All-State Percussion Ensemble


2023 All-State Percussion Ensemble

Featured Clinician: TBD

2022 Featured Clinician: Dr. Marc Wooldridge (Indiana Wesleyan University), Dr. Ming Hui Kuo (Depauw University), Micah Detweiler (Goshen College)


IMEA, in partnership with the Percussive Arts Society and Indiana Percussion Association, is pleased to present this fantastic opportunity for your percussion students!


Participating students will have the opportunity to perform different genres of percussion ensemble music and attend clinics and masterclasses led by the featured clinicians.


January 12-14, 2023

Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46802



Applicant Instructions:

  1. Send an email to [email protected] expressing your interest in applying to the Indiana Allstate Percussion Ensemble. Provide your name, address, school name, year in school and your best contact phone number.
  2. Send a separate email with files or links to audio or video recordings of 1-2 minute excerpts from at least 2 of the following categories to [email protected] :

·        Snare

·        Four mallet keyboard percussion

·        Two-mallet keyboard percussion

·        Drum Set / Multiple Percussion

·        Timpani

  1. If you do not receive a confirmation of each email within 24-hours please resend to insure it was properly received.



1.     Students who will be in grades 9-12 for the 2022-23 academic year residing in Indiana or neighboring states are eligible to apply.

2.     Submit recordings that showcase your strengths in the given category.

3.     Use excerpts of pieces on the ISSMA Group I Solo list (or similar works) if possible.

4.     Individual selections should not be edited or spliced, but rather performed continuously. Adjudicators are more interested in hearing an honest performance than a flawless one.

5.     Attention should be given to the quality of the recording. Soloists should be more prominent than the accompaniment (if used), and the site of the recording should be as soundproof as possible.

6.     Applicants are encouraged to have their instructors and/or directors review their recordings before submission.


Additional information:

1.      Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.

2.      Evaluation proceedings are confidential and final.

3.      Alternates will be selected and used to fill positions as needed.

4.      Application Period: September 1 - October 5. Please send an email to [email protected] if you are still interested in applying.   


5.     Questions should be directed to Dr. Marc Wooldridge / Indiana All-State Percussion Ensemble Chair [email protected] / (765) 618-3018 

Questions should be directed to Dr. Marc Wooldridge / Indiana All-State Percussion Ensemble Chair / [email protected] / (765) 618-3018