PMEA All-State Information

Congratulations to all PMEA member directors and their students who participated in a 2022 All-State Ensemble. It was so great to be back in-person making music together again!

2022 NAfME All-National Honors Ensemble Information

All students currently in grades 10 & 11 who participated in a 2022 PMEA All-State ensemble are eligible to apply to the All National and/or All-East Honors Ensembles.
 
The information on applying to a 2022 NAfME All-National Honors Ensemble is now available and posted on NAfME’s website. The window to submit an application is now open and will close at the end of the day (11:59 p.m.) on Friday, May 27. Please note the Requirements and Guidelines, as well as the Audition Excerpts. Please also note NAfME’s Vaccination Policy.

2023 NAfME Eastern Division Honors Ensemble Information

All students currently in grades 10 & 11 who participated in a 2022 PMEA All-State ensemble are eligible to apply to the All National and/or All-East Honors Ensembles.

Equalizer Audition Info – All instrumentalists interested in applying to an Eastern Division Honors Ensemble (with the exception of violists & cellists) will need to submit a PMEA equalizer etude audition. The window to submit will run from Wednesday, May 18 until Wednesday, June 1 (closes at 11:59 p.m.). PMEA is utilizing the same Audition Excerpts that NAfME is using for its honors ensembles applications so instrumental students interested in applying to both programs only need to learn one excerpt. *There is no fee to submit an equalizer audition.

Please note that there will be a separate application for the 2023 NAfME Eastern Division Honors Ensemble (April 13-16 in Rochester, NY), which will open in mid-August and close in late-September. Students who participated in the 2022 PMEA All-State Chorus, Jazz & Vocal Jazz Ensembles only need to complete the All-East Honors Ensembles Application when it becomes available in August.

 

Future All-State Guest Conductor Nominations

PMEA is currently accepting nominations for future All-State conductors. To make a recommendation, please complete the Online Nomination Form, which includes a short bio and resume of the conductor that includes experience in conducting students of this age level and All-State caliber. 
 
Any PMEA member may nominate a potential All-State conductor however we do ask that you have observed the conductor and include a short affirmation as to why the individual is being nominated. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
 
*To see if someone has already been nominated, please email festivals@pmea.net