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.