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IMEA Biennial In-Service Conference and All-State Groups




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February 1-3, 2018
tentatively in Moscow, Idaho.

2018 All-State Inservice Conference

The 2018 IMEA All-State Inservice Conference will be held February 1-3, 2018 on the campus of the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

Auditions will open in the Spring of 2017



General Information

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Audition Instructions

Students:

  1. Prepare the required audition materials.
  2. Complete the Student Audition Form and give it to your teacher along with $5 for the audition fee.
  3. Record the audition materials. Each exercise should be saved in a separate file. Voice, wind, and percussion players will upload 4 files each. String players will upload 5 files each. They must be saved or converted to MP3 format. DO NOT state your name and school. DO NOT say the name of your solo. It will be entered on your registration form.
  4. Your teacher will register you on-line and will upload your auditions.

Teachers:

  1. Make sure the students have access to the audition materials.
  2. Collect the Student Audition Form from each student.
  3. Record the students' auditions. Each exercise should be saved in a separate file. Voice, wind, and percussion players will upload 4 files each. String players will upload 5 files each. They must be saved or converted to MP3 format. Files must be smaller that 2MB in size or you will get an error. See below for recording helps and hints.
  4. Register your students on the IMEA Web Site.
  5. You must be a member of NAfME/IMEA to log-in. You will log-in with your NAfME # and your last name.
  6. The first time you log-in you will need to update your contact information.
  7. Click on the "Add School" button to add all the schools you teach at that will have students auditioning for All-State.
  8. After you have added your schools, you are ready to start adding students by clicking on "Add Student"
  9. Use the Student Audition Form that the student filled out to complete the information requested. Please double check all information. If you place your student in the wrong category they will be disqualified.
  10. After you have added a student you can upload their audition files. Click on the speaker with the red X and follow the instructions. Be sure to listen to the file after it has been uploaded to make sure it's right.
  11. Continue adding students until they are all entered.
  12. When you are ready to pay the student fees, click on the "Pay Audition Fees" link in the lower right hand corner.
  13. Choose the school that you are paying the fees for, then click "Next."
  14. All of the students that have registered from that school will be shown. This will include band, choir, and orchestra students. Select the check box next to the names of all the students that you are paying for and click "Next."
  15. The Fee Payment page will show you all the names of the students that you are paying for. Please double check it for accuracy.
  16. The preferred method of payment is by credit or debit card through PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account.
  17. If you need to pay by check, print two copies. Keep one for your records and mail the other copy, with your check, to the address given on the form. When you are finished click "Cancel."
  18. To pay by credit/debit card, print one copy for your records then click the "Pay Now" button.
  19. You will be taken to the PayPal site. If you have a PayPal account, log-in and follow the payment instructions. If you do not have a PayPal account, click the "Don't have a PayPal account?" link and follow the payment instructions.
  20. NOTE: Many audition are incorrectly uploaded. Common problems are switched etudes, combined etudes, registering in the wrong category, introduction of the student, and missing files. Files uploaded incorrectly will not be fixed and will be disqualified from consideration. There just isn't enough time in the day to track down all the mistakes that could easily be fixed by directors taking the time to proof the uploads!

Recording Helps:

If you are total a novice at recording on your computer try to find someone around you that can help. Usually there will be student who will know what they are doing.

MP3 files should be recorded at the bit rate of 128kbps. Some programs call this the resolution. There should be a setting for it on your digital recorder or in the audio program that you record into.

A simple and free program that you can download to record with is Audacity. It works on both Mac and Windows, is easy to use, and is very versatile. Click on the link to go to the download page. The Audacity Tutorials are also very good for learning the basics of recording. You can find them HERE.

If you are on a Mac and want to use an external microphone, you will need a separate USB interface. One of the cheapest and easiest to use is the iMic by Griffin Technologies. Cost is between $30-$50 at most computer stores.

To convert a different file format to MP3 using iTunes:

  1. Start iTunes and open the Preferences
  2. Under General look for the Import Settings button
  3. Click on that and change the Import Using menu to MP3 Encoder. Make sure that you have "High Quality (160 kbps)" selected under "Setting". If you use the "Higher Quality (190 kbps)" setting, your file may be too large and will not import.
  4. Click OK to save the settings and exit back to iTunes
  5. Right click on the file you want to convert (or Control click on the Mac) and select Create MP3 Version
  6. Locate the new file and drag it to the desktop. It should have a .mp3 at the end of the file name. This is the file you want to upload for the audition.
  7. Contact Wayne Millett the Web Master if you are totally lost and need help.

