High School Choir
Hello and welcome to the SCKMEA choir information page. My name is Jarl Moreland and this
is my first year as your HS Choir chair. I am excited for this opportunity to help build musical
events and experiences for students that will last their lifetime. Nick Griggs has agreed to be
my HS choir co-chair and I am lucky to have him! We are very excited for our upcoming honor
events!! We are here for you and your students/programs directors! We will continue to
streamline our audition process to best serve the students/directors and volunteers involved. As
always please contact us with any questions you may have!!
Audition Registration is handled in the KMEA All-State Manager
for District-State High School choral auditions.
Entries must be completed by Sunday, October 8
Late entries may be allowed to
audition for district choir only, for doubled fees. However, to be eligible for
State Honor Choir, you must have entries submitted by October 8. If you
have late entries, they cannot be submitted online, so those entries must be
emailed directly to me.
Sponsoring teachers must be a member of NAfME-KMEA for students to be considered for All-State choir.
The audition fee is $8.00 per student. Make one check for all auditioning choir
students payable to SCKMEA
. Payment must be mailed WITH INVOICE
Sterling High School
308 E. Washington
Sterling, KS 67579
Please send a copy of the invoice from the
along with the payment
and make sure that it is marked specifically as a choir payment. Larry
appreciates prompt payments.
Students may audition for only ONE festival group (band, orchestra or choir).
Freshmen in four-year schools are eligible for District Choir only. Students
selected to participate in District Choir are required to participate in ALL
rehearsals and the performance on Saturday, December 2, to be eligible for
the State Choir. Auditions for the SCKMEA District Honor Choir will be held on
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Andover Central High School
This year, practice files are being made available on the KMEA website. This
year there is no username or password requirement. You can access the files
using the following link: http://systems.ksmea.org/hschoir/
The All-State audition repertoire list
is on the KMEA website.
For auditions students must use original copies of all three songs. For those new to this
process, students will sing a short cut from each of the songs. Students will
sing along with a recorded track that comes from the practice files, and there
is a teacher in the room to conduct.
Audition cuts will be available during the final week before the November
auditions. These cuts will be posted on the SCKMEA website and emailed to
all teachers who have registered students to audition.
Email me with how you
can assist with the auditions (JUDGE, DIRECT or TABULATE). All directors
that have students auditioning are required to assist with the live auditions
you have specific requests regarding audition times, please email them to me
and I will attempt to honor all requests. I would like to use eight audition rooms
(as we did last year), so it will be helpful to have all hands on deck. Also, if
you teach both vocal and instrumental music, please let me know if you have
instrumental judging duties
Arr. Daniel Jackson
Kyrie & Gloria from Little Organ Mass
Franz Joseph Haydn
When You Go A-courtin'
Arr. Jeffrey Benson
Santa Barbara Music Publishing
Kim André Arnesen
Let the River Run
Carly Simon, arr. Craig Hella Johnson
Sweet By & By
Selections are available at Senseney Music