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OMEA All-State Ensembles 2023
OMEA Professional Development Conference
Columbus, Ohio • February 1st - 4th, 2023


Coordinator – Rob Cebriak
Band Co-Chairs – Greg Miller & Jonathon Bradshaw
Choir Co-Chairs – Holly Lewis & Jeff Rone
Jazz Ensemble Chair – Andy Rice
Orchestra Chair – Mark Sholl


2023 ALL-STATE APPLICATIONS ARE EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE!APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH THE POSTAL SERVICE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!


All Applicants must be enrolled as members of their school’s performing ensemble while applying, and must continue their participation during the 2022-2023 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.) Home school students may apply if sponsored by their private teacher (must be an OMEA member). The parent of the home-schooled student will serve as the school administrator. Students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 for the academic year 2022-2023. Failure to observe these rules will nullify the student’s All-State eligibility.

OMEA continues the use of online applications for the 2023 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:

1. Student and parent e-mail addresses.
2. Digital recordings (audio only) of required etudes/solos/scales/warm-up (as listed below)
3. Your director’s contact information
4. Your director’s 9-digit NAfME identification number
5. A credit card for the $15 application fee (paid to Acceptd)


APPLICATION TIMELINE
:

  • March 1 - Application and audition material available.

  • May 31 - Deadline for all applications to be submitted. Please carefully note the specific etude and performance

    requirements. They are all different for 2023.

  • August 31: Notification of results to applicants and directors.

  • September 30: Due date for acceptance form and membership fee of $325 that covers hotel lodging and 5 meals.

  • All participants must stay in the All-State housing hotel (4 people to each room).


2023 CHOIR RECORDING REQUIREMENTS:

Each student (after announcing name and voice part) should record a vocalization (any vocal warm-up exercise) of the student’s choice that best demonstrates the extent of his/her range from bottom to top. Next, record a solo from the OMEA Class “A” or “B” list.


2023 BAND & ORCHESTRA WIND-PERCUSSION RECORDING REQUIREMENTS:

Each student (after first announcing name and instrument) will next record all required Etudes as listed below and next record a Solo from the OMEA Class “A” or “B” list. Note that percussionists are required to record all three etudes (snare, timpani and mallet), then record a solo (OMEA Class “A” or “B”) on a keyboard instrument. The required class A or class B solo must be played on either xylophone, vibraphone, or marimba. Two or four mallet solos are acceptable, and the solo may be played accompanied or unaccompanied.



Flute

• Selected Studies for Flute by Voxman, published by Rubank - p.10 and p.27

Oboe

• Selected Studies for Oboe by Voxman, published by Rubank - p.8 and p.50

Bb Clarinet

• Selected Studies for Clarinet by Voxman, published by Rubank - p.12 and p.23

Bass Clarinet

• Advanced Studies from the Works of J. Weissenborn, arr. Rhoads, published by Southern - #22(p.17) and #34(p.28)

Bassoon

• Method for Bassoon by J. Weissenborn: 50 Studies section in back of book(Catalogue#CU96) -#22(p.130) and #34(p.140)

Saxophone

• Selected Studies for Saxophone by Voxman, published by Rubank - p.18 and p.29

Trumpet

• Selected Studies for Trumpet by Voxman, published by Rubank - p.18 and p.53

French Horn

• Preparatory Melodies to Solo Work by Pottag, published by Belwin - #35(p.13), #41(p.16) and #92(p.37)

Trombone and Euphonium

• Selected Studies for Trombone by Voxman, published by Rubank - p.17 and p.50

Bass Trombone

• 50 Etudes for Bass Trombone and Tenor Trombone with F Attachment by Grigoriev, ed./arr. by Randall Hawes, published by Encore - #24 (pp. 24-25) and #25 (p. 25)

Tuba

• 70 Studies for BBb Tuba by Blazhevich, Volume No.1, published by Robert King - #22(p.21) and #25(p.24)

Percussion

Mallets

• Fundamental Method for Mallets by Mitchell Peters, published by Alfred – Reading Study #1 in Ab Major (p. 108).

Timpani

• Fundamental Method for Timpani by Mitchell Peters, published by Alfred – Etude No. 44 (p.175).

Snare

• Advanced Snare Drum Studies by Mitchell Peters, published by TryPublishingCompany – Etude #5 (pp.10-11).

