High School Choir

2020-21

ECKMEA In-Person mini-conventions are cancelled for 2020-21. Auditions and nominations for honor groups will be held online. Rosters will be published.
Important Dates
Sep. 8 - Dinner Meeting at Gardner-Edgerton HS via Zoom
Oct. 11 - HS Choir Audition Registration Regular Deadline
Oct. 25 - Late Entry Deadline #1
Nov. 2 - Alternate auditions at BV North
Nov. 4 - Late Entry Deadline #2
Nov. 4 - Last day to put in Audition Video URL
Nov. 7 - Auditions at Olathe East HS
Dec. 5 - Mini Convention at Shawnee Mission Northwest HS

Notice to directors - Video URL entry is located in the same location where the auditions are entered in the KMEA Members site. A 'Video' button will appear on each saved entry. Click on that button and follow the instructions provided.
Important Information
Please read the Policies and Procedures tab. The documents contain vital information regarding maximum number of entries per school, audition day procedures, and requirements. Please contact the chair if you have any questions.

You won't want to miss the Fall Meeting! We'll cover pertinent information and provide a sight-singing adjudication training session

Eligibility
Auditions are open to students in grades 9-12. Since the ECKMEA High School Choirs and the ECKMEA Middle Level Choir include 9th graders, it is up to the director's professional discretion to decide which of these opportunities is best for his/her 9th graders as individuals. 9th grade students are allowed to register/participate in only one ECKMEA District Honor Choir, either High School or Middle Level. Any student auditioning or submitted for more than one group will be disqualified from participation in either group at the district level.

Registration
Late choir entries are now accepted by the ECKMEA District & State KMEA according to the schedule below. Register audition entries in the KMEA Members site.
Generate your fee invoice using the ECKMEA Invoice Generator.
Registration deadlines (all times 11:59:59 PM CST except on audition day):
  • Oct. 11 - regular deadline - $10 per audition
  • Oct. 25 - Late deadline #1 - $25 per audition
  • Nov. 4 - Late deadline #2 - $50 per audition
  • Nov. 7 - Late deadline #3 - $100 per audition (on-site registration)

Deadlines and Late Fees
ECKMEA members are responsible for using the ECKMEA invoice generator to create an invoice for payment. Fees must be received on or before the date of Live Auditions. Late entries will incur late fees for all ECKMEA High School Honor Groups and State Choir Audition Registrations. All entries must be submitted using the appropriate registration website. A late entry fee of $25.00 will be charged for ECKMEA High School Honor Ensemble audition entries received two-weeks after the deadline. A late entry fee of $50.00 will be charged for ECKMEA High School Honor Ensemble audition entries received by 11:59:59 PM the night before auditions on Nov. 4. In addition, an on-site registration fee of $100.00 will be charged to register students for High School Honor Ensemble auditions the day of auditions.

Audition Selections
Treble Voices Tenor/Bass Voices
Signs of the Judgement
(also listed as Signs of the Judg ment)
Mark Butler
Hinshaw Music Inc.
SATB divisi, $2.65

The Bike Let Loose
Edie Hill
Hummingbird Press
SSAA, $3.00
Signs of the Judgement
(also listed as Signs of the Judg ment)
Mark Butler
Hinshaw Music Inc.
SATB divisi, $2.65

Lass dich nur nicht nichts dauren
Johannas Brahms
SATB
CPDL
[replacement audition selection]

Ballade to the Moon by Daniel Elder is no longer going to be performed by the All-State Mixed Choir. If you already purchased this selection from Senseney Music, you may contact the store for a refund.
ECKMEA HS Choir Performance Selections
SSAA Choir Repertoire SATB Choir Repertoire
TBA Cantate Domino
Claudio Monteverdi, arr. Narverud
JN Music
SATB div, $2.00

IPharadisi
arr. Brad Richmond
Santa Barbara Music Publishing
SATB, $2.10

Life
World Premiere, Commissioned Piece
Jacob Narverud, poetry by Sara Teasdale
(will provide scores when available)

Signs of the Judgement
(also listed as Signs of the Judg ment)
Mark Butler
Hinshaw Music Inc.
SATB divisi, $2.65

TBA
 
Chairperson
Jon Duncan
Shawnee Mission South HS
5800 W. 107th St
Overland Park, KS 66207
w: 913-993-7576

Important Dates - HS Choir
Sep. 8, 2020 - Tue
Annual Business Meeting
via Zoom
5:30 - Mentoring meet & greet
6:30 - General Business & break-out meetings
Oct. 11, 2020 - Sun
Audition Registration deadline — HS Choir
Oct. 25, 2020 - Sun
Audition registration - Late deadline #1 — HS Choir
Nov. 4, 2020 - Wed
Audition registration - Late deadline #2 — All HS Ensembles
Video entries due by this date (late entries will not be accepted)
Nov. 4, 2020 - Wed
HS Honor Group Video Audition Entry Deadline
Late entries will not be accepted
Nov. 7, 2020 - Sat
HS Honor Group Recorded Audition Judging
Gardner-Edgerton HS
ECKMEA chairs, judges, room monitors, & tabulators only (no students)
Dec. 5, 2020 - Sat
ECKMEA Mini-Conventions
Cancelled
Choir: Shawnee Mission NWHS
Orchestra: Olathe West HS (new site)
Band: Blue Valley HS
In-person mini-conventions are cancelled

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