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. 

Regional practice recordings 

Honors Choir practice recordings:
MS Practice Recordings 
Accompaniment Recordings

Eric Floetke 
Executive Board, Director of Honors Choirs

6789 Supervisor

Nathan Masterson
State Honors Choir SA 6-7-8 Coordinator


Gail Worden
State Honors Choir SSA 7-8-9 Coordinator


Mark Shephard
State Honors Choir TTB 7-8-9 Coordinator


Schedule information 2017-18

September 26 Audition Registration Deadline

October 21 – State Auditions/ Regional Concert

November 4 - Rehearsal & All Fees/Forms Deadline

November 18 Rehearsal

January 6, 2018 – Rehearsal

January 25, 2018 Rehearsal & State Performance

Auditions      October 22, 2016   

West Site: Lowell HS
1170 Vergennes, Lowell
Host:  Nathan Masterson

Southeast Site: South Lyon East HS
5220 10 Mile Road, South Lyon
Host:  Angie Badish

Regional Concert    October 22, 2016

West Site: Lowell HS
1170 Vergennes, Lowell
Host:  Nathan Masterson

Southeast Site: South Lyon East HS
5220 10 Mile Road, South Lyon
Host:  Angie Badish


November 5, 2016
Birch Run HS
12450 Church Street
Birch Run
Host:  Gail Worden

November 19, 2016    
Mona Shores Middle School
1700 Woodside Road
Norton Shores, MI 49441
Host:   Adam Wurst

January 7, 2017 
Walled Lake Central HS
1800 Oakley Park Road
Walled Lake
Host:  Amanda Koba Lenze

January 19, 2017
State rehearsal
DeVos Place
Grand Rapids

January 19, 2017  
DeVos Place
Grand Rapids

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