MMEA office of the
preferred method for any such students.
1. Rhythmic Sight Reading
Students will be asked to perf 01111 two rhythmic sight reading
examples. They may choose to clap, tap, sing, or say syllables. One
example will be in 3/4 and one in 4/4 time. The examples will be
four measures long and may include a variety of rhythm values.
Simple syncopated pattems will be included. See examples on the
next page. The students will be given a short practice time and can
practice out loud or si lently. Students will be asked to establish their
tempo by counting one full measure before beginning the example.
2. Melodic Sight Reading
Students wi ll be asked to perform two melodic sight reading
examples. They may choose to sing on syllables, numbers, or a neu-
traJ vowel. One example will be in 3/4 and one in 4/4 time. Each
example will be four measures in length, wi ll include any pitches in
the C major scale and may cover a one-octave range. Tenors will
sing the sight reading examples in the key of C from a score notat-
ed in the key of ofe The examples wi!! use pitches within the octave
of g below middle c to g second line, treble staff All examples wi ll
be presented in treble and bass clefs. See examples 011 the next page.
All students accepted for the Maryland All State Junior Chorus
will receive a CD with their voice part and the accompaniment for
each piece on the program.
The Junior Chorus will rehearse in Towson, on Friday, March 7 -
Sunday, March 9, 2014. The concert wi ll be held on Sunday, March
9,2014, at Parkville High School.
Teachers interested in being considered to assist with auditions or
in being a chaperone should contact Briana Gresko, All State Junior
Chorus Manager, bgresko@aacps.org.
All State Junior Chorus
Sight Reading Examples
The following sight reading examples were used for the 2012-2013 Junior Chorus auditions. They may be used as practice examples for
the 2013-2014 audit ions.
Rhythmi c Sight Reading Examples:
Students will be asked to perfoml two rhythmic sight reading examples. They may choose to clap, tap, sing, or say syllables. One exam-
ple will be in 3/4 and one in 4/4 time. Each example will be four measures long and may include:
I
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Practice Samples:
Rhythmic Example 1
J J"j:; j j j 1 jjjjlj j j j J
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Rhythmic Example 2
J j j ; j
J j I j
j'
IJ
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Melodic Sight Reading Examples
Students wi ll be asked to perform two melodic sight reading examples. They may choose to sing on numbers, syllables, or a neutral
vowel. One example will be in 3/4 and one in 4/4 time. Each example will be four measures in length, will include any pitches in the C
major scale and may cover a one-octave range. Tenors will sing the sight reading examples in the key of C major from a score notat-
ed in the key of C. The examples will use pitches within the octave of G below middle C to G second line, treble staff.
Practice Samples:
Melodic Example 1 for Soprano, Alto, & Bass
Melodic Example 2 for Soprano, Alto & Bass
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Melodic Example 1 for Tenor
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Melodic Example 2 for Tenor
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Ranges:
Please use the following ranges and choices of keys for the a cappella song as guides to determine voice part for the audition.
& J
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J
F
Soprano ___ Alto
Music Lists
For District and State Band, Chorus and Orchestra
Festivals! Assessments, only the Maryland State literature
lists for Band, Chorus and Orchestra may be used. For
Distinct and State Wind and Percussion and String Solo
and Ensemble Festivals, only the Maryland lists may be
used with two exceptions: guitar solos and harp solos may
be selected from a NYSSMA Manual published within the
past 10 years (2003 and forward; published every 3 years;
most recent edition is 2012). For District and State Vocal
Solo and Ensemble Festivals, the NYSSMA Manual may
continue to be used, with the Maryland supplemental list.
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Bass
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MMEA/NAfME
Membership
VISIT:
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2013-2014 All State Junior Chorus Audition Selections
The Water Is Wide
Soprano
J = 108
fo
ItJEJJI
The wa-ter is wide, __ I can-not get o'er, And nei-ther have
1 __ _
wmgs to_ fly; Give me a boat __ that can car - ry_
I
J
F
f
J
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J J
II
two, and both shall row, my love and_ 1.
