The mission of the IMEA is to promote lifelong music learning and to provide leadership for music education

Detailed RNS Instructions

ILMEA District Online School Registration
and Student Nomination Information

Welcome to ILMEA District Online Registration. If you have any questions, please e- mail your district president for a timely response.

To reach District web pages to complete your school, director and student registration, please complete the following steps:

1. Go to the ILMEA website www.ilmea.org
2. Click on District Information
3. Scroll down to, and select, your District number
4. Complete Step 1 (directions below)
5. Complete Step 2 (submit your Participating School Form and $35 fee)
6. Complete Step 3 (directions below)

Directions for Primary Contacts

Step 1 - Register yourself and your school

This must be done FIRST (by the Department Chair or other faculty/staff who will be the primary contact for this school) before other teachers can register themselves or their students.

1. Go to RNS, www.ilalldist.org
2. Select your ILMEA District
3. Select your school from the list (if you can’t find your school, go to the bottom of the list and select

“School Not Found”)
4. Fill in the information requested to register yourself as the primary contact, and to register your school
• Primary Contact Name
• School Address, City, State and Zip
• School and Home Phone Numbers (this information is secure and will not be published)
• E-mail Address (this information is secure and will not be published)
• Principal Name
• Classification – Senior Level, Junior Level or Elementary (EGM)
• Create a Password for yourself (Do Not share with students)
• Create a Faculty Password for the other teachers in your building
5. Click on the Enter Button

Step 2 –Participating School Form and $35 Fee

This form and fee (there is no fee for Elementary Level Participation) must be submitted and paid in order to activate your online registration ability. The Participating School Form can be found each spring on the ILMEA website, www.ilmea.org. The form and payment can be submitted to the State Office by mail, fax or e-mail.

After the Participating School Form and payment are received and processed at the ILMEA State Office, your school will be officially “activated” and you may proceed to STEP 3.

Step 3 – Nominate your students for participation

This can only be done if STEP 1 (the primary contact person has registered your school online and you have registered yourself as a director online) and STEP 2 (submission of Participating School Form and payment) have been fully completed and your school has been “activated” by the State Office.

1. Go to RNS, www.ilalldist.org
2. Select your ILMEA District
3. Select your school from the drop-down list
4. Find your name and log-in
5. When you reach the “Forms” page, follow the steps below to nominate your students in any of the Elementary, Junior or Senior categories (they are almost all identical except for the Chorus and Vocal Jazz Ensemble forms which include a space to enter the student height, the Senior Winds form which has a space for Auxiliary Instruments, and all of the Senior forms which include All- state selection preferences)

• First Name, Last Name (please capitalize only the first letter of both names)
• Grade
• Gender
• Chorus and Vocal Jazz Ensemble Height in Feet and Inches

• Voice Part or Instrument (Junior Wind Flutes enter a separate form for Piccolo if desired)
• Senior Winds - Auxiliary Instrument choices are Piccolo, English horn or Eb Clarinet only
• Additional Audition – if you select yes, please confer with another music teacher that may be involved in selecting this student for an audition in that area.

• Accept Assignment In? – Click on the yellow question mark for instructions
• Experience In? – Click on all relevant boxes
• Senior Forms - Participate in All-State? – If you click yes, and your student is eligible (in grade 11 or 12, 10 for strings), and additional Accept Assignment In? screen will appear. Click on the yellow question mark for instructions.

• Click Enter when you have completed your first student and a new screen will appear for your next student (this data can be modified or deleted as the screen grows).
6. When all students have been entered, both by you and all the other teachers in your school, click on the summary tab at the top of the page and follow the next set of instructions:
• Every time you click on the Summary tab, a pop up screen will appear with printing instructions.
• Printing Instructions - you can close this out, or choose not to see it, but remember to set your page margins as directed so that your summary sheet will print correctly.

• Check all entries with the other music teachers in your school. The students who are entered in more than one audition have a red asterisk next to the name. To make changes, you’ll need to go to the appropriate forms page and click the modify button next to the student’s name.
• Print the Summary form per instructions, sign it, and have your principal sign it.
• Secure a check for the amount shown on the summary form (audition fees are set in each district by the District President)
• Mail the signed form and check to the ILMEA State Office:
   7270 W. College Drive, Suite 201, Palos Heights, IL 60463 by October 1.

7. Modifications to or deletion of student nominations may be made online up until the District due date. After that date, the online program will disable all entry functions. Changes after these dates can only be made via an e-mail request to the District President.

Directions for Music Teachers (other than the Primary Contact)

Step 1 - Register yourself

This can only be done after your primary contact person has registered your school online and given you a faculty password

1. Go to RNS, www.ilalldist.org
2. Select your ILMEA District
3. Select your school from the drop-down list
4. Click on “Add a New Director”
5. Fill in the information requested to register yourself

• Name
• School and Home Phone Numbers
• E-mail Address
• Create a Password for yourself (Do Not share with students)
• Enter the Faculty Password (created by your primary contact person)

Step 2 - See Primary Contact Information Above Step 3 – Nominate your students for participation
This can only be done if STEP 1 (the primary contact person has registered your school online and you have registered yourself as a director online) and STEP 2 (submission of Participating School Form and payment) have been fully completed and your school has been “activated” by the State Office
1. Go to RNS, www.ilalldist.org
2. Select your ILMEA District
3. Select your school from the drop-down list
4. Find your name and log-in
5. When you reach the “Forms” page, follow the steps below to nominate your students in any of the Elementary, Junior or Senior categories (they are almost all identical except for the Chorus and Vocal Jazz Ensemble forms which include a space to enter the student height, the Senior Winds form which has a space for Auxiliary Instruments, and all of the Senior forms which include All- state selection preferences)

• First Name, Last Name (please capitalize only the first letter of both names) • Grade
• Gender
• Chorus and Vocal Jazz Ensemble Height in Feet and Inches

• Voice Part or Instrument (Junior Wind Flutes enter a separate form for Piccolo if desired)
• Senior Winds - Auxiliary Instrument choices are Piccolo, English horn or Eb Clarinet only
• Additional Audition – if you select yes, please confer with another music teacher that may be involved in selecting this student for an audition in that area.
• Accept Assignment In? – Click on the yellow question mark for instructions
• Experience In? – Click on all relevant boxes
• Senior Forms - Participate in All-State? – If you click yes, and your student is eligible (in grade 11 or 12, 10 for strings), and additional Accept Assignment In? screen will appear. Click on the yellow question mark for instructions.
• Click Enter when you have completed your first student and a new screen will appear for your next student (this data can be modified or deleted as the screen grows).
6. When all students have been entered, both by you and all the other teachers in your school, click on the summary tab at the top of the page and follow the next set of instructions:
• Every time you click on the Summary tab, a pop up screen will appear with printing instructions.
• Printing Instructions - you can close this out, or choose not to see it, but remember to set your page margins as directed so that your summary sheet will print correctly.
• Check all entries with the other music teachers in your school. The students who are entered in more than one audition have a red asterisk next to the name. To make changes, you’ll need to go to the appropriate forms page and click the modify button next to the student’s name.
• Print the Summary form per instructions, sign it, and have your principal sign it.
• Secure a check for the amount shown on the summary form (audition fees are set in each district by the District President)
• Mail the signed form and check to the ILMEA State Office, 7270 W. College Drive, Suite 201, Palos Heights, IL 60463 by October 1.
7. Modifications to or deletion of student nominations may be made online up until the District due date. After that date, the online program will disable all entry functions. Changes after these dates can only be made via an e-mail request to the District President. 

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