The 2020 All State Music Festival has been cancelled.

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The Vermont All State Music Festival is an annual event supported by the Vermont Music Educators Association (VMEA) and operated by the Vermont All State Committee. The Festival offers musicians from Vermont's high schools the opportunity to perform in a band, orchestra, chorus or jazz ensemble under the direction of some of our nation's finest conductors. Three days of intensive rehearsals lead up to a series of performances involving all four groups.

To be able to register students for the first step, the auditions, participating school must have paid the annual VMEA Participation Fee (check to see if your school's payment has been received). The VMEA Participation Fee invoices for the 2018 - 2019 school year were mailed out in early June and payment is due by September 1st. Please make sure that is done so that your students can participate in this year's festival. Teachers submitting applications must also be current members of NAfME / VMEA. Home school parents are exempt from that requirement, but their home school must pay a $25 VMEA Participation Fee prior to registering their students. Home school parents should contact Treasurer Gary Moreau about their fee payment.

In 2020, the Vermont All State Music Festival will be celebrating the Year of the Woman by having all four ensembles conducted by women directors and a portion of the selected program coming from women composers.

For information about the Vermont All State Music Festival, contact Festival Director Steffen Parker


Future All State Music Festival Information:

2021 back at North Country

2025 in South Burlington: First time back to South Burlington since 1984

2027 - 100th Vermont All State Music Festival: Hosted by Burlington, but looking for ideas on how to celebrate in style - Parade to be on a separate Saturday in Montpelier

Last modified: March 25 2020.
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