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  • Guitar All-State | NMEA

    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. Guitar All-State Festival Sche dule and More ​2023 All-State Guitar Schedule February 1 Rehearsals are at Del Sol High School 3100 E Patrick Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89120 Rehearsal begins at 3:00pm Dinner Breaks will be staggered starting at 5:00pm and ending by 6:00pm. Rehearsals will conclude at 8:00pm February 2 Rehearsals are at Central Christian Church Henderson 1001 New Beginnings Dr, Henderson, NV 89011 Rehearsal begins at 9:00am at Central church in the Loft room On-stage rehearsal at 11:30 AM Lunch: 12:30 Rehearsals will resume at 1:30 and conclude at 5:00pm Breaks will be scheduled throughout the day. February 3 Rehearsals are at Central Christian Church Henderson 1001 New Beginnings Dr, Henderson, NV 89011 Rehearsal begins at 8:00am at Central Church in the Loft room Lunch at 12:00pm Resume rehearsal at 1pm Soundcheck on stage at 4pm Breaks will be scheduled throughout the day. ​ All-State Guitar Concert is February 3 at 5:30pm​ Concert is at Central Christian Church Henderson 1001 New Beginnings Dr, Henderson, NV 89011 Tickets are available to purchase online for each concert at $5 a ticket plus fees. All-State Concert Tickets are available click here to purchase them online. ​ All-State Festival Participation All-State Festival Participation Checklist: Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 (Paypal) Music Directors Complete Director F orm Directors Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 (Paypal) Book Hotel rooms (NMEA Group Room Rate Deadline: January 12, 2023.) All-State Festival Payments Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 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. Middle School All-State Band Audition Results: The All-State Band results are available soon. Thank you to all who participated! 2023 All-State Guitar Results ​ Chairpersons Louis Syrovy Email: syrovl@nv.ccsd.net ​ Related Documents 2023 All-State Guitar Results Here is the Video submission link in a google form Guitar Audition Material 2022-23 Directors Form All-State Audition Online Payment Click Here. ​(Opens to PayPal) ​ Guest Conductor Dr. Daniel de Arakal Chapman University Daniel de Arakal, D.M.A, has an established reputation as a scholar, performer, and advocate for music education. Through his teaching work in primary and secondary education, development of a nationally recognized guitar curriculum, and creation of repertoire for guitarists of all ages and skill levels, Daniel is dedicated to expanding the reach of and access to the classical guitar, its immense repertoire, and its rich history. Daniel studied several musical instruments before discovering the guitar at age 17. It was at this age when Daniel began working with his first teacher, Nic Nichol, who introduced him to the world of classical guitar. Shortly thereafter, Daniel enrolled at Chapman University where he studied under Jeff Cogan. Upon completing his bachelor’s degrees in guitar performance and composition, Daniel enrolled at the University of Southern California. Here he earned a master’s degree in classical guitar performance while studying with Martha Masters and Scott Tennant and performed in master classes with renowned guitarists such as Pepe Romero, Shingo Fujii, and Denis Azabagic. Daniel completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Claremont Graduate University, where he studied under Jack Sanders. It was here where Daniel recorded and released the album Guitaromanie: A Celebration of Carulli and Sor, in which he recorded works written in Paris in the early 19th century on a period instrument. During his studies at USC, Daniel began arranging music for classical guitar. His desire to expand the repertoire for guitar ensemble led him to arrange piano and orchestral works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Dmitri Shostakovich, Claude Debussy, and more. Additionally, Daniel began to study the lute tablature of Silvius Leopold Weiss, and has created several classical guitar transcriptions of these tremendous works. Daniel's arrangements are published through Les Productions d'OZ. In 2013, Daniel began teaching group and individual guitar classes at Chapman University and, in 2015, began serving as the guitar program coordinator at Orange County School of the Arts. It was at OSCA that he designed and implemented a Guitar-Foundation-of-America-certified curriculum, exemplifying the GFA’s standards of excellence in guitar education, in addition to teaching classical guitar history, arranging, composition, and performance for junior high and high school students. In conjunction with his educational work, Daniel serves as President of the Orange County Guitar Circle, one of Southern California’s largest classical guitar societies.

