Audition Materials

ILMEA 2021

Thousands of students have taken part in the District Festival and All-State Ensembles. These groups provide powerful education events for music students from all of Illinois.


Being in an ensemble with fellow musicians from around the state is an experience like none other! 


2021 Auditions take place on October 9. Students should prepare cycle 3 etudes.

NIU School of Music faculty have put together helpful videos with ILMEA audition tips and advice. NIU School of Music ILMEA Videos

The University of Illinois also offers coaching videos here:

Audition Music

Wind Ensemble Materials:


ILMEA Scale Sheet










Bass Clarinet