Welcome to the OkMEA Orchestra page!

OkMEA will be using Opus Event for online auditions and adjudication for the 2020-2021 school year. Check this page often for updates and tutorials as we set up the events for the Fall.

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Application Information

Entry Procedure
1. Create a profile on Opus Event and link your NAfME membership.
2. Add your school(s) to your profile.
3. Locate the Orchestra event and create student applications by the posted registration deadlines.
4. Print your invoice from Opus Event and 
mail your payment to the OkMEA Office
*When you mail your payment, include the paper copy of your Invoice from Opus Event

OkMEA Office, All-State Orchestra Entry
PO Box 886
Muskogee, OK 74402

Your entry will not be accepted until all four steps are complete.  

Deadlines and Fees

First Deadline – September 19, 2020
– $15.00 per student
Second Deadline – September 26, 2020
– $45.00 per student
Emergency Deadline – October 31, 2020
– $100.00 per student

Audition Dates

Excerpts Released:
– September 21, 2020

Orchestra (Nov 6-Dec 6):
Post Cuts
– November 6, 2020
Online Auditions Open
– November 6, 2020
Online Auditions Close
– November 12, 2020 (midnight)
Prelims Judging (online)

– November 21, 2020
Finals Judging (online)

– December 5, 2020
Results Released
– December 6, 2020

Audition Material

The string audition material will consist of four parts:
1. Scale
2. Etude
3. Orchestral Excerpts
4. Sight-Reading

Scales

Prepare all major scales, memorized, 3 octaves, slur two quarter notes (quarter note = 90) in the following format: each note is played once ascending and once descending with the top note not repeated. Note: Double Bass will play only two-octave scales. The use or nonuse of vibrato on the scale will not add or subtract points.

Violin, Viola, Cello Example:
Ascending: CDEFGABCDEFGABCDEFGABC
Descending: BAGFEDCBAGFEDCBAGFEDC

Bass Example:
Ascending: CDEFGABCDEFGABC
Descending: BAGFEDCBAGFEDC

Etudes

Violin
42 Studies or Caprices by Kreutzer
Schirmer Edition (Singer)
#30, pp 48-49; Quarter note = 88
*Fingerings and bowings marked are required.

Viola
31 Selected Studies by Fiorillo
Edited by Joesph Vieland
Etude #26; Quarter note = 95
Starting at the Moderato on pp 34-35
*Fingerings and bowings marked are required.

Cello
170 Foundation Studies, Vol. 2 by Schroeder
Carl Fischer Edition (02470)
#107, pp 44-45; Quarter note = 88
*Fingerings and bowings marked are required.
**Line 6, m. 1 and 5 are to be played in IV position

Double Bass
57 Studies in Two Volumes for String Bass, Vol. 1
by Storch-Hrabe
Edited by Zimmerman (International 1034)
#13; pp 12-13; Quarter note = 88
*Fingerings and bowings marked are required.

Excerpts

We will distribute audition excerpts from the OkMEA All-State music to directors at the OkMEA Fall In-Service Conference in October. Excerpts will be mailed on the following Monday to all directors not attending this meeting.

Sight-Reading

Sight-reading is required at the audition. Each student will be given a thirty-second study period, during which they may shadow-bow or finger their instruments, but may not make any noise. Points may be deducted, or the student may be disqualified for excessive finger-tapping.

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Eligibility

Students must be a member in good standing of their high school music organization. They have to attend all rehearsals and performances of their OkMEA All-State organization and abide by the Rules of Conduct. Students must be eligible academically under OSSAA guidelines at the time of auditions and at the time of the festival.

Special Instructions

The student must follow the scale pattern indicated above. In addition, the student must follow the printed fingerings and bowings indicated in the specific edition of the etude(s). If the student uses an alternate scale pattern, etude fingering, or bowing during the audition, the judges will deduct points.

Students DO NOT need to purchase original parts for excerpts. Students DO need an original etude book at the audition, but they may play off of the distributed copies of excerpts.

Directors

DIRECTORS: Please note that all directors who have students participating in the auditions are required to participate in the adjudication process. If you know of any string specialists new to our state that would be willing to help with the auditions please email the Orchestra Chair.

Jeremy Scott, All-State Orchestra Chair

11801 Monarch Pass 
Oklahoma City, OK 73162
(405) 637-6550
[email protected]