  • Advocacy | NMEA

    March is Music In Our Schools Month NMEA Music in Our Schools Month! More information to come soon!!! ​

  • Solo and Small Ensemble Festival | My Site

    Solo and Small Ensemble Festival The Nevada Music Educators Association is proud to announce the Solo & Ensemble VIRTUAL Festival is here to stay! Students will have the opportunity to submit their videos this winter. NMEA hopes students across the state of Nevada will take advantage of this opportunity to receive quality feedback from the adjudicators hired. ​ In person Solo and Small Ensemble Festival will once again take place in the Southern and Northern Zones. Scroll below to learn more about this Festival in your area. ​ Virtual Solo and Small Ensemble Festival Virtual All Zones Date: January 10-13, 2023 Registration: Now Closed Festival Payment: Now Available Below Link to the Virtual Festival Flyer Virtual Cost​ Virtual All Entries are $10 (NMEA Members) Now Available on Paypal Virtual All Entries are $20 (Non NMEA Members) Now Available on Paypal Virtual Solo & Ensemble Chair Paul Lowry Virtual and Southern Chair lowrypt@nv.ccsd.net ​ ​ Virtual Festival Forms and Documents: Virtual Procedures Solo/Ensemble Policy and Procedures Manual Judging Rubric How to Prepare a Solo or Ensemble (Sample Link) How to upload a Youtube Video The Judges Virtual Payment Options To pay online with a credit card through Pay pal Payment Link for NMEA Members Virtual S/E All Entries are $10 Payment Link Non NMEA Members Virtual S/E All Entries are $20 Click on the link above that applies to you. It should open into one shopping cart on PayPal. Then enter the quantity you are paying for. Complete the PayPal instructions for payment. Very Important: When you get to the last payment/ receipt screen on PayPal take a screen shot of the receipt and send your receipt to the State Executive at stateexec@nmeamusic.org ​ To pay with a check: To request an invoice contact the State Executive at stateexec@nmeamusic.org Please write checks out to the Nevada Music Educators Association. Mail all checks to 1125 Avenue of the Oaks #406, Sparks, NV. 89431. In Person Solo and Small Ensemble Festival Southern Zone Festival Date : February 10-11, 2023 Registration Deadline: January 6, 2022 Festival Schedule Released: TBA Location: Del Sol Academy of the Arts 3100 E. Patrick Ln, Las Vegas NV, 89120 Registration: Registration is Now Closed Teachers, please use this link to get your copy of the registration sheet. Link to the In Person Festival Directions In Person Solo & Ensemble Chairs Paul Lowry Virtual and Southern Chair lowrypt@nv.ccsd.net Tamara Frazier Northern Chair Tamara.Frazier@WashoeSchools.net ​ Washoe/Northern Zone Festival Date: February 25, 2023 Registration Deadline: December 22, 2022 Festival Schedule R eleased: TBA Location: North Valley's High School 1470 E Golden Valley Rd, Reno, NV 89506 Registration: Registration is open until January 20th. In Person Festival Cost Solo $15.00 Duet $25.00 Small 3 – 9 $30.00 Large 10 – 16 $50.00 ​In Person Festival Forms and Documents: Solo/Ensemble Policy and Procedures Manual Judging Rubric In Person Payment Options To pay online with a credit card through Paypal: Solo Payment Link $15.00 Duet Payment Link $25.00 Small Payment Link 3 – 9 $30.00 Large Payment Link 10 – 16 $50.00 First click on each of the payment links above that apply to you. They should open into one shopping cart on PayPal. Then enter the quantity of each of the ensembles you are paying for. (ex. if you have 5 solos that you are paying for, put 5 in the quantity) Complete the PayPal instructions for payment. Very Important: When you get to the last payment/ receipt screen on PayPal take a screen shot of the receipt and send your receipt to the State Executive at stateexec@nmeamusic.org ​ This will ensure that you can receive your medal and rating at the event. To pay with a check: To request an invoice contact the State Executive at stateexec@nmeamusic.org Please write checks out to the Nevada Music Educators Association. Mail all checks to 1125 Avenue of the Oaks #406, Sparks, NV. 89431. If you need an invoice, please request one by contacting the State Executive. stateexec@nmeamusic.org Command Performance Command Performance Directions for High School Music Directors is Not available yet. ​

