DMEA has been and continues to monitor the changing landscape in education as our schools deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. While we value the musical and educational experiences All State provides our students, we have to first and foremost acknowledge the health and safety of our members, students and their families.
The DMEA EX Board has made the difficult decision to suspend all in-person student events for the 2020-21 school year for the safety of the students, members and all others involved. As these events involve students from multiple schools and school districts, it is essential for DMEA to limit any potential risk of COVID infection. For those students eligible for concerned with eligibility for the All Eastern or All National Honors Ensembles, we will use their rankings from the 2019-2020 school year. We understand that music is an essential part of the school curriculum and our communities, and we are working diligently to offer an alternative to our traditional All State experience. We will also be holding a virtual annual conference in the Fall, so please look forward to upcoming details about that. We are working hard to help make this year as musical as can be within the confines in which we find ourselves. We will be updating our website with resources to help guide you through the upcoming year.
As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Ruthann Pyle All State Coordinator, DMEA
The next ALL-STATE CONCERT will be held ________(TBD_____________ (Location: To be determined)
Delaware All-State Choir is an amazing opportunity to sing with the best high school vocalists from around the state! This elite group has the privilege of singing under the direction of guest conductors and attending two day-long rehearsals prior to the concert. It is an excellent learning experience for anyone who wants an extraordinary choral experience!
See Mrs. Harkey immediately if you are interested in auditioning. She will be working with students to prepare them.
Deadline for applications to be submitted to Mrs. Harkey: _______________________. The DMA Music Association has generously offered to cover the $15 registration fee for the 2019-2020 school year! THANK YOU DMA MA!!
September 30, 2019 - Applications due to Mrs. Harkey November 21, 2019 - Auditions (Smyrna High School, 500 Duck Creek Parkway, Smyrna, DE 19977) 8am - 4 pm Students are assigned audition times in advance. Requests for specific audition times will not be honored. January 22, 2019 - 7-9 pm Rehearsal (Concord High School) February 5, 2019 - 7-9 pm Rehearsal (Concord High School) February 12, 2019 - 7-9 pm Weather Contingency Rehearsal February 20-21, 2019 - 8:30am-4pm Rehearsal - Thursday and Friday (Location: To be determined) February 22, 2019 - 9am - 12 pm Saturday Dress Rehearsal (Dover HS) February 22, 2019 - 7pm - CONCERT @ Dover High School (Call time 6pm)
Students will sing their part with a CD containing the vocal parts excluding the auditioned part.
Cadets can find their part as well as the audition CD track they will sing along with at the following link:
2018 Tracks (THIS WILL BE UPDATED AS SOON AS AVAILABLE FOR THE CURRENTYEAR) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e9hycubfu44n48e/AABsxPKcsFy1L2eJO8-z8URra/Audition%20Piece?dl=0&subfolder_nav_tracking=1