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2018 HONOR CHOIR AUDITIONS & INFORMATION

2018 HONOR CHOIRS & CONDUCTORS

ELEMENTARY HONOR CHOIR (Unchanged, grades 5-6)FN_formal_med_10-22-2008
Francisco Núñez, conductor
Young People’s Chorus of New York City

MID-LEVEL TREBLE HONOR CHOIR (SA, grades 7 – 9)
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Judith Herrington, conductor
Tacoma Youth Chorus

 MID-LEVEL CHANGED & CHANGING HONOR CHOIR (TB, gr. 7-9)beeken
Ryan Beeken, conductor
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

HIGH SCHOOL HONOR CHOIR (SATB, gr. 10-12)
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Jefferson Johnson, conductor
University of Kentucky, Lexington

AUDITION INFORMATION

2018 Honor Choir Audition Form

AUDITION WINDOW
August 15, 2017 through September 29, 2017 (must be submitted by 11:59pm)

AUDITION FEE
$25

PARTICIPATION FEE (if accepted)
$125 – Elementary Honor Choir
$125 – Mid-Level Treble Honor Choir
$125 – Mid-Level Changed & Changing Honor Choir
$150 – High School Honor Choir

DEADLINES
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017:  Audition Deadline. Must be submitted by 11:59 p.m.
OCTOBER 20, 2017:      Notification of selection
NOVEMBER 3, 2017:     Participation confirmation (forms/participation fees due)
NOVEMBER 10, 2017:    Honor Choir music/info mailed to participants

AUDITION DIRECTIONS
1) Go to OpusEvent.com to submit audition recordings. Directors of students who audition must be current ACDA members. Login with your ACDA username and password (i.e., member number).
2) Pay the audition fee on OpusEvent.com BEFORE uploading the audition. Auditions cannot be uploaded until the audition fee has been paid.
3) Do not state the student’s name, grade, school or director on any of the audition recordings.
4) Record and upload each of the 3 audition elements as separate tracks. The director is responsible to ensure that each student’s auditions are uploaded correctly and ethically. The student listed is performing each audition element. Each audition element adheres to all given directions including key provided. Each audition element is uploaded under the correct category.
5) Check the OpusEvent.com verification statement: “I verify that each recording adheres to the guidelines of the digital ethics agreement and has not been manipulated or enhanced in any way.”

DIGITAL ETHICS AGREEMENT
Sponsoring teachers and students are responsible for adhering to the following digital ethics agreement.
1) Sound files may not be manipulated or enhanced in any way. Record in a traditional rehearsal space. The space should not
be too “live” (like a cathedral)  or too “dead” (like a carpeted  room with a low ceiling) to avoid the impression of an enhanced recording. If the recording is determined  to have been altered,  the student will not be eligible for participation. The ACDA Executive Committee’s decision will be final.
2) The sponsoring teacher must be in the room when the audition is recorded. If there are multiple teachers in a school/program, this may be delegated to a member of the team.

HOUSING AND MEALS
Parents or legal guardians are responsible for making housing reservations for their singers in the Central/NCACDA designated hotel. Hotel contact information will be included in acceptance letters. Accepted participants MUST stay in the designated hotel. The cost of meals and other expenses is the responsibility of each singer/family. Parents or legal guardians are responsible for all supervision when singers are not in rehearsal or performance. Commuting will not be permitted.

CHAPERONES/SECURITY
ACDA Honor Choir policy requires one parent or legal guardian to chaperone and be housed with his/her child in the same room.

AUDITION ELEMENTS
Click on a link (below) to download and print the audition elements for each honor choir. The elements are listed below, as well.

Elementary Honor Choir Audition Elements

Mid-Level Treble Audition Elements

Mid-Level Changed/Changing Audition Elements

High School Audition Elements

ELEMENTARY HONOR CHOIR
1. Scale
Sing an unaccompanied ascending and descending major scale using solfège, numbers, or a neutral syllable showing the applicant’s top and bottom range and the ability to sing in tune. STATE THE STARTING NOTE of the scale BEFORE you begin. Your teacher may provide the starting pitch.

