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. SAA and TTB Honors Choirs are composed of 7th, 8th and 9th grade students.

Each school is able to send any combination totaling up to 32 singers, but no more than 8 auditioning groups per ensemble (SA, SSA, TTB).   Example: you can send 8 SSA trios (24 singers), which will allow you to send 4 SA duets (8 Singers) equaling 32 total singers.

Audition Information

Students may audition only once. Singers will audition in SA duets, SSA trios or TTB trios for the Honors Choirs. Singers will be allowed to audition in SS or SA duet in the absence of a SSA trio and in TT or TB duet in the absence of a TTB trio. Singers will be adjudicated on an individual basis allowing students to be selected for the State Honors Choir from their duet or trio.

Each SA and TTB entry will be able to download an accompaniment recording that will be used in the audition. SSA auditions will be a cappella.

In the event of an emergency, such as health or transportation issues, the 
6-7-8-9 Honors Choir Site Supervisor may permit the substitution of a singer from a school that is represented by not more than the maximum number of singers. The substitute must sing the same part as the missing singer and will be considered for State Honors Choir for the group in which they are substituting. The substitution will be announced to the adjudicator prior to audition by the Honors Choir Site Supervisor. 

The audition and rehearsal in the morning will be followed by a concert of two selections by each of the Honors Choirs. Those auditioning are required to attend the rehearsal with an Honors Choir director in a clinic situation and perform in the concert. The clinic and audition pieces are to be prepared in advance of the audition day. The audition piece is to be memorized. 

Audition results, music, forms and general information will be emailed to the directors within three working days of the auditions. It is the director’s responsibility to print as many forms as necessary for his/her singers. 

Gail Worden
Grade 6789 Honors Choir Supervisor

Elizabeth Buchanan
State Honors Choir SA 6-7-8


Nathan Masterson
State Honors Choir SSA 7-8-9 Coordinator

Ryan Dawley
State Honors Choir TTB 7-8-9 Coordinator

Schedule Information 2018 - 19

September 18 -  Online auditions open
October 12  -Online audition deadline
October 20 - East & West Regional Rehearsal & Concert
November 3 - Rehearsal & all fees and forms deadline
November 17 - Rehearsal
January 12 - Rehearsal 
January 24 -  State rehearsal & performance


Audition Fee: $20
State Fee: $80

Honors Choir practice recordings:


East Regional Rehearsal and Concert  
October 20th
South Lyon East HS
52200 10 Mile Rd, South Lyon, MI 48178

West Regional Rehearsal and Concert
October 20th


November 3, 2018
Clarkston Junior High School
6595 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346

November 17, 2018
Mona Shores Middle School
1700 Woodside Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49441

January 12, 2019
Walled Lake Central High School
1600 Oakley Park Rd, Walled Lake, MI 48390


Regional Concert


January 24, 2019
DeVos Place
Grand Rapids

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