2021 All-State Chorus Audition Materials

NMEA will again utilize the services of OpusEvent to collect student auditions. Auditions will include:

  • Scales
  • Arpeggios
  • Excerpts from the All-State Chorus music (which will be made available on the NMEA website on September 23.)

All available audition materials are listed below.

1. All-State Scales

Scales should be performed without accompaniment. Only the tonic pitch will be sounded 4 times in tempo. 

  • Soprano and Tenor: F major ascending and descending one time only a cappella
  • Alto and Bass: B flat major ascending and descending one time only a cappella

2. All-State Arpeggios

Arpeggios should be performed with chordal accompaniment only. The tonic pitch will be sounded 4 times in tempo. 

  • Soprano and Tenor: E flat major one time only with underlying chords provided
  • Alto and Bass: C major one time only with underlying chords provided

The rehearsal tracks for both scales and arpeggios can be downloaded be clicking the links below. 

Soprano/Tenor Scales & Arpeggios
Alto/Bass Scales & Arpeggios

3. All-State Chorus Music Excerpts

Audition excerpts for the 2021 All-State Chorus are now available. Only NMEA members will have access, so you will need to login to view the page.

All-State Chorus Audition Cuts



Auditions region guides and manuals are available to download by clicking the buttons below.

Audition Region Guide
2021 Auditions Manual & General Info 
2021 Chorus Auditions Manual


Rehearsal tracks for the 2021-All-State Chorus are now available for purchase! Tracks are available for S1-S2, A1-A2, T1-T2, and B1-B2, and cost $15 each. Students purchasing their own rehearsal tracks will need to create a log in for our website in order to complete the form. Your confirmation email will give you links to our learning management system where you will have access to the tracks you just purchased. 

If you are a director purchasing one or more tracks and want your student to have direct access to the rehearsal tracks, each student will need to create their own login to the NMEA website and fill out the form with their own information so that they will have individual access to their rehearsal tracks. If you (the director) would prefer to use your email to login and download the files to share with your students, please use your information to get access to the rehearsal tracks.

Please do not give your students your NMEA login information.

Purchase Rehearsal Tracks

UPDATE: Rehearsal tracks for Blessed Be by Melanie DeMore are now available. Anyone who has purchased rehearsal tracks can now view them when they log into our learning management system.

PLEASE NOTE THIS CORRECTION TO ALTO 1 REHEARSAL RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS FOR “I WILL BE A CHILD OF PEACE": Alto 1 will sing the Alto part in this piece at all times (note stems down), not the middle note when the Soprano and Alto splits into 3 parts.  The spoken instructions given at the beginning of the recording are incorrect, and then goes on to play the incorrect part.  Alto 1’s should use instead the Alto 2 rehearsal recording for this song, which they have already purchased. 

Teachers and students are reminded that Songlearning Tracks are intended for sale to single, individual students. NMEA asks teachers to be on the honor system and not purchase a set (a "set" is one of each voice part) and distribute them to multiple students. Anyone making an individual order is asked to not share their purchased MP3s with anyone else.