Thank you for your interest in our 2023 FMEA All-State Orff Ensemble! You MUST read the following for success with your student audition.

We want your participation in this process to be successful. The information we are sharing here is simply to get you started on preparing your students for the audition. The downloadable packet will be released by August 1st and that packet has critical information to help you conduct your auditions with ease and validity. You must take time to READ with comprehension what is required. You must follow all procedures, which will require preparation on your part. If you have questions after reading, please contact the All-State Orff Co-Coordinators, Lisa Hewitt and Rosemary Pilonero at  


  • New round to sing, “America, America” (tune of “Hey, Ho, Nobody Home”)
  • As we did last year, no Recorder as part of the audition

Be sure you are prepared to:

  • Meet the deadline for all membership dues before uploading auditions. (NAfME,
  • Prepare all audition music with students.
  • Submit fees and online-generated Orff application form with student/parent signature.
  • Secure an Orff-style alto xylophone
  • Follow the 2023 audition.
  • Record video audition using .mov or .mp4 format.
  • Upload your recording(s) by the September 22th deadline.
  • Select ensemble preference, if auditioning for both All-State ensembles.
  • Contact your Orff All-State Co-Coordinators with questions.

We look forward to working with you and creating a memorable All-State Orff experience with our conductors, Karen Benson and Chris Judah-Lauder. Letters for the principal and to send home are available on the page. See the links. Results will be posted on October 5, 2022.

Lisa Hewitt and Rosemary Pilonero
FMEA All-State Orff Co-Coordinators


I have read and understand the above information

Orff audition recordings must be .mp4 video files no bigger than 854 x 480 resolution. If 854 x 480 is not an option, choose 540p or the lowest one possible. Here are some instructions for recording the auditions using a laptop with a webcam:

Macintosh Computers:

Windows Computers:

Phones or Tablets:

  • Hold your phone sideways. No vertical video!
  • Email the video to yourself or use a USB cable to transfer the videos to your computer.
  • Import them into either Windows Live Movie Maker, VideoPad or Apple iMovie, and follow the instructions in the above documents for exporting to the correct file format.

To enter your students and upload their audition videos, login to the FMEA website and look under the "FEMEA" heading on the members-only home page. You must be a current FEMEA member for that section to appear. Video Demonstration