Were you a first year teacher in the fall of 1997 or prior to that time? PMEA recognizes music teachers, elementary through college/university, who have taught 25 years (or more) with at least 15 years of teaching in Pennsylvania. (Person must currently be a PMEA member, however does not need to have been a PMEA member for 25 years.) Please complete the below form by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Anyone who has taught more than 25 years and was not previously honored is also invited to complete and return this form. Recipients will be recognized at the 2022 PMEA Annual In-service Conference during the featured concert on Thursday evening, April 7. *You must be present to accept this recognition.

The PMEA Citation of Excellence is awarded to a member (elementary, middle, high school educator or Higher Education/Music Supervisor) from each PMEA district. This year's nominees must be PMEA member music educators at the Elementary/Middle School Level.


The nomination form must be completed by the nominator (must be a PMEA member) and must include answers to three questions from both the nominator AND the administrator (principal/superintendent/dean) of the nominee. Be specific in regards to the accomplishments, teaching schedule, special teaching techniques and/or outreach activities of the nominee. Other PMEA members may also provide a letter of recommendation for the nominee.     


The three questions are: 

  1.  Provide a brief description of the job responsibilities of the nominee (courses taught, extra-curricular activities, number of schools, leadership actions, etc.)  
  2. What makes this person an appropriate choice for this award? (exceptional activities, outreach programs, community involvement, PMEA involvement, etc.?)  
  3. How long have you known the nominee and in what capacity?    


Deadline to submit is Wednesday, December 15. Awardees (one from each district of PMEA) will be recognized during the 2022 PMEA Annual Conference (April 6-9 at Kalahari Resort & Conference Center) as well as in a virtual presentation, which will take place in May.

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s Hall of Fame was begun in 2008 to honor music educators who, by virtue of their contributions, are recognized as being the most highly regarded professional leaders in music education in the state of Pennsylvania.


Criteria for Nomination:
Nominee must:  

  • be, or have been, an active member of PMEA; 
  • be, or have been, employed by a school system/s or college/s within Pennsylvania for a minimum of 15 years;  
  • have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching young people through music and the ability to inspire positive attitudes among students, school, community, and members of PMEA;  
  • have demonstrated excellence in teaching or administration in music; 
  • have developed, maintained, or supported an effective, balanced program in music education;  have demonstrated the highest ideals and professional integrity during time of service.   

 The award may be presented to an active music teacher, retired music teacher, or may be awarded posthumously.

Any member of PMEA may submit a nomination for this award. Required nomination materials include:

  • completed nomination form
  • three letters of recommendation setting forth nominees qualification related to above criteria for nomination
  • photograph of nominee

SELECTION PROCESS
The Past State Officers Council will serve as the selection committee. The selected nominee will be recognized during the 2022 PMEA Annual Conference (April 6-9 at Kalahari Resort & Conference Center) as well as in a virtual presentation, which will take place in May.

Deadline to submit is Wednesday, December 15

The James R. Stewart Memorial award is given annually to a PMEA member who has gone above and beyond in his/her service to PMEA. The award was established in 1999 in honor of PMEA Past President Jim Stewart, the only president who has served two terms (1974-1976 and 1990-1992). Jim passed away on Sept. 24, 2013.

Criteria may include length of service at the district and/or state level, multiple PMEA offices, NAfME Eastern Division and/or National Office. Any member of PMEA may submit a nomination for this award. 

The selected nominee will be recognized during the 2022 PMEA Annual Conference (April 6-9 at Kalahari Resort & Conference Center) as well as in a virtual presentation, which will take place in May.

Deadline to submit is Wednesday, December 15.

This award is given to a superintendent who has demonstrated active and continuing support for an outstanding and well-balanced music program in his/her school district. It is give in recognition of that support and the importance PMEA places on the cooperation necessary between administration and faculty for successful education programs in the public schools of Pennsylvania.


