January 19, 2021: TMEA Executive Board has made the difficult decision not to host an in-person TMEA All-State performance event this year. With a commitment to follow continued health and safety protocols for all involved, the scale of a TMEA All-State event involving several ensembles would not be possible. This unanimous decision was based on thoughtful investigation and considerable deliberation.
TMEA sponsors the Texas All-State audition process to promote students’ dedication to their musical knowledge and skill and to encourage educators to support their students in this development. Beginning each fall, over 70,000 high school students across the state audition in their TMEA Region. Individuals perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. A select group of musicians advances to compete against musicians from other Regions in their TMEA Area. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in one of 18 Texas All-State ensembles sponsored by the Band, Orchestra, and Vocal Divisions.
For Jazz Ensemble information go to All-State Band. For Mariachi Ensemble go to All-State Orchestra.