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Guitar Ensemble Festival

The FMEA Guitar Ensemble Festival is a day full of guitar activity, including ensemble performances from elementary, middle, and high school programs. Ensembles of all levels of experience perform for NO RATINGS and receive instant feedback in areas of technique, tone, musicality, and musical interpretation. 

2024 Festival Sites:

  • February 17, 2024: West Port High School, Marion County, Ocala
  • February 22, 2024: Leon High School, Tallahassee
  • February 24, 2024: Winter Haven High School, Polk County, Lakeland
  • March 30, 2024: University High School, Orange County, Orlando

Performance Options:

  • Solo: Perform one piece in a 10-minute timeslot for evaluation. $12 entry fee.
  • Small Ensemble: Perform one piece in a 10-minute timeslot for evaluation. $10 per performer, maximum 8 performers
  • 30-Minute Ensemble Workshop: Perform 2 pieces in a 30-minute workshop setting. $200 entry fee
  • 60-Minute Ensemble Workshop: Perform 3 pieces in a 60-minute workshop setting, $400 entry fee


Checks and signed entry forms must arrive at the FMEA office 14 days prior to the festival date of the site you choose to attend. Credit card payments are not available for the festival entry fees at this time, so please plan accordingly.  

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All-State Guitar Ensemble

2023-2024 Audition Packet

A first glance at the packet will reveal that the ensemble excerpt for 2024 is QUITE challenging, both visually and in its mixed-meter content.  We are pleased to announce that the Conductor/Clinician for the 2024 event will be Martha Masters and she has programmed this work along with a few easier pieces.  Being the most difficult piece on the program, "Cumba-Quin" was specifically chosen for the audition as it will reveal who is capable of playing the entire 2024 program. Please note that auditioning students will need to learn all measures of part 2 and will be asked to play 3 different excerpts from it at the audition. The other audition items are consistent with previous years and include a Fernando Sor etude and a Segovia scale. Lastly, there will not be a sightreading component for 2024 audition process.

UPDATE 6/2/2023: the music to the sor Edute #4 is not in the suggested volume, "The Chanterelle Guitar Anthology Pub # PR.ECH2724."  Please do not order that music, but instead please order "The Complete Studies, Pub #S9.Q48853" from  Our apologies for this error. 

For full clarification, click this link to a video of the correct etude: 


Please contact Ed Prasse using our Contact Us page if you have any questions or concerns.