HS Choir Audition Procedures

Repertoire
The audition pieces and information concerning the mp3 practice files may be found by visiting ksmea.org/hschoir.

Audition Blocks
Students and chaperones should report to the auditorium on the day of auditions at the time indicated for their school. Students should bring audition music and a pencil. Dress is casual. Packets containing the cuts, final instructions, and student audition numbers will be available to directors at the registration table in the lobby 30 minutes prior to the audition block. Audition cuts will be emailed to teachers the day before auditions. Students should confirm cuts with printed list and make sure music is marked accordingly.

Registration
Teachers will distribute audition numbers to their students. Students will then move into the auditorium to receive instructions and to hear a recording of all audition passages. Recording will be played at 8:00am and 10:30am. After the excerpts for each part have been played, students will be called by number and escorted to the audition rooms. Once students are in the auditorium for instructions, teachers should report to their assigned workstations.

Auditioning
Auditions are blind; students will not see judges, and judges will not see students. No student should speak, or move into the view of judges, while in the audition room. The door monitor will announce the student's audition number. The audition is performed with an mp3 file that plays the accompaniment. Three judges will individually rate the student's performance. Rating sheets will not be available to teachers or students. Students will then move to the designated room for their sight-singing portion of the audition. If you have a student who is visually impaired, please contact the high school vocal chair prior to the audition so the necessary accommodations can be made.

Results
Audition results for the KMEA Northeast District choir will be posted on the district website by Monday morning or as soon as possible. Please do not call or have students call asking when the results will be posted. Results for the All-State Choir will be posted on the state website later in December.
NEKMEA District: nekmea.org (this website)
KMEA State: ksmea.org

Participation in District Choir
Additional pieces will be performed by the Northeast District Choir and will be listed on the HS Choir Repertoire page. Preparation is key to the success of these additional pieces. Students must fully participate in the district mini-convention in order to remain eligible for the All-State Choir in February. This includes being on time for all rehearsal sessions, behaving in a professional manner, and remaining in attendance for the duration of the district concert.
 
Chairperson
Ashley (Coffman) Greenlee
Topeka HS
800 W 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
w: 785-295-3150

Important Dates - HS Choir
Sep. 14, 2020 - Mon
Business Meeting
via Zoom
Oct. 11, 2020 - Sun
Audition Registration deadline — HS Choir
$10 per audition
Oct. 25, 2020 - Sun
Audition registration - Late deadline #1 — HS Choir
$20 per audition
Nov. 6, 2020 - Fri
Audition registration - Late deadline #2 — HS Choir
$35 per audition
Nov. 7, 2020 - Sat
FINAL Audition registration deadline— HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$50 per audition
Nov. 7, 2020 - Sat
NEKMEA HS Honor Group Virtual Auditions
Judging will take place Nov. 7-14
Dec. 5, 2020 - Sat
NEKMEA Mini-Conventions
Cancelled
Choir: Topeka HS
Orchestra: Topeka-Washburn Rural HS
Band: Topeka-Seaman HS
In-person festivals are cancelled for 2020-21

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