OkMEA Moves to OpusEvent
A few dates have been corrected in the Symphonic Band/Wind Symphony Section (in red) from my initial email. All dates are correct on the website. Thank you for your continued patience!

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Greetings wonderful OkMEA members!

The OkMEA Board and All-State committees have been meeting throughout the past few weeks to discuss the OpusEvent system for All-State auditions this coming school year. Recently, the OkMEA Board met and approved the 2020-2021 All-State Calendar for our online audition process. Information is listed by division below.

Every division (except Elementary) has several key dates:
  1. Cuts Available - Cuts will either be emailed or posted on the OkMEA website on the date listed.
  2. Audition Window - This will be the time period that students will record their live auditions. More information will be coming about this process in the coming weeks.
  3. Process for Judges - This allows the Event Managers and All-State Committee to organize the information for the judges.
  4. Judging Day - Those asked to judge will do so from their homes in one day (usually the Saturday of the originally scheduled live auditions). Student information will not be available to the judge because every student is assigned a unique ID within the system.
  5. Results Released - Once the judges conclude their scoring, the Event Managers and All-State committees will meet virtually to pass students to second round and/or place students in the ensembles. The results will be released once their work is complete.

All dates have been posted on the OkMEA website on each All-State ensemble page. Tutorial videos for OpusEvent will be available on our website at https://okmea.org/opus-tutorials/

Please take the time now to create your teacher profile on OpusEvent ! It only takes a few moments. View the tutorial on creating your profile and linking your NAfME membership on the OkMEA website.
2020-2021 All-State Calendar
Circle the State with Song
Circle the State with Song participating teachers will register using the OpusEvent platform. Currently, the deadlines remain the same as we monitor the pandemic situation.

Registration Deadlines:
  1. October 3, 2020 - 1st Deadline
  2. October 10, 2020 - 2nd Deadline


Children's Chorus
The Children's Chorus auditions will continue to be pre-recorded and uploaded using the three track system on OpusEvent (previously housed on Formstack). Below are the registration/upload deadlines.

Registration and Upload Deadlines:
  1. October 24, 2020 - 1st Deadline
  2. October 31, 2020 - 2nd Deadline
  3. November 5, 2020 - Emergency Deadline
HS Treble and Mixed Chorus
The Chorus auditions will now be submitted using the live recording feature on OpusEvent. Teachers will complete the student applications by the posted deadlines. When the audition window opens, students will be able to make their audition recordings.

Registration Deadlines:
  1. September 19, 2020 - 1st Deadline
  2. September 26, 2020 - 2nd Deadline
  3. October 24, 2020 - Emergency Deadline

Audition Dates:
First Round  (Oct 25-Nov 1)
  1. October 25, 2020 - Cuts Emailed
  2. October 26, 2020 - Quad Auditions Open
  3. October 29, 2020 - Quad Auditions Close
  4. October 30, 2020 - Process for Judges
  5. October 31, 2020 - Quad Judging
  6. November 1, 2020 - Results Released

Second Round  (Nov 10-15)
  1. November 10, 2020 - Cuts Emailed
  2. November 11, 2020 - Auditions Open
  3. November 12, 2020 - Auditions Close
  4. November 13, 2020 - Process for Judges
  5. November 14, 2020 - 2nd Round Judging
  6. November 15, 2020 - Results Released
HS Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony
The Band auditions will now be submitted using the live recording feature on OpusEvent. Teachers will complete the student applications by the posted deadlines. When the audition window opens, students will be able to make their audition recordings.

Registration Deadlines:
  1. September 19, 2020 - 1st Deadline
  2. September 26, 2020 - 2nd Deadline
  3. October 24, 2020 - Emergency Deadline

Audition Dates:
First Round  (Oct 30-Nov 8)
  1. October 30, 2020 - Cuts Posted
  2. October 30, 2020 - District Auditions Open
  3. November 5, 2020 - District Aud. Close
  4. November 6, 2020 - Process for Judges
  5. November 7, 2020 - District Judging
  6. November 8, 2020 - Results Released

Second Round  (Nov 13-Dec 6)
  1. November 13, 2020 - Cuts Posted
  2. November 13, 2020 - Auditions Open
  3. November 19, 2020 - Auditions Close
  4. November 20, 2020 - Process for Judges
  5. November 21, 2020 - 2nd Round Judging (Prelims ONLY)
  6. December 5, 2020 - 2nd Round Judging (FINALS)
  7. December 6, 2020 - Results Released

*Please note there is an extra week between judging prelims and finals due to Thanksgiving.
HS Jazz Ensemble
The Jazz Ensemble auditions will now be submitted using the live recording feature on OpusEvent. Teachers will complete the student applications by the posted deadlines. When the audition window opens, students will be able to make their audition recordings.

Registration Deadlines:
  1. September 19, 2020 - 1st Deadline
  2. September 26, 2020 - 2nd Deadline
  3. November 7, 2020 - Emergency Deadline

Audition Dates (Nov 13-22):
  1. November 13, 2020 - Cuts Posted
  2. November 13, 2020 - Auditions Open
  3. November 19, 2020 - Auditions Close
  4. November 20, 2020 - Process for Judges
  5. November 21, 2020 - Judging
  6. November 22, 2020 - Results Released

HS Orchestra
The Orchestra auditions will now be submitted using the live recording feature on OpusEvent. Teachers will complete the student applications by the posted deadlines. When the audition window opens, students will be able to make their audition recordings.

Registration Deadlines:
  1. September 19, 2020 - 1st Deadline
  2. September 26, 2020 - 2nd Deadline
  3. October 31, 2020 - Emergency Deadline

Audition Dates (Nov 6-Dec 6):
  1. November 6, 2020 - Cuts Posted
  2. November 6, 2020 - Auditions Open
  3. November 12, 2020 - Auditions Close
  4. November 20, 2020 - Process for Judges
  5. November 21, 2020 - Judging (Prelims ONLY)
  6. December 5, 2020 - Judging (FINALS)
  7. December 6, 2020 - Results Released

*Please note there is an extra week between judging prelims and finals due to Thanksgiving.
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