The Water Is Wide
Alto
J = 108
=
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It JJ] Wi
The wa-ter is wide, __ I can-not get o'er, And nei-ther have
6
: f:J J J @ I (J

if .--
IsJJJI? rrnJ@J
I wmgs to_ fly; Give me a boat__ that can car - ry_
12

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=
I
J
J
J
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I I
J
J
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I II
0
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0
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two, and both shall row, my love and_ 1.
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20132014 All State Junior Chorus Audition Selections, cont.
The Water Is Wide
Tenor
fo
Is Jcr
J I
The wa-ter is wide, __ I can-not get o'er, And nei -ther have
6
f ~ : : = Irn fi I"
I wmgs to_ fly; Give me a boat that can car - ry_
12
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=
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0
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two, and both shall row,
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my love and_ I.
The Water Is Wide
Bass
Is J U f I
The wa-ter is wide, __ I can-not get o'er, And nei-ther have
=
I wmgs to_ fly; Give me a boat that can car - ry_
12
=
J
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s
r
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J
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II
two, and both shall row, my love and_ 1.
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20132014 All State Senior Chorus Information
Information and Requirements:
Auditions for the All State Senior Mixed Chorus and All State
Senior Women's Chorus will be Saturday November 23, 2013.
Students must attend an independent (private), parochial , or public
school in Maryland and meet the class membership and grade des-
ignations (grades 10 - 12) to be eligible to participate in the All State
auditions.
To participate in the Maryland All State activities, a student must
be enrolled in a chorus class. In high schools in which an alternative
scheduling program is operating, the student may participate in the
year in which he or she earns a full credit. Any questions should be
directed to the MMEA Executive Director by the Choral Teacher at
the numbers provided in this publication. Students and parents are
not to call.
There will be three audition sites:
1. Broadneck High School, Anne Arundel County
2. Calvert Hall College High School, Baltimore County
3. Urbana High School, Frederick County
Copy the application page as many times as needed. Please indicate
your preferred audition site. If your students need to go to different
sites, use one fonn for each site requested. Send the completed form in
this handbook to the MMEA Executive Director no later thim October
11,2013. Use one forn1 for evelY ten students who will audition. No
limit will be placed upon the number from each school; however, please
be sure that all singers meet the range requirements on the next page.
In the event that a student arrives at the audition site with the
incorrect audition music prepared, the student will be given the
correct music and up to an hour to prepare the correct music
before the audition.
There will be divisi auditions for sopranos but not altos, tenors, or
basses. Unchanged male voices may audition for soprano or alto. If
a voice change occurs after the registration, teachers should contact
the MMEA office as soon as possible. It is the policy of MCEA that
females should audition as soprano or alto singers. In the event that
a female student insists on auditioning for the tenor part, she does
so at her own risk. Teachers should call the MMEA Executive
Director to get a consent form relieving MCEA of liability, which
must be signed by a parent or guardian and submi tted with the appli-
cation by the deadline date.
Vocal evaluations will be based primarily on:
I. Vocal quality, blendability
2. Performance accuracy of sung selections
3. Ability to read and sing accurately and on pitch
Audition Requirements
A. Performance Selections
1. Accompanied Piece
Be prepared to sing your part in "He Trusted in God," by G. F.
25
Handel from Messiah, Public Domain, SATB, quarter note = 112.
The students will si ng the song in the correct octave. Public school
teachers should obtain a CD from their music office; private school
teachers should obtain the CD from Jim Turk, DeMatha Catholic
High School, 4313 Madison St. Hyattsville, MD 20781; 240-764-
2269; email :jlturk@dematha.org. Photocopies may be used. Music
will not be supplied at auditions.
2. A Cappella Piece
Be prepared to sing from memory and without accompaniment
"Irish Folk Song" exactly as the notes and rhythms are printed and
in the correct octave. Students will sing in the following keys:
Soprano I: G major; Soprano II: E major; Alto: A major; Tenor: E
major; Bass: B-flat major. (See score in this handbook.) Students are
expected to use the expressive elements and the suggested tempo as
indicated in the a cappella piece. The tonic chord, scale, and tonic
chord again will be played on the audition CD. Students must fi nd
their starting pitch from the final chord.
