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.
Below is a link to the updated Rules and Regulations for the Choral Division. Wording changes (i.e. replacing CD with track, etc.) are notated in red. Items in purple are rule changes implemented by the OkMEA Executive Board. If you would like a copy of previous Chorus RPP to compare, please email the Choral VP.
- Fill out a Non-Traditional Voice Part Registration Form for each student
- Inform Brenda Mechling, Mixed Chorus Chair, by email of the non-traditional voice part selection.
- Scan your form and email to to Brenda Mechling 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:
All-State Chorus Entry Instructional Video
Entry Procedure – Before 2nd Deadline
1. Download, print, and complete the
School Entry Form
*A complete form includes all signatures
(director and administrator)
2. Complete the online School Entry Form
3. Complete the online Student Entry Form
4. Mail your payment to the OkMEA Office
*When you mail your payment, include the
paper copy of your School Entry Form
OkMEA Office, All-State Chorus Entry
PO Box 886
Muskogee, OK 74402
Your entry will not be accepted until all four steps are complete.
Emergency Entry Form – After September 28
Please download the Emergency Application, complete all information, and email a copy to the Mixed Chorus Chair and Choral Vice President. Print a completed copy to bring, with emergency audition fees, to the audition site and deliver directly to your Quad Chair.
Download the Emergency Audition Application
Deadlines and Fees
First Deadline – September 21, 2019
– $15.00 per student
– School Form must be postmarked by Sept 21
Second Deadline – September 28, 2019
– $45.00 per student
– School Form must be postmarked by Sept 28
Emergency Deadline – Contact Choral VP
– $100.00 per student
First Round – Saturday, November 2
Northwest (Enid High School)
– Ron Wallace and Paula Kiner
Northeast (Centennial MS in Broken Arrow)
– Mike Shimp
Southwest (Central Middle School in Lawton)
– Lacy West
Southeast (McAlester High School)
– Peggy Shelby
Click here to download the list of schools assigned to each quadrant
Second Round – Saturday, November 16
– University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond
– 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
Nunc Dimmitis – Gustav Holst
O Clap Your Hands – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Cantate Domino – Josu Elberdin
Aftonen – Hugo Alfven
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing –
Lay a Garland – Robert Pearsall
Ezekiel Saw ‘de Wheel – William Dawson
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.
Notes Pertaining to the OkMEA All State Mixed Chorus Audition Pieces
Aftonen (Sung in the Scandinavian/Swedish Language) Tempo 58
- When turning page 5 to Page 6, students could possibly count their measures wrong. The bottom of page 5 is m. 31 (incomplete measure) turn to top of page 6 and it is the completion of m. 31.
- In phrases where the cut offs include a tied eighth note, release on the beat, not on the tied note.
- The ritardando markings will be observed.
- Page 5 m. 30-There was a mistake in the score/piano reduction in the alto and tenor line. The last note in the alto and tenor line should be E natural. Teachers who accompany student rehearsals, please make this correction.
- Oo will be an acceptable alternative sung vowel for auditions instead of the hum. Judges will not count off for this choice.
Cantate Domino (English, Basque, and Latin)
Piano Reduction Errors:
– In m. 2, the soprano 2 lower divide should be a half rest on beat 1 and 2, followed by the 2 quarter notes
– In m. 58, the “and” of beat 2 should be C tied to C.
– In m. 59, the rhythm should match the bass 1 and 2 line.
– In m. 60, the “and” of beat 4 should be an “A” just like the bass 2 line.
– In m. 108, the rhythm should match the bass 1 and 2 line.
- Teachers who accompany student rehearsals, please make the above corrections.
- The above edit errors in the piano reduction were discovered in time for the rehearsal tracks to be corrected.
- There is a mistake in the score in the soprano 2 line lower divide at m. 2. There should be a half rest on beat 1 and 2, followed by the 2 quarter notes on the words “sing, sing”.
