Guitar in the Music Classroom

2019 NJMEA Honors Guitar Ensemble


February 9, 2019 at The College of New Jersey (Music Dept.), 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing, NJ 08628 Ewing, NJ

9:00-1:00 pm (snow date Sunday, Feb. 10th @ Bayonne High School, Time TBA)

Audition Requirements for students in grades 9-12
(All are available below for download including the application)

Set Piece: Allegro in A minor by Matteo Carcassi

Scale Requirement: A Major

Ensemble Excerpt: See Below

Sight Reading at the audition.

Students will be judged on a point system for correct notes and rhythms, tone quality, musicality: dynamics, phrasing, interpretation and overall quality of preparation for prepared piece, ensemble excerpt, scale and sight reading.

Rehearsal 1: March 16, 2019 from 9:00-12:00 pm at Bayonne High School, 669 Avenue A, Bayonne, NJ 07002 (snow date, Location TBA, March 17th)

Rehearsal 2: April 13, 2019 from 9:00-12:00 pm at New Jersey City University, Rossey Hall 101.

Rehearsal 3: April 27, 2019 at Bergen County Academies, Room 5, 200 Hackensack Avel, Hackensack, NJ 07601.  Office Phone: 201-343-6000, x2313. From 9:00-12:00 pm.

Performance May 4, 2019 @ New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ  at Rossey Hall in Ingalls Recital Hall 101 at NJCU, 2039 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305 (no snow date)

Ensemble Performance 1:15 pm

Student Showcase 1:45 pm

Guest Artist 2:30 pm

Audition Fee for NJMEA : $10(non refundable) Participation Fee (if selected): $50.00


Jayson Martinez, conductor

NJMEA Guitar Festival Director: Thomas Amoriello

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