All-State Orchestra

All State Orchestra Question Clarification

Hello, this is Ryan Ellefsen, Chairperson for the Orchestra Section and Committee Chair for the All State Orchestra WW/Brass/Percussion Auditions. I have been asked about what to expect with the option for you to have your students considered for the All State Orchestra (NCHO) in Fall and would like to offer some clarifying information.

First, because our All State Orchestra clinic is in fall, only students who are currently in grades 9, 10 and 11 are eligible. Once students are registered for All State Band, I plan to contact those teachers who have indicated that they would like their students to be considered for NCHO for further instructions. In the meantime, please know that the audition materials are exactly the same as the 11/12 All State Band auditions: same scales - same solo cuts - same video production process.

However, because we are collecting videos from ASB as well as from those teachers who are submitting audition videos for what would have been our regional orchestras, AND because your 9/10 ASB students would need to learn a whole new solo and adjusted scales for the 11/12 requirements, the actual videos won't be due until June 1st and adjudication wont take place until the summer. My goal is for all directors to know (yeah or nay) on or around August 1st, 2021.

Finally, I will need 2 percussionists to judge these video auditions over the summer. You do get a $50 stipend for helping out. If you have any questions at all, or if you want to judge during the month of July, please reach out.

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