- Anytime there is divisi in the soprano 2 (only m. 2) tenor 2 (m. 4, and mm. 131-132) or bass 2 (m. 61, 69, 93, mm. 100-106, and m. 110, 118, 132) lines, students may choose which note to perform, but the student must remain consistent with that choice throughout the piece. Judges are to accept either note during auditions. Once the choir is selected, students will be notified as to what note to sing when there is divisi.
Nunc Dimittis (Latin)
- Tempo: Dr. Galen Darrough, clinician of the OkMEA 2020 Mixed Chorus, was asked for suggested tempos on this piece for student learning; therefore, please note the tempos that were recorded on the rehearsal tracks.
– At m. 1, Adagio tempo marking 64
– At m. 15, poco animato tempo increase to 68
– At m. 23, ancora animato increase to 80
– At m. 29, piu mosso tempo increase to 96
– At m. 40, rall. will be observed
– At m. 42, con moto tempo increase to 104
– At m. 62, rallentando will be observed
- On m. 54 and m. 60 bass 2 divisi, students may choose which note to perform, but the student must remain consistent with that choice. Judges are to accept either note during auditions. Once the choir is selected, students will be notified as to what note to sing when there is divisi.
- A late error was discovered in the piano reduction on the bass lines where a tied note was re-struck. For July early bird purchasers of the rehearsal tracks, corrected rehearsal tracks will be sent to you.
O Clap Your Hands
- Please note the tempos that were recorded on the rehearsal track.
– Opening section, Allegro tempo 130
– Page 6 at m. 55, poco largemente tempo decrease to 114
– Page 6 at m. 62, a tempo increase back to 130
– Page 8 at m. 76, Lento tempo 60
– Page 9 at m. 83, Andante tempo increase to 86
– Page 10 at m. 97, Allegro tempo return to 130
– Page 11 at m. 106, Allegro molto (1 in the bar) increase tempo to 240
- Kevin Zinn sends this reminder: Even though at m. 106 there is 1 in the bar, 3 quick metronome clicks can still be heard in each measure through the ending.
- In section C m. 33-When singing the tied eighth note, release on beat one w/the “T” coming on the beat
Notes Pertaining to the OkMEA All State Mixed Chorus Non Audition Pieces
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
No errors or suggestions
Ezekiel Saw de Wheel
- Page 3 m. 14-On the word “wheel”, there were edit errors in the bass 1 and bass 2 voice parts. The bass 1 half note on B flat should not be slurred to the quarter note on G; therefore, bass 1’s should hold the half note on B flat. On the bass 2 voice part, correct as a quarter note on B flat slurred to the quarter note on G.
- Also, the above edit errors are found in the piano reduction. Teachers who accompany student rehearsals, please make these corrections.
- Page 6 bottom score second measure-On the word “wheel”, the same edit errors exist in the bass 1, bass 2 voice parts, and in the piano reduction bass clef as stated on “Note 1”.
- The above errors in the piano reduction were discovered in time for the rehearsal tracks to be corrected.
- Page 14 third measure-For the fermata on the word “wheel”, a little extra time was added for students to get a good breath before proceeding at the ad libitum.
- There may be confusion in numbering the measure top score on Page 5 where the repeat sign begins the tenor solo. To be consistent with one another, number measures as follows:
– At the top of page 5, number the first measure 30, second measure 31, followed by the third measure 32
– When the hum begins in the soprano and alto lines, count as measure 33 and continue counting the rest of page 5
– The top score on page 6, count the first measure 39.
– Count the first ending as measure 40.
– When going back to the repeat sign on page 5, at that point consider it as a partial measure with no measure number [found between measure 32 and measure 33 because it is the completion of the first ending].
– Count the second ending as measure 41.
- Included are additional rehearsal tracks for students wishing to audition for the ensemble portion of this piece.
Lay a Garland
Suggested Tempo: Dr. Galen Darrough, Clinician of the OkMEA 2020 Mixed Chorus, was asked for a suggested tempo for this piece. He suggested a tempo marking at 52 for learning.