86th MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference

“A Drop In The Bucket: The Ripple Effect Of Missouri Music Education”

January 22-27, 2024
Tan-Tar-A Conference Center

Mmea all-state | “the collective”


Wednesday, January 24, 2024
8:00pm – Paradise Ballrooms

  audition information

*Audition submissions:  The audition window will be open from October 1, 2023 through November 17, 2023.

*The audition window is now closed.



A complete audition will include all of the following:

  1. An original composition. 
    1. This can be a performance of a full piece, an original beat, an improvised or composed solo, or anything else that is original and displays your technical abilities, musicianship, and creativity in your chosen style(s).
  2. An original creation based on the provided chord progression/audio file.
    1. Several versions of a short audio file are available for you to add to or manipulate. You may choose to use any version of the available files or are welcome to use only the provided chord progression. 
    2. Vocalists can choose to create lyrics to sing or can create a melody using a neutral syllable (like ah). MCs should create lyrics.
    3. Producers/beatmakers can choose to add to the recording or are welcome to sample the recording.



All auditions will be evaluated by three out-of-state artists.

One of the evaluators will be the clinician for the ensemble and the other two will be determined once all auditions have been submitted. This ensures that the committee includes individuals with the appropriate expertise to evaluate the submissions. 



If you have any questions about the audition process please contact:

*Auditions for “The Collective” have been extended through November 17.