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Middle School Orchestra All-State Festival

The Nevada Music Educators Association All-State Festival features a middle school level orchestra. This ensemble includes violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, and piano, as well as winds and percussion. Students work closely with a guest conductor for two days before performing a final concert. Students who make the All-State orchestra are among the top performers in Nevada.

2024 Nevada Middle School Orchestra
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. 

​Middle School All-State Orchestra Audition Links 

Audition Dates

  • 9/26 -  Registration Deadline: 

  • 10/3 - The Audition schedule will be posted and sent out by

  • 10/13 - Pinecrest Sloan Canyon Audition Date

  • 10/14 - Nevada School of the Arts Audition Date

2024 Nevada All-State Middle School Orchestra
Festival and Conference Information

MS Orchestra 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 stateexec@nmeamusic.org 

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

Important Dates

Audition Dates

  • 9/26 -  Registration Deadline: 

  • 10/3 - The Audition schedule will be posted and sent out by

  • 10/13 - Pinecrest Sloan Canyon Audition Date

  • 10/14 - Nevada School of the Arts Audition Date

2024 Nevada All-State Middle School
Orchestra Conductor

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2024 Conductor
Laura Wood 
Director of Orechstra

Lanier High School, Georgia

Laura Wood is enjoying her 20th year as a string orchestra educator. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Loyola University New Orleans and a Master's in Administrative Leadership. Mrs. Wood began her teaching career in 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada in the Clark County School District. In Las Vegas, Mrs. Wood directed both middle school and high school orchestras, as well as the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra Ensemble. In 2018, she and her family relocated to the suburbs of Atlanta. Currently, Mrs. Wood is the orchestra director at Lanier High School (Gwinnett County Public Schools) in Sugar Hill, GA. Under her leadership, her ensembles consistently score superior ratings and superlatives at district and regional festivals. In addition to being a school orchestra director, she has served as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in Nevada, Georgia, and Tennessee. In addition to working with student musicians, Mrs. Wood also presents at orchestra teacher workshops and serves as a teacher mentor. Her professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, the American String Teachers Association, and the Georgia Music Educators Association. When Mrs. Wood is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband (Mike) and four daughters (Emily, Olivia, Ava, and Adeline) in her hometown of Sugar Hill. 

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