Sing Around Nebraska

SAN is a powerful choral opportunity for students in grades 4, 5, and 6, which fosters the love of singing! In February of even-numbered years, there is a Festival Choir (non-auditioned) held at 10 or more sites around Nebraska. During the fall of even-numbered years (the fall immediately following the festival), there is an honor choir (auditioned), usually held at a site in Lincoln, NE, for 5th and 6th graders.

NCDA will be using Opus Event for 2018-2019 events. All registrations, auditions, and payments will be taken online through Opus Event. Deadlines will be enforced by necessity. Please mark your calendars accordingly.


Choir Director, St. Louis Children’s Choirs and Parkway West Middle School

Adrienne Broyles holds a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance with a minor in languages and a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she had the privilege to work with Dr. Mary Goetze Ruth Boshkoff and Dr. Jean Sinor. Since becoming a member of the artistic staff of The St. Louis Children’s Choirs in 2001, Mrs. Broyles has received conducting tutelage from Dr. Doreen Rao, Mandy Miller, Barbara Berner, Cheryl Dupont, Lee Kesselman, and Bob Chilcott. She has completed Level II in Kodály, Level II in Orff-Schulwerk, and was awarded Artist-Teacher Certification from the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education. Mrs. Broyles was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2010 during her 22 years at Mason Ridge Elementary School in the Parkway School District. She was a presenter at the 2014 Orff-Schulwerk National Conference and has presented several conducting workshops for the St. Louis Kodaly Chapter. She has supported her community as a judge for the St. Louis Fox Theatre Teen Talent Competition for the past several years. She has presented choral workshops and served as a guest conductor/clinician for numerous districts, most recently as guest conductor for the Memphis Choir Festival and the St. Louis Children’s Choir Festival.



September 15: Auditions Due

September 19: Audition Fee postmark deadline

October 1: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection (Music packet mailed to those accepted)

October 19: Registration Fee Due

November 2nd (evening) and November 3rd (all day): Honor Choir at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE


Audition Fee: $10 per student

Limit: Teachers may submit up to 12 auditions per school.

Registration Fee, if selected: $70

Membership: Teachers must be a current ACDA member to submit auditions for an honor ensemble.

Info Needed for Registration:

  • School Name
  • School Phone Number
  • School Address
  • ACDA Membership Number
  • Teacher Name
  • Teacher Cell Number
  • Teacher Email
  • Student First & Last Name
  • Student Grade
  • Student Address
  • Parent Name
  • Parent Phone Number
  • Parent Email
  • Emergency Contact (Name and phone number)
  • T-Shirt Size (YS, YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL)
  • Medical Conditions
  • Medicine Needed
  • Image Consent
  • Additional T-shirts ($10 per shirt)

Audition Requirements:


>At the beginning of the recording, the singer will speak his/her name, grade in school, and the voice part for which he/she is auditioning. 


Sing a major scale, unaccompanied.
> Sopranos: Start on F above middle C.
> Altos: Start on D above middle C.


Sing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” (America) unaccompanied.
> Sopranos: start on A above middle C
> Altos: start on F above middle C.


Selected Solo
>Sing one verse (and refrain, if there is one) of one of the listed songs.  You may accompany the singer with the piano and in any key desired.  Please choose from:  “Amazing Grace,” “All the Pretty Little Horses,” “Greensleeves,” “Home on the Range,” “Scarborough Fair,” or “Simple Gifts.”  Use a simple arrangement.  (These are all available in most folk song books).


2018-2019 SAN Repertoire

Contact Amanda Stevenson for more information.