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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.

2025 Nevada High School Guitar
All-State Audition Information

2025 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. 

2025 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. Please contact your All-State Chairperson for any questions or help. 

​High School All-State Guitar Audition Links 
Important Dates
  • TBA

2025 Nevada All-State Guitar
Festival and Conference Information

Guitar All-State Festival Schedule and More

​Schedules for this All-State Festival are below. All schedules are subject to change and will be sent out to the ensemble chairs or NMEA. For more information on the Nevada All-State Festivals and Conferences go to the All-State home page for more detailed information. Contact your All-State Ensemble chair for any questions or concerns you may have.

All-State Festival Directors Checklist 

All directors are responsible for the following items for All-State Festival and Conference. Go to the All-State Festival Homepage for more details on the Festival and Conference. If you have any questions or concerns contact your Ensemble Chair. 

Forms and Fees are due TBA. 

  1. Pay for Director and Student All-State Festival Participation fee Not available yet

  2. Ensure that each student completes the All-State Student Participation Form Not available yet

  3. Directors Form (Google Form) Not available yet

  4. Chaperones Form (Google Form) Not available yet

All-State Festival Payments
  • All-State Audition Fee $15 per Student (web store) Not available yet

  • Pay for Student/Director All-State Festival Participation fee  Not available yet

  • All fees are to be paid by each school and their ensemble director/s. All students will need to see their school director for more information fees and registration.

Payment Options - These are the 2 payment options found in the web store. 

  1. Pay with a Credit Card- follow the prompts and put in your card information, as well as billing address information if needed. Be sure all is accurate. 

  2. Manual Payment (school check) follow the prompts in the webstore and select the manual payment method to pay by check and generate an invoice. 

  • If you have questions or would like to verify payment contact 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.

Chairperson and Committee

Louis Syrovy All-State High School Guitar Chairperson


Paul Kleeman

Related Documents

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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