2017-2018 All-County Auditions (Instr & Vocal)

The All-County audition process provides an opportunity for students to prepare and perform a solo for a judge. Students receive feedback in a positive and supportive atmosphere to help improve their performance skills. An All-County audition is required in order to be considered for an honors ensemble.

2017/2018 Date & Locations

Vocal & Instrumental Auditions Saturday, December 9th at North Park Middle School (Lockport)
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Solo and Ensemble Selections

All solos and ensembles must be listed in the current NYSSMA Manual Edition XXXI (effective July 1, 2015). Photocopied music is strictly prohibited. Only valid origanls may be used for auditions. Students must provide a judge's copy (a piano accompaniment which shows the solo line is acceptable). Please write in all measure numbers.

Online Registration

Registration must be completed through your school music teacher. Students, parents and private teachers are NOT permitted to access the online registration system. Registration closes promptly at 11:59pm on Monday, November 2nd for both vocal and instrumental auditions. There will be no exceptions.

Audition Fee

There is a $12 fee for level 1-4 auditions and a $14 for level 5-6. Fees are collected through each school and submitted in one payment to the NCMEA treasurer. Audition schedules will not be available to teachers until their registration fees have been paid.


While there is no specific dress code for auditions, it is highly recommended that students dress nicely. It is appropriate for boys to wear pants/shirt/tie and for girls to wear a skirt that falls below the knees and a blouse.

Playing Permits

All playing permits will be generated by the online registration system. Teachers must print and sign all playing permits once given approval by the registration administrator.

Useful Documents & Forms