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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.

2025 Nevada Middle School Orchestra
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. 

​Middle School All-State Orchestra Audition Links 
Important Dates

TBA

2025 Nevada All-State Middle School Orchestra
Festival and Conference Information

MS Orchestra 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

  5. 2024 Reno All-State Book Hotel Room Information 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 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.

Chairperson and Committee

Jovonie Tejero All-State Middle School Orchestra Chair

Email: Jovonie.tejero@pinecrestnv.org

Monica Munoz

Related Documents

2024 Nevada All-State Middle School
Orchestra Conductor

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2024 Conductor
Laura Wood 
Director of Orchestra

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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