All-State Choir


1st Round Auditions:

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

1st Round Audition Selections
Note:  There are separate selections for 1st and 2nd round auditions.

  • 2014 – “Richte Mich, Gott” by Mendelssohn, SSAATTBB, Warner Bros., LG70179. (Sing German)
  • 2015 – “Shenandoah” arr. by Steven Sametz, SSAATTBB, Oxford University Press, 978-0-19-386633-1 (English)

Learning Tracks
Audition Tracks
Track List

  • 2016 – “Crucifixus” by Lotti, SSAATTBB (Latin)
    Two editions are acceptable:
         • arr. Mason, Walton Music Corp., W6006
         • CPDL #00214 (free download)

Learning Tracks
Audition Tracks
Track List

  • 2017 – “Heilig” (Holy) by Mendelssohn, SSAATTBB double choir, Walton Music Corp., W2163 (Sing German)

Learning Tracks
Audition Tracks

  • 2018 – “O Vos Omnes” by Pablo Casals, SSAATTBB, Tetra Music, TC128 (Sing Latin)

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

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:

Important Audition Dates, Fees, and Locations

  • 2nd Round – Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • 2nd Round Registration Times – Each district’s audition times are sent to the District Director and are published in the September edition of the Louisiana Musician. 
  • 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 Street, Pineville, LA 71360

2nd Round Audition Selection
Note:  There are separate selections for 1st and 2nd round auditions.

  • 2017 – “To Thee Cherubim and Seraphim” by Handel edited by Alex Favazza published by Hinshaw Music HMC2530. This selection is only in 5 parts (SSATB). Sopranos will divide soprano 1 and soprano 2 as always.  Alto 1 and 2 will sing the alto part, Tenor 1 and 2 will sing the Tenor part, and Bass 1 and 2 will sing the Bass part. The parts cover the ranges necessary for all the other pieces to be performed this year at all-state.  There will be 8 separate audition rooms as usual, there will be no combining.

Learning Tracks and Audition Track – there is a single audition track for all voices

Sight-Reading

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

Recorded instructions and keys for sight-reading auditions

Audition Results    

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