OkCDA has only one audition process for both the Junior High Mixed and Treble Choruses. Every interested student auditions for the Mixed Chorus. The committee will place singers after the final round.

Mixed Chorus Repertoire List (through 2018)

Treble Chorus Repertoire List (through 2018)

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Application Information

Student Entry Form
Each school must submit information for each student auditioning
Link to Student Entry Form

Audition Application
Schools must send an Audition Application with payment (PO or check) to:
Ramona Cummings
OCDA Treasurer
PO Box 2964
Edmond, OK 73083
Download the Audition Application

Emergency Entry Form – After September 21
Download the Emergency Application

Deadline and Fees

First Deadline – September 21, 2019
– $15.00 per student
– School Form must be postmarked by Sept 21

**THERE IS NO LONGER A 2ND DEADLINE**

Emergency Deadline – Contact Chair
– $100.00 per student

Audition Dates

First Round – Saturday, November 2, 2019
– Northwest (Enid High School)
Kim Duerksen, Chair
– Northeast (Broken Arrow Centennial MS)
Tiffany McGrew, Chair
– Southwest (Lawton Central Middle School)
Jacob Gonzalez, Chair
– Southeast (McAlester High School)
Aprill Raines, Chair

Click here to download the list of schools assigned to each quadrant

Second Round – Tuesday, November 19, 2019
– Rose State College

Rehearsal Tracks

– Student auditions will use the official Rehearsal Tracks which can be purchased through OkCDA

Click here to download the Rehearsal Track Order Form

Audition Selections

Shenandoah
arr. Rollo Dilworth
Hal Leonard # 22351951
SATB; $2.25

Animal Crackers (Vol. 1)
Eric Whitacre
Hal Leonard # 19108651
SATB; $3.25

Jubilate Deo
Peter Anglea
Hal Leonard # HNHMC2409
SATB; $2.45

Non Audition Selections

Innoria
arr. Donald Patriquin
Earthsongs Publications #10241351
SATB; $1.70

Good Timber Grows
Roger Emerson
Hal Leonard #3371400
SATB – US $2.50

Thulele Mama Ya
Lisa Young
SATB
(OCDA purchased the license and will distribute to singers who are selected for the Mixed Chorus)

Judging Criteria

Voice Quality (20)
Pitch Accuracy (20)
Rhythm Accuracy (20)
Dynamics (10)
Diction (10)
Intonation (15)
Phrasing (5)

Maximum points per selection: 100

Corrections / Notes

Animal Crackers: The Panther
– The first measure should be counted as Measure Zero. This is an editing mistake.

Animal Crackers: Firefly
– There is an error in the accompaniment of the tracks. In measures 8 and 10, in the left hand (Bass notes), the pitches played are E-flat and B-natural instead of the notated E-flat and B-flat.

JH All-State Festival Paperwork

Click here to access all needed paperwork for 2020 JH All-State

Mixed Chorus Clinician – Dr. Felicia Barber

Felicia Barber is the Director of Choral Activities at Westfield State University in Westfield, MA, where she conducts the University Chorus, Chamber Chorale, Gospel Choir and teaches courses in conducting and choral methods.   Dr. Barber’s research interests include choral teaching strategies, repertoire selection, diversity initiatives, as well as the performance practice of African American Spirituals.  Her research has led to presentations across the United States and Canada.    

Dr. Barber presents professional development to choral music educators in Massachusetts & and throughout the country. She also has presented at state, regional, and national conferences, as well as at the Phenomenon of Singing, an International Conference held in Newfoundland, Canada.  In 2019 she presented at national ACDA conference in Kansas City, with additional presentations at the Massachusetts Music Educators Conference, Florida Music Educators Conference, Eastern Division ACDA Conference, Massachusetts Summer ACDA Conference, Connecticut ACDA, and the Westfield University Summer Institute for Music Educators.  Dr. Barber is an active member of American Choral Directors Association (ACDA); serving on the National Diversity Committee, as well as the Eastern Division & Massachusetts boards.

Dr. Barber often serves as a guest clinician for both high school and community ensembles.  She has served as guest conductor in Massachusetts for both the Western and Eastern District Sr. High School and Jr. High and Honor Choirs; the NCCC High School Honor Choir in Connecticut; and the 2019 Vermont All State SATB Chorus.   

Dr. Barber holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Oral Roberts University, an M.M. in Music Education from Mansfield University, and a Ph.D. in Choral Music Education and Choral Conducting from The Florida State University.

Alex Rivera, JH Mixed Chorus Chair

1800 Harned Drive
Bartlesville, OK 74006
(918) 766-4703
RiveraJA@bps-ok.org

 

Matt Johnson, JH Treble Chorus Chair

611 W. Wabash
Enid, Oklahoma 73701
580-478-7468
mjohnson@enidk12.org