Download the Audition Music in pdf format.
Soprano I Soprano II Alto I Alto II Tenor I Tenor II Bass I Bass II



Choir Audition Requirements

  1. Prepare the audition material listed here. The key is preparation. You may use a metronome to set tempo, but may not use it while playing. PLAY YOUR AUDITION AS CLOSE TO THE INDICATED METRONOME SPEEDS AS POSSIBLE. Points are deducted for going faster or slower than indicated.
  2. There is a $5.00 fee to audition. Pay this to your teacher. Each teacher will send in one check for all their students' auditions.
  3. Fill out the Student Audition Information Sheet and give it to your teacher.
  4. Record your auditions. Name and save the recordings to your hard drive. Each exercise must be recorded as a separate file.
  5. If you have any questions contact: David Burton
  6. All auditions must be completed and uploaded by the due date (Fall 2017).

Audition Exercises:

All exercises and the song are to be sung unaccompanied. The pitch should be given only once before each exercise. Each exercise should be recorded into a separate file.

  1. Sing following scale, ascending and descending, using the syllables "do re mi fa sol la ti do". Do not repeat the high "do" upon descending. You may take a breath, if needed. Sing the exercise with each note m.m. 100.

  2. Soprano I: F (first space treble staff)
    Soprano II: D (above middle C)
    Alto I: A (below middle C)
    Alto II: G (below middle C)
    Tenor I: Eb (third space bass staff)
    Tenor II: C (octave below middle C)
    Bass I: G (first line bass staff)
    Bass II: F (first space below bass staff)


  3. Sing following scale, ascending and descending, using the syllables "do re mi fa sol la ti do". Do not repeat the high "do" upon descending. You may take a breath, if needed. Sing the exercise with each note m.m. 100.

  4. Soprano I: A (second space treble staff)
    Soprano II: G (second line treble staff)
    Alto I: Eb (first line treble staff)
    Alto II: D (above middle C)
    Tenor I: G (fourth space bass staff)
    Tenor II: E (third space bass staff)
    Bass I: D (third line bass staff)
    Bass II: C (octave below middle C)


  5. Vocalize the scale pattern "8-5-3-1" using the word "I love to sing", each pitch at m.m. 120. At the end of the pattern, sing the exercise again 1/2 step higher. Repeat the exercise again another 1/2 step higher, etc. for a total of six renditions of the pattern. Do not vocalize the 1/2 step transition at the end of each pattern.

  6. Soprano: begin on C (third space)
    Alto: begin on G (second line)
    Tenor: begin on C (middle C)
    Bass: begin on G (fourth space bass staff)

  7. Sing unaccompanied the melody and word of "America the Beautiful" (Oh beautiful for spacious skies) first stanza only. Use the following keys at m.m.100.

  8. Soprano I & Tenor I: key of D (start on A)
    Soprano II & Tenor II: key of C (start on G)
    Alto I & Bass I: key of B (start on F#)
    Alto II & Bass II: key of A (start on E)


Download the Audition Music in pdf format.
Violin Viola Cello Double Bass Harp



String Audition Requirements

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRING APPLICANTS
  1. Prepare the audition material listed here. The key is preparation. You may use a metronome to set tempo, but may not use it while playing. PLAY YOUR AUDITION AS CLOSE TO THE INDICATED METRONOME SPEEDS AS POSSIBLE. Points are deducted for going faster or slower than indicated.
  2. There is a $5.00 fee to audition. Pay this to your teacher. Each teacher will send in one check for all their students' auditions.
  3. Fill out the Student Audition Information Sheet and give it to your teacher.
  4. Record your auditions. Name and save the recordings to your hard drive. Each exercise must be recorded as a separate file.
  5. If you have any questions contact: Samantha Sabrowsky
  6. All auditions must be completed and uploaded by the due date (Fall 2017).

