The Nevada Music Educators Association is excited to announce the addition of guitar to the All-State Festival! The Guitar All-State ensemble is for high school students only. Students who play guitar will be able to audition for this new ensemble for the Virtual All-State Festival 2021! 


Congrats to the students who auditioned for our first ever All-State High School Guitar! Please, complete the forms below and communicate with your director. To pay for the participation fee, follow the link when completing the Student Form. If you student’s school/director is paying the participation fee, they will use the link below. We look forward to hearing your performance in April! 


Deadlines to know: 

    • All-State Student and Director forms DUE March 5th
    • All-State Participation Fee of $30 DUE March 5th, late fee applied after


Brian Levanger –

Guest Conductor

Chuck Hulihan, has enjoyed a career as a guitarist, educator, conductor, narrator, arts administrator, and as a classical music radio host. He is the Director of the Guitar Foundation of America’s Guitar Orchestras and Youth Guitar Summit. He serves as Western Division Representative for the National Association for Music Education’s Innovations Council, as ex-officio Guitar Chair for the Arizona Music Educators Association, and as an active board member of the Grand Canyon and Phoenix Guitar Societies. His work is highlighted by collaborations with composers whom have written new works for guitar ensemble including Mark Houghton, Rex Willis, Jan Bartlema, Adrian Andrei, Frank Wallace, Andrew York, Vito Nicola Paradiso, Francisco Munoz, and Aramis Silvereke. He is one of the most active guest conductors for guitar ensemble in the US, including recent performances with Florida, Virginia, and New Mexico All-State ensembles. Since 1999 he has directed the guitar program at Glendale Community College. In 2021 and 2022 he will serve as conductor for the NAfME All-National Honor Guitar Ensemble.



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