The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2017 All-National Honor Ensembles application process is now open!  We encourage your students to apply for these elite ensembles, as they are truly representative of the most outstanding student musicians in the country.  The 2017 program will take place on November 26-29, 2017 at the Coronado Springs Resort (Walt Disney World), Orlando, Florida.  Directors for this year's ensembles include: T. Andre Feagin, Band; Margery Deutsch, Orchestra; Z. Randall Stroope, Choir; Todd Stoll & Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz.

The application deadline is May 12, 2017. Students will be notified of acceptance in mid-June.  Students can complete their own application and upload a digital video excerpt at submit  The application fee is $40.

The eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. Student will be in grades 9, 10, or 11 during the 2016-2017 academic year

  2. Student attends school in the U.S.A., Washington D.C. or a D.O.D. facility

  3. Student has been selected to perform in any 2017 Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF) ensembles OR

  4. Student was selected to perform in the MSVMA Honors Ensembles or MSBOA All-State Ensembles that performed at the 2017 MMC.

  5. Student must be a member his or her school's major ensemble corresponding with the Honor Ensemble for which the application is made.

  6. Student must receive an endorsement from his or her ensemble director/teacher, AND principal or superintendent of the school or district the student attends.

  7. Student's recommending ensemble director/teacher MUST be a current, active member of the Michigan Music Education Association (MMEA), the state affiliate of NAfME.

More information is available at all-national-honor-ensembles/

You can also contact MMEA directly by calling (517) 748-6518 or sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.