High School Choir
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

2022-23

Oct. 9 - Regular registration deadline - $3 per audition registered thru Oct. 9
Oct. 23 - Registration Deadline (Late #1) - $30 per audition registered Oct. 10 - 23
Nov. 4 - Registration Deadline (Late #2) - $60 per audition registered Oct. 24 - Nov. 4
Nov. 5 - Registration Deadline (Late #3) - $100 per audition registered on-site Nov. 5
All entries are time-stamped in the Central Time Zone.

All HS Choir participants will incur the regular $10 participation fee in addition to any applicable late entry fees. Late Entry fees must be paid prior to auditioning.
Greetings Northwest Kansas Choral Teachers!

Welcome all who are new and/ or new to the Northwest District. If you have questions please ask. If you are a new teacher I encourage you to take advantage of our fantastic mentoring program that links you to an experienced teacher who can help answer questions and guide you through your first year. All teachers please make sure to check both this website, as well as the state website at ksmea.org for updates and deadlines.

The regular deadline for online registration is Sunday, October 9, 2022. This is for both state and district auditions. You must register online all students who wish to audition (except for on-site entries). Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to audition for District Honor Choir and are also eligible to be selected for the State Choir. I encourage you to register them early, but please make sure you have the correct voice part listed. If you have to change a voice part following the first deadline it will be considered a late entry.

Live auditions for State and District Choir will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022, in conjunction with the JH Honor Choir and Band and the High School Jazz Ensemble convention. Please be willing to assist with the process by volunteering to judge, tabulate, or work as a door monitor, or at the registration table. When you turn in your District Choir fees for participants please make sure you include a copy of the invoice. Reminder—to be eligible for KMEA All-State Choir, students must be in attendance for the entire District Concert at the December convention—choir, band, and orchestra. If a student leaves early, they will be disqualified for consideration.

The District Convention will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Fort Hays State University. Repertoire for the concert will consist of the three audition pieces and additional pieces chosen by the clinician.

I hope you have a great year! If I can help in any way please contact me.

Audition Selections

Treble Voices Tenor/Bass Voices
Alleluia
Jake Runestad
SATB w/divisi
JR0035
$2.25

Music Down in My Soul
arr. Moses Hogan
SSA
Hal Leonard
$2.10
Alleluia
Jake Runestad
SATB w/divisi
JR0035
$2.25

Lamentations of Jeremiah
Z. Randall Stroope
SATB
Alliance Music Pub. AMP0356
$2.50

Additional Selections

I Would Be True
UIndine Smith Moore
Augsburg Publishing

My River Runs To Thee
Emma Lou Diemer
Alliance Music Publications, Inc.

O Love
Elaine Hagenberg
Beckenhorst Press

Senseney Music has all titles.
 
Chairperson
Michael Davidson
Russell HS
565 E. State Street
Russell, KS 67665
w: 785-483-5631
Important Dates - HS Choir
Oct. 9, 2022 - Sun
Audition Registration Deadline — HS Choir
$3 per audition
Oct. 23, 2022 - Sun
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 — HS Choir
$30 per audition
Nov. 4, 2022 - Fri
Audition registration - Late deadline #2 — HS Choir
$60 per audition
Nov. 5, 2022 - Sat
Audition registration - Late deadline #3 — HS Choir
$100 per audition
Dec. 3, 2022 - Sat
Mini Convention II
HS Band, HS Choir, Elem. Choir
Fort Hays State University
$10 participation fee per selected student

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