Yesterday, the official audition materials for the Texas TMEA All-State Band for 2017-2018 were posted at TMEA.org. The materials for all band instruments (including soprano and low clarinets) are available HERE. BELOW I have posted screenshots from the official TMEA.org website that has the audition information for soprano and low clarinets.
Even though I’m here in Munich, Germany finishing up my big trip to Europe, I’ve already started to break down the audition music for private lessons, all-state clinics and such.
Here’s 5 practice tips to get you started:
1 Have a balanced practice routine as you work on the all-state music that includes spending time on basics and scales. My practice routine is available HERE.
2 Work on tonguing every day. Check out my “Betty” post.
3 Go slowly and learn the rhythm correctly the first time and every time.
4 DYNAMICS!, DYNAMICS!!, DYNAMICS!!! every step of the way! Check out my ADD BOLD DYNAMICS! post.
5 Take private lessons with a good teacher or if one is not available in your area, at least read this blog. I will post more helps on the all-state etudes on my ClarinetMike Blog in coming weeks. (FYI, I offer Skype lessons.)