B. Sight Reading:
Teachers of visually impaired students should consult the policies
and procedures posted online, and notify the MMEA office of the
preferred method for any such students.
1. Rhythmic Sight Reading
Students will be asked to perform two rhythmic sight reading
examples. They may choose to clap, tap, sing, or say syllables. The
examples will be four measures long and may include a variety of
time signatures and rhythmic values. Syncopated patterns may be
included. See examples on the next page. The students will be given
a short practice time and can practice out loud or silently. Students
will be asked to establish their tempo by counting one full measure
before beginning the example.
2. Melodic Sight Reading
Students will be asked to perform two melodic sight reading
examples. They may choose to sing on syllables, numbers, or a
neutral vowel. The examples will be four measures in length,
and will include any pitches in the major scale, and may be in a
variety of key signatures. Examples will be presented in treble
and bass clefs. See examples on the next page.
All students selected for the Maryland All State Senior
Choruses will receive a custom CD with their voice part and the
accompaniment for each piece on the program.
The Senior Mixed Chorus and Senior Women's Chorus wi ll
rehearse on February 21-23, 2014, in Baltimore. The concerts
will be on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Morgan State
University.
Teachers interested in being considered to assist with auditions
or in being a chaperone should contact Zayna Null , All State
Senior Chorus Manager, at 443-605-6051 (cell phone) or
zaynull@hotmail.com.
All State Senior Chorus
Sight Reading Examples
The following sight reading examples were used for the 2012-201 3 Senior Chorus auditions. They may be used as practice examples for
the 2013-2014 auditions.
Rhythmic Sight Reading Examples:
Students will be asked to perform two rhythmic sight reading examples. They may choose to clap, tap, sing, or say syllabl es. The
examples will be four measures long and include a variety of time signatures and rhythmic values. Syncopated patterns and 8th note
triplets may be included.
Practice Samples:
Rhythmic Example I:
J I ;-j n j 7 )1 a I j n 7 a l' n I j l Jj. a II
Rhythmic Exampl e 2:
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Melodic Sight Reading Examples
Students will be asked to perform two melodic sight reading exampl es. They may choose to sing on numbers, syllables, or a neutral
vowel. The examples wi ll be four measures long and will include pitches in the major scale in a variety of key signatures. Exampl es will
be presented in treble and bass clefs. Root position chords and the scale will be given.
Practice Samples:
Melodic Example 1
() 1
t.J
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I I I
Melodic Example 2
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t.J I
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Ranges:
Please use the following ranges and choices of keys for the a cappella song as guides to determine voice part for the audition.
r
I;
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II
Soprano 1_ Soprano II_ Alto __ _ Tenor __ Bass __ _
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2013-2014 All State Senior Chorus Audition Selections
Irish Folksong
Soprano I
J = 60
,-- .....
r Qr IF tJ1J. l l J
Then read from the trea-sur-ed vol - ume the_ po - em_ of thychoice.
====-
J] J tf I r r It I F E03* j. 1 I J
, mp
j3
'f
-egg
lend to the rhyme of the po - et the_ beau - ty_ of thy voice. And the
9
E3 c'
,11if
i}1
night shall be filled with mu - SIC and the cares that in- fest_ the_ _ day. Shall
(,)
r E:t IF(j' J.
r
II
take theiL leave in the dark - ness and_ si - lent -ly slip a - way.
Irish Folksong
Soprano II
J = 60
if ====-
V i OJ J ] J @ I rEl ic e J. )IJ
, mp

Then read from the trea-sur-ed vol - ume the_ po - em_ of thy choice.
5
====--
, ti# #, OJ J] J
((1 Ice J. ) I J
lend to the rhyme of the po - et the_ beau - ty_ of thy voice.
( , )
(j' C' I f) r n I C n B (t w
night shall be filled with mu - sic and the cares that in- fesL the_ day.
13
OJ {):
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rG lcBJ.
take theiL leave in the dark - ness and_ si - lent-ly slip a - way.
27
,f
cr
l
And the

Shall
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2013-2014 All State Senior Chorus Audition Selections, cont.
