Membership Requirement
For a student to participate in KMEA honor groups the sponsoring teacher must be an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association.

High School Choir

2023-24

Clinicians
Mixed Choir: Eduardo Garcia-Novelli
Treble Choir: McKenna Stenson

Important Dates
Oct. 8 - Audition Registration Deadline - $8 per audition
Oct. 22 - Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 - $33 per audition
Nov. 3 - Audition Registration - Late Deadline #2 - $58 per audition
Nov. 4 - Audition Registration - Late Deadline #3 - $100 per audition
Nov. 4 - Auditions @ Goddard HS
Dec. 2 - Clinics & Concerts @ Maize South HS - $12 participation fee per selected student

Eligibility
Sponsoring teachers must be a member of NAfME-KMEA for students to be considered for KMEA honor groups. All choir students will remain eligible for the State Choir(s) as long as the registration deadlines and corresponding fees are met. 9th graders are eligible for selection to the KMEA All-State High School Choirs.

Audition Registration
Official registration is located in the KMEA Members site.

Fees
Use the SCKMEA Invoice Generator to create invoices. An invoice print-out must be enclosed with each payment. All payments for fees must be made payable to SCKMEA and sent to the Executive Director
SCKMEA Executive Director
Bryan Kirk
603 E. Central Ave
Andover, KS 67002

Audition Requirements
Students may audition for only ONE festival group (band, choir, or orchestra). Students selected to participate in one of District Choirs are required to participate in ALL the rehearsals and the District Honor Choir Performance on December 2, 2023 to remain eligible for selection to the All-State Choirs.

Practice Files
Practice files will be made available on the KMEA website.

Audition Cuts
Audition cuts will be made available the week of the November auditions.

Audition Repertoire & Procedures
The All-State audition repertoire list is on the KMEA website. For auditions, students must use originals for all audition pieces.
  • Students will enter their designated room with original copies to sing for a panel of judges
  • Students should not speak when they enter
  • A director will start the audition track and will conduct your student in order to help the appropriate visual cues for entrances, cut-offs, and phrasing.
  • Upon completion of the audition cut, students should pick up their originals and leave the room without speaking.
Director's Responsibilities
After you register your students we will send out an email with more details about the day of auditions. DIRECTORS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO JUDGE, DIRECT or TABULATE FROM 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM THE DAY OF AUDITIONS. If you cannot be there or are not available for the ENTIRE day, you must send a willing and able director/sponsor in your absence or your school will be assessed a fine from SCKMEA. We need all hands on deck to make this huge event work smoothly! If you have specific requests regarding audition times, please email them to me and I will attempt to honor all requests. Also, if you teach both vocal and instrumental music, please let me know if you have instrumental judging duties as soon as you can.

Audition Selections

Treble Voices Tenor/Bass Voices
I'll Be On My Way
Shawn Kirchner
SSAA
$2.00
SK1001

Keramos
James Mulholland
SATB
Pub 10-96820
JWP 3113172
Keramos
James Mulholland
SATB
Pub 10-96820
JWP 3113172

Festival Gloria
Craig Courtney
SATB
Pub CU1026
JWP 10458758

Repertoire

Mixed Choir

TBA


Treble Choir
  • I'll Be On My Way - Kirchner, S - (Audition Piece)
  • Cantate Domino - arr. Schütz, ed. Nancy Grundahl
  • Svegliateri nel core - Handel arr. Brandon Williams
  • JAM! - arr. Tracy Wong
 
Chairperson
Nicholas Griggs
McPherson HS
801 E. 1st St
McPherson, KS 67460
w: 620-241-9500
Important Dates - HS Choir
Aug. 26, 2023 - Sat
SCKMEA Teacher Kick-off
Augusta HS
9:30 AM - New teachers meeting
10:00 AM - All teachers meeting; breakout meetings
Sep. 1, 2023 - Fri
2023-24 District-State HS Choir audition registration opens
Oct. 8, 2023 - Sun
Audition Registration Deadline — HS Choir
$8 per audition
Oct. 22, 2023 - Sun
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
$33 per audition
Oct. 28, 2023 - Sat
Send to SCKMEA Executive Director Larry Brownlee
Nov. 3, 2023 - Fri
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #2 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
$58 per audition
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #3 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
$100 per audition
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
District Auditions — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Goddard HS, 2500 S 199th St W
Dec. 2, 2023 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Band & Orchestra - Maize HS
Choir - Maize South HS
$12 participation fee per selected student

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