2022 Missouri All State Orchestra
Missouri 2022 All-State Orchestra Auditions and Eligibility
The Missouri Chapter of ASTA is again sponsoring the Missouri All-State Orchestra. This extraordinary ensemble will rehearse and perform at the annual Missouri Music Educators Association Conference, January 26-29, 2022, at Margaritaville, Formerly Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach.
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. You (the student) must have a certified teacher or administrator from your school to sign you in and remain until you have completed your audition. Students must also be a member of their school orchestra if one is available at the high school they are attending.
String Audition Information
All auditions are live and 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 take place on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Auditions will be held at the Memorial Union on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus, with registration from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It is recommended that students in the Columbia mid-state area register from 7:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m., and students from farther regions register from 10:30-2:30. Each student’s audition will take place in the order in which he or she registers.
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 2 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 2022 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.
HARPIST NEEDED – AUDITION INFORMATION HERE:
All harpists who wish to audition for the 2022 Missouri All-State Orchestra will need to fill out this ASO 2022 Harp Audition online registration form. All harpists will need to upload an unedited live video of you playing your audition. You will upload your audition video through the 2022 Missouri Harp Audition Form. There are more upload instructions within the form. YOUR AUDITION MUST BE UPLOADED BY 11:59 PM ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2021 IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE MISSOURI ASO.
Harp Audition Requirements
Please play your live audition with a slight pause between each of the excerpts. Do not leave the instrument or cut to different video takes during your audition. If your video is not recorded in one sitting you will be disqualified.
Excerpts from 2 Contrasting Harp Pieces (each approximately 3 minutes in length)
Registration in now OPEN!
2022 ASO String 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 November 26th. The audition registration fee is $30.00. You may pay by credit card online or onsite. You can also pay by cash or check onsite. Teachers can also pay by purchase order or school check onsite. 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: After November 26th, you will have to fill out the LATE ALL-STATE AUDITION REGISTRATION FORM. There is an additional $25.00 fee for late registration.
Students and teachers are not expected to stay until the end of auditions. Results of the audition are posted on the MoASTA website immediately following the auditions. Music folders for those selected for the orchestra will be distributed to teachers that are in attendance at the end of auditions or mailed.
If All-State Auditions are cancelled due to inclement weather we will go directly to recorded auditions. Specific instructions about the recording and submitting of recordings will be posted on the MoASTA web site.
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. The ASO music and an ASO representative will be at the wind/percussion auditions. All students must meet MSHSAA eligibility requirements.
MISSOURI ALL-STATE ORCHESTRA STRING SECTION AUDITION MATERIAL
Recordings of Violin Audition Material
Recordings of Viola Audition Material
Recordings of Cello Audition Material
Recordings of Bass Audition Material
MoASTA is pleased to announce this year’s All State Orchestra Conductor, Maestro Jeffrey Grogan.
Jeffrey Grogan is an internationally-acclaimed conductor and teacher, currently serving as Director of Orchestral Activities at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University. During the summers, he is invited by the LA Philharmonic to conduct alongside Gustavo Dudamel at Disney Hall, a part of the Youth Orchestras of Los Angeles National Festival. Grogan was scheduled to appear at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and the Beethoven 2020 Festival in Vienna last summer prior to the virus outbreak. Recent work includes conducting at the Sydney Opera House, Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland, and in Bangkok and Singapore. Grogan serves as a Master Educator for the Yamaha Corporation of America and also on the Advisory Committees of the Midwest Clinic and Music for All. Following his passion for performing and helping to create new music for orchestras, he has collaborated with many composers such as Lowell Liebermann, Michael Colgrass, Eric Whitacre, Steven Stucky, and Scott McAllister–as well as soloists Richard Stolzman, Stefan Hoskuldsson, Julian Schwarz, and the Canadian Brass. Grogan worked in the studio and on several projects with violinist and composer Mark O’Connor. Grogan recorded O’Connor’s March of the Gypsy Fiddler with the Ahn Trio and New Jersey Youth Symphony on OMAC Records, which is played on classical music radio throughout the country. He previously served eleven seasons as Education and Community Engagement Conductor of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and as Conductor and Artistic Director of the NJSO Youth Orchestras, the InterSchool Orchestras of New York, and the New Jersey Youth Symphony. He was founding Artistic Director of two El Sistema inspired programs in New Jersey, CHAMPS and the Paterson Music Project. Grogan taught for over a decade at the University of Michigan, Ithaca College, and Baylor University. He is also the former Associate Director of Bands and Marching Band Director at the University of Michigan and Baylor University.