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)

JH All-State Festival Paperwork

Once the Choirs have been selected, paperwork will be linked here

Rehearsal Tracks

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

Downloads will not be released until July 13, 2021

Link to Digital Download Order Form

Non Audition Selections

America, the Beautiful
arr. Marvin Gaspard
SATB and Piano
Shawnee Press, #A2139

Emily’s Creed
Philip E. Silvey
SATB and piano
Santa Barbara Music Press, #SBMP 962

Kyrie Eleison, from Missa brevis, K. 275
Mozart, arr. Leininger
SATB, piano, violin I & II, cello
Alliance, #AMP-0505

Corrections & Notes

Hutia te Rito

  • Measure 29 beat 1 will be a soprano split 
  • Measures 62-65 when 3 part split will be divided soprano 1 top note, soprano 2 and alto 1 on the middle note, and alto 2 on the bottom
  • Measures 68-69 Soprano 1 on the soprano line, Soprano 2 and Alto 1 will sing the Alto 1 line, and Alto 2 on the alto 2 line
  • Measures 71-73 Soprano 1 on the soprano line, Soprano 2 and Alto 1 will sing the Alto 1 line, and Alto 2 on the alto 2 line
  • Measures 75-76 Soprano 1 on the soprano line, Soprano 2 and Alto 1 will sing the Alto 1 line, and Alto 2 on the alto 2 line
  • In the Alto 1 recording, page 15 measure 62 the and of beat 2 the alto 1 should be singing the C not the G that is being played in the recording

The Deer Chase

  • Will be split Soprano 1, Soprano 2, and Alto
  • Tenor will be the middle line
  • Bass on the bottom line
  • Piano track will play the choir parts at the beginning

Old MacDonald’s Farm

Soprano and Alto

  • Measures 3-11 will be Soprano 1, Soprano 2 and Alto split
  • Measure 12 Beat 1 will be Soprano 1, Soprano 2, and alto split
  • Measure 12 beat 2-3 will be Soprano 1 on the top note(G) Soprano 2 and alto on bottom notes(C-B)
  • Measure 12 beat 4 Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto split
  • Measure 13-14 Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto split

Tenor and Bass

  • Measure 11-14 Tenor, Bass 1, and Bass 2 split

All Voices Word Changes

The final portions of the original text are clearly meant to be the “punchline” to a joke. What was apparently funny in 1959 is a bit of a head-scratcher in 2021. 

  • Second-to-last page (Measure 33-35) – using the same rhythm, replace “Old MacDonald’s modern farm!” with “All the boys went running home!”
  • Last page, top system, measure 36 – replace the eight syllables (“Old MacDonald had to farm, it’s”) with seven syllables (“Never to return again!”) followed by an eighth-note rest/breath.
  • Last page, top system, measure 37 – replace “Old MacDonald farmed,” with “E-eye-e-eye-oh.”  The pause between fermatas will be filled with students making a cacophony of barnyard animal noises (they should plan ahead for this!). 
  • Last page, final two syllables of text – the second fermata at the top of the page will be “Eye-” and the final syllable will be “oh.”

Kyrie Eleison

  • The following note substitutions will be needed
    • m. 6 – baritone remain on upper F
    • m. 16 – tenor replace low D with an F (third above)
    • m. 25 – tenor notes should descend from D(octave above the note listed) in rhythm, reading D-C-Bb-G-Bb
  • Breathe only at punctuation marks or rests as indicated
  • Flip the “r” in “Christe”

America the Beautiful

  • Only Alto and Bass sing m. 6-10. Soprano’s will join m. 10 beat 4 on the word “For” Tenors will join m. 11 beat 2 on the word “For”
  • Alto will sing with the Soprano’s in m. 53 “America”


Emily’s Creed

 We will use one track for each part. In m. 96 the Soprano and Alto parts split and both notes will sound on the recording. Soprano 1 and Alto 1 will take the higher note on each of their individual lines while Soprano 2 and Alto 2 will take the lower notes on their given line.

 

Patrick K. Freer is Professor of Music at Georgia State University and former Visiting Professor at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria). His degrees are from Westminster Choir College and Teachers College-Columbia University. Dr. Freer has conducted or presented in 39 states and 29 countries, including recent guest conducting for multiple All-State and Divisional ACDA Honor Choirs, more than 75 professional and/or honor choirs in the USA and abroad, and the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra (Colombia). His most recent guest conducting and lecturing has taken him to Austria, Ecuador, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden, and to the US states of Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. Dr. Freer is Editor of the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, past editor of Music Educators Journal and has served on Editorial Committees member for many national and international journals. He is a member of the ACDA National Standing Committee for Research & Publications. He has authored 3 textbooks, a DVD series for teachers, an extensive internet video series for middle school singers, 19 book chapters/sections, and over 130 articles in most of the field’s leading national and international journals.

Music professor Patrick Freer spent last semester as a visiting professor at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria) for the Fall 2018 semester. Freer worked with faculty colleagues at the Mozarteum around his focus on teaching adolescent boy singers during the voice change. As a result of his time abroad, Freer will contribute to a large-scale research project of the Vienna Choir Boys Foundation that will use findings from neuroscience research to inform an Alternate Reality platform for improving pedagogical training for future choral teacher-conductors.

Justin Britt, JH Mixed Chorus Chair

Kingston Public Schools
(918)633-1335
[email protected]

Tiffany McGrew, JH Treble Chorus Chair

Tiffany McGrew
Deer Creek Schools
918-814-9402
[email protected] (preferred)
[email protected] (alternate)