Regional High School Honors Choirs

The High School Honors Choir program offers Regional Honors Choirs, State Honors Choirs and an All-State Honors Choir.

The Regional Honors Choirs program includes: 
Up to four singers per voice part may audition with each school sending no more than 32 singers. Example: 4 Soprano I, 4 Soprano II, 4 Alto I, 4 Alto II, etc. For Regional auditions only, substitutions of the same voice part will be permitted up to three days prior to the event. Example: Soprano I for a different Soprano I.

Singers will audition online individually on their own voice part. The audition piece must be sung in its entirety without accompaniment. Please refer to the instructions and guidelines found on the Acceptd website below.

Audition Guidelines

In each region, a choir will be chosen with a maximum of 170 singers. Participating schools will be notified of the audition results by email. Individual scores will not be released.

Singers chosen for the Regional Honors Choirs will rehearse and perform in December. The repertoire will be the same in all regions including the regional audition selection, two SSAA selections, two TTBB selections and one SATB selection. A performance will take place at the end of the day.

Audition Guideline & Procedures

The director or the student must sign up and create an account before starting the application process. If you experience technical issues with submitting an Honors Choir Application through the Acceptd program, you should visit the following website or call the support line at 1-888-725-2122.

October Audition Application Link 

Submit your online audition.



Audition: $25

Regional: $40
State: $110

Region A:
Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10 (except Allegan and Barry counties)
Region B: Districts 6, 8, 10 (Allegan and Barry counties), 11
Region C: Districts 4, 12, 15, 16
Region D: Districts 13, 14

    Emily Verdonk
    Director of Honors Choirs

    Anna Bolton

    State Honors Choir High School Supervisor

    2024 - 2025 Schedule

    September 3    Regional Honors Choir online auditions open 

    October 10       Regional Honors Choir online                                                              auditions deadline 

    October 25       Regional Honors Choir/State auditions        registration deadline


    December 7      Regional Honors Choir - State auditions

    December 13    State Honors Choir registration deadline


    January 23-25   State Honors Choir rehearsal and                                                       performance at MMC

    The High School Honors Choir Audition selection is:

    Ave Verum Corpus - Byrd

    Honors Choir Rehearsal Tracks

    2024 - 2025 State Honors Choirs Directors and Accompanist

    HS SATB 

    Erin Colwitz, Director


    Eric Reyes, Director


    Steven Lorenz, Director

    Region A

    Caledonia High School

    9050 Kraft Ave SE

    Caledonia, 49316

    Host: Kara Stevens

    Region B
    Western Michigan University
    Host:  Kevin West

    Region C

    Anchor Bay High School

    6319 County Line Rd

    Fair Haven, 48023

    Host: Janice Boswell

    Region D
    Bethany Lutheran Church
    202 South 11th Street
    Host:  John Beck

    Candice Sytsma

    State Honors Choir Region A


    SSAA Coordinator

    Maxwell Wagner
    State Honors Choir Region B Coordinator
    SATB Coordinator

    Jaylon Sims

    State Honors Choir Region C


    TTBB Coordinator

    Sydney Ogren

    State Honors Choir Region D Coordinator

    Consideration for All-State Honors Choir

    Students who wish to be considered for the All-State Honors Choir should indicate their interest on the Region Day/State Application Form and confirm their willingness to participate by signing the form.  For more information on All State click here

    Audition pieces will be the following:

    2024: Ave Verum Corpus - Byrd (ed. Morehen)

    2025: O Vos Omnes - Victoria

    2026: Sicut Cervus - Palestrina (ed. Hofstader)

    2027: Jubilate Deo - Orlando de Lassus (ed. Klein)

    2028: Exsultate Justi - Viadana (ed. Klein)


     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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