Students must be in grade 7 or 8 and a member of their school’s curricular vocal music program (if one exists).
All directors must have an active CMEA membership to auditions students. Home-schooled students, or students whose school does not have a choir program must have a sponsor/chaperone who is an active member of CMEA to participate--this is a requirement. Join CMEA through the NAfME website here.
Students may not audition with a private voice instructor or private studio unless:
They are home-schooled OR their school does not have a Choir program
AND the private voice instructor is a member of CMEA
AND the private voice instructor plans to attend and sponsor student at the All State Event
AND all elements of the circumstances listed below are fulfilled
Students who are in their school's curricular band or orchestra program who are unable to participate in their school's choir program due to scheduling conflicts may audition under the following conditions:
They must have written documentation from their school's instrumental and choir directors (if they exist) and an administrator. This documentation should certify two things: first, all parties' sponsorship of that student, as well as a willingness to send the required chaperones to accompany them to CMASC (if accepted)
The reason a student is not in choir is due to scheduling conflicts, as determined by administrative consent. Students whose schools are not participating in CMASC may enter if they follow the same guidelines, submit the same documentation, and receive sponsorship from another CMEA-affiliated school and director.
If questions regarding unusual circumstances pertaining to eligibility arise, please contact the Chairs of the Colorado Middle School All-State Choir Governing Board. Under no circumstances should a director, parent, or child assumethat their student is eligible outside of the requirements specified above. If a student is entered but is later deemed ineligible by the CMASC Board, they will be disqualified. This decision rests under the authority of the CMASC Board alone.