  • NMEA All-State Festival

    All-State HS Orchestra All-State HS Band All-State HS Choir All-State HS Jazz All-Sate HS Mariachi All-State MS Band All-State MS Choir All-State Guitar All-State MS Mariachi Professional Development Exhibitors and Sponsors Command Performance Awards Nevada All-State Festival News & Updates The Nevada Music Educators Association is excited to announce that the Nevada All-State Festival will take place on February 1,2, and 3, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV. More details on the All-State Festival will be coming soon. Information on the Audition process for various All-State Ensembles is available on each All-State Ensemble Page which you can find in the menu above. 2023 All-State Audition Information Information on the audition or nomination process for various All-State Ensembles is available on each All-State Ensemble Page which you can find in the menu above. All-State Ensemble Audition Registration Open Click Here. All-State Audition Online Payment Click Here. ​(Opens to PayPal) 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. In order to participate in All-State/Solo & Ensemble you must be a current member of NMEA. Please see how to register as a member of NMEA, along with seeing all of the benefits of being a member, at https://nafme.org/join-renew/ 2023 Nevada All-State Festival 2023 NMEA All-State Location : Central Church 1001 New Beginnings Dr Henderson, NV 89011 ​ 2023 NMEA All-State Concert Sche dule and Tickets Tickets are available to purchase online for each concert at $5 a ticket plus fees . All-State Concert Tickets are available click her to purchase them online. ​ UNLV Choir, MS and HS All-State Choir Concert is February 2 at 7 pm​ Concert is at Las Vegas Academy 315 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 891 01 ​ MS and HS All-State Band Concert is February 3 at 10:30am​ Concert is at Central Christian Church Henderson 1001 New Beginnings Dr, Henderson, NV 89011 ​ ​ MS and HS All-State Mariachi Concert is February 3 at 3pm​ Concert is at Las Vegas Academy 315 S 7th St, Las Vegas , NV 891 01 ​ H S All-State Orchestra Concert is February 3 at 1 pm​ Concert is at Central Christian Church Henderson 1001 New Beginnings Dr, Henderson, NV 89011 ] ​ HS Jazz and Guitar All-State Band Concert is February 3 at 5:30pm​ Concert is at Central Christian Church Henderson 1001 New Beginnings Dr, Henderson, NV 89011 ​ ​ ​ 2023 NMEA All-State Lodging Information: The official hotel for the 2023 NMEA All-State Festival: Sunset Station Hotel and Casino ​ 1301 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014 Number for Reservations at Sunset Station: 888-786-7389 ​ The NMEA Special Rates are going to expire soon!!! The Lodging deadline has been extended to Wednesday January 18th. Group rooming lists need to be sent to Coutnay Santiago at courtnay.santiago@stationcasinos.com . ​ Lodging Instructions: Are Now Availa ble Click Here to Learn More!! Hotel Rooming List Template Link to Sunset Station Reservations ​ All-State Festival Participation All-State Festival Participation Checklist: Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Complete Chaperone Form Music Directors Complete Director Form Directors Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 Book Hotel rooms (NMEA Group Room Rate Deadline: January 12, 2023.) All-State Festival Payments Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 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. ​ All-State Related Documents Music Directors Director Form Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Pay for All-State Festival Director fee $50 Event Schedules are now available. Check each ensemble page for details about your ensemble. 2023 All-State Dining Options Purchase Concert Tickets for $5 each plus fees. Concert Tickets are now available click here to purchase them. ​ Future Nevada All-State Dates 2024 – TBA