QUALIFICATIONS
A nominee should be: a skillful administrator as demonstrated by personal attitude and philosophy; support music as an integral part of the total school curriculum; have sensitivity to unique program requirements in terms of space, equipment, staffing, scheduling and financial support; leadership in providing opportunities for staff development, community and school board support and by the results shown in terms of program development and improvement under his/her administration. Nominators will need to show evidence of: financial support; a variety of music opportunities for students; music program expansion, growth and/or improvement during the superintendent's tenure; accomplishments of music program under the superintendent's leadership; superintendent's involvement and support for the music program; and a sense of legacy that endures in the program because of the nominee. *Nominee should have served in his/her current position as school superintendent for at least five years.*


SELECTION PROCESS
The Past State Officers Council will serve as the selection committee. The selected nominee will be recognized during the 2022 PMEA Annual Conference (April 6-9 at Kalahari Resort & Conference Center) as well as in a virtual presentation, which will take place in May.

Deadline to submit is Wednesday, December 15.

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s Outstanding Young Music Educator Award was created to recognize and honor a PMEA member for excellence in music education who has been teaching three to five years.


The recipient will receive complimentary registration for the Spring and Summer Conferences the following school year. The recipient will be asked to participate in the Leadership Academy, if they have not already done so. The recipient may also be asked to participate in a leadership workshop held at one of the conferences.

  1. The nominee must be a PMEA member
  2. The nominee must be actively teaching in Pennsylvania
  3. The nominee must be in his/her third through fifth year of teaching
  4. A resume of the nominee must be included highlighting their contributions to music education and PMEA
  5. At least three letters of recommendation must accompany the official nomination. These must be collected by the primary nominator (A PMEA member), and forwarded with the official nomination form. The following sources should be represented:
  • An administrator from the nominee's current program
  • Another PMEA member
  • A current student or parent

6. Letters of recommendation should answer the following questions. Be brief, but specific.

  • In what ways has the nominee demonstrated by example the basic principles and characteristics of an outstanding music educator, and promise for sustaining contributions to the field of music education?
  • In what ways does the nominee evidence excellence in music making?
  • How does the nominee develop and sustain growth within his/her program?
  • How has the nominee's teaching made an impact on students?
  • How has the nominee shown motivation toward professional growth and involvement?

** If there are any materials you receive after submitting the form that you would like to have added to the submission, please email them to Abi Young at abiyoung@pmea.net
Nominators of candidates not selected may reapply in the future, provided the candidate meets the criteria.

SELECTION PROCESS
The Past State Officers Council will serve as the selection committee. The selected nominee will be recognized during the 2022 PMEA Annual Conference (April 6-9 at Kalahari Resort & Conference Center) as well as in a virtual presentation, which will take place in May.

Deadline to submit is Wednesday, December 15.

Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should:

  1. Complete the application form with payment ($15). The Director must be a current PMEA member.  All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname. Please note there is a new feature that allows the person who starts the application to add collaborators to it (i.e. if the Director starts the application they can add their student to add their audition videos). The person who starts the application, however, is the only one who has access to the payment information (so if the student is paying the application fee, they should start the application and add the director as a collaborator).
  2. The Audition selections must be submitted online via SUBMITTABLE at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. To obtain the best audio quality, a good microphone as well as high-end computers or digital recording devices for the recording equipment are suggested.
  3. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts). Additionally, please do NOT include any identifying information in the video file name or in the contents of the recording  (i.e. your name or school name).
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record begins Monday, November 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. Please check your SPAM filters for any communications and also check with your IT Administrator if a school email address is used and no email is received.
  5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
  6. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  7. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video.
  8. Results of the 2022 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.
  9. (Instrumental Jazz Only) - The second ranked bass, drummer & piano applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2022 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

***If selected for the 2022 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***


Audition Info:
Play the entire etude “It’s Nobody for Me”, found on pages 34-35 (62-65 for Piano) in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis, playing along with track 36 from the accompaniment CD

  •  Guitar and Vibes play lead line only 
  •  Piano plays lead line and comp 

 ALL Instruments: Comp two choruses of Fast Blues in F, found on page 15 in Aebersold, Vol. 2 Nothin’ But Blues, playing along with track 10 on the accompaniment CD

ALL Instruments: Improvise over “Softly” found on pages 20-21 (Guitar), pages 34-37 (Piano) in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 29 from the accompaniment CD.


SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS  
1. Record EACH TITLE separately.     
2. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list and upload in the corresponding section of the application.
*Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files

Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should:

  1. Complete the application form with payment ($15.00). The Director must be a current PMEA member.  All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname. *Please note there is a new feature that allows the person who starts the application to add collaborators to it (i.e. if the Director starts the application they can add their student to add their audition videos). The person who starts the application, however, is the only one who has access to the payment information (so if the student is paying the application fee, they should start the application and add the director as a collaborator).
  2. The Audition selections must be submitted online via SUBMITTABLE at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. To obtain the best audio quality, a good microphone as well as high-end computers or digital recording devices for the recording equipment are suggested.
  3. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts). Additionally, please do NOT include any identifying information in the video file name or in the contents of the recording  (i.e. your name or school name).
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record begins Monday, November 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. Please check your SPAM filters for any communications and also check with your IT Administrator if a school email address is used and no email is received.
  5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
  6. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  7. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video.
  8. Results of the 2022 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on February 1, 2022 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.
  9. (Instrumental Jazz Only) -The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2022 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

***If selected for the 2022 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***

Audition Info:

  1. Play along with the track Count Bubba’s Revenge, found on pages 31-33 in the book Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Play-Along Series (vol. 1, pub. Alfred). Use track 10 from the accompaniment CD.
  2. Play along with the following track from John Riley’s book Beyond Bop Drumming. Catch all written figures and provide appropriate comping throughout each example. • Track 40, The El Trane, (from Beyond Bop Drumming- pg. 63): Follow the ‘fast’ form instructions at the bottom of the chart on page 63. Use sticks throughout.
  3. Provide an unedited recording of yourself performing the following styles (Do NOT use a metronome when recording):

-Salsa (Mambo): half note=110, 2:3 clave, play exactly 16 full measures, use idiomatic comping/fills, play with sticks.

-Bossa Nova/Samba) quarter note=120, 4/4 time, play exactly 15 full measures of Bossa Nova time, then play a one bar fill into 16 measures of double time Samba (half note=120). Use idiomatic comping/fills and play with sticks and/or brushes.


SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Record EACH TITLE separately.

2. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list and upload in the corresponding section of the application. **Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files

Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should:

  1. Complete the application form with payment ($15.00). The Director must be a current PMEA member.  All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname. *Please note there is a new feature that allows the person who starts the application to add collaborators to it (i.e. if the Director starts the application they can add their student to add their audition videos). The person who starts the application, however, is the only one who has access to the payment information (so if the student is paying the application fee, they should start the application and add the director as a collaborator).
  2. The Audition selections must be submitted online via SUBMITTABLE at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. To obtain the best audio quality, a good microphone as well as high-end computers or digital recording devices for the recording equipment are suggested.
  3. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts). Additionally, please do NOT include any identifying information in the video file name or in the contents of the recording  (i.e. your name or school name).
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record begins Monday, November 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. Please check your SPAM filters for any communications and also check with your IT Administrator if a school email address is used and no email is received.
  5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
  6. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  7. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video.
  8. Results of the 2022 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on Friday, February 1, 2022 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.
  9. (Instrumental Jazz Only) -The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2022 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

***If selected for the 2022 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***

Audition Info: 

-Play the entire etude “ It’s Nobody for Me”, found on pages 34-35 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 36 from the accompaniment CD.

-“Walk” one 32 bar chorus, then Improvise one 32 bar chorus over “Softly”, found on pages 20-21 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 29 from the accompaniment CD.


SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS1. Record EACH TITLE separately. 2. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list and upload in the corresponding section of the application. **Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files

Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should:

  1. Complete the application form with payment ($15.00). The Director must be a current PMEA member.  All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname. *Please note there is a new feature that allows the person who starts the application to add collaborators to it (i.e. if the Director starts the application they can add their student to add their audition videos). The person who starts the application, however, is the only one who has access to the payment information (so if the student is paying the application fee, they should start the application and add the director as a collaborator).
  2. The Audition selections must be submitted online via SUBMITTABLE at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. To obtain the best audio quality, a good microphone as well as high-end computers or digital recording devices for the recording equipment are suggested.
  3. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts). Additionally, please do NOT include any identifying information in the video file name or in the contents of the recording  (i.e. your name or school name).
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record begins Monday, November 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. Please check your SPAM filters for any communications and also check with your IT Administrator if a school email address is used and no email is received.
  5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
  6. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  7. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video.
  8. Results of the 2022 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on Friday, January 1, 2022 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.
  9. (Instrumental Jazz Only) -The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2022 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

***If selected for the 2022 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***

Audition Info: 

PART 1:

  1. SCALES - Play a two octave concert Bb scale (Ascending and Descending) in eighth notes at a minimum of quarter note tempo of 120. Play the same exercise (two octaves) on a concert B major scale (Ascending and Descending).
  2. REQUIRED PIECE- Play the entire etude Two Plus Two, found on page 36 in the book Jazz Conception by Jim Snidero (pub. Advance). Do not play it with the accompaniment CD.

