PMEA District 3
News & Updates
*Indiana H.S. - United Sound Project & 2019 Jazz Artist in Residence
We are officially the first school in PA to be designated a United Sound School. Information about the program can be found at www.unitedsound.org. We are off and running and hope to include our "new musicians" by our concert on May 8th, 2019. Our mentor teachers will be starting to modify parts to some music in our folders for the spring concert.
Other news, we are welcoming Mr. Tivon Pennicott (www.tivonpennicott.com) as our 2019 Jazz Artist in Residence. Our elementary, junior high, jazz ensemble II, and jazz ensemble II will be working with Mr. Pennicott April 8th - 10th. We will host a public performance Wednesday April 10th, 2019 in the Indiana Area Junior High Auditorium. Show starts at 7:30 PM, tickets are available by contacting Mr. Jason Olear (email@example.com)
(2/21/19 - 4:10 pm)
*PMEA Jazz and Vocal Jazz Announcement TODAY via website
The 2019 Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be posted this morning at 10:00 am via our website : www.pmea.net
A huge thank you goes out to all the students who applied, their Directors as well as the Judges for this event.
(2/4/19 - 12:55 pm)
*D3 Chorus Fest (Chorus 2) Rescheduled
For any school who was unable to attend Chorus Fest in November due to weather: Chorus 2 has been rescheduled for April 12 at DuBois Area Middle School. Registration will start at 8:30am. This event is open to ANY school who was unable to attend on November 16, regardless of what chorus you were originally assigned. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend. A detailed schedule and, if necessary, music will be sent ASAP!
(1/29/19 - 1:00 pm)
*D3 Junior Chorus & Professional Development Day Postponed
With the current and pending weather, we are going to postpone D3 Jr District Chorus and Professional Development Day until a later date. Watch your email for more information.
*2019 All State General Information
CONCERTS – Saturday, April 6, 2019
ORCHESTRA AND CONCERT BAND- 10:00 am
WIND ENSEMBLE and CHORUS- 3:00 pm
VOCAL JAZZ/ JAZZ and All-East JAZZ- 7:30 pm
PERFORMANCE VENUE for PMEA All-State Concerts and NAfME All East Concerts
David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom)
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15222
REGISTRATION/AUDITION NIGHT - Wednesday, April 3,2019
JAZZ and VOCAL JAZZ REGISTRATION TIMES- 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm
REGISTRATION (Hotel and Jazz/Vocal Jazz Registration) at Pittsburgh Marriott North , 100 Cranberry Woods
Drive, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066. A bus will transport students and equipment from Hotel. Student Meeting
with Chaperones at Hotel- 4:45 pm then Bus departs. Rehearsal starts promptly at 6:00 pm.
CHORAL AUDITION REGISTRATION TIMES- 2:45 pm- 4:45 pm
Audition Site: Pittsburgh Marriott North , 100 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 (also Lodging
site for Chorus).
INSTRUMENTAL AUDITION REGISTRATION TIMES- 3:45 pm- 5:45 pm
Audition Site : (Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra)- NORWIN HS - 251 McMahon Dr. Irwin, PA 15642
All-State Festival Information including updates: www.pmea.net “Scroll to Conference and Events” then
“PMEA All-State Information . ” One does NOT need to be a PMEA Member to obtain the information. It is
encouraged to give the PMEA link information to students as well as parents of participating students.
(12/6/18 - 9:15 pm)
*PMEA All-State Harp, Accompanist, Jazz, Vocal Jazz and At-Large Information Instructions
Information including SUBMITTABLE deadlines, repertoire requirements, excerpts (At-Large) and instructions are ALL currently posted on the PMEA website. To access : www.pmea.net, scroll to "CONFERENCES and EVENTS" and then click on PMEA All-State Information. One does NOT need to be a PMEA member to access this information.
As per Board Approval this past July, Accompanist, Jazz (tenor saxophones) and Vocal Jazz requirements contain new audition repertoire material and instructions which may require the purchase of new audition books.
(9/12/18 - 8:00 pm)
*PMEA All-State SUBMITTABLE Instructions and Repertoire for Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Accompanist and Harp
The 2019 All-State Audition Instructions and Repertoire with SUBMITTABLE for Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Accompanist and Harp are currently posted on the PMEA website - www.pmea.net. To access, go to www.pmea.net, scroll to "Conferences and Events" and then click on "PMEA All-State Information".
There is new Audition Material for Vocal Jazz, Jazz (Tenor Saxophone) and Accompanist which will require the purchase of new books.
The All-State "At-Large" SUBMITTABLE instructions and Audition material will be posted on the PMEA website- Monday, September 10.
(8/8/18 - 5:20 pm)