  • Events | NMEA

    All-State Festival Small School All-State Solo and Ensemble EVENTS The Nevada Music Educators Association is dedicated to organizing meaningful and memorable events for students in Nevada. Every year, NMEA holds the All-State Festival, regional Solo & Ensemble festivals, professional development, and more. To find out about a specific event, click an event on the menu above

  • Advocacy | NMEA

    Advocacy NMEA is advocating for you! Martha O’Neill was NMEA’s advocacy chair, and has done great work for music educators in Nevada. This last year, Martha earned NMEA the CMA Foundation Advocacy Grant! This grant allows NMEA to focus on specific issues and help bring members to legislatures. ​ Contact your legislators NOW! NAfME and NMEA are working hard to advocate for Arts Education in Nevada. Arts programs have been dramatically impacted due to COVID-19. Click here to write to Nevada’s legislators NOW! You can also check in to see where in Nevada people how sent a letter for this campaign. Let’s fill up the map! Helpful resources and tools CMA Foundation Advocacy Grant Program Reach out to Nevada’s representatives HERE Arts Are Education Campaign NAfME Advocacy resources The Arts Education Toolkit ​ NMEA and COVID-19 Find out the latest on COVID-19 and arts education in Nevada Read about how NAfME is addressing COVID-19 ​ Nevada State Advocacy Information Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website Legislative Calendar Nevada NAfME State Advocacy Information Legislature Website ​ Washington D.C. At NAfME’s National Leadership Assembly every June, NMEA board members travel to D.C. to meet with Nevada’s Representatives to advocate for music education in Nevada. NAfME is working hard to provide opportunities for MEA’s to meet with their representatives and share information on how to ensure all students can have music as a part of their education. Below are some materials you can provide to help advocate for your music programs!

  • Home | NMEA

    February 1-3 (Wed nesday-Friday) Central Christian Church H enderson NV and Las Vegas Academy Check each Ensembles All-State Page for More Details WHAT WE DO Learn more about what NMEA does for Nevada's music educators and students. OUR EVENTS Developing stronger musician's through positive experiences. OUR VOICE Supporting advocacy for school music programs and more. GET INVOLVED Join NMEA and be apart of the musical experience.

