High School Choir

2017-18

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
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.

Audition Fee
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 to:

Larry Brownlee
Sterling High School
308 E. Washington
Sterling, KS 67579

Please send a copy of the invoice from the Invoice Generator along with the payment and make sure that it is marked specifically as a choir payment. Larry appreciates prompt payments.

Audition Requirements
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.

Practice Files
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/

Audition Repertoire
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
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.

Teacher's Responsibilities
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. If 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.

Repertoire

Mixed Choir

Hlohonolofatsa
Arr. Daniel Jackson
SATB
Walton

Kyrie & Gloria from Little Organ Mass
Franz Joseph Haydn
SATB

When You Go A-courtin'
Arr. Jeffrey Benson
SATB
Santa Barbara Music Publishing

Flight Song
Kim André Arnesen
SATB div
Earthsongs

Let the River Run
Carly Simon, arr. Craig Hella Johnson
SATB
Hal Leonard


Women's Choir

Psalm 100
Rene Clausen

The Nightingale
Eugene Butler

Sweet By & By
Dan Hall

Cantate Domino
Rupert Lang


Selections are available at Senseney Music
 
Chairperson
Jarl Moreland
Hutchinson, KS


Assistant Choir Chair
Nicholas Griggs
McPherson HS
McPherson, KS