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

Entry Procedure
1. Create a profile on Opus Event and link your ACDA membership.
2. Add your school(s) to your profile.
3. Locate your Quad Event and create student applications by the posted registration deadlines.
4. Print your invoice from Opus Event and 
mail your payment to Ramona Cummings
*When you mail your payment, include the paper copy of your Invoice from Opus Event

Attn: Ramona Cummings
PO Box 2964
Edmond, OK 73083

Your entry will not be accepted until all four steps are complete.

Deadline and Fees

NEW FIRST DEADLINE!!

**First Deadline – Saturday, October 10, 2020**
– $15.00 per student

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

Emergency Deadline – Will not be accepted after November 1st (Audition Window Opens Nov. 2)
– $100.00 per student

Audition Dates

First Round – November 1st – 7th
November 1st: Cuts will be released via email
November 2nd-4th: Auditions Open
November 5th: Auditions Close
November 6th: Auditions processed for judging
November 7th: Judging
November 8th: Results for 2nd Round

Second Round – November 15th – 21st
November 15th: Cuts will be released via email
November 16th-18th: Auditions Open
November 19th: Auditions Close
November 20th: Auditions processed for judging
November 21st: Judging
November 22nd: Final Results Released

Rehearsal Tracks

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

Downloads will not be released until July 14, 2020

Link to Digital Download Order Form

Audition Selections

Hold Fast to Dreams
Susan LaBarr
Catalog: LOSBMP1136
SATB; $2.15

The Roof
Andrea Ramsey
Catalog: 24474251
SSAATTBB; $2.10

Joy
Hans Bridger Heruth
Catalog: LOSBMP1392
SSAATTBB; $2.35

To purchase the OCDA All-State Packet online: 
Penders
Edmond Music

Music can also be purchased at Larsen Music (Located at 63rd & NW Expressway; OKC), Gilliam Music (Located at 24th & Main; Norman) and Edmond Music (Located at 33rd & Broadway; Edmond)

Non Audition Selections

Hope Is A Thing With Feathers
Kenny Porter
Catalog: 23691351
SATB; $2.15

Sisi ni moja
Jacob Narverud
Catalog: LOSBMP1338
SATB – US $2.25

Go Down Moses
arr. Tom Shelton
Catalog: 16161561
SATB; $2.15

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

Corrections to tracks will be listed here.

JH All-State Festival Paperwork

All in-person All-State Festivities have been cancelled for the year 2021. Please click here to read the full letter from the Executive Board.

OPUS Audition Info

Recording Information – READ CAREFULLY

The number one goal is to maintain the integrity and equity of the audition process.
To do this will require all directors to maintain high ethical and moral standards so that all students are given a fair and equal opportunity.

I understand that any violation of the integrity of the recorded auditions could be grounds for disqualification. Those violations include, but are not limited to:

  1. The presence of any digital sound enhancement that could be deemed as giving an advantage over the live audition process. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Reverb
    • Auto tune/pitch correction
    • Click tracks
  2. Any instrument/device/voice recorded other than the student auditioning.
    • The student and teacher must not speak during the recording.
  3. The stopping and/or re-starting of the audition accompaniment track at any time during the recording.
  4. The recording of the incorrect song in a specific spot (ex: recording song 1 in the song 2 spot).

**If outside noises are heard during the recording, it will not lead to disqualification as long as the student’s audition and accompaniment track can be heard clearly by the judges for scoring. Outside noises include:

  • Students talking outside of the classroom
  • Intercom announcements
  • School bells
  • Other extraneous noises that cannot be stopped by the teacher prior to recording

Please listen to all recordings to ensure there are no issues. 
If there is an issue, contact your Event Administrator.

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Recording Window:

  1. The recording window is open from November 2 – November 5 at 11:59pm.
    • Space out your auditions throughout the window.
    • DO NOT wait until the last day to record your students.
  2. The cut tracks will be placed in your OkCDA Google Drive folder on October 31 at midnight.
    • Download the cut tracks to the device you plan to use as the external device during auditions.
      • Do not play the cut tracks from your Google Drive folder because internet connectivity could create a problem during the audition process.
    • It will be your responsibility to share the cut tracks with your students who need to audition at home.

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Proctoring Recordings:

Choral directors should proctor all auditions unless a student is sick, is quarantined, or is enrolled 100% virtually.

If a student falls into the three categories mentioned above, the director will send the student an audition link to complete the process at home. Students MUST have a computer to record their audition–it does not work on phones or tablets.

  1. Go the list of applications for your location.
  2. Select the student who needs to audition at home by checking the box to the left of their application.
  3. Click E-mail Audition Link to Selected.. located above the E-mail column.
  4. Write an email to your students (example language below).
  5. Check your entries to ensure students have completed their auditions before the window closes.

Hello OkMEA All-State Auditioner!

Included in this email is the audition link for you to complete your All-State audition.  You MUST record your audition from a computer – you CANNOT use your phone or tablet.  Be sure that you test your recording equipment before you officially record your audition.

I will send you the cut tracks for your audition. Please download them to an external device (phone, tablet, or computer) to play during your audition. Please keep these tracks to yourself – do not pass it along to your friends who will be auditioning in person.  Giving this information to others places you at a significant disadvantage. 

A student tutorial video is available on the OkMEA Opus Tutorials page – be sure to watch it before your record your audition. Click the audition link in this email to complete your recordings. You will verify your access by entering your email address and the last name of your teacher.

When you have completed your recordings, please email me to let me know that you have finished. All recordings must be submitted by 11:59pm on November 5 – no exceptions.

Good luck and please contact me if you have any questions during the recording process.

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Before recording:

  1. Test all of your equipment
  2. Ready your external device by downloading the cut tracks from your Google Drive folder
  3. Test the balance of the microphone and cut track (make sure you can clearly hear the cut track)
    • Mic placement and physical space will have a significant effect on sound quality
    • Recording location and equipment are up to each director
    • Reference the Microphone Considerations put together by the All-State Band Committee for tips and ideas
  4. If possible, use a hard-wired internet connection so that WIFI connectivity issues do not interfere with the audition process

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Audition Process:

  1. First Song – record the first song by selecting Live Record next to the song.
    • Click Perform and then Start Exercise
    • Once the student finishes playing the first song, click Finished Recording
    • The recording has successfully uploaded when a green checkmark shows next to the recording
  2. Second Song – record the second song by selecting Live Record next to the song.
    • Click Perform and then Start Exercise
    • Once the student finishes the second song, click Finished Recording
    • The recording has successfully uploaded when a green checkmark shows next to the recording

Please listen to all recordings to ensure there are no issues. 
If there is an issue, contact your Event Administrator.

When you are finished, click Save and Close on the student application to submit the recordings for screening.

Matt Johnson, JH Mixed Chorus Chair

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

 

Justin Britt, JH Mixed Chorus Chair

Kingston Public Schools
(918)633-1335
jbritt@kingstonisd.org