High School Choir

High School Choir


Oct. 6 - Regular registration deadline
Oct. 20 - Registration Deadline (Late #1) - $30 per audition registration entered Oct. 7 - 20
Nov. 1 - Registration Deadline (Late #2) - $60 per audition registration entered Oct. 21 - Nov. 1
Nov. 2 - Registration Deadline (Late #3) - $100 per audition registration entered on-site Nov. 2
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 on Nov. 2.
Greetings Northwest Kansas Choral Teachers! I hope you are having an enjoyable summer. As we look toward the coming year, I would like to welcome all those that are new to the Northwest District. Please do not hesitate to ask questions. I will gladly answer questions or direct you to someone more qualified. We do have a mentoring program in which an experienced teacher can help answer questions and guide you through your first year. Make sure that you keep yourself informed by checking both this website, as well as the state website at ksmea.org for updates and deadlines.

The District Convention will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Fort Hays State University. Our clinician will be Mariana Farah from Kansas University. Repertoire for the concert will consist of the three audition pieces and additional pieces chosen by the clinician.

The regular deadline for online registration is Sunday, October 6, 2019. 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 start the registration process early.

Live auditions for State and District Choir will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, 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.

The music for the audition will be the same as listed on the State Choir site. Please remember that all KSHSAA eligibility rules apply for participation in KMEA. Also, to be eligible to be considered for the State Honor Choir, students must be in attendance for the entire District Honor Choir and Band Concert at the December convention. If a student leaves early, they will be disqualified for consideration. You, as their teacher, must also have your KMEA membership current for your students to be elligible for District and State participation.

Good luck with your preparations and please contact me if you have any questions.

KMEA District/State Audition Pieces


Hans Bridger Heruth
Santa Barbara (SBMP1392)

I Want to Die While You Love Me
Rosephanye Powell
Gentry Publications (156854)
SSAA, $2.35


Hans Bridger Heruth
Santa Barbara (SBMP1392)

Jacob Narverud
Alliance (AMP1096)
SATB div., $2.00

Additional selections:

Arise, My Soul, Arise
Dan Forrest
Beckenhorst Press
SATB + piano + violin

Walk in Jerusalem
arr. Rollo Dilworth
Hal Leonard Corporation
SATB + piano

Senseney Music will have these on hand for you to order or you may order from a company of your choice.
Jessica Hakoda