For 2021, the audition process for the WVMEA All State Choir and the WVACDA High School Honor Choir have been combined into the same audition process. There will be no concert this year for the WVMEA All State Choir. This year's audition is for the title of making the All State Choir.
WVMEA & WVACDA 2021 All State Chorus Student Application
The following application should be completed by the student only after the student’s director has received a confirmation that the school
application was received and processed by the chairperson. The student should contact their director first to confirm this and the director should supply the
link to this form to their students. The deadline to complete this applicationis January 17th, 2021. There is no application fee for individual students this year.
Click the link below for the student application
Allotments will not be utilized this year. WVVMA and WVACDA executive boards have moved to combine their audition processes, making it possible for a student to audition for both the WVMEA All-State Chorus and the WVACDA Honor Choir during one single audition timeslot. There will be a $30 school to cover the cost of all students who audition from a school. There will be no individual student fee this is year. There is no set limit how many students can audition this year. This audition is for the title of being named a member of the 2021 honor choirs and not for an in-person event/concert.
WVMEA ALL State Chorus Audition Piece:
Haydn, “Kyrie” Missa Brevis No. 7 in Bb, Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo (Kleine Orgelmesse)
Mass No. 7 in Bb Major-Kyrie (click here to download music)
For those interested in auditioning for WVACDA: Directors must be a member of WVACDA in order for students to be eligible to audition. Please see the www.acdawv.org website for membership information. In addition to preparing the repertoire, the students will be asked to sight read one melodic example, prepare minor scales, and clap two given rhythms- one in simple meter and one in compound meter.
*Sight-reading examples will be generated using Sight-Reading Factory. The sight-reading example for each voice part will be the same for each student. The student will be given the starting pitch and the major triad.
* The student is to prepare all forms of the minor scale – natural minor, harmonic minor, melodic minor. They should be prepared to ask for a starting pitch for the octave they find most comfortable to sing (if they do not request a specific pitch, they will hear the pitch C). They will hear their pitch only once before beginning, and should sing all three scales successively in the aforementioned order. They may use whatever system they are familiar with to sing these scales, and will be scored solely on the accuracy of their pitches.
* The student will be given two examples. One in simple meter and one in compound meter. The rhythm is to be clapped at a given tempo. Students may count out loud as they clap the rhythm using whatever system of counting they are familiar with. Each example will be 4 – 5 measures long.
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Judging Rubric (click here to see the judging rubric)
Understanding the Rubric
To be granted the title of WVMEA All-State Chorus Member students will need to prepare and perform the “Kyrie” from Haydn’s Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo for their judge. They will be graded using the literature portion of the rubric (numbers 1 through 6 which are highlighted in green). To be named a member, they will need to score between 54 and 60 points (and “A” average).
Students wishing to also be named to the WVACDA Chamber Choir will need to additionally complete the sight singing portion of the rubric (numbers 7 through 10 which are highlighted in blue). Please understand that sight singing scores cannot be added to the literature total to boost the literature score as that would give students who are auditioning for both ensembles an unfair advantage. However, the total scores of both sections will be calculated (literature and sight singing) for the Chamber Choir hopefuls. The top eight in of each voice part (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) will be nabbed to the Chamber Choir. Note, teacher of Chamber Choir hopefuls must be members of ACDA. Also, Chamber Choir members must have a minimum composite score of 88 points to be granted “entry” into the Chamber Choir regardless of rank within their section.
.MSCZ file for MusicFirst. This file can be used with MusicFirst for remote students. A big thank you to Ed Harkless for this file.