"TMEA sponsors the Texas All-State audition process to promote students' dedication to their musical knowledge and skill and to encourage TMEA member directors to support their students in this development.
All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Over 1,700 students are selected through a process that begins with over 64,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 33 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other Regions in eight TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the annual state TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances before thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close." - from the Texas Music Educators Website
This year's All-State audition dates are listed below. If you have any questions about the auditions requirements or dates please contact Mr. Griswold. If you are interested in auditioning, you need to contact Mr. Griswold before the end of the first week of school.
There are also All-Region auditions for Middle School students that follow a similar process. Students will need to notify Mr. Griswold if they want to audition for MS All-Region by the end of the first week of school.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 SSC High School Region Auditions, Gunter High School
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Middle School Region Auditions, Strickland Middle School
Saturday, November 3, 2018 HS Region Clinic/Concert, Allen High School
Saturday, November 3, 2018 MS Region Clinic/Concert, Braswell High School
Monday, November 12, 2018 SSC High School Pre-Area Auditions, Gunter High School
Saturday, January 13, 2018 LSC/SSC High School Area Auditions, Texas Women's University