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All-State Elementary Chorus

Students of FEMEA members are eligible to audition for this elite performing ensemble. Only the top students from around the state are selected!


Audition Preparation

If you have auditioned singers for All-State before, you’ll likely notice several changes. These changes resulted from insightful feedback gathered from FEMEA members and the FEMEA Executive Board.

Streamlined audition process: With the help of an audition-guided track, teachers no longer have to participate in the administration of the auditions themselves. Now, teachers simply have to facilitate a quality recording and prepare their students for what to expect in the audition itself.

Simplified rubric: Taking the feedback from many veteran judges, the audition rubric has been pared down to hone in on the skills and capabilities required as a member of the All-State Chorus

Switch from a round to a partner song: Rather than use a round, we have added a partner song to assess a child’s independence. With this change, we welcome more diverse repertoire into the audition process, allowing us to incorporate musical traditions beyond the Western canon.

Each of these changes have been a result of months of critical discussion. If you have any questions or need support, please feel free to contact us at any time. Thank you, and good luck



  • New Partner to sing, “Shake the Papaya Down"

  • As we did last year, Aural Matching patterns are "in real time" and not rehearsed.

  • Dona Nobis audition song

  • Backing track must not be present in vocal audition track.(Recording tips available)

A message from the coordinators:

Greetings fellow music teachers! We are excited to serve you and your students as the co-coordinators of the FMEA Elementary All-State Chorus. Since January 2022, we have been hard at work preparing materials for this year’s All-State audition cycle.

Ruthie Antmann and Alex Gartner

All-State Chorus Co-Coordinators


The packet linked above contains information on preparing and submitting student auditions. Close attention to detail and compliance with policy and procedure are required for acceptance for adjudication.

Click link above and use  this worksheet to help you gather the data you will need to enter your students' audition information.

Helpful Letters

Click this link for a Principal Letter to explain the process.

Click this link for a Sample Parent Letter

Click link above for an FAQ page to help you with quickly finding answers.

Important Dates

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Download Track


Paperwork Deadline


Accepted Students List

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Materials Fees Deadline

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Alex Gartner, Coordinator

Email with any questions you have about All-State Elementary Chorus

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Ruthie Antmann, Coordinator

Email with any questions you have about All-State Elementary Chorus

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