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 25-28, 2023, 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 3, 2022. 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. Students will not be allowed to register without a teacher already on-site. Teachers must check-in before students will be permitted to go through the registration process. 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 3 of scales and orchestral excerpts. In addition, practice recordings of the audition material 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. Go to Excerpts
HARPIST & PIANIST NEEDED – AUDITION INFORMATION HERE:
All auditionees will need to upload an unedited live video of you playing your audition. You will upload your audition video through the 2023 Missouri Harp & Piano Audition Form. There are more upload instructions within the form. YOUR AUDITION MUST BE UPLOADED BY 11:59 PM ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2022 IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE MISSOURI ASO.