All-State Jazz

All-State Jazz Audition Policies and Procedures

Click here for a PDF version of the Jazz Audition Policies and Procedures (Revised 2022)

2024-2025 TMEA All-State Jazz Audition Material

Audition packets will be available for purchase here on 5/15/2024 at 12:00 AM.

More information and MIDI practice files of the jazz etudes can be found on the Texas Jazz Educators Association website.

Video Performance Guides

Tenor Trombone
Bass Trombone
Jazz Piano
Jazz Bass
Jazz Guitar

Jazz Audition Material Errata

This page is the official location for posting of TMEA jazz audition material errata.


  • C Minor Blues (Region)
    • m8: (m4 of the blues chorus) should be the following (posted 5/16/2023):
      • Eb: A7alt
      • Bb: D7alt
      • Bass Clef: C7alt
      • Concert: C7alt


  • No errata at this time.


  • Etude Three
    • The All-State cut mark is beat one of measure 24. (posted 8/18/2023)

Tenor Trombone

  • Etude One
    • m4: Beat 3 should be an F# (not F natural) (posted 5/30/2023)

Bass Trombone

  • No errata at this time.


  • Etude Three (The Entertainer)
    • A new play-along track has been provided that has clicks during the drum solo in measures 34-41. Students have the choice to use either play-along track (clicks or no clicks) during recording for Area. (posted 8/18/2023)

Jazz Guitar

  • Etude Two
    • m7: The first chord of the measure is an Ebmi7(b5) (not Emi7(b5)) (posted 7/20/2023)
  • Etude Three
    • m21: The second note up from the bottom of the chord should be an F# (not F natural) (posted 7/20/2023)


  • Etude Two
    • Tempo note should say “Straight 8th/Straight 16th Ballad” (posted 7/20/2023)
  • Etude Three
    • m8: Beat 2 and the and of 4 should be an B natural (not B flat) (posted 7/20/2023)
    • m14: Beat 1 should be marked E natural (not E flat) (posted 8/29/2023)
    • m26: The and of 1 and the and of 4 should be G flat (not G natural) (posted 7/20/2023)


  • Etude One
    • m30-31: Because of hands crossing, take out the top notes in the left-hand voicings (do not play the G, G, E, and F in the left hand) (posted 7/20/2023)
    • m32: Because of hands crossing, take out the top note in the left-hand voicing on beat one (do not play the C in the left hand) (posted 7/20/2023)
  • Etude Two
    • m4: The F# in the middle of the right-hand voicings on the second triplet of beat three and on beat four should be F natural. (posted 7/20/2023)
  • Etude Three
    • m1-8: The left hand should be down an octave (posted 7/20/2023)

Area Auditions

Area recordings will be adjudicated Saturday, November 11 (Trumpet and Trombone Pre-Area), and Sunday, November 12 (Area).

Results for directors/sponsors are available through the audition entry pages (TMEA membership required) immediately after the auditions have finished each day. They are intended for the private use of directors/sponsors and their students. These results are not public and are subject to appeals for 72 hours.

Final public audition results will be available on the All-State Audition Results page at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 14.

TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble Instrumentation

Instrument Jazz Ensemble I Jazz Ensemble II
Alto Saxophone 2 2
Tenor Saxophone 2 2
Baritone Saxophone 1 1
Trumpet 5 5
Tenor Trombone 3 3
Bass Trombone 2 2
Drums 2 2
Jazz Guitar 1 1
Bass Guitar 1 1
Piano 1 1