Eligibility - High School
All Applicants must be enrolled as members of their school's performing ensemble while applying, and must continue their participation during the 2023-2024 academic year (ex. All-State band applicants must be members of their school's band, All-State choir applicants must be in their school's choir, All-State Jazz applicants must be in their school's Jazz ensemble, All-State Orchestra applicants for wind/percussion must be in their school's Orchestra or band ensemble).
Students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 during the 2023-2024 academic year. Failure to observe these rules will nullify the student's All-State eligibility.
High School Housing Requirement
All high school participants must stay in the All-State housing hotel (4 people to each room).
Eligibility - Children's Chorus
Auditions will be open to all public, private and home school students in grades 4 & 5 during the 2023-2024 school year whose teachers are members of OMEA. Home-schooled students whose parent or private teacher is a member of OMEA are also eligible.
OMEA members are asked to encourage and assist their finest students in the application process described below. Please ensure that all applicants can match pitch, access the head voice and possess the focus and stamina to participate in full day rehearsals.
Rehearsal Requirement - Children's Chorus
All students are required to attend three regional rehearsals prior to the Professional Conference Performance. The regional rehearsal schedule and details will be posted to this website.
Students are encouraged to attend the regional rehearsal in their area but may elect to drive to a different region if there is a conflict.
Regional rehearsals are mandatory - a schedule will be communicated in the acceptance letters sent on August 31st.
OMEA continues the use of online applications for the All-State Ensembles. Please be aware the online application does not change how recordings are made, only how applications and recordings are submitted.
You will need the following items to apply:
- Student and parent e-mail addresses.
- Digital recordings of required etudes/solos/scales/warm-up
- Your director's contact information
- Your director's 9-digit NAfME identification number
- A credit card for the application fee (paid to Acceptd)
March 1: Application and audition material available for High School Ensembles.
April 1: Application available for Children's Chorus.
May 31: Deadline for all applications to be submitted.
August 31: Notification of results to applicants and directors.
September 30: Due date for acceptance form and membership fee.