Membership Requirement
For a student to participate in KMEA honor groups the sponsoring teacher must be an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association.

High School Orchestra

2023-24

Mini-Convention Schedule
8:15 - Registration
9:00 - Rehearsal - Scott Auditorium
10:30 - Break
10:45 - Rehearsal - Scott Auditorium
12:30 - Lunch - Bicknell Lobby
1:15 - Rehearsal - Miller Auditorium
2:15 - Change for Concert
3:00 - Rehearsal - Rehearsal Room
4:00 - Break
4:15 - Return to Rehearsal Room
4:30 - Concert begins - 2nd on stage
Clinician
Canes Nicolas

Important Dates
Oct. 26 - Audition Upload Deadline - $5 audition fee per completed audition
Nov. 2 - Judging ends
Dec. 2 - Clinic & Concert @ Pittsburg State University, Bicknell Center - $15 participation fee per selected student

Audition Registration
Each school will be a member of the KSHSAA or a KSHSAA Approved School and be in good standing with the organization. Auditions for SEKMEA High School Orchestra are submitted by directors via the Festival Scores audition management system. Directors should watch this short FS tutorial video.

Audition Event Tag
Directors will need to activate the following tag in their Festival Scores account:
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Judging
Participating directors are expected to assist with judging. Update your director profile in Festival Scores with your areas of expertise. This will help identify directors for judging each section, which will be assigned by the chair.

Audition Media Files
Each audition will consist of audio files saved in mp3 format. For an audition to be completed you must have all audio files for each student uploaded by the deadline. If you only have a portion of the uploading done by the deadline for an individual student, that submission will not be accepted by the system. Make sure the correct files are uploaded to each slot.

Violin1
  • mp3 file 1: A Major Scale
  • mp3 file 2: Passacaille: m. 81 (J) to end
  • mp3 file 3: Serenade for Strings: m. 5-12 (higher octave), m. 52-63, m. 97-115(higher octave)
Violin 2
  • mp3 file 1: A Major Scale
  • mp3 file 2: Passacaille: m. 65 (H) to downbeat of m. 81 (J)
  • mp3 file 3: Serenade for Strings: m. 52-63, m. 100-124
Viola
  • mp3 file 1: A Major Scale
  • mp3 file 2: Passacaille: m. 79 to end
  • mp3 file 3: Serenade for Strings: m. 13-30, m. 76-91, m. 100-115
Cello
  • mp3 file 1: A Major Scale
  • mp3 file 2: Passacaille: m. 81 (J) to end
  • mp3 file 3: Serenade for Strings: m. 76-91, m. 100-115, m. 174-186 (downbeat)
Bass
  • mp3 file 1: A Major Scale
  • mp3 file 2: Passacaille: m. 81 (J) to end
  • mp3 file 3: Serenade for Strings: m. 18-30, m. 60-73, 174-186 (downbeat)
Fees
Use the SEKMEA Invoice Generator to create your fee invoices. An invoice print-out must be included with each payment. Make checks payable to Southeast KMEA.

Audition Excerpts

Violin 1
A Major Scale
Passacaille: m. 81 (J) to end
Serenade: m. 5-12 (upper octave), m. 52-63, m. 97-115 (upper octave)

Violin 2
A Major Scale
Passacaille: m. 65 (H) to downbeat of m. 81 (J)
Serenade: m. 52-63, m.100-124

Viola
A Major Scale
Passacaille: m. 79 to end
Serenade: m. 13-30, m. 76-91, m. 100-115

Cello
A Major Scale
Passacaille: m. 81 (J) to end
Serenade: m. 76-91, m. 100-115, m. 174-186 (downbeat)

Bass
A Major Scale
Passacaille: m. 81 (J) to end
Serenade for Strings: m. 18-30, m. 60-73, m. 174-186 (downbeat)
Performance Repertoire

Wai-o, Wai-o
Haitian folk tune, arr. John Jost

Serenade for Strings (Finale)
Tchaikovsky, arr. Richard Meyer

I'll Be Home for Christmas
Walter Kent, arr. Erik Morales

Passacaille, HWV 399
G.F. Handel, trans. by Abolin
 
Chairperson
Amelia Markley
Riverton HS
6860 SE Hwy 66
Riverton, KS 66770
w: 620-848-3386
Important Dates - HS Orchestra
Oct. 26, 2023 - Thu
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Orchestra
Late entries will not be accepted
$5 audition fee per completed audition
Dec. 2, 2023 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Pittsburg State University, Bicknell Center
$15 participation fee per selected student

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