2019-20 Alternate Auditions

2019 East Central Kansas District Orchestra Audition Procedures for Students selected to National Ensembles

Students will record BOTH scales and ALL excerpts (Year 2 rotation of KMEA Orchestra literature). Students will have one opportunity, i.e. "one take," on the excerpts so as to limit the applicant's chances of multiple takes on the excerpts.

These recordings will be done at Blue Valley NORTH High School on Monday, November 4, 2019, beginning at 7:00 PM. This date and time are also posted on the ECKMEA website and it has been communicated to all ECKMEA orchestra directors via email.

Recordings of National Ensemble members will be played for the instrument judges the day of District Auditions (November 9, 2019) so as to maintain consistency in judging. Recordings will be judged using the same rubric as live auditions and will ONLY include the same excerpts that will be played by the live audition students (i.e. the orchestra chair will edit the student's performance so that ONLY the required materials are presented).

EVERY PRECAUTION WILL BE TAKEN TO ENSURE THE VALIDITY AND FAIRNESS OF THE AUDITION PROCESSES.

This recorded audition option is only offered to students selected to perform in a NAfME National Ensemble due to the fact that KMEA and NAfME are affiliated organizations. All other students will be required to attend live auditions.

Questions about these procedures can be directed to the orchestra chairperson, Anna Cook.

Anna Cook
Shawnee Mission North HS
7401 Johnson Drive
Overland Park, KS 66202
w: 785-393-0451