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Below are the requirements and application for college/university concert band and/or jazz ensemble to perform during the annual clinic/convention. Applications and recordings must be submitted online by 11:59 pm (CT), May 1.


  1. The director must be a current Active member of TMEA.
  2. The performing ensemble must be a college or university concert band or jazz ensemble.
  3. Previously invited ensembles will not be eligible to apply for three years after their performance at the TMEA convention.

Entry Requirements

  1. Applications and recordings must be submitted online by 11:59 pm (CT), May 1.
    Uploading recordings will take time. Start the application process before 8 pm, May 1st.
  2. The printed application must include the signature of the director stating that if selected, the ensemble will participate.

Recording Requirements

  1. All recordings must be from live concerts from the current school year.
    Jazz ensemble applications should contain examples of different jazz styles.
  2. Titles, composers, arrangers, length of tracks and dates of the performances will be submitted online.
  3. Up to 5 recorded tracks will be uploaded to TMEA through the online application process.
  4. The total combined length of all recordings must be a minimum of 20 minutes with a maximum of 40 minutes.
  5. Acceptable recording formats for upload:
    • WAV (Uncompressed); Sample rate: 48000 Hz; Stereo; 16-Bit (required)
    • m4a (AAC-LC); Sample rate: 48000 Hz; Stereo; Bitrate: 256 kbps, constant
    • mp3; Sample rate: 48000 Hz; Stereo; Bitrate: 256 kbps, constant
  6. The recordings must be of students only. No guest artists can appear on the submitted recording.
  7. There can be no speaking of any kind on the recording.


  1. The TMEA Band Division Vice-President is responsible for selecting the invited college/university ensembles.
  2. All applicants and invited ensembles will be notified by or before May 15.


  1. Online application process will open March 1.
  2. The online application form must be printed and include the signature of the director.
    a) Include a letter of request for your ensemble to perform must be included.
    b) Include two recent concert programs.
  3. Print and sign the application then digitally upload the form, letter, and concert program in a single PDF to TMEA on the website application.
  4. Deadline to complete the application process including the signed application and audio uploads is 11:59 pm (CT), May 1, 2020.

For more information contact: TMEA Band Division Vice-President -

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