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Illinois Music Educators Association Application for Performance


Illinois Music Education Conference | January 23–26, 2013 Procedures for Application and Selection of Performing Ensembles:


All-State Conference 2012 | January 25–28, 2012 Procedures for Application and Selection of Performing Ensembles:


1. Only current NAfME members are eligible to submit an application for consideration. Only current MENC members are eligible to submit an application for consideration.


2. Submit the application; a high quality audio CD; 3-4 recent programs; 2 letters of recommendation from fellow MENC members; and support information by March 1, 011 (NOTE NEW EARLIER DEADLINE) to: IMEA, All- State Performance Application, 18700 Wolf Road–Suite 208, Mokena, IL 60448-8603. Invitations to appear on the IMEA All-State Conference program will be issued by May 1, 2011.


Re be screened. Recordings


recordings for each ensemble. DO NO submit more than 1 performing ense DVD is required for show/swing/jazz vocal ensembles. Recordings will not be returned.


selection. The selection committee will make every effort to choose representative ensembles (both geographi- cally and by school level).


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Submit the application; a high quality audio CD; 3-4 recent programs; 2 letters of recommendation from fellow NAfME members; and support information by March 1, 2012 to: IMEA, IMEC Performance Application, 18700 Wolf Road–Suite 208, Mokena, IL 60448-8603. Invitations to appear on the IMEA All-State Conference program will be issued by May 1, 2012.


3. Recordings must include 2 selections off ering as much variety as possible. Only 2 selections from any submission will be screened. Recordings should be identifi ed only on the exterior case but NOT on the sound portion. Submit separate recordings for each ensemble. DO NOT submit more than 1 performing ensemble on any 1 recording. Additionally, a DVD is required for show/swing/jazz vocal ensembles. Recordings will not be returned.


4. All recordings and materials will be examined by an auditioning committee of the appropriate division. Quality of performance


All recordings and materials will be examined by an auditioning committee of the appropriate division. Quality of performance and contribution to the entire content of the conference will be contributing factors in the fi nal selection. The selection committee will make every eff ort to choose representative ensembles (both geographi- cally and by school le


A photograph of the selected group and a teacher/conductor photo and bio will be required by October 1, 2011. 6. On 6. On a separate sheet, provide materials to support this application. This information should include brief descriptionsn of:


5. A photograph of the selected group and a teacher/conductor photo and bio will be required by October 1, 2012. separate sheet, provide materials to support this application. This information should include brief descrip-


the music program and the community in general; activities, festivals, and concerts in which the ensemble regularly par- regularly participates; the teacher/conductor’s educational background and professional experience; and any unique or distinguishing characteristics of the ensemble and/or the educator/conductor.


tions of: the music program and the community in general; activities, festivals, and concerts in which the ensemble ticipates; the teacher/conductor’s educational background and professional experience; and any unique or distinguishing characteristics of the ensemble and/or the educator/conductor.


7. All-State ensembles members who also are from ensembles performing at the conference may be excused from All-State rehearsals for the performance(s). A student may be excused from All-State rehearsals for a total of 90 minutes only.


Members of All-State ensembles who also are from ensembles performing for IMEA may be excused from All-State rehearsals for the performance(s). A student may be excused from All-State rehearsals for a total of 90 minutes only.


Type of Session: Performance Only Demonstration Only* *ALL DEMONSTRATION ENSEMBLES are REQUIREDto also submit a 2013 Combination (Two Separate Sessions) Both the Clinic Session Proposal Form and the Application for Performance should be submitted together. (Band, Chorus, String Quartet, Etc.)


Ensemble Name _____________________________________________________________________________ Ensemble Type _____________________________________________________________________________ School or College _____________________________________________________________ School Address ___________________________________


City ______________________ City ______________________ 012 Clinic Session Proposal Form with “Demonstration” option selected.


Illinois Music Education Conference Application for Performance


State _________ Zip _________


Teacher/Conductor ____________________________ Member ID# _________________ Exp. Date _________ Home Address ___________________________________


Age level of Ensemble: (Check all that apply)


College/University


Middle School/Junior High Faculty


High School Community


Zip _________


Telephone ( _____ ) ___________________ Email Address ____________________________________ Elementary


We understand that all expenses, travel risks and chaperonage will be entirely covered through local efforts. This application implies that, if accepted, the ensemble is prepared to travel and perform at the 2012 IMEA All-State Conference on the date, at the time, and in the location as assigned by the All-State Planning Committee.


application implies that, if accepted, the ensemble is prepared to travel and perform at the 2013 Illinois Music Education Conference on the date, at the time, and in the location as assigned by the Conference Panning Committee.


Signed ______________________________________ Title ___________________ Date __________ (School Administrator or Official)


Print Name ______________________________________ (School Administrator or Official)


Signed ______________________________________ Title ___________________ Date __________ (School Music Educator/Conductor)


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