TMEA All State Information


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What is the All State Choir?

Each fall, over 70,000 Texas high school students begin the All-State audition process. 1,810 are ultimately selected to rehearse and perform during the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention in one of 18 Texas All-State ensembles, including four choirs: Mixed Choir, Treble Choir, Tenor-Bass Choir, Small School Mixed Choir. This is achieved through a four round audition process.

What is the process?

There are four auditions in the All-State process. Students will learn 3-4 choir pieces per audition for their specific voice part.

District: All academically eligible students enrolled in choir are eligible for this audition. They must pass the THS choir benchmarks.

Region: 72 Treble students per section and 50 Tenor Bass students per section will advance to the second round of auditions. This round will determine the region Treble and Mixed choir participants.

Pre-Area: The top 15-20 chairs in each section of the All-Region Mixed Choir advance to the Pre-Area audition. This audition will also have a sightreading portion.

Area; The top 5 singers from each section represent our Region at the Area auditions. This audition determines their participation in the All State Choir at the Texas Music Educators' Convention in San Antonio.

Highlights from the 2021 Region Concert

Region Choir Preview

What do I need?

Music: Students need to purchase their own music. They can buy it for each audition or they can buy a packet with all of the pieces. I will have pdfs available while you wait on your order. You do need real music for the audition. Music is approximately $10 per audition or $30 for the entire packet. You can purchase it from JW Pepper,, AMC Music or The Music Rack

Rehearsal tracks: I have the rehearsal tracks in a google folder that students may download or stream on their devices. I can also make a cd if that is the best way for students to rehearse. We will have a district workshop on August 20th (see below) and after school rehearsals. They are open to all choir students. They are also in the Google Classroom.

Rehearsal Tracks

Click for more information on the TMEA process

This will take you to my All State Audition page

Summer Camps

University of North Texas July 6 - 9

Baylor Camp July 5th - 9th

Texas State July 4th - 7th

UT Arlington July 27th - 30th

TCU July 10 - 13 or July 13th - 16th

SHSU July 17th - 20th

SFA: July 13th - 16th

University of Mary Hardin Baylor: July 11th - 13th

Lamar University: July 17th - 20th

UTSA: June 27th - 30th

TWU: July 28th–30th

Texas Tech: June 21st - 25th

HBU: July 5th - 8th

TISD District Camp August 20th at THS. (See below)

THS District Camp

Join the TMEA Google Classroom

The TMEA google classroom will have the track recordings, information, benchmarks and more. Join the TMEA Google Classrom code rje6l5c or click the link below

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