2018-2019 Middle School Honor Choir Opportunities
Throughout the school year, there are many opportunities for singers to audition and perform for an Honor Choir. While performing in our school choir is a great experience, performing with an Honor Choir is a really great experience. Often these choirs are much larger than our school choir, have a select group of singers and are led by a renowned conductor. In most cases, the choir rehearses for two or three days, and then features a culminating concert. Here is additional information about Honor Choir Auditions, Requirements and Participation. They are listed in order of their audition date.
ACDA National Honor Choir – February 27-March 2 – Kansas City, MO
Singers with treble voices in grades 6-9 are eligible for the Children’s Honor Choir. Singers with treble, changed or changing voices in grades 7, 8 & 9 are eligible for the Junior High/Middle School Honor Choir. Treble singers in grades 10-12 are eligible for the High School/Collegiate SSAA Honor Choir.Tenor & Bass singers in grades 10-12 are eligible for the High School/Collegiate TTBB Honor Choir. All choirs rehearse and perform in conjunction with the American Choral Directors Association National Conference.
Audition Requirements: Singers must record three separate recordings: one singing a scale, another of a prepared excerpt provided by ACDA, and another with 60 seconds of a song of your choice. Audition music and practice tracks can be found at the link below. Bill is happy to assist with the audition preparation and recording. All audition materials must be submitted by October 3rd. Click HERE for more additional information about the audition, audition materials and practice tracks.
Audition Fee: $30
Audition Time and Location: Set-up a time with Bill to record the mp3, or you may do soon your own. All forms and materials must be uploaded to the ACDA website by October 3rd.
If selected:Participation Fee: $175
Performance Time and Location: Saturday, March 2 – Kansas City, MO
Special Considerations: Students are financially responsible for transportation to and from the event, hotel accommodations and meals to participate in this event. Students MUST be accompanied bya parent or chaperone during their stay.
All District Honor Choir – February 8 & 9 – Marshall HS
Eligible to all middle & high school students, who, if selected, will be for either the SSAA or the SATB Choir.
Audition Requirements: Sing a prepared art song: How Can I Keep From Singing & Sight reading. Click here for audition materials and practice tracks.
Audition Fee: $10
Audition Times and Locations Saturday, October, 27th at Williamsburg Middle School, 8:00am – 3:00pm
Participation Fee: approximately $40
Rehearsal Times: February 8 & 9 at Marshall High School
Performance Time and Location: Saturday, February 9th at Marshall HS at 1:00pm
Special Considerations: Participation fee does not include lunch, though a lunch option is available. Students may bring a brownbag lunch or purchase a lunch plan in advance.
APS Middle School Honor Choir – January, 26 – Kenmore Middle School
Eligible to all Middle School Students. For more information, please click here: https://www.apsva.us/arts-education-overview/honors-band-orchestra-and-chorus/
Auditions: Thursday, November 8 at Kenmore MS. Check-in begins 15 minutes prior to each audition slot. 6th grade: 5:00-6:00; 7th grade: 6:00-7:00; 8th grade: 7:00-8:00
Audition Requirements: Sing a verse of How Can I Keep From Singing & echo pitches. Click here for audition accompaniment tracks.
Rehearsals: January 23-26 – Kenmore MS
Performance: Saturday, January 26 at 4pm – Kenmore MS
If a student wishes to audition for any of these, they must recognize and accept the amount of time and effort they take. Students are expected to have their music learned on their own before attending rehearsals. Students are expected to attend all rehearsals and follow the specific rules and guidelines outlined for each event. Though these honor choir opportunities come with a significant financial responsibility, in no way does H-B Woodlawn wish to preclude anyone from participating. Please speak to Bill if financial assistance is needed.