STRING AUDITION MATERIALS

VIOLIN

Seventy-Five Melodious and Progressive Studies, Op. 36, Book 1 (Mazas, pub. G. Schirmer)

  1. Three-octave A Major scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur eight notes per bow. (Quarter note = 108) Listen to an example
  2. Three-octave A melodic minor scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, detaché. (Quarter note = 92) Listen to an example
  3. Exercise 26: Play from the beginning to the key change at the end of line 8. (Quarter note = 90) Listen to an example
  4. Exercise 18: Play 3 lines plus one measure (20 measures total). (Eighth note = 86) Listen to an example
  5. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

VIOLA

Etudes Speciales for the Viola, Op. 36, Book 1 (Mazas, pub. G. Schirmer)

  1. Three-octave D Major scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur eight notes per bow. (Quarter note = 108) Listen to an example
  2. Three-octave D melodic minor scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, detaché. (Quarter note = 92) Listen to an example
  3. Exercise 26: Play from the beginning to the key change in the middle of line 10. (Quarter note = 90) Listen to an example
  4. Exercise 18: Play the first 5 lines, until the key change (20 measures total). (Eighth note = 86) Listen to an example
  5. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

CELLO

Violoncello Method (Kummer, pub. G. Schirmer)

  1. Three-octave D Major scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur eight notes per bow. (Quarter note = 88) Listen to an example
  2. Three-octave E melodic minor scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, detaché. (Quarter note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Exercise 70, page 78: Play top part. (Quarter note = 72) Listen to an example
  4. Exercise 79, page 86: Play top part. (Eighth Note = 100) Listen to an example
  5. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

DOUBLE BASS

Double Bass Studies (Felipe Libon, public domain. IMSLP) Updated for 2015

  1. Two-octave F Major scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur four notes per bow. (Quarter note = 88) Listen to an example
  2. Two-octave E melodic minor scale: Play eighth notes ascending and descending, detaché bowing. (Quarter note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Exercise 1, Allegro, page 2. Measures 1 through 9. (Quarter note = 90) Listen to an example
  4. Exercise 12, Allegretto, page 14. Measure 1 through beat 1 of measure 14. (Quarter note = 80)Listen to an example
  5. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

HARP

Exercices et etudes pour la harpe, Op. 9 (Edmond Larivlere, public domain.) IMSLP

  1. No. 2, page 3. (Quarter note = 120)
  2. No. 14, page 7. (Quarter note = 85)
  3. No. 80, page 24. Measures 1 through 17. (Quarter note = 120)
  4. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

For questions or for more information, contact the orchestra chairman: TBD



Winds & Percussion Audition Requirements

  1. Prepare the audition material listed here. The key is preparation. You may use a metronome to set tempo, but may not use it while playing. PLAY YOUR AUDITION AS CLOSE TO THE INDICATED METRONOME SPEEDS AS POSSIBLE. Points are deducted for going faster or slower than indicated.
  2. There is a $5.00 fee to audition. Pay this to your teacher. Each teacher will send in one check for all their students' auditions.
  3. Fill out the Student Audition Information Sheet and give it to your teacher.
  4. Record your auditions. Name and save the recordings to your hard drive. Each exercise must be recorded as a separate file.
  5. If you have any questions contact: Aaron Marshall
  6. All auditions must be completed and uploaded by the due date (Fall 2017).

WIND & PERCUSSION AUDITION MATERIALS

Change for 2016! The solo in #4 in the materials listed below is optional. Students who wish to be considered for 1st chair or to play solos should perform the solo. The solo should be a piece of their choosing not to exceed 1 minute in length. The chosen piece should be relatively difficult for the student, but should demonstrate the student’s musical strengths. Pieces from each instrument’s solo repertoire are recommended. Remember, the piece given here is an example only. It may be used, but a piece of the students’ choosing is highly recommended.

Note that points will be deducted for not playing at indicated metronome speed.

