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Guitar All-State Festival

The Nevada Music Educators Association All-State Festival features a high school level guitar ensemble.These ensembles acoustic nylon string guitar as well as contrabasses. Students work closely with a guest conductor for two days and several rehearsals before performing a final concert. Students who make the All-State guitar ensemble are the top performers in Nevada. High school students audition to earn a spot in the ensemble, while middle school students are nominated by their middle school guitar director.

2024 Nevada High School Guitar
All-State Audition Information

2024 All-State Audition Student Information 

Students see your music director for more information on the audition process.  All-State Audition and/or Participation fees will be paid by each school and their ensemble director/s. All students will need to see their school director for more information on audition fees and audition registration.  Students and parents, please contact your school music or ensemble director with any questions you might have about your student's auditions. 

2024 All-State Audition Director Information 

Directors, All-State Ensemble Auditions information as well as forms can be found below. The All-State results will be available no later than December 2, 2023. Please contact your All-State Chairperson for any questions or help. 

​High School All-State Guitar Audition Links 

Important Dates
  • Audition video deadline: Thursday November  9, 2023

Required rehearsal dates: Students outside of Las Vegas may join via Google Meets.

  • January 17, 2024 From 5pm-7pm at Del Sol Academy

  • January 22, 2024 From 5pm-7pm at Del Sol Academy

2024 Nevada All-State Guitar
Festival and Conference Information

Guitar All-State Festival Schedule and More
Not available yet.
2024 All-State Festival Participation

All-State Festival Participation Checklist:

  1.  Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Not available yet

  2. Music Directors Complete Director Form Not available yet

  3. Directors Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 Not available yet

  4. 2024 Book Hotel rooms (NMEA Group Room Rate Deadline: not available yet)


2024 All-State Festival Payments
  • Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Not available yet

  • Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50  Not available yet

  • If you are paying by check please email David Morris the State Executive. Invoices can be requested by contacting David Morris the State Executive at 

  • Mail all checks to 1125 Avenue of the Oaks #406, Sparks, NV. 89431. Please write checks out to the Nevada Music Educators Association.

2024 Nevada All-State Guitar Conductor

2024 Conductor
Edward Prasse
Director of Guitar
Leon High School, Florida

Edward Prasse holds the MME and BME degrees from the Florida State University College of Music.  He currently heads the four-year guitar program at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida, which annually serves over 200 students across four levels of instruction.  The program culminates in the auditioned performing guitar ensemble “Frets”, which has performed for the Governor of Florida, Justices of the Florida Supreme Court, the FMEA conference, and many numerous community and school performances.  The Leon High Guitar program is driven by a multi-style approach studying all genres “from Bach to Rock”.  Ed is currently the General Music Committee Chairperson of the FMEA Executive Board, which has developed a series of guitar-focused events within Florida including a state-wide ensemble festival, an All-State Guitar event, and a track of guitar-related sessions at the FMEA clinic/conference.  Additionally, Ed is a partner, co-author, and editor for the publishing company Class Guitar Resources, Inc.  He is an active presenter/clinician for various state MEAs, and district training workshops.  Ed is the proud parent of three children and in his spare time (what is that anymore?), enjoys playing golf, grilling great food, a bit of sleep, and PLAYING GUITAR!!

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