J = 60
Irish Folksong
Alto
5 Then read from the trea-sur-ed vol - ume the_ po - em_ of thy choice. And_
~ # _ ==- ' f
# J J g J ;9 IJ (.-2) I 3 V J. :; I J. j ~ I
lend to the rhyme of the po -
9
~ J fJ J.
et the_ beau - ty_ of thy voice.
( , ) :
) I ~ } J ;Sa I 3 J 4) #11 J
And the
rif
r= J I
-JJ
night shall be filled with mu - sic and the cares that in- fesL the_ day. Shall
(,)
J {) 13 Ao. :;1_
II
take theiL leave 111 the dark - ness and_ si - lent -ly slip a - way.
Irish Folksong
Tenor
1
cJ = 60
:::
=====-
(0' IrQ J }I J
, mp
n l
Then read from the trea-sur-ed vol - ume the_ po - em_ of thy choice.
"-'"
And
=====-
J] J JJ I F
(-OJ Ir 0 J } IJ
lend to the rhyme of the po - et the_ beau - ty_ of thy voice.
9 (,)
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~ "#"1 r 0 r' V I M r h I r U IT r f W
night shall be filled with mu - sic and the cares that in - fesL the_ day.
13
~ j 1 J {J 3 B I r
~ I
itl-o
take their_ leave in the dark - ness and_ si - lent -ly slip a - way.
28
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tJE3
And the
,rif
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Shall
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2013-2014 All State Senior Chorus Audition Selections, cont.
Irish Folksong
Bass
j = 60
, mp
8 1
Then read from the trea-sur-ed vol - ume the_ po - em_ of thy choice.
,f
j j I
5
- - - ~ ====-
r It I F ~ J ) 1 J
lend to the rhyme of the po - et the_ beau - ty_ of thy voice. And the
9
= ,11if
@I
night shal l be fi lled with mLl - sic and the cares that in - fesL the_ day. Shall
13
take theiL leave in the dark - ness and_ si - lent -ly slip a - way.
Plan Novv to Attend
MMEA Fall In-Service Conference
Friday, October 18, 2013
Long Reach High School (Howard County)
6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, MD 21045
MMEA Annual In-Service
Conference
February 21 - 23, 2014
Baltimore Convention Center
Details in the Maryland Music Educator and at www.mmea-maryland.org
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- Copy As Needed -
Maryland Music Educators Association
Maryland Choral Educators Association
20132014 All State Nomination Form
(Please copy and use one or more forms for Junior Chorus and different forms for Senior Chorus nominations.)
Indicate for which ensemble the following students are being nominated (only check one):
Juni or Chorus (Grades 7 9) ____________ _ Senior Choruses (Grades 10 12) _________ _

Private School Fee: $3.00 per audition. Fees must accompany this form. Public Schools are funded by the school systems.
Late Registration Fee: $35.00 per student. Late registrations must be approved in advance by the Executive Director.
Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in and be active participants in a school choral class to be nominated for an All State group
For questions on eligibility, contact the MMEA Executive Director.
Only directors should complete and mail this fOIID. Be sure everything is legible and accurate.
Make a copy for your records. Send the original.
Use separate fOlms for each ensemble: Junior Chorus (Grades 7 9) and Senior Choruses (Grades 10 12).
Affix proper postage. Mail or ship in sufficient time to be RECEIVED by the deadline dates. No on-site registration permitted!!
Deadline dates for the J'eceipt of this form by the Executive Director are:
Grades 7 9: October 4,2013 - Grades 10 12 October 11 , 2013
Send to: Mary Ellen Cohn, MMEA Executive Director, 79 1 Aquahart Road, Suite 11 7, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Teachers must indicate any student who is auditioning for All State Junior Band and attach the necessary statement (See p. 2).
Teachers of visually impaired students should contact the MMEA office regaJ'ding any such student.