WOODWINDS

Flute:

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low C to C4 using slurred sixteenth notes ascending and descending. (Quarter note = 72) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Flute -  Page 20: measures 1-18. (Dotted quarter note = 48) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Flute – Page 33: measures 1-25 and 43-52. (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  4. Example solo: Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in Eb Major Mvt. 1 Beginning to measure 53 (quarter note = approximately 88)

Oboe

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low C to High D (two octaves plus one step) using slurred sixteenth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 60) Listen to an example
  2. Barret Oboe Method, Kalmus Edition – Page 12 number 6 – First 16 measures (Quarter note = 80) Listen to an example
  3. Barret Oboe Method, Kalmus Edition – Page 6 number 7 (Quarter note = 80) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Paul Hindemith: Oboe Sonata Beginning to Rehearsal number 3

Clarinet

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low E to High E (E4) using legato tongued eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter Note = 144) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Clarinet - Page 18: measure 1 to the first note of measure 16. (Quarter Note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Clarinet - Page 9: measures 1-13. (Quarter note = 90) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo – Concerto for Clarinet – Mozart - First 20 measures of the clarinet part

Bass Clarinet

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low E to High C (C3) using legato tongued eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 100) Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Advanced Method for Clarinet Vol. I -  Page 32 Number 11 Bottom Part – First four lines plus the next note (Eighth note = 120) Listen to an example
  3. Rubank Advanced Method for Clarinet Vol. I - Page 49 – Last 21 measures (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Sonata in A Minor - Marcello -  Movement 1  - Allegro Section

Bassoon

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low Bb to High F using slurred eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Advanced Method Page 36 Number 21. Measures 17-34. (Quarter Note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Twenty Studies for Bassoon Page 11: measure 1 to the first note of measure 21. (Quarter Note = 80) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Concerto in Bb – Mozart - 3rd Movement  Beginning to measure 50

Saxophone

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low Bb to F3 using slurred sixteenth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 92) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Saxophone - Page 8 - Measures 1-21 (Eighth note = 92) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Saxophone - Page 9 - Measures 1-12 (Quarter note = 92) Listen to an example
  4. Example Alto Saxophone Solo: Concerto in Eb - Glazounov  - First Page

BRASS

Trumpet

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low G to High C (C3) using legato tongued eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Cornet or Trumpet – Page 8, measure 1-16 (with pickups) (Eighth Note = 95) Listen to an example
  3. Prelude et Ballade – Balay – Page 3 Top Five Lines (Quarter Note = 100) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo – Concerto in Eb - Hummel – First Page

French Horn

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low C to High G (top of the staff) using legato tongued quarter notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 132) Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Advanced Method for French Horn Vol. II - Page 52 Number 25 (Dotted-quarter note = 80) Listen to an example
  3. Rubank Advanced Method for French Horn Vol. II - Page 49 Number 17 (no D.C.) (Quarter Note = 88) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Concerto No. 3- Mozart -  Rehearsal Letter A to Letter C

Trombone

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low F to High Bb using legato tongued quarter notes at Quarter Note = 132 Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Trombone – Page 19 – Largo cantabile, measure 1 to 1st note of measure 14  (Dotted-quarter Note = 55) Listen to an example
  3. Bordner Book of Practical Studies #53 (Quarter Note = 100) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo:  Concert Piece #5 – Blazhevich – Rehearsal Number 18 to the end

Euphonium (Bass Clef)

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low F to High Bb using legato tongued eighth notes at Quarter Note = 120 Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 2 – measure 1 to the first note of measure 16 (no repeat)  (Quarter Note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 11- measures 1-16 (Quarter Note = 80) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Suite for Baritone - Haddad – Movement I – From the beginning to seven measures after E

Euphonium (Treble Clef)

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low G to High C using legato tongued eighth notes at Quarter Note = 120
  2. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 2 – measure 1 to the first notes of measure 16 (no repeat)  (Quarter Note = 72)
  3. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 11, measures 1-16 (Quarter Note = 80)
  4. Example Solo: Suite for Baritone - Haddad – Movement I – From the beginning to seven measures after E

Tuba

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low F to High Bb (above the staff) using legato tongued quarter notes at Quarter Note = 108 Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Supplementary Studies Eb or BBb Bass, by R. M. Endresen, page 16, No. 30, measures 1-16. (Quarter Note = 80) Listen to an example
  3. Rubank Supplementary Studies Eb or BBb Bass, by R. M. Endresen, page 16, No. 29, complete. (Quarter Note = 92) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo – Sea Dreams – Barbara York – Movement 3: Measures 1-46. Available from Cimarron Music

