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 (jolear@iasd.cc)

(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 mrssensor@gmail.com 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.

Click here for more PMEA All State general information.

(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)

PMEA


District 3 President

Dr. Ryan Beeken

Indiana University of PA

Cogswell Hall, Room 111

422 South Eleventh Street

Indiana, PA 15705-1071

724-357-4408

ryan.beeken@iup.edu

District 3 Vice President

Mrs. Acey Gongaware

United Jr./Sr. High School

10780 Route 56 Highway East

Armagh, PA 15920

814-446-5615

agongaware@unitedsd.net

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