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

Rules and Regulations for Mixed Chorus and Treble Chorus (Revised 2016)

Mixed Chorus Repertoire List (through 2017)

Treble Chorus Repertoire List (through 2017)

Choral Business Meeting Minutes – January Conference (2017)

The OkMEA Executive Board voted to allow choral students to audition on non-traditional voice parts (for example: a boy auditioning as an alto) as long as the student consistently sings that voice part in their school’s choral organization. If you have a student auditioning on a non-traditional voice part, you will need to complete the following steps:
  • Fill out a Non-Traditional Voice Part Registration Form for each student
  • Inform Diana Carter, Mixed Chorus Chair, by email of the non-traditional voice part selection.
  • Scan your form and email to to Diana Carter as an attachment or deliver it to your Quad Chair at the first round audition site.

Completed forms must be received before the student attempts the first round audition.

If you have further questions, contact either:

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Application Information

School Entry Form
Schools must send a School Entry Form
with payment (PO or check) to:
All-OkMEA Chorus Entry
636 Bacone
Muskogee, OK 74403

Download the School Entry Form

Student Entry Form
Each school must also submit information for each student being entered on the Student Entry Form

Download Student Entry Form Instructions
Link to Student Entry Form

Deadlines and Fees

First Deadline – September 23, 2017
– $15.00 per student
– School Form must be postmarked by Sept 23
Second Deadline – September 30, 2017
– $45.00 per student
– School Form must be postmarked by Sept 30
Emergency Deadline – Contact Choral VP
– $100.00 per student

Audition Dates

First Round – Saturday, October 28, 2017
Northwest (Enid High School)
– Ron Wallace and Paula Kiner
Northeast (Centennial MS in Broken Arrow)
– Margie Green
Southwest (Central Middle School in Lawton)
– Debbie Wood and Lacy Reed
Southeast (McAlester High School)
– Peggy Shelby

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

Second Round – Saturday, November 11, 2017
– University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond)

 

Rehearsal Tracks

– Student auditions will use the official Rehearsal Tracks which can be purchased through OCDA
– Kevin Zinn has produced the Rehearsal tracks that include pronunciation guides for foreign language pieces

Click here to download the Rehearsal Track Order Form

Audition Selections

Light Dawns On A Weary World
by Mack Wilberg

SATB; Piano Four-Hands; Percussion & String Bass
Oxford University Press
Cum Sancto Spiritu from “Petite Solemn Mass” by Gioacchino Rossini
SATB; Two Pianos and Harmonium
Plymouth Music/55-50105
Nunc Dimitiss (The Song of Simeon)
by Alexander Gretchaninoff
SSAATTBB; a cappella
Nunc Dimitiss PDF
Sung in English
Jabberwocky by Sam Pottle
SATB divisi; Piano and Percussion
Heritage Music/15/2088H

Non-Audition Selections

Father William No. III from Three Choral Settings of “Alice In Wonderland”
by Irving Fine
SATB; Piano
Warner Brothers

Cindy arranged by Mack Wilberg
SSAATTBB; Piano Four-Hands; Percussion and String Bass
Hinshaw Music/08763322

Homeward Bound by Marta Keen;
arranged by Mack Wilberg
SATB divisi; Piano Four-Hands
Alfred Music/38070

After Round Two auditions, the OkMEA Treble Chorus will be selected. Students will be required to learn new repertoire. Click here to access the Treble Chorus repertoire.

 

2018 Audition Music Notes (updated September 21, 2017)

Cum Sancto Spiritu
Opening section is at 120 as marked. The tempo at the cut time is 90. This is slower than what it should be for performance but for learning purposes has been recorded at a reasonable tempo.

In measure 70, there is a tie missing in the tenor part. The whole note in 70 should be tied to the whole note in 71. Please instruct students to mark their scores accordingly.

In measure 127, the “e”s should be flat in the bass part.

In measure 178, soprano, “-men” (of a-men) goes on beat 3.

Students may articulate melismas with consonants, such as “d”, followed by the appropriate vowel.  For example, each separate eighth note to be sung on “ah” of “a-men,” may be sung as “dah.”

Light Dawns On A Weary World
Follow stem direction strictly for part divisi (on all songs). For example, measure 64, bass clef middle note is sung by tenor 2 not bass 1. This is a huge issue on Cindy, a non audition selection. Students will need to be in habit of following stem direction carefully.

Measure 74 treble clef middle note is Alto 1.

Jabberwocky
Divisi is assigned by stem direction.  Measure 7 is Sop 1 & 2 on top, Alto 1 on middle, Alto 2 on bottom.

Measure 63 is Sop 1 on top, Sop 2 on middle, Alto 1 & 2 on bottom.

Measure 81 is Sop 1 & 2 on top, Alto 1 on middle, Alto 2 on bottom.

Measures 103-104, Tenor 1 & 2 on top, Bass 1 on middle, Bass 2 on bottom.

Measure 104 is Sop 1 & 2 on top, Alto 1 on middle, Alto 2 on bottom.

“ooh” is oo as in tooth, not oh as in tote.

Page 6  correct word “for” so that the phrase reads “manxome foe”.

Nunc Dimittis
Divisi is assigned by stem direction.

Measure 19, 26-27, bass clef, the Bass 1 part splits.  Bass 1 singers may sing either note for audition.  Bass 1A & 1B will be assigned once the choir is determined.

Bass 2 singers should not be discouraged or change to Bass 1 based on fear of measures 19, 26-27.  All high school Bass 2 singers are in the same boat on this one!  Students auditioning for Bass 2 should sing the low B and C# notes if they can.  They MAY sing the middle note instead if necessary.  

Diana Carter, All-State Mixed Chorus Chair

1501 Southern Hills Drive
Ardmore, OK 73401
(580) 490-3156
dcarter@plainview.k12.ok.us

Mindy Dennison, All-State Treble Chorus Chair

1200 Brookhaven Blvd
Norman, OK 73071
(405) 823-3503
mdennison@mid-del.net