All-State Choir

 

2018 All-State Directors

Mixed Choir: Mack Wilberg, Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Mr. Wilberg is also an active composer, arranger, guest conductor, and clinician throughout the United States and abroad.

Women’s Chorale: John Parker, active composer, choral clinician, and Louisiana native. He is currently Associate Pastor of Worship & Music at Austin Baptist Church.

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 different 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

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

Learning Tracks
Audition Tracks

  • 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)

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 (2018)

  • 2nd Round – Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • 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 – Lafayette High School, 3000 W. Congress St., Lafayette, LA 73506

2nd Round Audition Selection (2018)
Note:  There are different selections for 1st and 2nd round auditions.

  • 2018 – “Jabberwocky” by Sam Pottle, SSATB, Trigon Music – TGM103 (JW Pepper # 3701687​)
  • There is no SSAATTBB piece in the repertoire list given by Mr. Wilberg, this year’s conductor. Second round auditions will follow the same procedure as last year:  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. There will be 8 separate audition rooms as usual, there will be no combining.

Learning Tracks and Audition Track – these will be made available as soon as they are completed.

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