High School Choir


Important Dates
September 11- Dinner Meeting at Gardner-Edgerton HS
October 7- HS Choir Audition Registration Deadline
November 3- Auditions at Olathe East HS
December 1- Mini Convention at Shawnee Mission Northwest HS

Important Information
Please read the Policies and Procedures tab found on the left side of the page. We have many changes as we enter this inaugural year of our district as well as several new colleagues. The documents contain vital information regarding maximum number of entries per school, audition day procedures, and requirements. Please contact me (Juli) using the email on the right side of this page 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

Auditions are open to students in grades 9-12. Since the ECKMEA High School Choirs and the ECKMEA Middle Level Choirs 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. In addition, 9th grade students are eligible for the KMEA Middle Level Choir or the KCDA Treble Choir, regardless of which choir they participate the district level.

Effective 2018-19, late choir entries are now accepted by the ECKMEA District & State KMEA according to the schedule below. Register audition entries in the All-State Manager site. You must have an account set up in the KMEA Members site in order to validate your NAfME membeship.
Generate your fee invoice using the ECKMEA Invoice Generator (coming soon).
Registration deadlines (all times 11:59:59 PM CST except on audition day):
  • Oct. 7 - regular deadline - $10 per audition
  • Oct. 21 - Late deadline #1 - $25 per audition
  • Nov. 2 - Late deadline #2 - $50 per audition
  • Nov. 3 - Late deadline #3 - $100 per audition

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. 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)

Gloria from Mass No. 6
Gyorgy Orban
SA divisi, piano
Hinshaw Music Inc.

Jubilate Deo: Movement 1 from Jubilate Deo
Dan Forrest
SATB divisi
Hinshaw Music Inc.

Audition Selections (Tenor/Bass Voices)

Jubilate Deo: Movement 1 from Jubilate Deo
Dan Forrest
SATB divisi
Hinshaw Music Inc.

The Beatitudes
Troy D. Robertson
SSAA Choir Repertoire in addition to Orban "Gloria" to be performed on December 1

Er Ist Gekommen
Clara Schumann
ed. Brandon Williams
G. Schirmer, SSA

I Had a Paintbox
Z. Randall Stroope
Colla Voce, SA

Jordan's Angels
Rollo Dilworth
Hal Leonard, SSA

Andrea Ramsey
www.musicspoke.com, SSA

SATB Choir Repertoire in addition to Jubilate to be performed on December 1

Lunar Lullaby
Jake Narverud

Come to Me
Stephen Chatman
Galaxy Music

Non nobis Domine
Rosephanye Powell
Fred Bock

Let the River Run
arr. Craig Hella Johnson
Hal Leonard
Jon Duncan
Shawnee Mission South HS
5800 W. 107th St
Overland Park, KS 66207
w: 913-993-7576