Percussion

  1. Snare Drum – Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley – Page 8 Number 7 Listen to an example
  2. Timpani - Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley – Page 13 Number 4 Listen to an example
  3. Keyboards - Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley – Page 20 Number 4 Listen to an example
  4. Suggested Solo: (Choose 1 minute of a solo on your strongest percussion instrument)

For questions or more information, contact the band chairman: TBD



Jazz Band Audition Requirements

  1. Prepare the audition material listed here. The key is preparation. You may use a metronome to set tempo, but may not use it while playing. PLAY YOUR AUDITION AS CLOSE TO THE INDICATED METRONOME SPEEDS AS POSSIBLE. Points are deducted for going faster or slower than indicated.
  2. There is a $5.00 fee to audition. Pay this to your teacher. Each teacher will send in one check for all their students' auditions.
  3. Fill out the Student Audition Information Sheet and give it to your teacher.
  4. Trumpet and trombone players can audition for either the lead part or the section part. You only need to submit one audition. Those auditioning for lead chairs will be considered for section parts, but those auditioning for section parts will not be considered for lead parts.
  5. Record your auditions. Name and save the recordings to your hard drive. Each exercise must be recorded as a separate file.
  6. If you have any questions contact: Quentin DeWitt
  7. All auditions must be completed and uploaded by the due date (Fall 2017)

JAZZ BAND AUDITION MATERIALS

One of the exercises has a play-along track for an improvised solo. Please make sure that the track can be hear behind you on the recording. To download the mp3 file to your computer, Right-click on Windows and Control-Click on Mac

Note that points will be deducted for not playing at indicated metronome speed.

Alto Sax:

  1. Track #1 - Swing Etude (Quarter note = 150)
  2. Track #2 - Funk Etude (Quarter note = 112)
  3. Track #3 - Chromatic Scale (Quarter note = 120) Play a chormatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note = 120 from Low Bb to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Track #4 - Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the Play-Along Track (Updated 9/6/16).

Tenor Sax

  1. Track #1 - Swing Etude (Quarter note = 150)
  2. Track #2 - Funk Etude (Quarter note = 112)
  3. Track #3 - Chromatic Scale (Quarter note = 120) Play a chormatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note = 120 from Low Bb to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Track #4 - Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the Play-Along Track (Updated 9/6/16).

Bari Sax

  1. Track #1 - Swing Etude (Quarter note = 150)
  2. Track #2 - Funk Etude (Quarter note = 112)
  3. Track #3 - Chromatic Scale (Quarter note = 120) Play a chormatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note = 120 from Low A to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Track #4 - Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the Play-Along Track (Updated 9/6/16).

Lead Trumpet

    Those auditioning for lead chairs will be considered for section parts, but those auditioning for section parts will not be considered for lead parts

  1. Track #1 - Swing Etude (Quarter note = 150)
  2. Track #2 - Funk Etude (Quarter note = 112)
  3. Track #3 - Chromatic Scale (Quarter note = 120) Play a chormatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note = 120 from Low G to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Track #4 - Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the Play-Along Track (Updated 9/6/16).

Trumpet Section

    Those auditioning for lead chairs will be considered for section parts, but those auditioning for section parts will not be considered for lead parts

  1. Track #1 - Swing Etude (Quarter note = 150)
  2. Track #2 - Funk Etude (Quarter note = 112)
  3. Track #3 - Chromatic Scale (Quarter note = 120) Play a chormatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note = 120 from Low G to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Track #4 - Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the Play-Along Track (Updated 9/6/16).

Lead Trombone

    Those auditioning for lead chairs will be considered for section parts, but those auditioning for section parts will not be considered for lead parts

  1. Track #1 - Swing Etude (Quarter note = 150)
  2. Track #2 - Funk Etude (Quarter note = 112)
  3. Track #3 - Chromatic Scale (Quarter note = 120) Play a chormatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note = 120 from Low F to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Track #4 - Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the Play-Along Track (Updated 9/6/16).

Trombone Section

    Those auditioning for lead chairs will be considered for section parts, but those auditioning for section parts will not be considered for lead parts

  1. Track #1 - Swing Etude (Quarter note = 150)
  2. Track #2 - Funk Etude (Quarter note = 112)
  3. Track #3 - Chromatic Scale (Quarter note = 120) Play a chormatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note = 120 from Low F to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Track #4 - Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the Play-Along Track (Updated 9/6/16).

