ILMEA Audition Information
2020-21 School Year
Auditions for the ILMEA District 9 Orchestra and All-State will be held on Wednesday, October 14 at Addison Trail High School.
Pre-screening auditions will take place during the week of September 14. Schedule with your director.
The ILMEA District 9 Festival takes place on Saturday, November 14 at Dundee Crown High School.
The Illinois Music Education Conference (All-State) takes place January 27-30, 2021 in Peoria, Illinois.
The audition consists of the following FOUR components:
1) Scales - Click to open the scale sheet, scroll to find your instrument. Read instructions at bottom of the page.
2) ILMEA State Required Excerpt - Click to open the excerpts, scroll to find your instrument
3) ILMEA District 9 Required Excerpt - Click your instrument to download the complete part.
IMPORTANT: Violinists must prepare both the 1st AND 2nd violin parts. Violin audition excerpts will be released in early September. All instrument audition excerpts will be released shortly before the audition date.
4) Sight Reading - Past sight reading excerpts may be found on the ILMEA webpage (link below)
Preparing for ILMEA Auditions and being informed about the process is fully the responsibility of the student. Study the music intensely, noticing all tempo, articulation, and dynamic markings. Listen to many recordings. Most of all, do NOT wait to start preparing for your audition!
Complete information from ILMEA is found at the following links: