Auditions & Competitions

Auditions for High School Students

2021 All-State Gallery

Congratulations to our 2021 Texas All-State musicians! View images of our incredible All-Staters who persevered through so much this year to gain this recognition.

The All-State audition process begins throughout the state in each of the TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to TMEA Area competitions and from there the highest-ranking qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals during the annual state TMEA Clinic/Convention, and their performances before thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close.

January 19, 2020: The TMEA Executive Board has made the difficult decision not to host an in-person TMEA All-State performance event this year. 

For Jazz Ensemble information go to All-State Band. For Mariachi Ensemble go to All-State Orchestra.

Auditions for Middle School Students

Each TMEA Region hosts contests in which individual middle school students can audition for the opportunity to rehearse together and perform in a Region band, orchestra, or choir. Regions create their own rules and audition materials for these events. Check eligibility here.