All-State & Honor Choirs

All-State & Honor Choirs

 

 

HONOR CHOIR OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2013-14

2013-14 National Anthem Contest

International Horse Show in Omaha April 11,12, 2014.  Submit one a capella rendition (with no voice enhancements or background music) by You Tube recording.

Deadline of application and recording, November 15, 2013.  Top applicants will be invited to Omaha on January 23 @ 7:30pm.

Two winners will each receive $1,000 scholarships to be applied toward their tuition at the college of their choice and a $500 scholarship to UNO.  Go to the weblink for details. 

http://worldclasshorseshows.com/contest-national-ante/

2013 Nebraska All-State - November 21-23

Thursday, Friday, Saturday November 21-23 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Auditions take place on October 11, 2013 at Southwest High School.  All-State honor choir concert will be at 4:30PM on Saturday, November 23.

Fee: $35 for audition fee and music.

Doane Vocal Festival 

Sunday and Monday, January 12 & 13, 2014 in Crete, Nebraska.

Student needs to come and fill out an application, available in Mrs. Cotton's office, and give it to Mrs. Cotton or Mr. Jacobson by Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.  No audition is required.  Acceptance is based on application and teacher ranking of applications.  Juniors and Seniors ONLY!

Fee: Student will pay $40 if accepted. The cost will cover the cost of music, registration fees, and all meals in the Doane dining room.

University of Nebraska-Kearney Honor Choir

Monday, January 27, 2014

Auditions consist of a scale and sing "America" a capella, in a comfortable register. The student will also have to fill out an application on the UNK website (see below).

Applications and auditions must be completed by Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

Grades 10-12 eligible.

For more info go to:   http://www.unk.edu/fah/music.aspx?id=34472 

Fees: $25 per student - The fee is due when a student has been accepted into one of the Clinic ensembles.  Fee includes lunch the day of the event. 

 

Wesleyan Honor Choir

February 13-15, 2014  at Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Guest clinician is Dr. Giselle Wyers from University of Washington.

Grades 9-12 eligible

Auditions will be at LSW in late November or early December. See Mrs. Cotton for

audition materials (Choral excerpts).  Singers will be notified of status in the last week of December.  Application Deadline - Dec. 2, 2013

FREE

Nebraska Young Artist Awards - Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Audition audio file -- Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2013   3-minute solo, classical repertoire, letter of recommendation from teacher. Open to Juniors only! See LSW Music Teachers if interested and if you need a letter of recommendation.

Students may apply in music, theatre, film and new media, dance or visual art. 

For more info and application form:   http://www.go.unl.edu/nyaa

Selected students will be invited to come to UNL for a day of activities that will offer opportunities to visit classes and rehearsals; tour facilities; meet with faculty members; and go to lunch with faculty members and college students.  The day will end with an awards ceremony.

Awardees will be notified after Feb. 1, 2014

"Amahl and The Night Visitors" - December 5 & 6, 2013

This is a collaborative opera with LPS High Schools and the UNL Opera Department, under the direction of Dr. William Shomos.  A vocal quartet from each LPS High School is selected by their teachers and rehearse with UNL staff and perform 6 performances for elementary schools at the UNL Johnny Carson Theater in December. 

Rehearsals: Sunday, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1 @ 6-8 in Westbrook Music Building

     Dress Rehearsals: Dec. 2 & 3  3:30-6:30  Johnny Carson Theater

Performances: Dec. 5 & 6  9:30am, 11:00am, 12:00am. 

Sign up in E-wing!!

Hastings College Honor Choir  -

February 6-8, 2014

Recorded audition & completed entry forms due November 16, 2013.  High School - Prepared Aria/Art Song and Scale. Registration and guidelines at: www.hastings.edu/hboc.

Grades 11/12 eligible.

Dr. Bret Amundson, Director of Choral Activities at The College of Scholastica in Minnesota.

Fee: $45.00 if you make it. Music and meals on Friday and Saturday included.  Accepted students will be posted on above website by December 9, 2013. Music will be sent the first week of January, 2014.

