KMEA All-State Orchestra
2021-22 Audition Excerpts
Participation Eligibility Requirements
There are three requirements for a student to be eligible to audition for the KMEA All-State Orchestras:
- The student must first be a performing member of their District’s 2021-22 KMEA Band, Jazz Ensemble, or Orchestra.
- 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.
- 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 2021-22 school year.
Violin – Download July 22 version
Violin excerpt was re-posted July 22, 2021 due to an errata change, as follows: In the Brahms excerpt, the B’s in measure 8 should NOT be natural.
Viola – Download
Cello – Download
Bass – Download
- 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
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.