North East Region Orchestra

If you are interested in getting experience playing in a full symphony orchestra setting, performing top notch musical literature, and working with some of the finest conductors and high school musicians in the state, then the Northeast Region Orchestra festival is interested in YOU!

Application and Audition materials will be posted March 1, 2018!

ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a student in grades 9-12 and a member of their high school band or orchestra.
Students must be able and committed to attend all of the rehearsals and performance. I will make exceptions on a

case-by-case basis. Your signature on the application affirms that you understand this commitment and obligation.

AUDITIONS: *There will be online via Acceptd. Please review the Audition Information & Acceptd Instructions below.

March 1: Application and audition material available.

May 31: Deadline for all applications to be submitted.
Acceptd Audition portal closes*

August 31: Notification of accepted students to directors

September 30: Due date for acceptance form and
membership fee

===All Rehearsals and the Concert will be held on the Campus of===

Baldwin Wallace University

Gamble Auditorium in the Kulas Musical Arts Building on 96 Front Street, Berea
Sunday, October 28 from 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 4 from 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 11 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
PERFORMANCE: Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m.

2018 Region Orchestra/2019 All State Orchestra APPLICATIONS ARE EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE!
All Applicants must be enrolled as members of their school’s performing ensemble while applying, and must continue their participation during the 2018-2019 academic year (ex. All-State band applicants must be members of their school’s band, All-State choir applicants must be in their school’s choir, All-State Jazz applicants must be in their school’s Jazz ensemble, All-State Orchestra applicants must be in their school’s Orchestra or band ensemble.) Failure to observe this rule will nullify the student’s All-State eligibility.

OMEA continues the use of online applications for the 2018 Regional Orchestras/2019 All State Orchestra. Please be aware the online application does not change how recordings are made, only how applications and recordings are submitted. You will need the following items to apply:
Items Needed to Apply:
  1. Student and Parent email addresses.
  2. Digital recordings of required Regional audition excerpts (as listed on the Region/District Websites)
  3. Your director’s contact information
  4. Your director’s 9-digit NAfME identification number
  5. A credit card for the $15 application fee (paid to Acceptd)
  6. School OMEA Region

    2018 Regional Orchestras/2019 All State Orchestra Strings Recording Requirements:
    Each student (after announcing name and instrument) will next record all ETUDES listed below and next record the EXCERPT passages listed for their instrument. Finally, Orchestra strings must record the required scales listed for their instrument. See details below.
2018 Regional Orchestra / 2019 All State Orchestra Audition Info (Updated March 1st)
Click Here for Audition Materials
  • Scales: C Major 3-octave scales, E-flat 2 Octave Scale
  • Etude: Dont 24 Etudes or Caprices, Op.35 No 5.
  • Excerpt: Beethoven Symphony No.9, Mvt.3, mm.99-110
  • Scales: F Major 3-octave scale, Ab 2 octave scale
  • Etude: Kreutzer 40 Studies for Viola Etude #5
  • Excerpt: Beethoven Symphony No.5, Mvt.2, m.1-57 (top line)
  • Scales: F Major 3-octave scale, Ab 2 octave scale
  • Etude: Dotzauer: 113 Studies for Cello bk 2 #40. Quarter note = 72
  • Excerpt: Beethoven Symphony No.5, Mvt.3, m.141-196 (top line, 2nd ending)
  • Scales: C Major and Eb Major scales; 2 octaves.
  • Etude: Simandl 30 Etudes #17 Cantabile Section
  • Excerpt: Beethoven Symphony No.5, Mvt.3, m.141-196 (bottom line, 2nd ending)
  • Scales: None
  • Etude 1: Grossi Method for Harp, Ricordi Edition: Etude #30.
    Record pages 136-137. Metronome marking of quarter note = 90-110 throughout.
  • Etude 2: Sonatina (Andante movement) by Clementi,
    Suzuki Harp School Volume 3. Record pages 12-13. Tempo: Andante.
Application Process (Instructions for using Acceptd)
We recommend using Google Chrome as your Internet browser.
*Please note that the profile should be in the student's name. Directors are welcome to assist students in setting up their profile.*
  1. Under ‘PROGRAM GROUP’ select the region for which you are applying. You must apply to your correct region. If you are unsure of what region your school is in, please have your school director help you with this process.
  2. Under ‘PROGRAM’ select your instrument.
  3. Upload clearly named audio recordings. Recordings must begin with the student announcing their name and instrument.
  4. Each student (after first announcing name and instrument) will record all required Excerpts as listed by the Region, and next record required scales as listed by the Region. These can be submitted as one file or split up into separate files by excerpt. Please state your name at the beginning of every file that you submit.
  5. Recordings of individual selections should NOT be edited or spliced, but rather performed continuously. Adjudicators are more interested in hearing an honest performance than a flawless one.
  6. Attention should be given to the quality of the recording. The site of the recording should be as soundproof as possible.
  7. Directors are urged to review application information and recordings before submission.
  8. As of March 1, 2013, OMEA is using a third-party provider, Acceptd, Inc., for administering the online Regional and All-State applications. For this service, the final step of the application includes a $15 application fee, paid by credit or debit card. OMEA will not receive this money.
  9. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email and receipt. The email address you use will serve as our primary means of contacting you. Please check your email regularly and respond promptly.
  10. Failure to meet deadlines or follow application instructions will result in rejection of applications.
  11. Evaluation proceedings are confidential and final.
Alternates will be selected and used to fill positions as needed.

Hillery Needham, NE Region Chair
Jesse Martin, NE Region Chair Elect
(Districts 4, 5, 6 & 7)
Cell: 812-369-0439

Other contacts:

● Region will send the following number of students to the All-State Orchestra:

○ 8 violins, 6 alternate violins
(regardless of how they sit in your region, rank order 1-4 will play 1st violin at AllState, rank order 5-8 will play 2nd violin at AllState)

○ 3 violas, 3 alternate violas

○ 3 cellos, 3 alternate cellos

○ 2 basses, 2 alternate basses

Questions? Please Contact Hillery Needham