PART 2:* Each applicant must submit at least one of the following three sections, but is encouraged to submit two or all three of the sections.  A high performance level is foremost, but displaying a broader scope of one’s abilities will give the judges a better representation of the total player.  Scoring for this category will be an average of the section(s) submitted.

  • IMPROVISATION - -Improvise over “Softly”, found on pages 20-21 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 29 from the accompaniment CD.
  • LEAD PLAYING - Play the 24-32 measure etude provided by PMEA. Etude is available online www.pmea.net , Scroll to “Conferences and Events'' and then “PMEA All- State Information”. (This section is not available for tenor saxophone or baritone saxophone).
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude “Sum of Your Attributes'', found on pages 26-27 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 32 from the accompaniment CD.


SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS1. Record EACH TITLE separately. 2. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list and upload in the corresponding section of the application. **Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files

Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should:

  1. Complete the application form with payment ($15.00). The Director must be a current PMEA member.  All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname. *Please note there is a new feature that allows the person who starts the application to add collaborators to it (i.e. if the Director starts the application they can add their student to add their audition videos). The person who starts the application, however, is the only one who has access to the payment information (so if the student is paying the application fee, they should start the application and add the director as a collaborator).
  2. The Audition selections must be submitted online via SUBMITTABLE at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. To obtain the best audio quality, a good microphone as well as high-end computers or digital recording devices for the recording equipment are suggested.
  3. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts). Additionally, please do NOT include any identifying information in the video file name or in the contents of the recording  (i.e. your name or school name).
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record begins Monday, November 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. Please check your SPAM filters for any communications and also check with your IT Administrator if a school email address is used and no email is received.
  5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
  6. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  7. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video.
  8. Results of the 2022 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on Friday, January 1, 2022 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.
  9. (Instrumental Jazz Only) -The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2022 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

***If selected for the 2022 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***

Audition Info:
PART 1:

  1. SCALES - Play a two octave concert Bb scale (Ascending and Descending) in eighth notes at a minimum of quarter note tempo of 120. Play the same exercise (two octaves) on a concert B major scale (Ascending and Descending).
  2. REQUIRED PIECE- Play the entire etude Two Plus Two, found on page 36 in the book Jazz Conception by Jim Snidero (pub. Advance). Do not play it with the accompaniment CD.

PART 2:
* Each applicant must submit at least one of the following three sections, but is encouraged to submit two or all three of the sections.  A high performance level is foremost, but displaying a broader scope of one’s abilities will give the judges a better representation of the total player.  Scoring for this category will be an average of the section(s) submitted.

  • IMPROVISATION - -Improvise over “Softly”, found on pages 20-21 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 29 from the accompaniment CD.
  • LEAD PLAYING - Play the 24-32 measure etude provided by PMEA. Etude is available online www.pmea.net , Scroll to “Conferences and Events'' and then “PMEA All- State Information”. (This section is not available for tenor saxophone or baritone saxophone).
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude “Sum of Your Attributes'', found on pages 26-27 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 32 from the accompaniment CD.


SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Record EACH TITLE separately.
2. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list and upload in the corresponding section of the application.
**Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files

Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should:

  1. Complete the application form with payment ($15). The Director must be a current PMEA member.  All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Last Name, First Name (i.e. Smith, John) *Please note there is a new feature that allows the person who starts the application to add collaborators to it (i.e. if the Director starts the application they can add their student to add their audition videos). The person who starts the application, however, is the only one who has access to the payment information (so if the student is paying the application fee, they should start the application and add the director as a collaborator).
  2. The Audition selections must be submitted online via SUBMITTABLE. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. The recording may be stopped between selections of each requirement.  SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. To obtain the best audio quality, a good microphone as well as high-end computers or digital recording devices for the recording equipment are suggested.
  3. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts). Additionally, please do NOT include any identifying information in the video file name or in the contents of the recording  (i.e. your name or school name).
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record begins Monday, November 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. Please check your SPAM filters for any communications and also check with your IT Administrator if a school email address is used and no email is received.
  5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
  6. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  7. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate video upload.
  8. Results of the 2022 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2022 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.
  9. (Instrumental Jazz Only) - The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2022 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.    ***If selected for the 2022 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***

Audition Info:
PART 1:

  1. SCALES -  Bb major scale from low Bb to high F (Ascending and Descending) in eighth notes at minimum quarter note tempo of 200. Play the same exercise on a B major scale (Ascending and Descending)
  2. Play “On Green Dolphin Street”, found on pages 14-17 of the Sonny Stitt - Improvised Tenor Saxophone Solos (Transcribed and edited by Gary Keller), pub. Alfred Music. Do not play it with the accompaniment CD.

PART 2:  * The applicant must choose at least one of the following areas, but is encouraged to submit two or three of the sections. A high performance level is foremost, but displaying a broader scope of one’s abilities will give the judges a better representation of the total player. Scoring for this category will be an average of the section(s) submitted.

  • IMPROVISATION-Improvise over “Softly”, found on pages 20-21 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 29 from the accompaniment CD. 
  •  LEAD PLAYING- Play the 24-32 measure etude provided by PMEA. Etude is available online www.pmea.net , Scroll to “Conferences and Events'' and then “PMEA All- State Information”. (This section is not available for tenor saxophone or baritone saxophone). 
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude “Sum of Your Attributes'', found on pages 26-27 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 32 from the accompaniment CD.


SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS :
1. Record EACH TITLE separately.     
2. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list and upload to the corresponding section in the application.

Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should:

  1. Complete the application form with payment ($15). The Director must be a current PMEA member.  All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname. *Please note there is a new feature that allows the person who starts the application to add collaborators to it (i.e. if the Director starts the application they can add their student to add their audition videos). The person who starts the application, however, is the only one who has access to the payment information (so if the student is paying the application fee, they should start the application and add the director as a collaborator).
  2. The Audition selections must be submitted online via SUBMITTABLE at the PMEA Website listed above. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. ARMS, FINGERS and HEAD must be visible when submitting the application for recording. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. To obtain the best audio quality, a good microphone as well as high-end computers or digital recording devices for the recording equipment are suggestd.
  3. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts). Additionally, please do NOT include any identifying information in the video file name or in the contents of the recording  (i.e. your name or school name).
  4. The "Window of Opportunity" to record begins Monday, November 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. Please check your SPAM filters for any communications and also check with your IT Administrator if a school email address is used and no email is received.
  5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
  6. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened- PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  7. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video.
  8. Results of the 2022 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.
  9. (Instrumental Jazz Only)-The second ranked piano, drummer and bass applicants will be selected as the rhythm section for the 2022 All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

***If selected for the 2022 PMEA Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.***
Audition Info:
PART 1:

  1. SCALES -  Bb major scale from low Bb to high F (Ascending and Descending) in eighth notes at minimum quarter note tempo of 200. Play the same exercise on a B major scale (Ascending and Descending)
  2. REQUIRED PIECE- Play “Scrapple from the Apple”, found on page 16 of the Charlie Parker Omnibook (Eb Edition, pub. Hal Leonard). Do NOT play it with the accompaniment CD.

PART 2:
* Each applicant must submit at least one of the following sections, but is encouraged to submit both sections.  A high performance level is foremost, but displaying a broader scope of one’s abilities will give the judges a better representation of the total player.  Scoring for this category will be an average of the section(s) submitted.

  • IMPROVISATION - Improvise over “Softly”, found on pages 20-21 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 29 from the accompaniment CD.
  • SECTION PLAYING – Play the entire etude “Sum of Your Attributes'', found on pages 26-27 in the book Effective Etudes for Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis (pub. Kendor), playing along with track 32 from the accompaniment CD.

SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS  
1. Record EACH TITLE separately.    
2. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list and upload in the corresponding section of the application.

