Indiana All-State Honor Choir Auditions
Singers in MVHS Fine Arts Academy Choirs are invited to auditions for the 2020 Indiana High School All-State Honor Choir. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Knight anytime. The application, permission slip, and $15 audition fee (to MVHS) are due by Friday, September 13th.
Students audition on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 5-7 PM at Castle High School. We will leave MVHS on a mini-bus driven by Mr. Knight at 4:30 PM. Students may also ride with a parent instead. After the audition, we may get dinner together as a group. The audition fee is $15 dollars (made to MVHS). The Choir Fund will pay for the school fees and transportation.
The live audition at Castle is two-fold: 1) Sing ALL of your part on “Awake the Harp.” You may look at your music, and accompaniment will be provided; 2) Sight Reading (rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic). I will provide individual lessons times after school for interested students. Practice tracks may be found on our website blog.
MAKING THE CUT
We will receive audition results in early October. If you make the cut and accept your invitation, you will owe a $200 registration fee to MVHS by Friday, December 13. The registration fee covers the music, hotel, staff, and most meals. A limited number of 50% scholarships are available for those with a financial need.
Students must also attend all group rehearsals at Castle this fall/winter, and the performance weekend January 16-18, 2020 in Ft. Wayne, IN. Students are responsible for transportation to all rehearsals at Castle, but Mr. Knight will drive a school vehicle to Ft. Wayne if parents cannot attend.
You MUST have the following rehearsal dates available if you wish to participate. ICDA allows ONE absence with a legitimate excuse. Please see Mr. Knight about any potential conflicts.
Monday, October 28
Monday, November 25
Thursday, December 5
Saturday, January 11 (early afternoon)
Students who make All-State will be excused from 2-3 days of school for the festival in Ft. Wayne, IN on January 16-18. The advanced repertoire features a commissioned work each year. The 2019 Conductor is Dr. Sandra Snow from Michigan State University, one of the best music schools in the country. Students will perform with approximately 250 of the most elite choral musicians in the state. All-State participation looks extremely good on student resumes – it is usually considered a “state award.” All-State students are also some of the first to receive music scholarships. The experience is hard work but memorable and great fun!