6-7-8-9 Honors Choir

Participation in Honors Choirs is by audition for students who are members in good standing in their school’s vocal music program and whose schools are  MSVMA members. SA Honors Choir is organized for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. SSA and TTB Honors Choirs are composed of 7th, 8th and 9th grade students.

Each school can send up to 32 singers, but no more than 24 singers per SSA, or TTB ensemble or 16 SA singers is allowed.  

To begin the 2021 school year, Michigan School Vocal Music Association will abide by the Covid safety guidelines published by the International Coalition Performing Arts Aerosol Study, August 12, 2021, and the National Federation of High School Associations. 
 
For all MSVMA sponsored events and rehearsals, we will abide by the following minimum standards:
  • All participants will remain masked during all times.
  • Singers will be spaced 3 feet apart.
  • After 50 min of rehearsal or room use the space will be vacated for air change. 
These guidelines are minimums and are subject to host site school and county requirements.  


Audition Information

  • Regional Auditions will be individual online auditions.
  • Students will submit one video audition. 
  • Singers will select the choir they are auditioning for SA, SSA or TTB and learn the appropriate audition song that coincides with their choir.  The SA and TTB will audition with the accompaniment and SSA will be a cappella.  
  • Singers auditioning are required to attend the rehearsal with an Honors Choir director in a clinic situation and perform in the regional concert to be considered for the State Honors Choir. The clinic and audition pieces are to be prepared in advance of the regional day. The audition piece is to be memorized. 
  • Audition results, forms, and general information will be emailed to the directors within three working days after the regional performance. It is the director’s responsibility to print as many forms as necessary for singers. Music will be given out during the first rehearsal.

Fees
Regional Audition Fee: $10 
State Honors Choir Fee: $80

Please send school check and all forms to:

MSVMA

P.O. Box 1131

Big Rapids, MI 49307




Ryan Dawley

6-7-8-9 Supervisor
ryandawley@msvma.org


2021-2022 Schedule 


September 13  Online auditions open
October 8      Online audition deadline (midnight)
October 16        East and West Regional Rehearsal and Concert  9 AM-1 PM

November 6 Fees and forms deadline

November 6    Rehearsal 10 AM-4 PM

November 20    Rehearsal 10 AM-4 PM

January 8          Rehearsal 9:30 AM-4 PM

January 27        Rehearsal and Performance


Practice Recordings

Anne Lawrence

SA State Coordinator

anne.lawrence@pccsk12.com


Aaron Goodyke

SSA State Coordinator

goodykea@calschools.org

Tim Peterson

TTB State Coordinator

tpeterson@ioniaschools.org


Required Attendance Dates

East Regional Rehearsal and Concert       

October 16, 2021

South Lyon East HS

52200 10 Mile Road

South Lyon, MI 48178

West Regional Rehearsal and Concert       

October 16, 2021

Van Singel Fine Arts Center

8500 Burlingame Ave. SW

Byron Center, MI. 49315                                                                                  

State Honor Choir Rehearsals


November 6, 2021

Duncan Lake Middle School

9757 Duncan Lake Ave SE

Caledonia, MI  49316 


November 20, 2021

Birch Run High School

12450 Church St

Birch Run, MI  48415


January 8, 2022

Clarkston Junior High School
6595 Waldon Road

Clarkston, MI 48346


State Honors Choir Performance 

January 27, 2022
DeVos Place
Grand Rapids







Regional Honors Choir Info


Remember that all students who submitted an audition must attend this day to be considered for one of the state honors choirs.

October 16th East and West Regional Schedule

9:00 AM-10:00 AM Student Check-in

10:00 AM -12:00 PM  Rehearsal 

10:15 AM Directors Meeting

12:15 PM Regional Concert

January 27th Performance Schedule

8:00AM-9:00AM Student Check-in

9:00AM-12:00PM Rehearsal

12:00PM Performance at DeVos Hall




State music provided by:




                                                                                                  

Michigan School Vocal Music Association

P.O. Box 1131

Big Rapids, MI 49307-1131

(231) 592 - 9344

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