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5th & 6th Grade All-State Orchestra 



Festival Chairperson:  Sid Adams, 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 fifth (5th) or sixth (6th) grade.


Student Nomination:

a. A teacher may nominate a maximum of seven (7) students.  (combination of 5th/6th grades)

b. The students nominated are to be the seven 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:  Elementary Orchestra.

Elementary 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: quarter note=MM 120.

d. The student is to sight read grade 2 solo literature.

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

f. Students performing on ‘Cello should be able to play extensions.

g. Basses may have minimal shifting.

h. Students will demonstrate preparedness of festival orchestra literature.


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