A student representing a homeschool must enter the audition process in the same region as the public school district in which the homeschool is located. Homeschool classification is considered to be the same as the public high school in which boundary the student resides. A homeschool student may not participate after the end of the fourth year following the first audition entry once they declare high school status.

Sponsor:  Each student’s TMEA Active member director or member sponsor must be in attendance at all TMEA auditions and any other TMEA activities in which the student is involved. If the sponsor is not available, a proxy must be approved by the Region Chair.

Who may be the member/sponsor?

  • A parent of a homeschooler who is an Active TMEA Member
  • A private lesson teacher who is an Active TMEA Member
  • A director of a homeschool or community music group who is an Active TMEA Member

What are the responsibilities of the TMEA Active Member/Sponsor?

  • Attend region meetings
  • Enter the student into the contest via the TMEA website
  • Be familiar with TMEA Region and State contest rules and dates
  • Be present and prepared to serve at all auditions when the homeschool student is involved
  • Be present as a chaperone for Region Concert/Clinic (and beyond if the HS student advances)
  • Be present as chaperone in San Antonio if HS student is selected for All-State

When are the region meetings?

  • Click here for the region calendar

Membership Instructions:

  • Join TMEA
  • The TMEA Membership year is from July 1 through June 30 of the following year.
  • You must be an Active member to access high school Area/All-State orchestra audition excerpts posted on the TMEA website as well as enter students into contests

Contest Entries:

  • Entry Instructions
  • The Name of the campus should be HOMESCHOOL
  • The Homeschool Campus will be responsible for all campus and individual student fees associated with the contest

Audition Material:


High School Students/Sponsors, please contact:

Region 23 Orchestra Chair
Brett Nelsen

Junior High Students/Sponsors, please contact:

Region 23 JH Coordinator
Kate Mathews