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2020 Tennessee Music Education Association State Music Conference    
April 15 – 18, 2020: Nashville, Tennessee

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Eligibility: Directors must be current members of MENC and TMEA at time of application and at the time of performance.  If the group has performed previously at TMEA, there must be a three year interval before again making application (i.e. a group that performed in 2016 or before will be eligible to perform again in 2020; groups that performed in 2017, 2018, and 2019 are not eligible).


Each application must be accompanied by two or three uploaded recordings - in MP3 format. If the total allotment of recordings exceeds 15 minutes, you will be contacted to indicate which track you'd like to request the judges listen to in its entirety. 

Recordings should:

  • be of a performance or rehearsal from either 2017-18 or 2018-19
  • not contain any audible references to indicate the identity of the group
  • total from 10 to 15 minutes in length (Judges will NOT listen to more than 15 minutes of music per application)
  • include three selections of contrasting styles
  • be named #1 #2, etc... with the #1 recording being the first piece the judges will listen to
  • be a "one-take" recording, without edits or enhancements (in the event that a selection is too long to fit within the time constraints of 15 minutes, a segment can be excluded by ending the audio file early or beginning late- be sure the cut makes musical sense)

DEADLINE: All entries must be uploaded ON OR BEFORE July 14, 2019.

Confirmation: If you do not receive a confirmation by July 24, 2019 that your application has been received, please contact John Mears, tmeaperformancechair@gmail.com.

Notification: The groups selected to perform on the 2020 State Music Conference will be notified by September 14, 2019. Selected ensembles will receive instructions for providing appropriate photos, bio materials and other related information.

Responsibility: It is understood that TMEA assumes no financial responsibility for travel, food, lodging, or any related expense for the performing groups. By making this application the applying group declares it is prepared to travel and perform at the TMEA Conference if accepted and will provide appropriate photos, biographical materials, and related information as requested.