OMEA All-State Middle School Orchestra
includes grades 6, 7 and 8
Please record THREE separate recording files, one for each track (scale, lyrical etude & technical etude). Students must play alone.
LINK TO OPUS EVENT ALL STATE REGISTRATION SITE - will open September 1st
OMEA All-State Audition/Application fee per student is $10 paid via credit card ($7 screening fee + $3 application fee) by October 1st 11:59:59 PM - The fee must be paid first before audition files can be uploaded.
Students that apply and audition, must be fully prepared to participate in the event and pay the fee by November 8.
All-State Registration Fee: $236.00 (due after students have been selected & notified --> November 8, 2019) paid via credit card only (Parents will be allowed access to Opus to complete the Registration and payment process)
Middle School All-State Orchestra Dates: Thursday, January 16 - Friday, January 17, 2020
Rehearsals and the performance will be held at the First Baptist Church in Eugene, Oregon
All participants must room with 3 other ensemble members at the Graduate Hotel Eugene during the event.
Meals are provided Thursday evening through Friday afternoon.
All audition and registration fees must be paid online with a credit card to be submitted
2020 All State Middle School Orchestra Guest Conductor: Dr. Jacob M. Dakon
STATEWIDE REPRESENTATION IS STILL OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY! AT LEAST ONE STUDENT FROM EACH SCHOOL WILL BE SELECTED PROVIDED THERE IS ONE WHO CAN SUCCESSFULLY PERFORM THE AUDITION MATERIAL.
When submitting auditions for All-State this year, please be sure to submit multiple students given they are able to proficiently play the audition material. At least 5 would be ideal. This allows us to better insure a well balanced instrumentation for the orchestra. In the past it has not been uncommon to select a director's 7th or 8th choice in order to fill out a section. This is particularly true for large sections that are less well represented. Additionally, It can be very challenging to balance a group when multiple directors have only submitted one student, especially if that one student is for a section that tends to be small. Thanks everyone!!