  • High School Jazz All-State | NMEA

    High School Jazz Band All-State Festival The Nevada Music Educators Association All-State Festival features a high school level Jazz Band. This ensemble includes saxes, trumpets, trombones, and rhythm sections. Students work closely with a guest conductor for two days before performing a final concert. Students who make the All-State Jazz Band are the top performers in Nevada. High school students audition from all corners of Nevada to earn a spot in the ensemble. HS Jazz All-State Festival Sche dule and More 2023 HS Jazz All-State Festival Schedule February 1 Rehearsals are at UNLV February 2 and 3 Rehearsals are at Central Christian Church Henderson 1001 New Beginnings Dr, Henderson, NV 89011 ​ HS Jazz All-State Band Concert is February 3 at 5:30pm​ Concert is at Central Christian Church Henderson 1001 New Beginnings Dr, Henderson, NV 89011 Tickets are available to purchase online for each concert at $5 a ticket plus fees. All-State Concert Tickets are available click here to purchase them online. ​ All-State Festival Participation All-State Festival Participation Checklist: Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 (Paypal) Music Directors Complete Director F orm Directors Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 (Paypal) Book Hotel rooms (NMEA Group Room Rate Deadline: January 12, 2023.) All-State Festival Payments Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 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. High School All-State Jazz Audition Results: The All-State Jazz results are now available. Thank you to all who participated! High School All-State Jazz Band Results Chairpersons Nathan Geyer Email: geyernb@nv.ccsd.net Ron Eichstedt Email: rfeichstedt@washoeschools.net ​ Related Documents 2022-23 All State High School Jazz Audition Information. Conductor Bio All-State Audition Online Payment Click Here. ​(Opens to PayPal) 2022-23 Directors Form ​Guest Conductor Kris Berg Conductor, Author, and Composer. Kris Berg is an international best-selling composer and arranger. He has written charts for Kurt Elling, Delfeayo Marsalis, Wayne Bergeron and Chris Vadala, for honors bands in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, South Carolina, Maine, Maryland and Missouri, and for professional, college and public school bands around the globe. Kris is also the author of the popular bass method book, BASS LINES IN MINUTES, available at www.krisbergjazz.com . His charts are available through Alfred Music, Kendor Music, C.L. Barnhouse, krisbergjazz.com and J.W. Peppers. Mr. Berg has released two highly acclaimed CD’s (MAMA Records) as leader of the Metroplexity Big Band. “Time Management”, winner of two Global Music Awards, and “This Time/Last Year” feature his unique writing and arranging, special guests such as Phil Woods, Wayne Bergeron, Delfeayo Marsalis, Chris Vadala, Clay Jenkins and others, and the best jazz and studio musicians in north Texas. Russ Davis (MOJA Radio) says "(Metroplexity) takes big band to another place for the 21st century.“ Metroplexity has been featured at multiple Jazz Education Network conferences and has appeared at festivals around the United States. Kris is currently active mixing Metroplexity’s third CD, “Perspectives”, due out early 2020. Mr. Berg is the Artistic Director for Jazz with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra foundation and directs the GDYO Jazz Orchestra. He taught college for 27 years and is the founder of the award-winning Jazz Program at Collin College including the Collin Jazz Fest and the Texas All-Star Jazz Camp. An award winning bassist, director and educator, Kris has appeared or recorded with the likes of Wayne Bergeron, Phil Woods, Kurt Elling, Randy Brecker, Peter Erskine, Delfeayo Marsalis, Bob Mintzer, Tom “Bones” Malone and many others. As a clinician for the Yamaha Corporation, Mr. Berg regularly appears at jazz festivals and camps throughout the United States and is endorsed by Bag End Loudspeakers. He has been selected as director for the IAJE International Community College All-Star Jazz Band, and has directed All-State Jazz Bands in Nebraska, Montana, Oklahoma, Maine, South Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Arizona, Texas and Wyoming. Please find Kris at www.krisbergjazz.com , “Kris Berg Jazz” on Facebook, or email at kris@krisbergjazz.com . All charts and CD’s are available at the website.

  • Middle School Mariachi All-State | NMEA

    Middle School Mariachi All-State Festival The Nevada Music Educators Association All-State Festival features a middle school and high school level mariachi. These ensembles include violins, armonia, trumpet, vocals, and guitarron. Students work closely with a guest conductor for two days before performing a final concert. Students who make the All-State mariachis are the top performers in Nevada. Both middle school and high school students audition to earn a spot in the ensemble. MS Mariachi All-State Festival Sche dule and More 2023 MS Mariachi All-State Festival Schedule February 1 Rehearsals are at Del Sol High School 3100 E Patrick Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89120 February 2 Rehearsals are at Central Christian Church Henderson 1001 New Beginnings Dr, Henderson, NV 89011 February 3 Rehearsals are at Las Vegas Academy 315 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 ​ MS and HS All-State Mariachi Concert is February 3 at 3pm​ Concert is at Las Vegas Academy 315 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 891 01 Tickets are available to purchase online for each concert at $5 a ticket plus fees. All-State Concert Tickets are available click here to purchase them online. ​ All-State Festival Participation All-State Festival Participation Checklist: Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 (Paypal) Music Directors Complete Director F orm Directors Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 (Paypal) Book Hotel rooms (NMEA Group Room Rate Deadline: January 12, 2023.) All-State Festival Payments Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 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. Middle School All-State Mariachi Audition Results: The All-State Mariachi results will be available soon. Thank you to all who participated! 2023 All-State MS Mariachi Results ​ Chairpersons Ramiro Benavides Email: benavr@nv.ccsd.net ​ Related Documents All-State Audition Online Payment Click Here. ​(Opens to PayPal) 2023 All-State MS Mariachi Results 2022-23 Directors Form Guest Conductor Michael Sital Director Edcouch-Elsa High School Mariachi Program Michael Sital is a native of Victoria, Texas. For several years, he lived in Las Vegas, Nevada where he worked as a mariachi director in the Clark County School District. In 2013, Sital moved back to the Rio Grande Valley where he now continues his career in music education as a mariachi director with the award-winning Edcouch-Elsa High School Mariachi Program. His experience as a musician includes over 20 years of experience in the world of mariachi. Sital has had the opportunity to perform with numerous renowned groups and learn from well-established musicians and teachers over the 17 years of his music education career. Michael is currently a member of the Grammy Nominated “Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle”. Sital holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Michael’s experience as a student, an educator, and a performer, has molded him into the reputable musician he is today. Aside from performing and teaching, Sital also writes and arranges music as well as teaching violin, voice, and various mariachi clinics.

