For a student to participate in a KMEA All-State ensemble, the sponsoring teacher must be a member of KMEA.
The Elementary choir is open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who are enrolled in their school music program. 5th grade students may audition for both the KCDA Treble Choir and the KMEA All-State Elementary Choir.
Record the audition literature posted on the KMEA website. The required literature will be posted by May 1st during the year of auditions. The recording format used for auditions will be determined by the audition manager system. The All-State Elementary Choir audition process will be handled online using mp3 recording auditions.
Audition recordings must be uploaded by the audition deadline, which is 11:59:59 PM CST on the posted date. Uploads will be closed at midnight on the night of the deadline date. The mp3 recordings contained in the system at the moment of the deadline will be the entries that are judged. All previously uploaded mp3 files will be disregarded. If multiple mp3 files are uploaded for a particular student, only the final uploaded file will be judged.
— Audio audition files must be mp3 format.
— Your mp3 file names must not contain apostrophes. Only use letters, numbers, or dashes/underscores.
The audition management system will display on screen for the teacher the name of the last uploaded mp3 file for each student. Judges will not be able to see your file names.
A non-refundable audition fee for each student must be sent by the established postmark deadlines. The invoice for audition fees is located in the audition system. Since the invoice is computer-generated, all auditions must be uploaded before printing the invoice. This will ensure that the proper fee amount is displayed.
Late entries will not be accepted! The mp3 upload process will be disabled at the time of the deadline. Judging begins immediately after the registration deadline.
The non-refundable audition fee must be sent by the posted deadlines. Please make one check payable to KMEA for all the students from your school. Be sure that your school has all fees paid by the postmark deadline date as indicated on the Fee schedule. Do NOT send cash!!