How to Apply to the Festival

2021 Application Deadline: September 1, 2020

Completed application, audition recording, and all application materials must be received by September 1, 2020.

Applicant ensembles pay send a recording may on or after Nov. 1, 2018

Featured ensembles will be invited following the recorded application/audition process.

The Application Process

The Music for All National Festival audition process offers a unique opportunity for a wealth of input in to your program from a world-class panel of music educators. The audition process is a tool you can use to take your program to the next level. All auditioning ensembles receive recorded and written evaluation from the audition listening panel. The listening is “blind”–ensembles are not identified to evaluators in the listening process. Evaluators recommend the ensembles that demonstrate an exemplary level of excellence to receive an invitation to perform at the National Festival.

Requirements for Application

Application consists of the completed Festival application form submitted with the audition recording and application fee. Specific requirements for application and audition recordings are included in the Requirements for Application and Participation section of this packet.

The application fee is $250 for choirs. All applying groups receive recorded and written evaluation from the evaluation/selection panel. Submission of your application is a commitment to attend and perform if accepted (unless you select the “Input Only” box on your application). Please be sure that you have booster and administrative approval and support prior to applying.

“Input Only” Audition Option

Ensembles who want the evaluation and input from the panel of audition evaluators, but who do not wish to receive consideration for an invitation to the 2020 Festival, can choose to send an audition recording and application for input only by checking the “Input Only Option” box on the application.

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