All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Texas Music Educators Association, or TMEA, is responsible for the auditions and concerts for Texas All-Region and Texas All-State Choirs. KISD competes in TMEA Region 30 Large School All-State Auditions. There are four audition levels in the All-State process. The final audition determines membership in the All-State Choirs.

For many of our students, the journey to All-State begins with attendance at one of the many summer camps offered in Texas. Camps fill up quickly, so please register early if interested.

The All-State audition process begins in the fall throughout the state in each of the TMEA Regions. Students perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to TMEA Area competitions and from there the highest-ranking qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group.

Procedures for Auditioning for 2022-2023:

  • Purchase your music and learn it. All-State music packets can be purchased from
    JW Pepper or from Penders Music when music is released.
  • Practice tracks are available in the KHS Choir All-State Google Classroom - coming soon.
  • See the Notes about the Vocal Recordings.
  • Check the TMEA All-State page for updates and additional notes.
  • Complete an All-State Audition Form found in the All-State Google Drive and turn in your $20 registration fee at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Make a note of all the audition dates and list of songs for each All-State round. Dates will be added when they become available.

Audition Dates:

  • Round 1 -
  • Round 2 -
  • Clinic & Concert -
  • Round 3 -
  • Round 4 - January 7, 2023

Don't forget:

  • Sign up for Remind: TBD
  • Join our Google Classroom for All-State.

Congratulations to our KHS Choir students who made the 2022 TMEA All-State Choir!
This is a HUGE accomplishment and is the highest honor awarded for musicians! We are so proud of you, and all the musicians that auditioned!