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

**THIS ACCOUNT MUST REFLECT THE NAME AND EMAIL OF THE STUDENT AUDITIONING FOR THE 2020 ALL-NATIONAL HONOR ENSEMBLES** 

2020 AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Be in grades 9, 10 or 11 during the 2019-2020 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 2020-2021 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 2020 ANHE Application.
  • Be accepted to their state’s 2019-2020 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.
  • If there an All-State Festival is not held during the 2019-2020 academic year, the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 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. 
  • The final determination of eligibility for the All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) program is made by the student’s state Music Education Association (MEA). Please reach out to your state MEA with eligibility questions.
  • 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. 

2020 APPLICATIONS GUIDELINES

  • 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 stop watch 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 stop watch 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. 
  • Wind, Brass, and Percussion instruments are automatically considered for both Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra.

FEES

  • 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 $899 plus airfare and return ground transportation to the Orlando International Airport.  

The NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition recognizes outstanding compositions and highlights the effectiveness of music technology in the school curriculum. Entries will be judged based on their aesthetic quality, use of electronic media, and the power of the composition.

Association member adjudicators will select a winner in each of the following categories:

  1. Grades K-8
  2. Grades 9-12
  3. Collegiate
  • Each entrant must be sponsored by an NAfME member teacher, or be a NAfME Collegiate member in good standing.
  • NAfME Collegiate Members should enter "N/A" for any applicable fields regarding Principals/Administrators, Parents, and Teacher Sponsors
  • Compositions should be 5 minutes or less and should either be composed electronically or include electronic instruments (vocal and/or acoustic instruments may be combined with electronic instruments)

NAfME is seeking original music written by student songwriters for featured performance by the 2020 All-National Honor Modern Band as part of the NAfME National Conference in November in Orlando, Florida. Teachers and students are invited to submit original songs by students for possible inclusion in the concert. Students in elementary school and secondary school are eligible to submit songs. 

To be eligible for performance, songs must be submitted according to the guidelines outlined below. One song will be selected for national premier and selected honorable mentions may be eligible for cash awards. Songs submitted that fall outside of the specified guidelines will be adjudicated but will not be eligible for awards or for performance.

Up to ten (10) selected songwriters may receive cash awards.

All entrants will receive written evaluations of their compositions. 

Entrants will be notified of the winners by e-mail in August.

NAfME is seeking original music written by student composers for featured performance in the 2020 Young Composers Concert as part of NAfME National Conference in Orlando, Florida, and the 2020 All National Honor Orchestra performance as part of the All National Honor Ensemble (AHNE) performances at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Teachers and students are invited to submit original compositions by students for possible inclusion in the concerts. Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and graduate school are eligible to submit compositions.

In order to be eligible for performance, compositions must be submitted for the specific instrumentations, as outlined below. Along with a national premiere, winning compositions may be eligible for cash awards.  Compositions submitted that fall outside of the instrumentation guidelines will be adjudicated but will not be eligible for awards or for performance.

Up to ten (10) winning composers may receive cash awards thanks to the generous support of the European American Musical Alliance (Dr. Philip Lasser, president). 

All entrants will receive written evaluations of their compositions.

Entrants will be notified of the winners by e-mail in August.

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)