Applications to be an invited ensemble for 2020 are live.

To apply, click here.

Performance Group Submissions

Performance Group submissions will be accepted through April 24, 2019.  All performance submissions should be submitted online.

Information needed for a Performance Group submission includes:

  • Clinician background information
  • Performance group information including general repertoire, recognition received, other pertinent information on previous performances
  • Sponsoring organization (if applicable)
  • Performance needs — instruments, special equipment, staging
  • Date/Time constraints for the performance (if applicable)
  • Three pieces performed within the last 12 months in an electronic format for online upload.

Conference submissions will be compiled with decisions made by the beginning of June 2018.

Performance FAQs

  • Performances will last no longer than 40-50 minutes, in order to conform with session time slots.
  • Elementary through College level ensembles may apply in all areas of music performance, not just band, orchestra or choir.
  • Selected groups will be asked to provide information for the IMEA Conference Program, but will also be asked to provide their own printed programs.
  • IMEA does not guarantee audience size, however the audience that does attend will be comprised of fellow music educators from throughout the state.
  • IMEA does not provide meals or overnight accommodations for selected ensembles.
  • There is no honorarium for selected ensembles, however the conductor may attend the conference for the reduced clinician rate.

2019 Invited Ensembles 

Butler University Wind Ensemble

Ball State Symphony Orchestra
Fort Wayne Area Community Band
Whiteland Community High School Jazz Band One
SCALiWAGS – Charlestown High School
Concert Choir – Fort Wayne Children’s Choir
16th Street Groove – Noblesville East Middle School Band
Notre Dame Children’s Choir Chamber Choir 
Wind Ensemble – Franklin Central
Ball State University Singers
University Choir – Purdue University 
Greenfield Central Saxophone Choirs
Anderson University Chorale
Greenwood Rhapsody
FJH Philharmonic Orchestra
University of Indianapolis Percussion Ensemble
Highland Hills Middle School Band


2019 All State & Honor Ensembles 
Elementary Honor Choir
Middle School Honor Choir
Honor Concert Band
All State Handbell Choir
All State Percussion Ensemble
All State Orchestra
All State Honor Choir
All State Jazz Band
Junior All State Band
Junior All State Jazz Band
Junior All State Orchestra
Intercollegiate Masterworks Ensemble