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7th & 8th Grade All-State Orchestra



Festival Chairperson: Therese Kerbey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Nomination Registration Deadline:  11/27/17




Student Grade Level.

Nominated students are to be enrolled in the seventh (7th) or eighth (8th) grade.


Student Nomination.

a. A teacher may nominate a maximum of six (6) students.

b. The students nominated are to be the six best musicians in the orchestra at the school which they attend.

c. Teachers may list additional students who play low strings.


Nomination Registration Fee:  None


Late Nomination Entries.


It is the responsibility of the teacher wishing to submit late entries to email Max Rogers, AMEA VP ES/JH Activities: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with a request to submit late registrations including the reason for the request.  If approval is granted for late registration, the AMEA Executive Director and Festival Chair will be notified and the registration will be processed.


Qualification For Nomination:  Junior High Orchestra.

Junior High School All-State Orchestra members will audition for chair placement at the festival.

a. Each student must be able to play one octave scales, in tune, in the following keys: C, G, D, A, F, and Bb.

b. Scales must be played from memory.

c. The required scale performance tempo is: 1/4 = MM 120.

d. The student is to sight read grade 2 1/2  - 3 solo literature.

e. Students applying for 1st violin must be able to play in third position confidently.

f. 2nd violins and violas may have to play minimal 3rd position.

g. Cellos and basses should shift confidently.

h. Students will demonstrate preparedness of festival orchestra literature.


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