2023 ALL-STATE ORCHESTRA STRINGS RECORDING REQUIREMENTS:

Each student (after announcing name and instrument) will next record all TECHNICAL Etudes listed below and next record the LYRICAL passages listed for their instrument. Finally, Orchestra strings must record the required scales listed for their instrument. See details below.

Violin

• Scales: G Major 3-octave scale and arpeggio, Bb Major 2-octave scale and arpeggio. • Etude: Mazas Etudes Brilliantes, Op.36,Book II No.43 mm1-24(double barline)
• Excerpt: Brahms, Academic Festival Overture, mm84–137(cut time)

Viola

• Scales: C Major 3-octave scale and arpeggio, Eb Major 2-octave scale and arpeggio. • Etude: Bruni 25 studies #3(no repeats)
• Excerpt: Brahms, Symphony#4, MVT IV, mm41-64

Cello

• Scales: C Major 3-octave scale and arpeggio, Eb Major 2-octave scale and arpeggio. • Etude: Popper Op.73, Etude #36 mm1-45
• Excerpt: Brahms, Symphony No 3, Movement #3 mm1-39

Bass

• Scales: G Major and Bb Major 2-octave scale and arpeggio.
• Etude: 
Bottesini, Method for Double Bass, Part 1.Etude No.25 • Excerpt: Beethoven, Symphony No.3, Movement 2 mm 69-114 (Play the lower lines)

Harp

• Scales: A Major 3-octave scale and arpeggio.
• Excerpt 1: Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade Op.35, Movement 2, Letter Q to 13 before Letter R (Start bracket to End bracket) • Excerpt 2: Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Movement 2.Un Bal 
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2023 JAZZ ENSEMBLE RECORDING REQUIREMENTS:

• Billy’s BounceConfirmation, and Yardbird Suite are from Charlie Parker(vol.6).
• April Recall(Medium),Relaxin’,and Runnin’ and Gunnin’ are from Good Time!(vol.114). • Both volumes are Jamey Aebersold Publications.

ALL WINDS

• Perform a chromatic scale evenly up and down to demonstrate range ***Trumpets/trombones - if interested in playing lead, please play up to at least a high C (trumpet) and high Bb (trombone)
• With the play-along, record the head to
Billy’s Bounce - play head TWICE
• OPTIONAL: after playing the head, improvise TWO choruses (required for solo chair, not required for other chairs)

SAXES

• With the play-along, record the head to Confirmation - play head ONCE
• OPTIONAL: after playing the head, improvise TWO choruses (required for solo chair, recommended but not required for other chairs)

BRASS

• With the play-along, record the head to Yardbird Suite - play head ONCE
• OPTIONAL: after playing the head, improvise TWO choruses (required for solo chair, recommended but not required for other chairs)

VIBES, PIANO, & GUITAR

• With the play-a-long (USE CD #1), record each of the following:
• AprilRecall(Medium) - play the head ONCE and comp one chorus.(OPTIONAL - improvise one chorus following the comping

chorus) *PLEASE BE CAREFUL TO OBSERVE THE LATIN/SWING SWITCHES!* • Relaxin’-play the head ONCE, comp for one chorus, improvise 2 choruses

BASS

• With the play-a-long(useCD#4 RIGHT CHANNEL),record each of the following:

  • Relaxin’-improvise/walk a bass line with the recorded piano/drums for TWO choruses.(OPTIONAL - improvise a solo for one

    chorus following the required two choruses of walking.)

  • AprilRecall(Medium)-improvise a bass line with the recorded piano/drums for ONE chorus.*PLEASE BE CAREFUL TO

    OBSERVE THE LATIN/SWING SWITCHES!*

  • Include a recording of you performing a swing chart with your home jazz ensemble or a combo.

DRUMS

• With the play-a-long(use CD#4 LEFT CHANNEL),record each of the following:

  • April Recall(Medium)-play ONE chorus of time.*PLEASE BE CAREFUL TO OBSERVE THE LATIN/SWING

    SWITCHES!*

  • Runnin’ and Gunnin’’(#)-play TWO choruses

  • Include a recording of you performing a swing chart with your home jazz ensemble or a combo. This chart should include a drum solo of at least 4 bars.


If you have any issues, questions, or concerns, please contact:
Rob Cebriak: omeaallstatecoordinator@gmail.com
Jason Branch JasonBranchOSU@gmail.com


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