Regional 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: $100

    Please send school check and all forms to:


    P.O. Box 1131

    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    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

    Matt Laura
    State Honors Choir HS Supervisor

    The High School Honors Choir Audition selection is:

    Sicut Cervus - Palestrina Mercury Press

    2021-2022 Schedule

    September 7   Regional Honors Choir online auditions open 

    October 14      Regional Honors Choir online auditions deadline 

    October 25      Regional Honors Choir/State auditions registration deadline (midnight)

    December 4    Regional Honors Choir/State auditions

    December 10  State Honors Choir registration deadline

    January 27-29 State Honors Choir rehearsals and performance at MMC

       Practice Recordings

    Region A
    Allendale High School 
    10760 68th Ave

    Host:  Emily Verdonk

    Region B
    Western Michigan University
    Host:  Kevin West

    Region C
    South Lyon HS
    1000 North Lafayette
    South Lyon
    Host:  Andrew Hathikhanavala

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

    Emily Verdonk
    State Honors Choir Region A Coordinator
    SSAA Coordinator

    Claire Bellamy 
    State Honors Choir Region B Coordinator
    SATB Coordinator

    Amanda Lenze
    State Honors Choir Region C Coordinator
    TTBB Coordinator

    John Beck
    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:

    2019: O Vos Omnes – Victoria
    2020: Sicut Cervus – Palestrina
    2021: Jubilate Deo – Orlando de Lassus
    2022: Exsultate Justi – Viadana


     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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