  • High School Mariachi All-State | NMEA

    High School Mariachi All-State Festival The Nevada Music Educators Association All-State Festival features a middle school and high school level mariachi. These ensembles include violins, armonia, trumpet, vocals, and guitarron. Students work closely with a guest conductor for two days before performing a final concert. Students who make the All-State mariachis are the top performers in Nevada. Both middle school and high school students audition to earn a spot in the ensemble. HS Mariachi All-State Festival Sche dule and More 2023 HS Mariachi All-State Festival Schedule February 1 Rehearsals are at Del Sol High School 3100 E Patrick Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89120 February 2 Rehearsals are at Central Christian Church Henderson 1001 New Beginnings Dr, Henderson, NV 89011 February 3 Rehearsals are at Las Vegas Academy 315 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 ​ MS and HS All-State Mariachi Concert is February 3 at 3pm​ Concert is at Las Vegas Academy 315 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 891 01 Tickets are available to purchase online for each concert at $5 a ticket plus fees. All-State Concert Tickets are available click here to purchase them online. ​ All-State Festival Participation All-State Festival Participation Checklist: Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 (Paypal) Music Directors Complete Director F orm Directors Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 (Paypal) Book Hotel rooms (NMEA Group Room Rate Deadline: January 12, 2023.) All-State Festival Payments Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 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. High School All-State Mariachi Audition Results: The All-State Mariachi results are now available. Thank you to all who participated! 2023 HS All-State Mariachi Results ​ Chairpersons Stephen Blanco Email: blancse@nv.ccsd.net ​ David Rivera Email riverdj@nv.ccsd.net ​ Related Documents All-State Audition Online Payment Click Here. ​(Opens to PayPal) 2022-23 Directors Form 2023 HS All-State Mariachi Results Guest Conductor Marcos A. Zárate Musical Director for Mariachi Los Arrieros del Valle Marcos is a violinist and the Musical Director for Mariachi Los Arrieros del Valle. He was born in Dallas, Texas and began playing musical instruments at a very early age. As a result, Marcos is proficient on violin, guitar, guitarrón, vihuela, trumpet, requinto, and accordion. Marcos is currently employed by Rio Grande City CISD as the Head Mariachi Director in an Award-Winning mariachi program. His musical experiences with mariachi have led him to perform at some of the most prestigious stages across the nation alongside some of the world’s biggest names in the music industry and his unparalleled arranging and performing talents have been featured in many recordings. He has performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the LA Philharmonic, in Los Angeles, CA and at the world renowned Hollywood Bowl 8 times where his arrangements have been performed in front of audiences of over 20,000. He has also performed at many other high profile venues and has arranged for the UTPA now known as UT-RGV Mariachi concerts and recordings, and for many other professional, university, high school, and middle school programs. Marcos has also conducted numerous workshops and conferences in Los Angeles, CA, Las Cruces, NM, Las Vegas, NV, San Antonio, TX and countless others throughout the country. In addition, he has served as the Mariachi clinician in several TMEA All-Region Mariachi. Look out for more from this 3-time Grammy Nominated director, producer, and arranger on Los Arrieros’ next CD which should be released this year!