 

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Doane Honor Choir 2014

January 12 & 13, 2014

 

Courtney Fleecs - Alto 1

Dustin Kaiser - Tenor 2

Annaliese Saathoff - Soprano 1

Grant Schirmer - Tenor 1

Joe Whittle - Bass 2

 

Kearney Honor Choir 2014

January 27, 2014

 

Treana Anderson - Women's Choir - S1

Austin O'Brien - Honor Choir - B1

Dustin Kaiser - Honor - T2

Grant Schirmer - Honor - T1

Joseph Whittle - Honor - B2

Zoe Tien - Honor - S1

Atira Meyer - Festival - A

 

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2013 LSW All-State List

Choir/Band/Jazz Band/Orchestra

Congratulations!!!!

Click HERE

 

2012 LSW All-State List

Choir/Band/Jazz Band/Orchestra

Congratulations!!!!

Click HERE

All-State Choir Clinician Notes

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2012 All-State Chorus repertoire has been announced:

Ritmo, Dan Davison, Walton Music, WW141; HL08501702

The Ground, Ola Gjeilo, Walton Music, WW1460; HL8501774

Credo (from Mass in C minor), W. A. Mozart, ed. Henry Gibbons, Alliance Music, AMP0480

Where Your Bare Foot Walks, David Childs, Walton Music, WW1397; HL08501695

Gloria (from The Masque of Angels), Dominick Argento, Boosey & Hawkes/Hal Leonard, 48003801; M-051-45932-2

Fare Thee Well Love, Rankin/Mulholland, Colla Voce 10-96310

Let Everything That Hath Breath, Jeffery Ames, earthsongs S-248

2012 All-State Auditions - Saturday, October 13, 2012

NMEA Conference and All-State rehearsals/Performance - Wednesday, November 14 thru Friday, November 16, 2012

Optional Rehearsals every morning at 7:30AM in Choir Room

2012 All-State Audition times - Click HERE

AUDITION EXCERPTS  Click HERE

 

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Doane Honor Choir - Jan. 8 and 9, 2012

SUNDAY

1:30 - Leave LSW

2:30-4:30 - rehearsal

5:00-6:00 - Supper

6:15-7:45 - rehearsal

8:00-9:15 - concert

MONDAY

7:50 - Leave LSW

8:30-12:15 Rehearsal with a couple breaks

12:30-1:30 - Lunch

1:45-3:45 - Rehearsal

4:00-5:00 - Open rehearsal for Soloists

5:00-6:00 - Dinner

7:00 - CONCERT

Cost $38.  Check payable to Doane College

BRING MUSIC

Mrs. Cotton will drive

Dress casual for rehearsals

Robes for concert - we will get those on Monday morning.

Parents are welcome to attend concert on Monday!!!  It is wonderful and it is FREE!!!!  Only a 25 minute drive to Crete.  Doane campus just south of Hwy 33.

 

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Honor Choir info 2011-12 - Scroll to bottom of the page!

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All-State 2011 Results

Choir and Instrumental

Click HERE

All-State 2011 Choir Rankings

Click HERE  

 

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NSAA "National Anthem" Audition Application

Click HERE

See Mrs. Cotton if interested.

Auditions CD's must be made by October 12, 2011

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2010  NEBRASKA ALL-STATE RESULTS

Congratulations to the following All-State Choir Members

There is a new procedure for All-State Chorus solo auditions this year.  All students selected for the Chorus may submit an applicaiton to be considered as a soloist.  Click here for info.

1.Final concert ticket orders forms and information about All-State apparel, DVDs, CDs, photos, and grants were mailed to all members of the All-State Chorus, Band, Jazz Band, and Orchestra on Wednesday, October 20. Please check with your students to be sure they receive this very important mailing. All of the forms (except the ticket order form) and the student’s schedule are on the NMEA website at http://www.nmeanebraska.org/conference_clinic/student_schedule.html

