2021 Region Orchestra Applications are OPEN online!
OMEA continues the use of online applications for the 2021 Region Orchestras/2022 All-State Orchestra. You will need the following items to apply:
- Student and parent e-mail addresses.
- Digital recordings of required scales/etudes/excerpts (as listed below)
- Your director’s contact information
- Your director’s 9-digit NAfME identification number
- A credit card for the $15 application fee (paid to Acceptd)
Visit the Acceptd page to learn more and start your application.
Eligibility (from OMEA Rules and Regulations)
- Students must be in grade 8, 9, 10, 11 to apply
- Students must be enrolled in their school ensemble*
- Student’s school ensemble teacher must be an NAfME member with OMEA affiliation
- Students must participate in all rehearsals and performance of the Southwest Region Orchestra
*If the student is homeschooled, their private teacher must be an OMEA member.
Application and audition material available.
Deadline for all applications to be submitted. Please carefully note the specific etude and performance requirements.
Notification of results to applicants and directors.
AUDITION EXCERPTS: BY INSTRUMENT
Use the links below to prepare for SWRO 2020 auditions. Please download the ETUDE and EXCERPT, make note of the required scales and arpeggios.
When creating your recording, remember to include all the the following items:
Two scales and arpeggios as noted by instrument.
Recording & Submission Instructions
In total, students will upload THREE files: 1) scales, 2) etude, 3) excerpt
At the beginning of each recording, the student must announce their full name and scale/piece title. Recordings must be continuous and cannot be enhanced or edited in any way.
Label your files as follows: “OMEA20_21_LastnameFirstname_Type” (type = scales, etude, excerpt).
After You Apply
Results will be listed on the results page and students will be emailed regarding their acceptance.
You will then be asked to submit the $50 participation fee and fill out an emergency medical form.
Students who qualify for All-State Orchestra will be required to participate in live seating auditions in order to determine leadership positions in SWRO. These will take place before the first rehearsal, starting at 5:30pm. Auditions will be based on contrasting excerpts from the repertoire to be announced. Information will be sent to qualifiers and their teachers once All-State results are announced in August.
For questions, please contact:
Katie Harford, OMEA SW Region Chair