  • High School Orchestra All-State | NMEA

    High School Orchestra All-State Festival The Nevada Music Educators Association All-State Festival features a high school level orchestra. This ensemble includes violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, and piano, as well as winds and percussion. String students audition for Orchestra; wind and percussion students audition for Band but select Orchestra as their preference. 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. HS Orc hestra All-State Festival Sche dule and More 2023 All-State HS Orchestra Schedule February 1 Rehearsals are at Chaparral High School 3850 Annie Oakley Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89121 February 2 and 3 Rehearsals are at Central Christian Church Henderson 1001 New Beginnings Dr, Henderson, NV 89011 HS All-State Orchestra Concert is February 3 at 1 pm​ Concert is at Central Christian Church Henderson 1001 New Beginnings Dr, Henderson, NV 89011 Tickets are available to purchase online for each concert at $5 a ticket plus fees. All-State Concert Tickets are available click here to purchase online. ​ ​ All-State Festival Participation All-State Festival Participation Checklist: Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 (Paypal) Music Directors Complete Director F orm Directors Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 (Paypal) Book Hotel rooms (NMEA Group Room Rate Deadline: January 12, 2023.) All-State Festival Payments Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 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. High School All-State Orchestra Nomination and Audition Results: The All-State Orchestra results are now available. Thank you to all who participated! 2023 HS All State Orchestra Results 2023 HS All State Orchestra Winds/Percussion Results ​ Chairpersons Gregory Maldonado - Southern Nevada Email: maldogm@nv.ccsd.ne Brian Fox - Northern Nevada Email: bfox@carson.k12.nv.us ​ Related Documents 2023 HS All State Orchestra Results 2022-23 All-State High School Orchestra Audition Information All-State Audition Online Payment Click Here. ​(Opens to PayPal) Conductor Bio 2022-23 Directors Form Guest Conductor Dr. Mark Laycock Professor of Music at Wichita State University Dr. Mark Laycock is a Professor of Music at Wichita State University, where he holds the Ann Walenta Faculty of Distinction Endowed Professorship. He has been recognized with the WSU Excellence in Creative Activity Award and the College of Fine Arts Excellence in Teaching Award. He serves as Director of Orchestras and Coordinator of Strings. WSU Symphony Orchestra appearances under his direction include international tours to Spain and Canada, a concert at Carnegie Hall, and multiple invited performances at Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshops. Dr. Laycock is a member of the Board of Directors of the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic; he serves as Chair of Orchestra Activities. He is Conductor of the Wichita Youth Symphony and Director of the Wichita Youth Orchestras Program. His work as guest conductor, clinician, or adjudicator spans 34 states. Recent and upcoming appearances include the Bangkok International String Festival, the all-state orchestras of Florida, Nevada, Washington, and Wyoming, educational sessions at the Conn-Selmer Institute and The Ohio State University String Teacher Workshop, and adjudication in Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, and Oregon. Dr. Laycock served the National Orchestra Festival as adjudicator, clinician, and, in 2018 and 2019, chair of the event. His appearances with professional ensembles include the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Grand Opera, and Opera Kansas, as well as orchestras in Slovakia and Canada. Dr. Laycock has presented clinic sessions for numerous state education conventions, as well as the American String Teachers Association National Conference, the Northwest and Northeast Division Conventions of the National Association for Music Education, and the Midwest Clinic. A frequent visitor to Australia, he gave professional development sessions for instrumental music educators in Brisbane, was a conductor for the Queensland State Honours Ensemble Program, was a Chief Adjudicator for the Victorian School Music Festival in Melbourne, served as a Keynote Presenter for the Australian Strings Association 2018 National Conference in Perth, and will be a Keynote Speaker for the 2021 Australian National Band and Orchestra Conference. Dr. Laycock is a four-time invited music education panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, evaluating grant applications from institutions throughout the country. He is a chapter author for the fourth volume of Teaching Music through Performance in Orchestra and a frequent contributor to the American String Teacher journal. Dr. Laycock served as Director of Orchestras and Instrumental Music at Chapman University in Orange, California, where he led invited performances for the California Music Educators Association and at Disneyland. He was also Principal Conductor of the Irvine (CA) Classical Players, leading the youth orchestra on concert tours to Italy (2006) and France (2008). Previously, Dr. Laycock was Director of Orchestral Activities at Iowa State University and Music Director of the Central Iowa Symphony. Under his leadership, the ISU Symphony Orchestra performed at the North Central Division Convention of the Music Educators National Association and collaborated with such artists as bass-baritone Simon Estes and pianist-composer Marvin Hamlisch. He began his career as an instructor of strings and orchestra at the middle and high school levels in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. He earned a Doctor of Arts degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Laycock holds a Master of Music degree in instrumental conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music history and literature from the University of Southern California.