2. The All-State student contracts will be sent to you BY EMAIL by Monday, October 25. Please be on the look out for this email. You will not receive the contracts by mail. The contracts will need to be signed, notarized and returned to NMEA by November 5.
3. Don’t forget the fantastic concert that will open this year’s conference! You and your students may purchase tickets to 3 Mo’ Divas at a special NMEA All-State rate. The ticket order form is on page 9A of the October issue of the Nebraska Music Educator magazine and on the NMEA website - http://www.nmeanebraska.org/conference_clinic/opening_concert.html

 

Soprano 1

Amy Cotton

Kelly Krueger

Danielle Parde

Soprano 2

Megan Sjulin

Alto 1

Jordan Brooks

Alex Gallardo

Sydney Schaal

Erika Troester

Corinne Wolford

Alto 2

Britney Feuerhammer

Tenor 1

Harrison Drake

Tenor 2

Eun-Jin Chung

Brent Flentje

John Kosch

Marijn Ouwehand

Bass 1

Max Berger

Austin Blankenau

Christian Hale

Fred Vogel

Bass 2

Nate Caldwell

Daniel Hanson

Jacob Koenig

Alternates

Kelsey Folmer - Soprano 2

Harper Anderson - Alto 1

Davis Rempe - Tenor 1

Connor Marshall - Tenor 2

Andrew Murphy - Bass

 

Congratulation to the following All-State Orchestra Members

Violin 1

Noemi Berkowitz

Violin 2

Christine Y. Choe

Viola

Nisha Holay

Cello

Albert S. Zhou

Trombone

John Paul Jasa

Congratulation to the following All-State Jazz Band Members

Alto Saxophone

Brian M. Vuu

Trumpet

Skyler Montana Crowl

Congratulation to the following All-State Band Members

Oboe and English Horn

Corinne Fuoco

Clarinet

Tae-Woo Kim

Angela Lorenz

Alex J. Peiloch

Tenor Saxophone

Nicholas May

Trumpet

Jimmy Lee

French Horn

Sam J. Gemar

Tuba

Jacob Amen Heidelk

 

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2010 Nebraska All-State Selections

All-State Director - Dr. Edith Copley, Northern Arizona University

November 18-20, 2010

Tides of Ocean - Orlovich  SATB

Afternoon on a Hill - Barnum   SATB

Tres Cantos Nativos - Leite   SATB

Rejoice! - Ames   SATB

Os justi - Bruckner   SATB

Psalm 23 - Stroope   SSAA

Loch Lomond - FQuick   TTBB

"Os justi" is Choral Public Domain (Free)

http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/images/sheet/bruckner/bruc-005.pdf

Orders for music will be in May.  $30 payment due May 14.

Payment includes music and audition fee. 

If a student signed up for all-state, they are responsible for paying and WILL be fined for the music if not received by end of school year. 

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2009  NEBRASKA ALL-STATE RESULTS

Congratulation to the following All-State Choir Members

Rankings ARE Posted...Click here

Click HERE for All-State Photo

Soprano 1

Laura Imsirovic

Kelley Krueger

Danielle Parde

Melissa Schorr

Soprano 2

Melanie Lorenz

Alto 1

Lauren Geisert

Katie Miller

Corinne Wolford

Alto 2

Ellen Calkins

Tenor 1

Jake Linder

David Mayers

Davis Rempe

Tenor 2

John Kosch

Jaden Trompke

Wyn Wiley

Bass 1

Austin Blankenau

Christian Hale

Harry Norman

Fred Vogel

Bass 2

Casey Berger

Nate Caldwell

Daniel Hanson

Jacob Koenig

Jim Newton

Brady Vance

Chris Way

Alternate:

Teagan Colton (sop1)

Ari Dye (sop2)

Megan Sjulin (sop2)

Jordan Fuller (alto1)

Allison O’Connor (alto1)

Aubrey Thompson (alto2)

Brent Flentje (tenor2)

Bo Yirabe (tenor2)

Tyson Mizell (bass1)

Hayden Florom (bass2)

Andrew Murphy (bass2)

 

All-State Band

Anna Fangmeier, Clarinet

Tae-Woo Kim, Clarinet

Spencer Labedz, Bassoon

Alternates:

Corinne Fuoco, Oboe

Sam Gemar, French Horn

All-State Orchestra

Carina Berkowitz, Violin I

Albert Zhou, Cello

Julia Peterson, French Horn

John Jasa, Trombone

All-State Jazz Band

Alternates:

Brian Vuu, Alto Sax

 

2009 LSW All-State Singers

 

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NSAA "National Anthem" Audition Application

Click HERE

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2008 Nebraska All-State Results

Congratulations to the following All-State Choir Members!!!

