PMEA All-State Information

PMEA 2021 All-State Audition Information


PMEA congratulates Hyunkyung Katherine Lee, grade 11 at Conestoga High School as the harpist for the 2021 Virtual All-State Orchestra.      

At Large

Jazz and Vocal Jazz

PMEA is currently accepting SUBMITTABLE applications for Jazz and Vocal Jazz until January 5, 2021. For further information and to download a SUBMITTABLE application visit us at this website-, Scroll to “Conferences and Events” and then click on PMEA All-State Information.



2020 All-State MUSIC RETURN

      PMEA is still missing All-State Chorus, Jazz and Vocal Jazz Music Folders. Please return the MUSIC (you may keep the folders) to : PMEA 56 S.Third St. Hamburg, PA 19526. You will receive your 2020 PMEA All-State medal once we are in receipt of the music. 

      School Districts will soon receive an invoice to replace the music from the 2020 All-State folder if it is NOT returned. The replacement cost is $50.00. Non-payment could jeopardize future PMEA participation for you as well as your school district.

      Questions- email Mary Lynne Peters, PMEA All-State Festival Coordinator-

*Medals are being distributed by PMEA district once music is returned. Please contact your PMEA member director if you have not received your medal. PMEA member directors – please contact your PMEA District President if you have not yet received the medals.


UPDATE: 2020 NAfME National Conference and All-National Honor Ensembles (10.15.20)

We are pleased to announce that NAfME will be offering a virtual musical experience for students who were selected to perform with the 2020 All-National Honor Ensembles. Each ensemble will create a virtual performance. More information will be shared when it is available.  Details are outlined below:


  • October 14, 2020 – students, parents, and directors notified; contract and forms sent
  • November 5, 2020 – Student forms and registration fee ($99) due
  • November 6, 2020 – Ensemble rosters are finalized
  • Week of November 9, 2020 – repertoire sent to students
  • January 7 – 9, 2021 – Virtual ANHE Event
  • January 24, 2021 – Video and audio recordings are due to NAfME
  • First week of Music In Our Schools Month – Premier of Virtual ANHE Concert


All-East Honors Ensembles Update (8.31.20)

The NAfME National Executive Board has approved the postponement of the 2021 Division Conference & All-Eastern Honors Ensembles for Hartford, CT, to now take place in April of 2025. (The 2023 Eastern Division Conference will be held in Rochester, NY.) Eastern Division leaders are now looking into virtual options for the 2021 event.

Tips for recordings in Submittable:

  • The maximum video size per file is 400MB – the larger the video, the longer it will take to load (800 MB per submission)
  • mp4 files appear to upload better than .mov files
  • Small rooms with good acoustic qualities will create the best recording
  • A good microphone and a good piece of recording equipment (high end computer or digital recording device) are the two things that can most improve a recording.