HS Choir Audition Procedures
The audition pieces and information concerning the mp3 practice files may be found by visiting
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.
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.
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.
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.