The MSVMA State Honors Choir Program is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their vocal music skills while singing in an advanced ensemble comprised of students from all over the state. Choirs range in size from 60-120.
If students are interested in submitting an online audition they must first be selected by Mr. Dee based on a preliminary audition in class or at lunch, advisory, or after school.
The cost to audition is $20 and if students are selected then there is an $80 fee to participate. There will be additional expenses including travel, food, and possible accommodations if you choose to drive to a rehearsal location the night before based on the distance and/or potential weather forecast.
Rehearsal Dates are on Saturdays (Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Jan. 4)
The Performance is on Thursday, January 16 @ DeVos Place in Grand Rapids
Participation in Honors Choirs is by audition for students who are members in good standing in their school’s vocal music program and whose schools are MSVMA members. SA Honors Choir is organized for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. SSA and TTB Honors Choirs are composed of 7th, 8th and 9th grade students. Each school can send up to 32 singers, but no more than 24 singers per SSA, or TTB ensemble or 16 SA singers is allowed.
New for the 2019-20 Honors Choir...Regional Auditions will be individual auditions, not groups.
Students will submit one video audition. Singers will select the choir they are auditioning for SA, SSA or TTB and learn the appropriate audition song that coincides with their choir. The SA and TTB will audition with the accompaniment and SSA will be a cappella. All singers will be adjudicated on an individual basis.
Just like 2019, All Auditions will be completed ONLINE. Those auditioning are required to attend the rehearsal with an Honors Choir director in a clinic situation and perform in the regional concert to be considered for the State Honors Choir. The clinic and audition pieces are to be prepared in advance of the regional day. The audition piece is to be memorized.
Audition results, forms, and general information will be emailed to the directors within three working days after the regional performance. It is the director’s responsibility to print as many forms as necessary for his/her singers. Music will be given out during the first rehearsal.
REQUIRED ATTENDANCE DATES
Saturday, October 19, 2019
West Regional Rehearsal and Concert
Van Singel Fine Arts Center
8500 Burlingame Ave. SW
Byron Center, MI. 49315
State Honor Choir Rehearsals
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Clarkston Junior High School
6595 Waldon Road
Clarkston, MI 48346
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Duncan Lake Middle School
9757 Duncan Lake Ave SE
Caledonia, MI 49316
Saturday January 4, 2020 (Before school resumes from Christmas break)
Walled Lake Central High School
1600 Oakley Park Road
Walled Lake, MI 48390
State Honors Choir Performance
Thursday, January 16, 2020
DeVos Place in Grand Rapids