2. America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)
Sing the first verse of America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee) at a moderate tempo, UNACCOMPANIED, in one of the three keys listed below. STATE THE KEY in which you are singing BEFORE you begin. Your teacher may provide the starting pitch.
Soprano 1 – G Major
Soprano 2 – F Major
Alto 1 – E Major

3. Concert Excerpt
Sing your voice part, measures 6-20, of Bread Baking by Bela Bartok UNACCOMPANIED. End after the word “driving” in measure 20. Tempo ca. quarter note = MM 120. Your teacher may provide the starting pitch.  
Bread Baking – Bela Bartok

MID-LEVEL TREBLE HONOR CHOIR
1. Scale
Sing two major scales (scale = eight tones) on a neutral syllable or solfège – one from the middle of your range to the lowest accurate note and the other from the middle of your range to the highest accurate note (including treble/falsetto register). STATE THE STARTING NOTE of the scale BEFORE you begin. Your teacher may provide the starting pitch.

2. America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)
Sing the first verse of America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee) at a moderate tempo, UNACCOMPANIED, in one of the three keys listed below.  STATE THE KEY in which you are singing BEFORE you begin. Your teacher may provide the starting pitch.
Soprano 1 – G Major
Soprano 2 – G Major
Alto – E Major

3. Concert Excerpt
Sing your voice part of Day Break, m. 27-38, by Stephen Paulus UNACCOMPANIED.  Tempo ca. quarter note = MM 110-120. Your teacher may provide the starting pitch.
Day Break

MID-LEVEL CHANGED & CHANGING HONOR CHOIR
1. Scale
Sing two major scales (scale = eight tones) on a neutral syllable or solfège – one from the middle of your range to the lowest accurate note and the other from the middle of your range to the highest accurate note (including treble/falsetto register). STATE THE KEY in which you are singing BEFORE you begin. Your teacher may provide the starting pitch.

2. America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)
Sing the first verse of America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee) at a moderate tempo, UNACCOMPANIED, in one of the three keys listed below. STATE THE KEY in which you are singing BEFORE you begin. Your teacher may provide the starting pitch.
Unchanged/Cambiata – D Major
Tenor – A Major
Baritone/Bass – E Flat Major

3. Concert Excerpt
Sing your voice part of Journeyman’s Song, mm. 105-143, by Braeden Ayers UNACCOMPANIED.  Tempo ca. quarter note = MM 145. Your teacher may provide the starting pitch.
Journeyman’s Song

HIGH SCHOOL HONOR CHOIR
1. Scale
Sing a scale, UNACCOMPANIED, in the key corresponding with your voice type. You may use numbers, solfège, or a neutral syllable. Humming is not permitted. Your teacher may provide the starting pitch.
Soprano 1 – A flat, second space on treble clef, ascending then descending
Soprano 2 – G, second line on treble clef, ascending then descending
Alto 1 – E flat, first line on treble clef, ascending then descending
Alto 2 – F, first space on treble clef, descending then ascending
Tenor 1 – F, fourth line of bass clef, ascending then descending
Tenor 2 – E flat, third space of bass clef, ascending then descending
Bass 1 – D, third line of bass clef, ascending then descending
Bass 2 – F, fourth line of bass clef, descending then ascending

2. Alma del Coré
Sing Alma del Coré at a moderate tempo, UNACCOMPANIED, in the key corresponding with your voice type. Your teacher may provide the tonic chord and starting pitch.
Soprano 1 – A flat
Soprano 2 – F
Alto 1 – E flat
Alto 2 – B flat
Tenor 1 – G
Tenor 2 – F
Bass 1 – C
Bass 2 – A flat

Alma del Core – ALL VOICES

3. Concert Excerpt
Sing your voice part, measures 19-36 of Regina coeli, K. 127 by Mozart, UNACCOMPANIED. Tempo ca. quarter note = MM 92. Your teacher may provide the starting pitch.
Regina Coeli – Mozart

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