Audition material and recordings are at the bottom of this page.
All State Orchestra Audition Update:
Registration is now open.
With the announcement regarding the cancellation of the in-person component of the MMEA In-service Workshop and Conference, MOASTA will recognize Missouri’s finest instrumentalists while considering the health and safety of our students, parents, and teachers.
Missouri 2021 All-State Orchestra Auditions and Eligibility
The Missouri Chapter of ASTA is again sponsoring the Missouri All-State Orchestra. This extraordinary ensemble will be recognized (for string players) both at the annual Missouri Music Educators Association Conference, held virtually this year due to COVID-19, and (for all players) again after the selection of the All-State Bands for the woodwinds, brass, and percussion, to be held later in the spring semester.
Although COVID-19 has eliminated the possibility of rehearsals or a performance by the All-State Orchestra this year, the Missouri Chapter of ASTA feels that these students deserve to be recognized as they have been during past years. This decision was not made lightly, but MoASTA realizes that the health and safety of students, parents, grandparents, teachers, and all participants and potential audience members must come first.
Students in grades 9 through 12 who are eligible under Missouri State High School Activities Association regulations are eligible to audition for the All-State Orchestra. The student’s school must be a MSHSAA member school.
String Audition Information
Audition material is at the bottom of this page. All auditions are to be recorded; the judging will be blind. Judges do not see the student nor have knowledge of the student’s identity. Students are chosen for the orchestra in order of score on the audition performance.
Auditions for the string sections in the Missouri All-State Orchestra will be recorded in one take in video format. Each student’s teacher must verify that the recording was played by the registered student, and that the recording was done in one take.
The string audition will consist of required scales and orchestral excerpts only. No solo will be required for the audition. This year’s required audition material is Set 1 of scales and orchestral excerpts. The excerpts and scales are now available on this website. In addition, practice recordings of the audition material for the 2021 All-State Orchestra are available for download from this website. It is expected that students play the SCALES at the metronome marking indicated, however students are encouraged to play EXCERPTS at a tempo which is clean, in tune, and conveys the integrity and emotional content of the music.
Making Your Video Audition
First, make a video of your audition. Once you have completed your video, upload it to your YouTube channel or store it on your google drive (make sure you adjust the settings so that ANYONE WITH THE LINK has permission to view the video) or any other web based storage system, AS LONG AS IT CAN BE VIEWED BY THE JUDGES. You will then paste the link on the Registration Form. https://forms.gle/MTBoD1KiZQULMgu59
YOUR AUDITION MUST BE UPLOADED WITH THE VIEWABLE VIDEO LINK PASTED ON THE FORM AND THE FORM SUBMITTED BY 11:59 PM ON Wednesday January 13 2021, IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE MISSOURI ASO.
Registration is now OPEN!
2021 ASO Audition Registration form for the All-State Orchestra audition is online. Registration is open. Please click the link above to register for All-State Orchestra. Registration is open through January 13th. The audition registration fee is $25.00. You may pay by credit card online. Teachers, if you plan on paying for all of your auditions at once, contact Dustin Frieda (DFrieda@cpsk12.org), MOASTA Treasurer and he will invoice you for the correct amount so that you can still pay online.
LATE REGISTRATION: Due to this year’s unique situation, LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Results of the audition are posted on the MO-ASTA website immediately following the auditions. All-State Orchestra T-shirts for those selected for the orchestra will be mailed.
Wind and Percussion Information
Auditions for woodwind, brass and percussion players are held along with the band auditions, and are conducted by the Missouri Bandmasters Association. Students selected for All-State membership may choose to be members of the bands or orchestra, in order of audition score, until all positions are filled. All students must meet MSHSAA eligibility requirements.
For a pdf copy of the violin scales and excerpts Click Here
To hear recordings of the violin audition materials click the links below:
For a pdf copy of the viola excerpts Click Here
To hear recordings of the viola audition materials click the links below:
For a pdf copy of the cello excerpts Click Here
To hear recordings of the cello audition materials click the links below:
For a pdf copy of the bass excerpts Click Here
To hear recordings of the Bass audition materials click the links below:
For other All-State Orchestra questions please contact Andy Johnston, MOASTA President, at firstname.lastname@example.org