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The 2023 PMEA All-State Orchestra Seating Auditions will take place online via Submittable beginning Monday, March 13 at Noon and will close at Noon on Tuesday, March 21.  The excerpts will be selected from the 2023 PMEA All-State Orchestra folder. *Seniors or those who do not wish to receive a ranking for the All-State Ensemble will be seated last in the Ensemble.  **There is no fee to submit the 2023 All-State Orchestra Seating Audition application. 

The student or the director can create the account in Submittable where the application will be submitted. *Please note that a confirmation email will be sent to the email address on the Submittable account under which the application is submitted.  


1.  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 content of the recording (i.e. your name or school name).  

2.   The “Window of Opportunity” to Audition runs from Monday, March 13 at Noon and will close at Noon on Tuesday, March 21. A confirmation email will be sent to the address used to register with SUBMITTABLE once an application is submitted. 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.  

3. The Audition excerpts must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. Submit one video recording for each audition excerpt; label the file with the name of the excerpt. 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. NO EAR BUDS or HEADPHONES are permitted to be used in the recording.  

4. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.      

**Strings, Woodwind, and Brass students will submit via the separate Strings/wind specific audition form.

Audition Excerpts

The excerpts are written out below; the excerpts themselves can be found here.

Tambour (Side Drum)

Joyeuse March

  •      Begin at rehearsal mark B on beat 1
  •      End 1 measure before 1 rehearsal mark C on beat 1

     *Count the 4 measures of rest


Seven O'clock Shout

  •      Begin at measure 85 on beat 1
  •      End on measure 92 on beat 4


Joyeuse March

  •      Begin at rehearsal mark A
  •      End 8 measures after rehearsal mark A


Tips for recordings in Submittable: 

The maximum video size is 4GB – the larger the video, the longer it will take to load

Small rooms with good acoustic qualities will create the best recording

A good microphone and a good piece of recording equipment (high end computer or digital recording device) are the two things that can most improve a recording

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