2019 ILMEA Audition Materials

1. 2019-2020 Required Etudes Cycle Set #1 (click for PDFs)

2.  ILMEA Senior Level Scale Sheet - 3 minute time limit, tongue all notes

3. Sight Reading

2019 ILMEA Jazz Audition Materials

1. All State Commission Piece Out The Window by Adam Larson
(CLICK HERE for recording)

2. Jazz Conception Etude by Jim Sindero
-Lunar (CLICK HERE for recording)

3. F Blues Improvisation (Now’s the Time/Billie’s Bounce by Jamey Aebersold Book #6)
CLICK HERE for recording
-student will not play head/melody, but will start right on the improvisation
-student will play 2 (or more) choruses at the discretion of the judge

4. OPTIONAL JAZZ COMBO AUDITION MATERIALS
-Lullaby of Birdland (Aebersold Vol. #40) – CLICK HERE for recording
-Love for Sale (Aebersold Vol. #40) – CLICK HERE for recording
-Watermelon Man (Aebersold Vol. #54) – CLICK HERE for recording
-Satin Doll (Aebersold Vol. #54) – CLICK HERE for recording

Official ILMEA Jazz Audition Info and resources (including past sight-reading examples) CLICK HERE

2020 ILMEA Jazz Audition Materials

1. All State Commission Piece

2. Jazz Conception Etude by Jim Sindero Friends
(CLICK HERE for recording)

3. F Blues Improvisation (Now’s the Time/Billie’s Bounce by Jamey Aebersold Book #6)
CLICK HERE for recording
-student will not play head/melody, but will start right on the improvisation
-student will play 2 (or more) choruses at the discretion of the judge

4. OPTIONAL JAZZ COMBO AUDITION MATERIALS (ILMEA 2020 Audition only)
-I Know That You Know (Aebersold Vol. #40) – CLICK HERE for recording
-Solar Flair (Aebersold Vol. #54) – CLICK HERE for recording
-Footprints (Aebersold Vol. #54) – CLICK HERE for recording
-Doxy (Aebersold Vol. #54) – CLICK HERE for recording

ILMEA COMPOSITION CONTEST

Click here for 2017-18 ENTRY RULES AND GUIDELINES

One of the marquee events of the Illinois Music Education Conference is the Composition Contest Concert which highlights the best of student composition in the state of Illinois.

Junior and senior high students throughout Illinois submit their compositions in the following categories:

Senior High Categories

  • Arranging

  • AvantGarde/Electronic

  • Commercial/Popular

  • Instrumental (solo to chamber ensemble)

  • Instrumental (large ensemble)

  • Jazz Instrumental/Jazz Vocal

  • Jazz Improvisation

  • Keyboard Solo

  • Remix

  • Vocal Solo

  • Vocal Ensemble

ILMEA COMPOSITION TRACK

The All-State Composition Track allows exceptional student composers to work with active composers and artists, and collaborate with other composers at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria. This program also allows them to network with publishers, colleges/universities, and performing musicians from Illinois and across the country.

The Composition Track is open to 10th-12th grade honorees in the annual ILMEA Composition Contest (1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention). Past session topics include: Writing Effective Melodies, Collaborative Songwriting, Workshopping Compositions, Introduction to Harmony and Counterpoint, Score Preparation, and College & Career Roundtable.

When submitting entries in RNS, teachers should indicate if eligible students are interested in attending the Composition Track at IMEC 2018. Once the list of honorees is determined, information (and applications, if the numbers are greater than 20) will be sent to interested students.

Any questions regarding the Composition Contest can be directed to Gina Wych at jsgm@ilmea.org