Directors who wish to have their students (grades 10-12 only) considered for selection should:

  1. Complete the application form with payment ($15.00). The Director must be a current PMEA member.  All student applicants must upload a headshot photo - (ABOVE the SHOULDERS) labeled Lastname_Firstname. *Please note there is a new feature that allows the person who starts the application to add collaborators to it (i.e. if the Director starts the application they can add their student to add their audition videos). The person who starts the application, however, is the only one who has access to the payment information (so if the student is paying the application fee, they should start the application and add the director as a collaborator).
  2. The Audition selections must be submitted online via SUBMITTABLE. The audition selections must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit EACH SELECTION are listed BELOW, as well as on the SUBMITTABLE Application. Students should face the video camera and include their entire head in the video. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording. To obtain the best audio quality, a good microphone as well as high-end computers or digital recording devices for the recording equipment are suggested.
  3. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts). Additionally, please do NOT include any identifying information in the video file name or in the contents of the recording  (i.e. your name or school name).
  4. The "Window of Opportunity to record runs from Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. A confirmation email will be sent to the address on the Submittable account used to submit the application. Please check your SPAM filters for any communications and also check with your IT Administrator if a school email address is used and no email is received.
  5. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
  6. Although PMEA checks to ensure the videos play in the correct format and the file can be opened, PMEA is NOT responsible for the content repertoire of the video. Please follow the repertoire and file labeling instructions.
  7. Students may audition on multiple instruments or voice parts, however a separate payment and Submittable application is required for each submission. All requirements for EACH instrument or voice part must be met and sent on a separate upload video.
  8. Results of the 2022 PMEA All-State Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted on TUESDAY, February 1, 2022 via the PMEA Website- www.pmea.net.

***If selected for the 2022 PMEA  Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the student will no longer be eligible for any of the other All-State ensembles.*** *** Vocal Jazz students (including the rhythm section) are eligible to apply for NAfME Eastern Division or National Honors Ensemble if applicable for any given year. *** 


Submissions must be recorded in the following order:
1. Sing two (2) different scales in swing eighth notes using the syllables “doo va” or “doo ba” (may be modified depending on range), ascending and descending one octave (including the 9th on top). Tempo: Quarter note = 110
Starting pitches:
Soprano

  • low: Middle C
  • high: A (above middle C)

Middle

  • low: Bb (below middle C)
  • high: F (above middle C)

Alto

  • low: G (below middle C)
  • high: D (above middle C)

Tenor

  • low: C (second space bass clef)
  • high: G (below middle C)

Middle

  • low: Bb (second line bass clef)
  • high: Eb (below middle C)

Bass

  • low: F (below bass staff)
  • high: C (second space bass clef)

2. Sing When I Fall In Love, found on pages 3-4 (high version) or pages 25-26 (low version) of Vocal Standards – Embraceable You: 12 Standards in Singer’s Keys, Volume 113 by Jamey Aebersold (published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc.). Sing unaccompanied using the lyrics in ballad tempo. Sing one (1) complete chorus. Soprano and Tenor singers should sing the high version. Alto and Bass singers should sing the low version. Middle singers may sing the high or low version or may sing in a different key - depending on what best suits your voice. 

3. Sing I Thought About You, found on pages 17-18 (high version) or pages 39-40 (low version) of Vocal Standards – Embraceable You: 12 Standards in Singer’s Keys, Volume 113 by Jamey Aebersold (published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc.). Sing two (2) choruses along with the accompaniment provided with the Vocal Standards book. The first chorus should be sung with the written pitches of the melody and the lyrics. The second chorus should be sung by improvising on the melody using the lyrics. Choose either the High Voice or Low Voice part to best suit your voice part and range. Accompaniment tracks High Voice – CD #1, Track 18 (faster tempo) Low Voice – CD #2, Track 18 (faster tempo) 

4. Scat sing two (2) improvised choruses from the “Scat Etude” on the PMEA Website: www.pmea.net , Scroll to “Conferences and Events” and then “PMEA All-State Information."


SUBMITTABLE RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS:  
1. Record EACH TITLE separately.    
2. LABEL THE FILE with the SELECTION TITLE from the list and attached in the corresponding upload field.

**Please note that mp4 files tend to upload more easily than .mov files