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Highlights from Small School All-State

Small Schools All-State Festival

NMEA strives to offer as many opportunities for Nevada’s young musicians all across the state. For years, the Small Schools All-State Festival has been available for students in the smaller parts of Nevada. Students in high school may participate in either the Band or Orchestra.

2025 NMEA Small Schools All-State Location:  

To be Announced

Scholarship opportunity!

In honor of James Gillette, NMEA is giving four scholarships to pay for participation fees for this event. 

Small Schools All-State Festival

NMEA strives to offer as many opportunities for Nevada’s young musicians all across the state. For years, the Small Schools All-State Festival has been available for students in the smaller parts of Nevada. Students in high school may participate in either the Band or Orchestra.

2025 NMEA Small Schools All-State Location:  

TBA

MS Band All-State Festival Schedule and More

2025 All-State Festival Participation

All-State Festival Participation Checklist:

  • SSAS Student Participation Form Not Available yet

  • Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee Not Available yet

  • SSAS Director Form Not Available yet

  • SSAS Chaperone Form Not Available yet

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

2025 All-State Festival Payments
  • Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee Not Available yet

  • Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here 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.

Scholarship opportunity!

In honor of James Gillette, NMEA is giving four scholarships to pay for participation fees for this event. 

Chairperson and Commitee

Chris Hess, Lander County - Small School All-State Chair
Email; chess@landernv.net

 

Chris Jeka, Yerington

cjeka@lyoncsd.org

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2023-24 Small Schools All-State Conductors

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Band Guest Conductor
Scott Ditullio
Performer and Educator 

Dr. Scott M. DiTullio is currently the Director of Bands and Lecturer in the Department of Music and Theatre at Thiel College, where he directs the Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band. Dr. DiTullio in his 29th year of education having previously served as Director of Bands for the Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District and the Clarion-Limestone School District. He served as an adjunct instructor at St. Vincent College in Latrobe Pennsylvania where he directed the SVC Jazz Band, taught the trumpet studio, and was a consultant for the SVC Bearcat Marching Band. He holds a B.S. in Education (Music Education/Performance) from Clarion University, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, and a K-12 Administration Certification for Principals through California University of Pennsylvania.  He completed a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) with a concentration in Curriculum Leadership from Northeastern University in Boston.


In 2021, Dr. DiTullio was named as the Director of Bands and Director of the Prelude Band with the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, a role that he is continuing. In the summer of 2023, he was the featured soloist for the PYPO Ireland Tour. Scott performs regularly with the Butler Musicians Concert Band, the Good Times Big Band, The Harrisville Community Band, Nostalgia, the Pittsburgh Doo Wop Big Band, and The Clarion River Brass Quintet. Guest conducting performances include: the PMEA District 2 and 3 Jazz Band festivals, IU #9 Elementary Band Festival, Mercer County High School Band Festival, Clearfield County High School Band Festival, and The Autumn Symphonic Winds. He is a sought-after clinician presenting on Trumpet, Music Performance Portfolios, Building Success with Performance Ensembles, and Music Literacy and the Common Core.

 
In his free time, he remains active performing with several musical ensembles and with baseball activities. Active with baseball, he served as a coach/chaperone on the Potter Baseball Summer Tour from 2017- 2021. Dr. DiTullio resides in Clarion, PA with his wife Joyce. They have two adult children. 

Orchestra Guest Conductor
Tim Thomas
Performer and Educator 

 

Tim Thomas is a bassist and orchestra teacher in Henderson, Nevada serving the greater Las Vegas Area as a performer, educator, coordinator, and chairman of many events. Passionate about children’s music education, Mr. Thomas has found a way to integrate himself into the heart of the communities he serves. He is in his 17th season as principal bass of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Director at Coronado High School. March of 2024 will feature the inaugural debut of the Coronado High School Orchestra at Carnegie hall and Mr. Thomas. Within the Clark County School District, he also serves as the chairman of the Honor Orchestras, CCSD High School Orchestra Festival, and mentor for first-year orchestra teachers.

Outside of the classroom, Mr. Thomas is the incoming Nevada American String Teachers Association (NVASTA) President, Chairman for NVASTA Bass Workshop, and Program Coordinator for the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians (FAYM). FAYM is a local non-profit of 150+ students from 1st grade through high school receiving instrument classes, private lessons, ensemble training, and instruments without tuition.

Mr. Thomas has been a clinician for the Las Vegas Intermediate Orchestra Festival, Oregon East Symphony Summer Camp, and Boise Junior High Fall Clinic. His performance resume includes ensembles like the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Nevada Ballet, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Boise Philharmonic, and Boise Baroque Orchestra. As an educator he has been recognized as 2022 Grammy Educator Semi Finalist and Rodgers Foundation Heart of Education nominee.

2024 Small Schools All-State
Nomination and Audition Information 

2024Small School All-State Audition Student Information 

Students see your music director for more information on the audition/nomination process.  All students will need to see their school director for more information on nominations and audition registration. Chair placement are determined by recorded audition. Auditions are required for all nominations. There is no Audition fee for Small School All-State. There is no Audition fee for Small School All-State. The chair placement audition materials can be found below. Students and parents please contact your school music or ensemble director with any questions you might have about your students auditions. 

Important Dates: 

  • TBA

2024 Small School Audition Director Information: 

Students are selected to band or orchestra by director nomination. Prioritize nominations, as everyone’s first nomination will be placed in the ensemble, then second, etc., as instrumentation allows. Directors may nominate up to ten students from their school. Students must be regularly enrolled in the director’s school ensemble.

Chair placement will be determined by recorded audition. Auditions are required for all nominations.  The chair placement audition materials can be found below.  There is no Audition fee for Small School All-State. There is no Audition fee for Small School All-State. The chair placement audition materials can be found below.


High School All-State Band Audition Links 

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