All State Music Festival
The Vermont All State Music Festival is an annual event supported by the Vermont Music Educators Association (VMEA) and operated by the Vermont All State Committee. The Festival offers musicians from Vermont's high schools the opportunity to perform in a band, orchestra, chorus or jazz ensemble under the direction of some of our nation's finest conductors. Three days of intensive rehearsals lead up to a series of performances involving all four groups.
2021 - 2022 All State Music Festival
While conditions are changing and challenging,
the current plans are for there to be in-person auditions in January 15th at CVU and
an in-person festival featuring all four ensembles from May 5th to 7th in Chittenden County,
if we can find the hotel or dormitory lodging we need.
There is a possibility in order to secure the rooms needed,
we may have to reschedule the festival for May 12th to 14th.
The audition fees will remain the same as 2020.
The festival fee will be a bit higher as our normal costs have increased, but will not include a fee to cover the cost of hotel / dormitory housing. Those costs will be covered by the Rainy Day Fund and, if needed, funds from the long-term Scholarship Fund.
The 2022 Auditions and Festival will operate as in the past with mitigations and other slight changes.