Soprano I

Jade Cattoor

Stephanie Edmonds

Philicia Mizell

Danielle Parde (Alternate)

Melissa Schorr (Alternate)

Soprano II

Arianna Dye

Melanie Lorenz

Megan Parker (Alternate)

Alto I

Lauren Geisert (Alternate)

Alto II

Christina Mayer

Kaitlyn Waller

Tenor I

Alex Bischoff

Carey Brant

Jake Linder

Tenor II

Jaden Trompke

Wyn Wiley

Bass I

Philip Baker

Austin Blankenau

Nick Dahlquist

Harrison Norman

Bass II

Casey Berger

Nick Jester

Jim Newton

Cohagen Wilkinson

Brady Vance (Alternate)

Chris Way (Alternate)

Congratulations to the following All-State Band Members!!!

Bass Clarinet

Brittany Paul

Alto Sax

Jeremiah Sievers

Tuba

Jake Heidelk

Congratulations to the following All-State Orchestra Members!!!

Violin I

Carina Berkowitz

Violin II

Lauren Barbee

Kara Eide

Cello

Albert Zhou

Caitlin Lukin (Alternate)

Clarinet

Anna Fangmeier

French Horn

Julia Peterson

Trumpet

Maren Finsand

 

Congratulations to the following All-State Jazz Band Alternate!!!

Bass Trombone

Jake Heidelk (Alternates)

 

Click HERE for a printable list of LSW All-Staters

Click HERE for the official lists of ALL All-State members

 

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 Congratulations to the following 2008 Nebraska Wesleyan Honor Choir

February 12-14, 2009

Arica Coleman

Marc Koenig

Logan Luke

Wyn Wiley

Nick Dalquist

 

Congratulations to the following 2008 Kearney Honor Festival members:

Alex Bischoff

Carey Brant

John Calahan

Arica Coleman

Aaron Demoret

Bryant Eklund

Logan Luke

Alex Martin

Harry Norman

Abbi Raasch

Ellen Reber

Jaden Trompke

Wyn Wiley

Jade Cattoor

Jake Linder

Philicia Mizell

Students leave LSW at 6:20am January 28, 2008.  Dress Casual-  Bring Dress Clothes for evening performance.  Bring money for dinner.

 

Congratuations to the following 2008 Doane Honor Festival members:

Arica Coleman - Soprano

Philicia Mizell - Soprano

Ellen Reber - Alto

Kelsey Denton - Alto

Brianna Lueckenhoff - Alto

John Calahan - Tenor

Bryant Eklund - Bass

Mark Koenig - Bass

Logan Luke - Bass

Cohagan Wilkinson - Bass

 

Congratulations to the following 2007 All-State Choir members:

Arica Coleman - Soprano I

Philicia Mizell - Soprano I

Melissa Schorr - Soprano I

Celeste Wanner - Soprano I

Abigail Raasch - Alto I

Ellen Reber - Alto I

Rachael Schreiner - Alto I

Kelsey Denton - Alto 2

Alex Bischoff - Tenor I

Shane Spivey - Tenor I

Carey Brant - Tenor 2

John Calahan - Tenor 2

Jake Linder - Tenor 2

Wyn Wiley - Tenor 2

Phillip Baker - Bass I

Bryant Eklund - Bass I

Harry Norman - Bass I

Nick Jester - Bass 2

Mark Koenig - Bass 2

Logan Luke - Bass 2

Cohagen Wilkinson - Bass 2

Alternates:

Christina Mayer - Alto I

Taylor Jones - Tenor 2

Micah Pfeiffer - Tenor 2

Jaden Trompke - Bass 1

Casey Berger - Bass 2

 

Congratulations to the following 2007 All-State Band members:

Anna Fangmeier - Clarinet

Jeremiah Sievers - Alto Saxophone

Maren Finsand - Trumpet

Julia Peterson - French Horn

 

Congratulations to the following 2007 All-State Orchestra members:

Meredith Ramsay - Violin I

Kara Eide - Violin I

Hannah Orr - Violin I

Lauren Barbee - Violin II

Melanie Lorenz - Double Bass

Ali Malik - French Horn

Meghan Henderson - Trumpet

Matt Dussault - Trombone

 

Congratulations to the following 2007 Doane Honor Festival members :

Arica Coleman  S1

Philicia Mizell  S1

Ellen Reber  A1

Kelsey Denton  A2

Briana Lueckenhoff  A2

John Calahan  T2

Bryant Eklund  B1

Marc Koenig  B2

Logan Luke  B2

Cohagen Wilkinson  B2

 

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HONOR CHOIR OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2010-2011

2013 Nebraska All-State - November 21-23

Thursday, Friday, Saturday November 21-23 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Auditions take place on October 11, 2013 at Southwest High School.  All-State honor choir concert will be at 4:30PM on Saturday, November 23.

Fee: $35 for audition fee and music.

Doane Vocal Festival 

Sunday and Monday, January 12 & 13, 2014 in Crete, Nebraska.

Student needs to come and fill out an application, available in Mrs. Cotton's office, and give it to Mrs. Cotton or Mr. Jacobson by Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.  No audition is required.  Acceptance is based on application and teacher ranking of applications.  Juniors and Seniors ONLY!

Fee: Student will pay $40 if accepted. The cost will cover the cost of music, registration fees, and all meals in the Doane dining room.

University of Nebraska-Kearney Honor Choir

Monday, January 27, 2014

Auditions consist of a scale and sing "America" a capella, in a comfortable register. The student will also have to fill out an application on the UNK website (see below).

Applications and auditions must be completed by Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

Grades 10-12 eligible.

For more info go to:   http://www.unk.edu/fah/music.aspx?id=34472 

Fees: $25 per student - The fee is due when a student has been accepted into one of the Clinic ensembles.  Fee includes lunch the day of the event. 

 

Wesleyan Honor Choir

February 13-15, 2014  at Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Guest clinician is Dr. Giselle Wyers from University of Washington.

Grades 9-12 eligible

Auditions will be at LSW in late November or early December. See Mrs. Cotton for

audition materials (Choral excerpts).  Singers will be notified of status in the last week of December.  Application Deadline - Dec. 2, 2013

FREE

Nebraska Young Artist Awards - Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Audition audio file -- Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2013   3-minute solo, classical repertoire, letter of recommendation from teacher. Open to Juniors only! See LSW Music Teachers if interested and if you need a letter of recommendation.

Students may apply in music, theatre, film and new media, dance or visual art. 

For more info and application form:   http://www.go.unl.edu/nyaa

Selected students will be invited to come to UNL for a day of activities that will offer opportunities to visit classes and rehearsals; tour facilities; meet with faculty members; and go to lunch with faculty members and college students.  The day will end with an awards ceremony.

Awardees will be notified after Feb. 1, 2014

"Amahl and The Night Visitors" - December 10 & 11 NOT AVAILABLE IN 2012-13

This is a collaborative opera with LPS High Schools and the UNL Opera Department, under the direction of Dr. William Shomos.  A vocal quartet from each LPS High School is selected by their teachers and rehearse with UNL staff and perform 4 performances for elementary schools and the public at the UNL Johnny Carson Theater in December. 

Hastings College Honor Choir  -

February 6-8, 2014

Recorded audition & completed entry forms due November 16, 2013.  High School - Prepared Aria/Art Song and Scale. Registration and guidelines at: www.hastings.edu/hboc.

Grades 11/12 eligible.

Dr. Bret Amundson, Director of Choral Activities at The College of Scholastica in Minnesota.

Fee: $45.00 if you make it. Music and meals on Friday and Saturday included.  Accepted students will be posted on above website by December 9, 2013. Music will be sent the first week of January, 2014.