A. Students in a school with a music program must be sponsored by the teacher of that student’s primary ensemble*. If no primary ensemble for that student exists (i.e. no string ensemble for string student auditioning for orchestra), it is up to the discretion of another music teacher in that school to sponsor the student.
B. Students in schools without a music educator may be sponsored by a private music teacher as long as the teacher is a NAfME member and agrees to attend the auditions in their entirety. The status of the school’s music program may be verified by the CJMEA Executive Board. All decisions on eligibility in this category are atthe discretion of CJMEA.
C. Students in schools without a music teacher should first seek sponsorship from their hometown school. If the hometown school is unable to sponsor, the students may alternatively seek sponsorship from their private teacher.
D. Sponsorship is defined as: signing the forms, acquiring appropriate signatures, confirming the student’s musical ability, the student’s standing in the program, and attending the auditions in their entirety.
E. All decisions on eligibility are at the discretion of the CJMEA Executive Board.
*For the purpose of this policy, primary ensemble would mean:
· For a string student auditioning for orchestra, an ensemble that includes strings
· For a student auditioning for band, an ensemble that includes winds or percussion
· For a student auditioning for chorus, an ensemble that includes choral performance