Thank you for interest in NAfME Student Programs. Please find below the applications for:

  • All-National Honor Ensembles (Jazz Ensemble, Mixed Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Guitar Ensemble, and Modern Band)
  • Student Composers Competition
  • Electronic Music Composition Competition
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year


The 2022 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles will be held on November 3-6, 2022 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. For more information about this year's program visit:

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All participants of the 2022 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles program are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Medical or religious exemptions may be requested. Please review our policy.


  • Be in grades 9, 10 or 11 during the 2021-2022 school year.

  • Attend school in one of the fifty states of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a Department of Defense School. 

  • Be a member of their school’s choral, string, guitar, or instrumental ensemble during the 2022-2023 school year corresponding with the ensemble for which they are applying.

  • Be sponsored by a school ensemble director who is a current, active member of NAfME (cannot be an associate or retired member). Member ID will be required for the 2022 ANHE Application.

  • Be accepted to their state’s 2021-2022 All-State Festival.  

  • In the case of Guitar Ensemble, students who play guitar in their school’s music program are permitted to apply.

  • In the case of Modern Band, students are permitted to apply as long as they are sponsored by a NAfME member and participate in a school sponsored ensemble.

  • If an All-State Festival is not held during the 2021-2022 academic year, the 2021-2022 Division Festival will be acceptable (i.e. Northwest Division).

  • If your state Music Education Association (MEA) does not sponsor the All-State Festival, the state MEA will determine which students are eligible to apply.

  • Students may only audition for the part and ensemble for which they were accepted in their 2021-2022 All-State Festival. 

  • Students who were accepted for multiple All-State ensembles may apply for multiple ANHE ensembles, however, they must submit separate applications for each.  

  • Students whose vocal range has changed following their All-State Festival may apply for the part that best suits their voice.

  • Any student who was accepted for a voice part, regardless of ensemble, may audition for the Mixed Choir – i.e. if a student was accepted for a Vocal Jazz Ensemble, they are eligible to apply for Mixed Choir. 

  • Any student who was accepted for percussion, regardless of ensemble, may audition for the Symphony Orchestra or Concert Band – i.e. if a student was accepted for a Percussion Ensemble, they are eligible to apply.

  • Students who are auditioning for guitar may apply for Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, or Modern Band. However, they must submit separate applications if they opt to apply for multiple ensembles.

  • Students who are auditioning on drumset may apply for Jazz Ensemble or Modern Band. However, they must submit separate applications if they opt to apply for both ensembles. 

  • Some states may require that students are both selected AND perform in their All-State. Students must follow the directive of their individual state MEA with regard to participation.  

  • Students who fail to comply with their individual state requirements will not be eligible to participate in the NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles program.

  • In the event that a state MEA cannot determine eligibility due to that state not offering or sponsoring a particular ensemble (ex. All-State Guitar or All-State Modern Band), students will be permitted to apply as long as they are sponsored by an NAfME member.

  • If a student transfers schools, they will remain eligible if they meet the above listed requirements at their new school. 

  • Students must notify NAfME immediately and provide the new school’s name, address, and name of the director who is sponsoring the student. 


  • You are required to upload an unedited and unaccompanied video performing the required repertoire for your instrument or voice part. 

  • Jazz and Modern Band students may use a backing track for their audition unless otherwise specified. 

  • This must be a VIDEO audition with a clock or stopwatch visible

  • The following video files are accepted — MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, 3GP, FLV, WEBM, WMV, MKV, and M4V.

  • Please note, the total size of video files submitted cannot exceed 8GB. If your video audition file is too large, please upload to YouTube or Vimeo. List the link in the File Upload URL section.  

  • There is an option to upload an additional 2-minute video for Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Mixed Choir. This may be a piece of your choosing and may be accompanied or unaccompanied. A clock or stopwatch must be visible. You could use this opportunity to demonstrate proficiency on your instrument. This second video is not required.

  • There is an option for Piccoloists, Flutists, Oboists, Clarinetists, and Bassoonists to submit a video demonstrating their proficiency on Flute, Piccolo, English Horn, Eb Clarinet, and Contrabassoon. 

  • Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion are automatically considered for both Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra.


  • The application fee is $40.00. This is paid when you submit your application. The charge will appear on your credit card statement as Submittable Holdings, LLC. Disputed charges will have their applications withdrawn if not settled with Submittable within 30 days of dispute notification. 

  • The cost to participate, once accepted, is $875.  

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