All-State Choir KMEA

KMEA AUDITIONS

 

Audition Dates:

  • KMEA District/All-State Choir Auditions: Saturday, November 4, 2017 at ACHS

*Student's audtitioning for KMEA, please use the mp3 practice files below, they will be a HUGE resource for you as you prepare for you audition on Nov. 4th.

 

High School KMEA audition music mp3 Practice Files: http://systems.ksmea.org/hschoir/

- Click the “Audition Selections” tab in the upper left corner to access the files

Repertorie List: http://ksmea.org/hschoir/repertoire/

Youtube Recordings of Audition Pieces to Listen to:

"Way Over in Beulah Lan’,” Stacey Gibbs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbz4iUaku4M

"Flight Song" Kim Arnesen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvE6i1l2do

"Sing On! Dance On!" Christopher Aspaas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvy2yCEu4nI

 

KMEA All-State Workshops:

  • Friday, October 6, 2017, Wichita State University All-State HS Choir Workshop 8:30am-3:00pm

 

KMEA Rehearsal Schedule (7:15-7:45am at ACMS two weeks before auditions):

Monday: Bass

Tuesday: Baritone

Wednesday: Tenor

Thursday: Alto

Friday: Soprano

 

FAQ

What is KMEA All-State Choir?

A: KMEA All-State Choir is a choir that performs each year at the annual Kansas Music Educators In-Service Workshop at Centruy II Convention Center in Wichita, KS. Students are selected via a rogorous audition process that starts at the district level (Andover Central is part of the South Central District, with auditions held at ACHS). Students wit hthe top audition scores in each audition room and who preform at the district level are then eligible for selection to the All-State KMEA Choir. Thus, the All-State student musicians selected are truly "the best of the best" in the state of KS.

How will I prepare for my audition?

A: If you are seriously interested in auditioning for KMEA, talk to Ms. Miller and she will provide you with music. Once you have your music the best way to prepare would be practicing with the KMEA mp3 practice files above on-your-own at home. There is also morning practice from 7:15-7:45am, for those looking to be thoroughly prepared at ACMS two weeks before the auditions! (Those auditioning on Bass part rehearse Monday, Baritone Tuesday, Tenors Wednesday,  Alto's Thursday and Soprano's on Friday). If you cannot come in the mornings, but would like help with your music, simply arrange a time to meet with Ms. Miller during seminar.