Results from last night's Honors Band auditions are posted in the members-only section. The password was communicated to directors at the meeting. Please do not share it with students.
The junior high district band WEST mailing accidentally went to ALL junior high directors in District 1. If you are a director in a District 1 EAST school, please disregard this information. The East festival is still happening, and info will be sent out separately. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
Results from last night's Honors Jazz auditions are posted in the members-only section. The password was communicated to directors at the meeting. Please do not share it with students.
Results from last night's Honors Choir auditions are posted in the members-only section. The password was communicated to directors at the meeting. Please do not share it with students.
Western Region State Orchestra Festival
Date: March 12-14, 2015
Host School: Collegiate Academy (tent.)
Host Director: Amy Federowski
Guest Director: TBA
2825 State St.
Erie PA 16506
Housing Waiver (for students not being housed at the festival location)
Results from last night's Honors String Orchestra auditions are posted in the members-only section. The password was communicated to directors at the meeting. Please do not share it with students.
Dear Fellow PMEA members;
The annual District 1 Honor’s Jazz Festival will be held at Shady Side Academy in Fox Chapel December 12 - 13. We are excited that Daniel May, will be the primary conductor. The concert will be on Saturday afternoon December 13 at 3:30 in the Hillman Center for Performing Arts on the Shady Side campus.
The audition date is September 29. Please plan to arrive in to the Hillman Center for the Arts between 3 and 4 PM. The lower entrance is best because you can park there. The director’s meeting will be at 4:00. Be mindful that you or a PMEA representative from the district must attend the auditions. Please notify your students who plan to audition that they must plan to attend the whole festival.
The audition music is posted in the District one newsletter. If you need that information you can go to the web site or call me for clarification.
Your PMEA dues must be up to date. Please have your card with you at the audition. We look forward to welcoming your talented students to SSA and having you on campus. Directions are attached. Thanks for joining us.
This is the link to directions
To view information regarding the upcoming Honors Band festival, please refer to this site provided by host Jeff Kesser:
Dear Choir Director,
Welcome back. We hope that the upcoming year will be a memorable one for you and your students. We are very excited that the Belle Vernon Area and Elizabeth Forward School Districts will serve as the co-hosts for the 2014 PMEA District 1 Honors Choir Festival. Please read the following information carefully regarding the Festival and auditions. In order for your students to participate, you must be an active member of PMEA with current dues paid in full.
The festival will be held at Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center in Greensburg, PA on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 with the final performance at 2:00PM on Saturday afternoon. We will continue to follow the same structure as in the past few years with two separate choirs; an Honors Women's Choir and an Honors Men's Choir. The guest conductors for the Festival will be Dr. Peggy Dettwiler, director of choirs at Mansfield University conducting the Honors Women's Choir and Dr. Christopher Kiver, director of choirs at Penn State University conducting the Honors Men's Choir. Both conductors are well respected in the choral community and we look forward to seeing them work with all of our students.
Please note the following PMEA District 1 Honors Choir AUDITION information:
Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Location: South Fayette High School
3640 Old Oakdale Road
McDonald, PA 15057
Registration: 3:00-4:30 pm in the theatre lobby
Director's Meeting: 4:30 pm in the choral room
Auditions: 5:00 pm
Cost: $5.00 per student due at registration
**PMEA MEMBERSHIP CARD AND DIRECTOR FESTIVAL FORM REQUIRED @ REGISTRATION
AUDITION PIECE: Exsultate Deo by Allessandro Scarlatti edited by Norman Greyson, SATB, Bourne Co., Inc.
REHEARSAL TRACK: Available on-line compliments of Angie Berna Milliren. To access go to: http://www.efsd.net/webpages/amilliren/pmead1.cfm Questions? Email Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FORMS FOR FESTIVAL: All forms and further communication will be made available on our google drive. Please forward all emails with festival question or concerns to email@example.com
Audition registration will begin at 3:00PM, the director meeting will begin at 4:30PM and auditions will begin promptly at 5:00PM. Students should report to the theatre and directors may report to the choral room, where food and beverages will be provided (Directors are asked to pay $5.00 each to offset the cost of the food). Students may purchase food at the theatre reception booth.
Please take a few moments to email Chris Elek (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following information by Wednesday, September 10, so that she may better prepare for the auditions:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding auditions, please contact Chris by email: email@example.com, or phone: (412) 221-4542, ext. 694. Any questions or concerns regarding the festival should be directed to Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or Angie at email@example.com.
A few quick reminders about auditions:
Angie Berna Milliren
Hello District 1 Membership!
I hope the beginning of the school year has proven to be rewarding and that a sense of calm and normalcy have begun to set in. For those of you who are new PMEA members or new teachers, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Emily Wardle and I am an elementary general music teacher in the Washington School District. I am your District 1 Music Advocacy Representative and am here as a resource, support point person, and help center for you.
I will be sending out bimonthly e-newsletters that provide hands-on Advocacy tips and suggestions, and am always available at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to see past "Conducting Advocacy" newsletters, please look to http://district1.pmea.net/advocacy. If you need anything or catch word of musical movement that would be beneficial for the D1 membership or Executive Committee to know about, please contact me via my email address or through the District 1 Advocacy Tab.
I look forward to being in touch this school year and seeing you at various PMEA functions! Thank you!