High School Choir

2021-22

Update for HS Auditions
  • HS Band, Jazz, and Orchestra instrumental auditions will be held by video again this year using the format put in place last year.
  • Late Deadline #3 is eliminated for instrumental groups. Videos will be due by Nov. 3.
  • HS Choir auditions will be held in person, as scheduled.
Clinicians
Mixed Choir: Jake Narverud
Treble Choir: Marques L.A. Garrett

Important Dates
Oct. 10 - Audition Registration Deadline - $12 per audition
Oct. 24 - Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 - $25 per audition
Nov. 1 - Alternate auditions @ BV North
Nov. 5 - Audition Registration - Late Deadline #2 - $50 per audition
Nov. 6 - Audition Registration - Late Deadline #3 - on-site registration $100 per audition
Nov. 6 - Auditions @ Gardner-Edgerton HS
Dec. 4 - Clinics & Concerts @ Shawnee Mission Northwest HS (Schedule of the Day)

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. You won't want to miss the Fall Meeting! We'll cover pertinent information and provide a sight-singing adjudication training session. Please contact the chair if you have any questions.

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 accepted by the ECKMEA District & State KMEA according to the posted schedule. Register audition entries in the KMEA Members site. Registration deadlines (all times 11:59:59 PM CST except on audition day).

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.

2021-22 Audition Selections
Treble Voices

Truth
Ramsey
SSAA
$2.75
MS35977

God Of Life
Haydn/Scholz
SATB
9780800655990 Augsburg
Tenor/Bass Voices

God Of Life
Haydn/Scholz
SATB
9780800655990 Augsburg

Ave Maria
Dett
SATB
8764973
ECKMEA HS Choir Performance Selections
SSAA Choir Repertoire SATB Choir Repertoire
Sing Out, My Soul
Marques Garrett
SSA
BP119
https://beckenhorstpress.com/sing-out-my-soul-ssa/

I Believe
Mark A. Miller
SSA
CGA1510
https://www.choristersguild.org/store/cga1510-i-believe/7278/

Truth
Andrea Ramsey
SSA
MusicSpoke
https://musicspoke.com/downloads/truth/

Wide Open Spaces
Sarah Quartel
SSAA
Oxford
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/wide-open-spaces-9780193550964

I've Got a Robe
Raymond Wise
SSAA
https://raiseonline.com/product/151090
God Of Life
Haydn/Scholz
SATB
9780800655990 Augsburg

Ave Maria
Dett
SATB
8764973

In the Silence
Narverud
SATB
SBMP 1284

Life
World Premiere - commission
Narverud
SATB
This music will be distributed by the district chair at a time TBD.

Now Shall My Inward Joys Arise
Billings, arr. Holmes
SATB
Brad Holmes Music
https://bradholmesmusic.com/product/now-shall-my-inward-joys-arise
 
Chairperson
Jon Duncan
Shawnee Mission-South HS
5800 W. 107th St
Overland Park, KS 66207
w: 913-993-7576
Important Dates - HS Choir
Aug. 31, 2021 - Tue
Annual Business Meeting
via Zoom
Oct. 10, 2021 - Sun
Audition Registration Deadline — HS Choir
$12 per audition
Oct. 24, 2021 - Sun
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 — HS Choir
$25 per audition
Nov. 1, 2021 - Mon
Alternate Auditions - HS Honor Groups
Blue Valley North HS, 7:00 PM
Nov. 5, 2021 - Fri
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #2 — HS Choir only
$50 per audition
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #3 — HS Choir only
$100 per audition
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
Auditions - District HS Honor Groups
Gardner-Edgerton HS
Band, Jazz, & Orchestra: Video Auditions
Choir: In-Person Auditions
Dec. 4, 2021 - Sat
Mini-Conventions
HS Choir: Shawnee Mission NWHS
ML/Elem Choirs: Shawnee Mission North HS
Orchestra: Olathe West HS
Band: Blue Valley HS & Blue Valley North HS
Specific locations for each band will be posted soon

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