Invited All-State Soloists

TMEA welcomes applications for a soloist who will perform with the All-State Tenor-Bass Choir and a soloist who will perform with the All-State Mixed Choir. Applicants must be current Active members in TMEA and reside in Texas. Read the following to be informed and to understand all requirements before applying (button at the bottom of the page).

Tenor-Bass Choir Mezzo-Soprano Soloist

An adult mezzo-soprano soloist will perform the Alto Rhapsody.

Audition material: Along with the online application, soloists will submit a recording of themselves singing the solo with accompaniment, beginning at measure 113 and finishes at measure 136.

Piano recording: Download this MP3 to utilize in your recording.

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Friday, Feb. 11
1:00–1:45 pm: Orchestra and Soloist (CC 205)
2:00–3:30 pm: Orchestra, Choir, and Soloist (CC 205)
Saturday, Feb. 12
9:30 am–10:30 am: Stars at Night Ballroom
4:30 pm: Warm up in CC 301
5:30 pm: Performance in Stars at Night Ballroom

Mixed Choir Tenor Soloist

An adult tenor soloist will perform The Chariot Jubilee.

Audition material: Along with the online application, soloists will submit a recording of themselves singing the entire solo with accompaniment, beginning at measure 41 and finishing at measure 192.

Piano recording: Download this MP3 to utilize in your recording.

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule
Friday, Feb. 11
2:00–3:30 pm: Choir and Soloist (CC 301)

Saturday, Feb 12
8:00–9:30 am: Stars at Night Ballroom
11:30 a.m.: Warm up in CC 301
12:30 pm: Performance in Stars at Night Ballroom

Entry Requirements

  • The soloist must be an Active member of TMEA.
  • The soloist must reside in Texas.
  • Application and recording must be submitted online by November 17, 2021.
    • Uploading the recording will take time. Start the application process before 11 pm. 
    • A vocal bio/resume must be included within the online application.

Recording Requirements

  • There should be no verbal identification of the applicant on the recording.
  • Acceptable recording formats for upload:
    • Preferred format: mp3; Sample rate: 48000 Hz; Stereo; Bitrate: 256 kbps, constant
    • m4a (AAC-LC); Sample rate: 48000 Hz; Stereo; Bitrate: 256 kbps, constant
    • WAV (Uncompressed); Sample rate: 44,100 Hz; Stereo; 16-Bit (required)
  • Recordings will not be returned.

Application

  • Applicants will be reviewed by a committee of choir directors who are selected by the TMEA State Vocal Chair.
  • This is a blind review process; only the State Vocal Chair knows the identity of the applicants.
  • The top 3 applicants selected by the committee will be submitted to the All-State Clinician/Conductor for the final selection.
  • All applicants will be informed of the soloist selected via TMEA website posting by December 15, 2021.
  • The selected applicant must understand and acknowledge that TMEA will assume no financial responsibility or obligation for travel, lodging, or per diem for the convention in San Antonio, TX. No stipend or honorarium will be granted for this service The selected soloist’s bio/resume will be printed in the concert program.
  • The online application form must be printed and include the signature of the applicant and the date submitted.
  • The printed application form must be submitted digitally by uploading during the application process.
  • Online Application Deadline: November 17, 2021

(Start a new entry or complete a previous application)

Need Help?

If you have any questions or concerns about invited soloists, please email the TMEA State Vocal Chair.