Take Note: The Application Deadline for the NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles is May 16

Conducted by Miriam Burns, members of the 2013 All-National Honor Ensembles Symphony Orchestra take a bow.


Student musicians selected for 2014 All-National Honor Ensembles presented by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) will have a phenomenal experience in Nashville, Tennessee, in October: Performing on the Grand Ole Opry House stage.

Working with a group of world-class conductors, and some of the best student musicians in the United States, they will perform at the iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. The concert will be the concluding event of the NAfME’s 2014 National In-Service Conference in Nashville. The conference dates are October 26–29.

Applications  for the All-National Honor Ensembles are now open for.  The application deadline is May 16, 2014. The application fee is $30.  Additional information about 2014 eligibility, frequently asked questions, audition, and other details . All final eligibility decisions will be made by the state music educators association.

The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles groups are:

  • Concert Band
  • Mixed Choir
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Jazz Ensemble

The 2014 conductors are:

Concert Band:  Mark Camphouse, Professor of Music, Conductor, Wind Symphony, George Mason University

Symphony Orchestra: Gerard Schwarz, Music Director,  All-Star Orchestra,  Music Director, Eastern Music Festival Conductor Laureate, Seattle Symphony

Mixed Choir:  Edith Copley, Regents’ Professor, Director of Choral Studies, Northern Arizona University

Jazz:  Robert Baca, Professor of Music, Director of Jazz Studies, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.

 Photo: Roz Fehr

Roz Fehr, NAfME Communications Content Developer, April 11, 2014. © National Association for Music Education (NAfME.org)