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Western District is a division of MMEA, a federated state unit of NAfME.

Congratulations! Pieces for next year posted

May 11, 2022

  • Congratulations to all who participated in the District festivals this year, and thanks to the teachers who stepped up to make it happen. We'll soon be posting recordings from the concerts, which will be freely accessible.​

  • We had our spring dinner meeting last night. A few key highlights:

    • We plan to return to in-person auditions next year.

    • Representatives from across the state have worked to create a standardized rubric for senior auditions. This new rubric will be used for the 2022-2023 school year, so stay tuned for more information about that. 

    • We previously offered separate treble and young men's choirs at the junior level, but changed to one ensemble the past two years. We hope to make the move to one ensemble permanent going forward.

    • We are in desperate need of folks to step up to manage, or assistant manage, ensembles at the junior and senior level next year. If you think you might be interested, reach out to Amanda Johnson.

  • Bing Productions has generously offered to underwrite a full-tuition scholarship (worth $1650) to attend the 29th Annual Atlantic Brass Quintet Summer Seminar, which is happening at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA this year, June 27th - July 8th. Interested students can fill out an application at this link.

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