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2022 Region Orchestra/2023 All State Orchestra APPLICATIONS ARE EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE!

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 2022-2022. Failure to observe these rules will nullify the student’s All-State eligibility.


January 23: Audition information posted
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. 
August 31: Notification of results to applicants and directors.
September 30: Due date for All State acceptance form and membership fee ($295) of that covers hotel lodging at quad occupancy and 5 meals. (Students accepted into the group must stay in the All-State hotels)


OMEA continues the use of online applications for the 2022 Region Orchestras/2023 All State Orchestra. 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:

Items Needed to Apply:

  1. Student and Parent email addresses.
  2. Digital recordings of required Region audition excerpts (as listed on the Region/District Websites)
  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)
  6. School OMEA Region


You can click on your region's website to find out information about Region Orchestra, and the excerpts for the All-State/Region Orchestra Audition. 

  1. Northwest Region (OMEA Districts 1-3)
  2. Northeast Region (OMEA Districts 4-7)
  3. East Central Region (OMEA Districts 8-10)
  4. South West Region (OMEA Districts 11-14)
  5. South Central Region (OMEA Districts 15-17)

2022 Region Orchestras/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.


  • 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 bar line)
  • Excerpt:  Brahms, Academic Festival Overture, mm84 – 137 (cut time)


  • 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, mm 41-64


  • Scales:  C Major 3-octave scale and arpeggio, Eb Major 2-octave scale and arpeggio.
  • Etude:   Popper Op. 73, Etude #36 mm 1-45
  • Excerpt:  Brahms, Symphony No 3, Movement #3 mm 1-39


  • 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)


  • 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 Skip Long Rests


Application Process (Instructions for using Acceptd)

We recommend using Google Chrome as your Internet browser.

***Please note that the profile should be in the student's name. Directors are welcome to assist students in setting up their profile.***

  1. Under ‘PROGRAM GROUP’ select the region for which you are applying. You must apply to your correct region. If you are unsure of what region your school is in, please have your school director help you with this process.
  2. Under ‘PROGRAM’ select your instrument.
  3. Upload clearly named audio recordings. Recordings must begin with the student announcing their name and instrument.
  4. Each student (after first announcing name and instrument) will record all required Excerpts as listed by the Region, and next record required scales as listed by the Region. These can be submitted as one file or split up into separate files by excerpt. Please state your name at the beginning of every file that you submit.
  5. Recordings of individual selections should NOT be edited or spliced, but rather performed continuously. If a reviewer suspects an audio edit, your application may be removed from consideration.
  6. Attention should be given to the quality of the recording. The site of the recording should be as soundproof as possible.
  7. Directors are urged to review application information and recordings before submission.
  8. As of March 1, 2013, OMEA is using a third-party provider, Acceptd, Inc., for administering the online Region and All-State applications. For this service, the final step of the application includes a $15 application fee, paid by credit or debit card. OMEA will not receive this money.
  9. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email and receipt. The email address you use will serve as our primary means of contacting you. Please check your email regularly and respond promptly.
  10. Failure to meet deadlines or follow application instructions will result in rejection of applications.
  11. Evaluation proceedings are confidential and final.
Alternates will be selected and used to fill positions as needed.


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