PMEA All-State Information

Thank you to everyone who submitted an audition for the 2015 All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz ensembles. The deadline to submit has passed at this time. Notifications will be made in early February. Information on All-State Chorus Accompanist and At-Large Instruments can be found below.

PMEA All-State Chorus Accompanist

Submissions Accepted from Jan. 26 through Midnight, Feb. 13, 2015

*BOTH Region State Festival Accompanists are eligible to apply within a given year. In Regions where a student accompanist is not used, the first place District accompanist may apply.  

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

1. Complete the application form online at www.getacceptd.com/pmea (submissions will be accepted from Monday, January 26 through Friday (12:01 a.m.), February 13, 2015). Director must be a current PMEA member. All student applicants must upload a headshot photo- (ABOVE the SHOULDERS).

 2. The Audition selections must be submitted online via ACCEPTD. 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. The video must have a clock with second hand visible. The video must also display the applicant’s hands playing the piano as well as the musicThe best camera angle would be behind/beside the applicant with a clear view of the hands, music and visible clock. 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. Applicants must secure the tryout music making sure it is the same Publisher as listed.

3. The “Window of Opportunity” to Audition will begin the Monday following the PMEA District Chorus Festival- (2015- Monday, January 26) and close at midnight on a Friday, 2 ½ weeks later. (2015-Deadline 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 13th, 2015.) A confirmation email will be sent to the email used to register with ACCEPTD. All emails will be sent from “support@getacceptd.com.” Please check your SPAM filters for any communications and also check with your IT Administrator if a school address is used and no email is received.

4. Eligibility-BOTH Region State Festival Accompanists are eligible to apply within a given year. In Regions where a student accompanist is not used, the first place District accompanist may apply.  

PIANO ACCOMPANIST REQUIREMENTS

 (1) Play accompaniments

 (2) Play open score for TWO of the selections (your choice) listed below.

TRYOUT MUSIC

Thompson: The Last Words of David, E. Schirmer

Beethoven:  Hallelujah Chorus, Presser (from Mt. of Olives)

Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine, Broude Bros.


 

PMEA All-State “At Large” Instruments

Submissions accepted from Monday, Jan. 12 through Midnight, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

“AT LARGE” INSTRUMENTS”Piccolo, Eb Soprano Clarinet, Double Bass

The 1st chair “dedicated” instrumentalist (Piccolo, Eb Soprano Clarinet and Double Bass) from each District’s Concert Band will have the opportunity using the ACCEPTD Program to audition for States .The required music excerpts for the “At Large Instruments” will be posted online shortly. The “Window of Opportunity” to record begins the Monday following the PMEA District Band Festival (2015- Monday, January 12th) and closes at Midnight on Friday, February 6th (PMEA District Orchestra.) An email notification will be sent to PMEA District Presidents and Hosts of the Six Region Band Festivals as to the “At Large” status for the PMEA All-State Event in Concert Band and Wind Ensemble.

At-large Audition Etudes:

 AUDITION REQUIREMENTS include:

      1. Complete the application form online at www.getacceptd.com/pmea (submissions will be accepted from Monday, January 12 through Friday (12:01 a.m.), February 6, 2015. Director must be a current PMEA member. (There is NO CHARGE for this submission however the student must be the 1st chair “dedicated” player of the “At Large” Instruments from the PMEA District Band Festival.) All student applicants must upload a headshot photo- (ABOVE the SHOULDERS).

           2. All audition selections must be submitted online via ACCEPTD. The music excerpt requirement must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. The video must have a clock with second hand visible behind the applicant. 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.

    3. Have application uploaded by 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 6th, 2015. A confirmation email will be sent to the email used to register with ACCEPTD. All emails will be sent from “support@getacceptd.com”. Please check your SPAM filters for any communications and also check with your IT Administrator if a school address is used and no email is received.


Documents to help with using the ACCEPTD program:

Step by Step Guide to Using Acceptd

Recording and Uploading Videos

Guide to Media