Kendra Peterson – Clarinet, Accepted 1st part
All-State Musicians from Vinton-Shellsburg History
Kendra Peterson – All-State Band 2014, 2015
Nick Gardner – All-State Jazz Band 2011, 2012, 2013
Chelsea Brown – All-State Band 2007
William Beyer – All-State Band 2005
Matthew Ternus – All-State Band 2003
Kimberly Coe – All-State Band 1999
Becky Roster – All-State Band 1994
Betsy Zenk – All-State Orchestra 1992, Band 1993
Heather Thies – All-State Band 1991
Tim Jefferson – All-State Orchestra 1990
Mark Martin – All-State Pianist 1989
The All-State audition process is a rigorous one for all instruments. The goal of All-State auditions for the students is to prepare for an extensive audition over the course of 2-3 months in an effort to expand musicality and mastery of your instrument. The auditions are designed to select the best of the best musicians across the state at the high school level. This requires very difficult and extensive audition material to differentiate between the best players. This also requires DAILY practice to truly master the audition materials. As a wise man once said, every day you don’t practice is a day of practice that your competition gains on you.
Every student that plans to audition for All-State must purchase the required etude book(s) for his/her instrument. Below is a link to the book for each instrument.
The Crash Cymbals and Tambourine etudes are for callbacks only.
Below is a link to the required audition materials. For scales information, see the lessons page specific to your instrument.