Instrumental Auditions

The 2021 In-Service Workshop will be held virtually.
2020-21 All-State instrumental auditions and judging will be held online.

For a student to participate in a KMEA All-State ensemble, the sponsoring teacher must be a regular active KMEA Member. NAfME Associate membership does not grant eligibility as it is not a Kansas membership.

2020-21 All-State Instrumental Audition Management

  • For 2020-21, dual registration will be required. “Official registration” will remain in the KMEA Members site. This is unchanged from prior years.
  • Audition fees will be based on the time-stamp for each entry in the KMEA Members site.
  • Audition uploads (mp3 audio) and judging will be managed online using the Festival Scores system. Entries must be submitted by each sponsoring teacher, in accordance with audition entries submitted in the KMEA Members site. For example, a student registered in the head director’s account in KMEA Members should not be uploaded in an assistant director’s account in Festival Scores. The sponsoring teacher in KMEA Members and Festival Scores must be the same teacher.
  • Audition entries that are completed in Festival Scores, but were not registered in the KMEA Members site by Jan. 8, 2021, will be assessed an audition fee of $50 per audition in the same manner as an on-site fee in regular years.
  • Entries which are submitted by a non-KMEA Member will not be considered for selection.
  • Official registration will not be based on Festival Scores activity. Festival Scores will be used only as a replacement for the in-person audition and judging event.
Festival Scores information video
Directors should watch this short video to become familiar with the Festival Scores audition system.
Instrumental Auditions – Audition Event Tags
Use the following event tags for actual auditions in Festival Scores. Any entry not registered in the KMEA Members site will be assessed a $50 audition fee. Refer to the KMEA Instrumental Auditions page for more info. Official audition uploads will be held Dec. 28 thru Jan. 8. Late uploads are not possible and will not be accepted.

Winds – Event tag Z6VWTHP
Mallets – Event tag 33GZF9K
Snare Drum – Event tag 5ZG7CY4
Timpani – Event tag JF4GWXW

Horns – Event tag GKVCJ9C
Piano/Guitar/Bass – Event tag GMXG2DJ
Drums – Event tag HJRYC2R

Strings – Event tag FHF7P64
Harp – Event tag 82PV5PT