Audition Excerpts

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KMEA All-State Orchestra
2020-21 Audition Excerpts

Participation Eligibility Requirements

There are three requirements for a student to be eligible to audition for the KMEA All-State Orchestra:

  1. The student must first be a performing member of their District’s 2020-21 KMEA Band, Jazz Ensemble, or Orchestra.
  2. The student’s director must be a member of KMEA, will register each audition online, and send the Audition Invoice with appropriate payment to the KMEA All-State Ensembles Manager. These must be completed by the deadline established by KMEA.
  3. The student must be deemed an eligible freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in good standing in their high school.

The following excerpts will be used for the 2020-21 school year.

ViolinDownload

ViolaDownload (v2) (see Errata note)

CelloDownload

BassDownload

Harp

  1. Scales & Arpeggios – One major and one melodic minor scale
    • Candidate’s choice of keys
    • Three octaves, hands together
    • Sixteenth notes, slurred
    • Quarter note at a minimum of 60 bpm
  2. Solo
    Musicians are expected to play 4-5 minutes from a solo of the musician’s choice, without accompaniment. Musicians are encouraged to choose a piece that best demonstrates their level of playing.

Errata

Viola – In the first measure of the Romanian Rhapsody No. 1-the last “A” in the first measure on the first half of beat six should be one octave higher than what is printed in the original excerpt. A replacement file, marked as “v2” in the download links above is now available.
[posted June 19, 2020]