Singing Youth of Nebraska – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID

Grades 7-9
Lenore Weatherly
Junior High/Middle School Repertoire & Resources Chair

SINGING YOUTH OF NEBRASKA HONOR CHOIR 2020

The Nebraska Choral Director’s Association is sponsoring the twelfth biannual Singing Youth of Nebraska Honor Choir for students in grades 7-9.  This event will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Performing Arts Center of North Platte High School in North Platte.  I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Derrick Fox will be the guest conductor. He has planned a varied and exciting concert for everyone to participate in.

The 120 most gifted seventh, eighth, and ninth grade singers from across the state will be selected to participate in this choir. The sponsoring teacher must be a current member of the Nebraska Choral Directors Association.  To become a member, go to our website, acdanebraska.org.  Click on the membership tab.

All audition materials are posted on the Opus website: https://www.opusevent.com/. There will also be a link on the NCDA website: acdanebraska.org.The audition window is September 10-October 25, 2019.

PLEASE FOLLOW AUDITION PROCEDURES CAREFULLY.  The audition fee is $10 per student and is payable on the Opus site. Your very best and brightest singers should be represented in the auditions. Each director is limited to auditioning a maximum of 12 high quality singers.

Directors will be notified of audition results by mid-November.  This will allow directors attending the NMEA convention in Lincoln to pick up their music while in Lincoln.  There will be $30.00 fee for those accepted to the choir.  This fee includes a t-shirt and snack and will be due no later than December 15, 2017.  All payments will be processed through Opus Events. If you have a concern, please email Lenore Weatherly (lweatherly@nppsd.org).

I hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to work with a great master teacher and composer.

Audition requirements:

The singer should NOT say their name, grade, school or voice part. Directors will complete grade and voice part during the audition procedure. We will use blind auditions this year.

The singer will sing, acappella, “My Country ‘tis of Thee”. Please make sure there is no accompaniment or additional singing with the student.

The piano may give the starting pitch:

  • Soprano: F above middle C
  • Alto: D above middle C
  • Tenor: A below middle C
  • Baritone/Bass: D below middle C

The singer will sing a major scale on any syllable. The piano may give the starting pitch:

  • Soprano: F above middle C
  • Alto: D above middle C
  • Tenor: A below middle C
  • Baritone/Bass: D below middle C
  • The singer will sing with accompaniment only, up to two minutes of a song of their choosing.

Lenore Weatherly, Adams Middle School, 1200 McDonald Rd, North Platte, NE  69101, lweatherly@nppsd.org