Director's Name (print) _ _ ______________ Director's Signature _ _______________ _
School _________________________ (Check) Public School ______ Private School ___ _
Address _________________________ City __________ ZIP _____ _
County ___________ Director's Home Phone _ _ ----' _ _ _____ _ _ E-Mail _ _ _____ ___ _
School Phone __ ----' _______________ Fa.-x Number __ ----' _______________
Principal 's Name (print) ________________ Principal's Signature ________________ _
Audition Site Preference Check only one site for these students listed:
Junior Chorus:
____ .Broadneck High School (AJme Arundel COWlty)
____ .Calvert Hall Coll ege High School (Baltimore Co.)
____ .Middletown Middle School (Frederick County)
Senior Choruses:
_ _ _ _ Broadneck High School (A1me .'''-rundel County)
_ _ _ _ .Calvert Hall College High School (Baltimore Co.)
____ Urbana High School (Frederick County)
This Form Must Be Signed By the School Choral Director and the School Plincipal
INCOMPLETE FORMS WILL BE RETURNED AND LATE REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE APPLIED
(Print in Ink or Type)
First Name Last Name
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School Grade
Voice
Jr: S, A, T, B
SI Sl , S2, A, T, B
Maryland Music Educators Association
Maryland Choral Educators Association All State Audition Form
Revised-June 20 12
***STUDENTS: DO NOT WRITE BELOW, GIVE TO ADJUDICATOR***
1. PERFORMANCE - circle appropriate number in each category based on All State standards
(5 - superior; 4 - excellent; 3 - good; 2 - fair; 1 - poor; 0 - no valid attempt)
Accompanied Piece .............................................................................................. (30 possible) __ _
Correct pitches (must be sung in the correct octave) 5 4 3 2 1 0
Intonation 5 4 3 2 0
Rhythm (correct rhythms, tempo, precision) 5 4 3 2 0
Expression (dynamics, style) 5 4 3 2 0
Phrasing and musical line (breath management) 5 4 3 2 0
Diction (vowels, consonants) 5 4 3 2 0
A cappella Song ................................................................................................. (30 possible) __ _
Correct pitches (must be sung in the correct octave) 5 4 3 2 1 0
Intonation 5 4 3 2 1 0
Rhythm (correct rhythms, tempo, precision) 5 4 3 2 0
Expression (dynamics, style) 5 4 3 2 0
Phrasing and musical line (breath management)
Diction (vowels, consonants)
5
5
2. SIGHT READING - circle appropriate number in each category
5 - remained in tempo, correct pitcheslrhythms
4 - one error
4
4
3
3
3 - started over from the beginning with correct pitches and rhythms, or two errors
2 - started over from the beginning with one error, or three errors
1 - started over from the beginning with two errors, or four errors
2
2
o -started over from the beginning with three errors, or five or more errors, or no attempt
o
o
A. Rhythmic Reading .... ... ....... ... ... .. .... ..... .. ... .... .... ... ....... ... ..... ... .. .. ....... ....... (10 possible) __ _
Example 1: 5 4 3 2 1 0
Example 2: 5 4 3 2 0
B. Melodic Reading .... ................................................................................. (1 0 possible) _ _ _
Examplel : 5 4 3 2 1 0
Example 2: 5 4 3 2 0
3. VOCAL CHARACTERISTICS - score 1 - 10 using the numeric guidelines
A. Tone Quality .. .. ...... ... .. ..... .... .... ...... ........ ... ...... .......................................... (10 possible) __ _
9-10 Freely produced, effortless, immediately recognizable All State quality
7 - 8 Pleasant, focused, well supported
5-6 Pure sound but not projected, or slightly forced
3-4 Breathy, thin, or harsh
1-2 Raspy, nasal, non-supported, or forced
B. Vocal Maturity/Ability to Blend ................... .. .... .... .. .. .... .............. .... ...... (10 possible) __ _
9-10 Excellent, effortless, appropriate sound/vibrato for age group
7-8
5-6
3-4
1-2
PLACE LABEL HERE
Very good, needs assistance toward more polished sound
A verage for age group
Weak, immature, forced, or wide vibrato
Non-supported, breathy, or excessive vibrato
TOTALSCORE __________ _
ADmmCATOR NUMBER _ _ _ _ ___ _
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ALL STATE CHORUS - Audition Script
JUDGE: "Hi, , how are you this (morning/afternoon)? My name is . It's nice to meet you.