  • Middle School Choir All-State | NMEA

    Middle School Choir All-State Festival The Nevada Music Educators Association All-State Festival features a middle school and high school level choir. These ensembles include soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Students work closely with a guest conductor for two days before performing a final concert. Students who make the All-State choirs 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 choir director. MS Choir All-State Festival Sche dule and More 2023 All-State Middle Sch ool Choir F estival Sched ule February 1 Rehearsals are at UNLV Doc Rando 4327-4371 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119 February 2 Rehearsals are at Las Vegas Academy 315 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 ​ MS and HS All-State Choir Concert is February 2 at 7 pm​ UNLV Choir, MS and HS All-State Choir Concert is February 2 at 7 pm​ Concert is at Las Vegas Academy 315 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Tickets are available to purchase online for each concert at $5 a ticket plus fees. All-State Concert Tickets are available click here to purchase them online. ​ All-State Festival Participation All-State Festival Participation Checklist: Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 (Paypal) Music Directors Complete Director F orm Directors Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 (Paypal) Book Hotel rooms (NMEA Group Room Rate Deadline: January 12, 2023.) All-State Festival Payments Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 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. Middle School School All-State Choir Nominations: The All-State Middle School Choir Final List 2022-23 All-State MS Choir Festival Information: Click on the link to read the MS Choir Information packet 2022-23 All-State MS Choir Festival Chairpersons Portia McClure Lhara Groberg Email: mschoir@nmeamusic.org ​ Related Documents 2022-23 All-State MS Choir Information Packet 2022-23 All-State MS Choir Nomination Form Conductor Bio 2022-23 Directors Form ​Guest Conductor Kimberly Ahrens, Artistic Director of the Greater Dallas Choral Society Kimberley Ahrens is a nationally regarded choral conductor, clinician, and educator who has worked with children’s and youth choirs her entire career. Currently in her first year as Artistic Director of the Greater Dallas Choral Society (GDCS), her life’s work has been to develop the artist in every child and to make music come alive in the eyes of the children she teaches. During its inaugural season, Ms. Ahrens will prepare the GDCS Cantabile Chorus to perform in the Dallas Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel. From 2013 to 2022, she was a principal conductor for The Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas under Cynthia Nott, where she led the Apprentice Chorus in over 30 performances at the Meyerson Symphony Center, including a world premiere in 2018. Having taught choir in the public school system for eighteen years, Kim has led her award winning choirs to perform at numerous state and national conventions. Choirs under her direction have been invited to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in 2013 and 2018, and the American Choral Directors Association Middle School/Junior High National Conference in 2014. Her choirs have been recognized as the National Winner of the Foundation for Music Education’s Mark of Excellence National Choral Honors Project in 2009 and 2013. An expert in the adolescent voice, Ms. Ahrens is a highly sought after clinician and guest conductor for elementary and middle school honor choirs throughout the nation, including over fifteen MS/JH All-Region choirs and more than ten Elementary Honor Choirs across the state of Texas, the South Dakota Elementary All-State Choir, and the Delaware MS/JH All-State Choir. In addition to her guest conducting appointments, Kim is a frequent adjunct professor and guest lecturer at the university level, including Southern Methodist University, The University of North Texas, Florida State University, Abilene Christian University, and Texas Tech University. Ms. Ahrens was awarded the Distinguished Young Director Award in 2009 and the Choral Director of Distinction Award in 2022 from the Texas Choral Directors Association. In 2013 she was named Experienced Teacher of the Year at her middle school campus in Plano, Texas. Kim holds a bachelor's degree in music education from Texas Christian University and a master’s degree in music education from The University of North Texas.

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