All-State Festival

News & Updates Ensembles

The All-State Festival 2021 will be a virtual event this coming year! Please, visit this page for more updates on audition information, registration, and more! If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate Ensemble Chairperson. Their contact can be found on the corresponding ensemble chair page.

Jazz Band


Ensemble Materials Available
Middle School Choir TBA
Middle School Band TBA
Middle School Mariachi TBA
High School Choir AVAILABLE!
High School Band AVAILABLE!
High School Jazz Band AVAILABLE!
High School Orchestra AVAILABLE!
High School Mariachi TBA
High School Guitar AVAILABLE!

A New Ensemble!

NMEA is happy to announce a new ensemble to the All-State Festival: Guitar! High School students who play guitar and participate in a guitar class in their school may audition for this ensemble. Please, visit the Guitar page for more information!

What does a virtual All-State look like?

Students will still prepare audition materials and submit a pre-recorded audition that will be scored by a judge. Middle School participants will still undergo a nomination process. Results will be released prior to the event. Each ensemble will be performing at least one piece virtually and also participate in clinics and master classes with a guest clinician. 

If you are unsure of your student’s eligibility to participate in All-State, please contact the appropriate chairperson for the ensemble your student wishes to participate in.

Future Dates

  • April 8-10, 2021 – VIRTUAL
  • April 2022 – Las Vegas, NV
  • April 2023 – TBA