Which part are you singing today? Most of the instructions are given on the CD so listen carefully. "
TURN ON CD:"This is the ______ track." (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass).
CD: "The first part of the audition will be the accompanied piece . You will be singing with the
recorded accompaniment. You may use your music for this piece. Be sure to sing your voice part." LET CD
CONTINUE
CD: "The second part of the audition will be the a cappella performance of the song, . You will hear the
tonic chord, scale, and tonic chord again. You may sing along with the scale. After the second chord you may begin."
PAUSE CD
CD: "Do not open the binder until you are told to do so. The next part of the audition will be the rhythmic sight
reading. There are two examples of four measures each. You will be instructed to look over the first example and
practice silently or out loud for 45 seconds. When the practice time is over, establish your tempo by counting one
measure out loud before beginning the example. Then, do the same for the second. You may clap, tap, use numbers,
"Ta's" and "Ti's" or whatever method you use in class. Open the binder and look for rhythmic sight reading # 1. You
may practice now." (CD will continue running for 45 seconds of silence during the practice time.) "This is the end of
your practice time. Please establish your tempo by counting one full measure and begin. " PAUSE CD FOR
PERFORMANCE OF #1
CD: "Turn to rhythmic Sight reading #2. When the practice time is over, establish your tempo by counting one
measure out loud before beginning the example. You may begin practice now." (CD will continue running for 45
seconds of silence during the practice time.) "This is the end of your practice time. Please establish your tempo by
counting one full measure and begin." PAUSE CD FOR PERFORMANCE OF #2
CD: "Do not turn the page until you are told to do so. The final part of your audition is melodic sight reading.
There are two examples of four measures each. You will hear a tonic chord and the scale up and down, with which
you may sing along out loud or silently. You will then hear the tonic chord again. You will be instructed to look at
the first example and practice for one minute. Then do the same for the second example. You may use solfege, any
neutral syllable, like "loa", numbers, or whatever method you use in class as you sing each example."
CD: "Turn to melodic Sight reading #1. You will now hear the chord, scale and chord again in (the key) for your
practice time. (CD will continue running for 1 minute of silence during the practice time.) "This is the end of your
practice time. You will now hear the chord, scale and chord again for your performance of example #1." PAUSE CD
FOR PERFORMANCE OF # 1
CD: "Turn to melodic Sight reading #2. You will now hear the chord, scale and chord again in (the key) for your
practice time. (CD will continue running for 1 minute of silence during the practice time.) "This is the end of your
practice time. You will now hear the chord, scale and chord again for your performance of #2." STOP CD
JUDGE: "That is the end of your audition. Please close the sight reading binder. Your teacher will be notified of the
results within a few weeks. Thank you for coming and please return the pass to the registration table."
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October 4
October 11
October 18
November 16
November 23
December 13
Feb 20-23
Feb 21-22
March 7-9
March 27-29
April 4
April 4
April 25
Apr 28-May 2
May 10
May 12-16
May 17
Maryland Music Educators Association
Student and Teacher Event Calendar
2013-2014
All State Junior Application Deadline (Grades 7, 8 and 9)
All State Senior Application Deadline (Grades 10, 11 and 12)
Fall In-Service Day (Conference)
All State Junior Auditions
All State Senior Auditions
All State Jazz Video Submission Deadline
All State: Junior Band, Senior Band, Mixed Chorus, Women's Chorus,
Orchestra at Morgan State University
Annual In-Service Conference, Baltimore Convention Center
All State: Junior Chorus, Junior Orchestra at Towson University
All State Jazz Band at University of Maryland Baltimore County
Deadline for High School State Band, Chorus and Orchestra Festivals
Deadline for all S&E String, Vocal, Wind and Percussion Festivals
Deadline for Middle School State Band, Chorus and Orchestra Festivals
High School Festival! Assessments
String and Vocal Solo and Ensemble Festivals
Middle School Festival/Assessments
Wind and Percussion Solo and Ensemble Festival
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