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! 

Upon further review of NMEA’s policy on the requirement of proof of COVID-19 vaccination status, the board has made the decision to keep our current policy in place.  This requires that all participants involved in All-State to be fully vaccinated by March 1st for participation in the 2022 Nevada All-State conference with no exemptions granted.  Due to our inability to predict how the pandemic will progress during the coming months, as well as our inability to guarantee testing availability and results, we believe that this is the safest way to provide an in-person event to which participants will be traveling from across the state of Nevada.  The Nevada Music Educators Association has adopted this policy on mandatory vaccination to safeguard the health of our students and members from the hazard of COVID-19. 

Audition materials

Audition Paperwork

Deadlines to know: 

  • Audition registration ends FRIDAY, JANUARY 21
  • Students must have had their first COVID vaccine dose by their audition
  • Students must be fully vaccinated by March 1, 2022

NMEA Vaccination Statement



Brian Levanger

Guest Conductor

Welcome back Chuck Hulihan!

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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