2024 Nebraska All-State Orchestra


Conductor Info
Registration & Audition Dates
Audition Materials
The following information will be posted at a later time:
Audition Manual



Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Emmy award-winning and Grammy-nominated conductor, celebrating 35 years of professional conducting, and with a deep commitment to passing his experience on to the next generation of musicians, he is currently the Director of Orchestral Studies at Baylor University, where in addition to performing, he teaches orchestral conducting at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
He has also established The Conducting Institute to teach the fundamentals of conducting to students ages high school and up, of all levels, through intensive summer and winter programs, workshops, courses, and seminars.

Harth-Bedoya has amassed considerable experience at the helm of orchestras, including tenures as Chief Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, where he now holds the title of Music Director Laureate. Previously he has also held Music Director positions with the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand and the Eugene Symphony in Oregon, and the New York Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall. He also held the Director of Orchestral Studies position at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Harth-Bedoya guest conducts with orchestras around the world, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Boston Symphony, London Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Harth-Bedoya has conducted traditional and premiere opera productions at the English National Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Bremen Opera, among others, and this fall, he will make his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, leading Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar.
Harth-Bedoya is the founder and Artistic Director of Caminos del Inka, a non-profit organization dedicated to researching, performing, and preserving music of the Americas.

He has recorded for notable labels like Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Naxos, and Harmonia Mundi, receiving critical acclaim for interpretations of various works.



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The 2024 NMEA All-State Orchestra auditions will include:
  • Scales
  • Etudes Set 2 from common repertoire (For some instruments, there may be multiple etudes.)
  • An excerpt from the All-State Orchestra music (which will be made available on the NMEA website in August)

1. All-State Scale Sheets (click each link to download)

Scale selections for the 2024 audition season will be announced in September

Major Scales Minor Scales
Bass Major Scales Bass Minor Scales
Cello Major Scales Cello Minor Scales
Viola Major Scales Viola Minor Scales
Violin Major Scales Violin Minor Scales


2. All-State Etudes (click each link to download)

WITH Bowings WITHOUT Bowings
Bass Etudes Bowed Bass Etudes
Cello Etudes Bowed  Cello Etudes
Viola Etudes Bowed Viola Etudes
Violin Etudes Bowed Violin Etudes
  Harp Etudes


3. All-State Orchestra Music Excerpts (coming in August)