All-State Choir

2019 All-State Directors

Mixed Choir: Dr. Stephen A. Futrell is Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Elon University in North Carolina, where he directs the Elon Camerata and élan and teaches conducting and contemporary commercial studio vocal style and technique. He currently serves as Artistic Director/Conductor for Voices – The Chapel Hill Chorus and is in demand throughout the United States and abroad as a guest conductor. Dr. Futrell is also a composer/arranger, clinician, adjudicator, recording artist, and former music producer for DreamWorks Animation SKG International.

Women’s Chorale: Dr. Kevin P. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Music at Spelman College, where he is director of the Spelman College Glee Club and also teaches choral conducting, music theory, and music technology. In addition, Dr. Johnson is an active composer and has served as Director of Music at various churches for over 35 years. 

1st Round Auditions

  • Dates, fees, and locations are set by each district. 
  • These auditions will include the prepared piece (listed below) and sight-reading. 1st round auditions must follow the same procedure as 2nd round. 
  • All 1st round auditions must be completed by the last Saturday in September.

1st Round Audition Selections – There are different selections for 1st and 2nd round auditions.

  • 2019 – “Richte Mich, Gott” by Mendelssohn, SSAATTBB, Warner Bros., LG70179. (Sing German)
    For 2019, use the CPDL version, as requested by Dr. Stephen A. Futrell, All-State Mixed Choir Director.

Learning Tracks
Audition Tracks

  • 2020 – “Shenandoah” arr. by Steven Sametz, SSAATTBB, Oxford University Press, 978-0-19-386633-1 (English)

Learning Tracks
Audition Tracks

  • 2021 – “Crucifixus” by Lotti, SSAATTBB (Latin)
    Two editions are acceptable: arr. Mason, Walton Music Corp., W6006 and CPDL #00214 (free download)

Learning Tracks
Audition Tracks

  • 2022 – “Heilig” (Holy) by Mendelssohn, SSAATTBB double choir, Walton Music Corp., W2163 (Sing German)

Learning Tracks
Audition Tracks

  • 2023 – “O Vos Omnes” by Pablo Casals, SSAATTBB, Tetra Music, TC128 (Sing Latin)

Learning Tracks
Audition Tracks

Sight-Reading

  • Students will sight-read a short selection using solfege, numbers, or neutral syllables. Ties are broken by sight-reading score.

Recorded instructions and keys for sight-reading auditions

1st Round Audition Results

  • Results will be posted or distributed by the district.
  • Ties will be broken by the sight reading score.

Additional information can be found in the LMEA Handbook

2nd Round Auditions

Audition Dates, Fees, and Locations (2019)

  • 2nd Round – Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Audition Times – Each district’s audition times are sent to the District Director and are published in the September edition of the Louisiana Musician (mailed to members and also available online).
  • Bring picture ID to 2nd round registration.
  • Fee – $15 per audition, paid to the district. The District Director will submit a single district check to the Vocal Division Chair for all 2nd round audition entries.
  • Location – Pineville High School, 1511 Line St, Pineville, LA 71360

2nd Round Audition Selection (2019)
Note:  There are different selections for 1st and 2nd round auditions.

  • 2019 – “Dolcemente Dormiva” by Claudio Monteverdi/ed. Brian Stone
    SSATB. This arrangement may be downloaded and copied for use at 2nd round.
  • Soprano 1 and 2 sing on separate staves (Canto and Quinto). Although there are only five parts, there will be eight separate audition rooms, one for each voice part with no combining of voice parts.

Learning Tracks – Students are expected to learn the entire piece, as it will be performed as part of the All-State concert.
Audition Track – If a cut is to be made for the audition, it will be announced and added to this website at a later date.

Sight-Reading

  • Students will sight-read a short selection using solfege, numbers, or neutral syllables.

Recorded instructions and keys for sight-reading auditions

2nd Round Audition Results

  • Results will be posted as soon as possible on this website under All-State > Audition Results: All-State.
  • Ties will be broken by the sight reading score.