September 24, 2020: When we announced our shift to a virtual convention, the TMEA Executive Board declared its commitment to ensuring the path to All-State would remain a meaningful journey for all involved. In addition to developing a means for recorded auditions throughout our 33 Regions, the Executive Board is actively investigating an opportunity to host in-person rehearsals and performances of our 18 All-State ensembles in early June. We will communicate more details once they are finalized. Understand that our plans could be affected at any time, given our top priority remains the health and safety of all involved.
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.