Bass Trombone

  1. Track #1 - Swing Etude (Quarter note = 150)
  2. Track #2 - Funk Etude (Quarter note = 112)
  3. Track #3 - Chromatic Scale (Quarter note = 120) Play a chormatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note = 120 from Low F to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Track #4 - Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the Play-Along Track (Updated 9/6/16).

Piano

  1. Track #1 - Swing Etude (Quarter note = 120)
  2. Track #2 - Bossa Nova Etude (Quarter note = 110)
  3. Track #3 - Comping and Improvised Solo. Play four times through the blues Play-Along Track (Updated 9/6/16). Comp the chord changes for the first two choruses and improvise a solo over the third and fourth chorus.

Guitar

  1. Track #1 - Swing Etude (Quarter note = 150)
  2. Track #2 - Bossa Nova Etude (Qarter note = 120)
  3. Track #3 - Comping and Improviused Solo. Play four times through the blues Play-Along Track (Updated 9/6/16). Comp the chord changes for the first two choruses and improvise a solo over the third and fourth chorus.

Bass

  1. Track #1 - Swing Etude (Quarter note = 150) On upright bass, if you have one.
  2. Track #2 - Funk Etude (Quarter note = 92) On bass guitar, if you have one.
  3. Track #3 - Walking Bass and Improvised Solo. Play four times through the blues Play-Along Track (Updated 9/6/16). Walk a bass line on the chord changes for the first two choruses and improvise a solo over the third and fourth chorus.

Drum Set

  1. Track #1 - Swing Etude (Quarter note = 150)
  2. Track #2 - Samba Etude (Quarter note = 116)
  3. Track #3 - Swing Time (Quarter note = 220) Play 16 measures of fast swing (quarter note = 220), alternating four measures of time and four measures of soloing.
  4. Track #4 - Funk Time (Quarter note = 108). Play 16 measures of funk/rock (quarter note = 108), alternating four measures of time and four measures of soloing.

For questions or more information, contact the Jazz Band chairman, Quentin DeWitt


Application for Performing Groups

More information will be posted ast it becomes available.

If you have questions or need more information, contact Ron Curtis, IMEA Past-President.




Frequently asked questions about the In-Service Conference Registration

Q:   Can I register for the In-Service Conference online?
A:   Yes! Online Pre-Registration is done through the Washington MEA site. Go to WMEA.org to register.

Q:   Can I pay my registration fee with a credit card?
A:   Credit cards will be accepted. (You may also send a school or personal check. Purchase orders will NOT be accepted!)

Q:   I don't teach high school and I don't have students in All-State. Can I come at a reduced fee?
A:   IMEA/NAfME represents all levels and all areas of music education; consequently, the full fee is expected of all active music educators, regardless of their area or level of instruction. The In-Service Conference and the Idaho High School All-State are two separate events that are held at the same time. The sessions and concert hours at the In-Service are designed to address every teaching level and area.

Q:   How do I join IMEA/NAfME?
A:   You can join NAfME/IMEA by accessing the national web site at: www.nafme.org. (High school instructors need to remember to keep their membership current in order for their students to be eligible for All-State and the State Solo Contest.)

Q:   What does my registration includ?
A:   All registrations (with the exception of the FREE retired category) include 1 banquet ticket and entrance to all clinics, concert hours, exhibits and both GALA Concerts. Extra banquet tickets and extra GALA Concert tickets are available on the registration form. A limited number of banquet tickets will be available on-site.

The fine print ...
  • IMEA will accept NAfME membership cards for Conference Registration that are current through November 19, 2016. Members without a current valid membership will be notified by email and must renew at the time they register at the In-Service Conference or prior to the Conference.
  • If a member claims to have paid NAfME, but has not yet received a valid membership card, it shall be the responsibility of the IMEA Secretary to immediately check with the NAfME director of membership and finance. If membership is verified by NAfME, admission will be assured; if membership is not verified, the member must make membership payment at the registration site and a stop-pay at NAfME will be issued.


IMEA Idaho All-State Student Registration

Please read these instructions carefully and follow the checklist to ensure that your students are properly registered for All-State. Failure to do so can prevent your student’s participation in the All-State Groups.



IMEA In-Service Conference Registration Information

Registration Instructions