Hello! My name is Dr. Michael Johnson and I am the creator of the AL About All-State Project. The goal of this project is to create high-quality and easily accessible resources for students as they prepare for All-State. We're bringing something to students that they may not have regular access to: private instruction and performances from a professional performer of their instrument.
We have assembled an incredible faculty of performers and teachers from across the state of Alabama. We have musicians from the University of Alabama, Auburn University, University of Alabama - Birmingham, University of Alabama - Huntsville, University of Montevallo, Huntingdon College, University of South Alabama, and more.
I chose to focus on All-State because it is something any student can participate in. It's local, affordable, and is one of the most challenging and rewarding in-state music events for young musicians. This project isn't just about All-State; it's about helping students improve and grow as musicians as they go through the process of preparing and working on the all-state audition materials. I hope this project becomes a catalyst for music education in Alabama as we attempt to connect teachers and students in a brand new way.