Welcome to the Mixed and Treble Chorus page!

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.

Rules and Regulations for Mixed Chorus and Treble Chorus (Revised 2018)

Mixed Chorus Repertoire List (through 2020)

Treble Chorus Repertoire List (through 2020)

Choral Business Meeting (January 2020)

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 Stephanie Keegan-Moring, Mixed Chorus Chair, by email of the non-traditional voice part selection.
  • Scan your form and email to to Stephanie Keegan-Moring 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:

  • Margie Green, Choral Vice President
  • Stephanie Keegan-Moring, Mixed Chorus Chair

Deadlines and Fees

First Deadline – September 17, 2022
– $15.00 per student
Second Deadline – September 24, 2022
– $45.00 per student
Emergency Deadline – Contact Choral Chair
– $100.00 per student
– Complete the registration information on OPUS
– Submit your payment on OPUS or bring a check to auditions
– Send an email with student information to both:
Mixed Chorus Chair AND Mark Cain 

Audition Dates

First Round – Saturday, October 29
Northwest (Enid High School)
– Ron Wallace and Matt Johnson
Northeast (Centennial MS in Broken Arrow)
– Mike Shimp
Southwest (Lawton Eisenhower Middle School)
– Lacy West and Nick Young
Southeast (East Central University)
– Peggy Shelby

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

Second Round – Saturday, November 12
– University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

Rehearsal Tracks

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

Click here to access the online Rehearsal Track Order Form

OPUS Registration Information

Please note that detailed registration directions are located on OPUS or can be downloaded here.

  1. Go to OPUS Event to create a profile
  2. Create an OPUS Profile and link your NAfME membership
  3. Log into OPUS and find the All-State Choral First Round event by typing “okmea” in the search bar
  4. Read through the directions on the Event Home
  5. Add your location to the event
  6. Register your students individually, by using the bulk import spreadsheet, or by customizing a Google Form for bulk entires
  7. Once your entries are complete, PRINT YOUR INVOICE
  8. Choose a payment method (credit card, PO, or check) and complete the steps involved
  9. If paying by purchase order or check, you will need to upload a copy of the PO/check to OPUS
  10. Once paid, your entries will read “ready” and will be considered complete.

If paying by check, mail the physical check with your invoice to:
OkMEA
Attn. HS Chorus Auditions
PO Box 886
Muskogee, OK 74402

When the office receives your check in the mail, the payment will be posted and your entries will be “ready

Audition Selections

Verbum caro factum est – Hans Leo Hassler
Edited by Holmes
bradholmesmusic.com

Cantate – Daniel Schreiner
https://danielschreiner.com

Himne – Roelof Temmingh
– Choir Sire Music – CSM 002

I Don’ Feel No Ways Tired – Arr. Stacey Gibbs
– Alliance – AMP 0580

Non-Audition Selections

Halleluia – William Walker/arr. Holmes
bradholmesmusic.com

Flight Song – Kim André Arnesen
– Earthsongs S-412

I Will Sing – Michael Engelhardt
– Walton Music – WW1827

Treble Chorus Repertoire

Spirit of Life – Aspaas (SSAA)
– Aspen Hill Music

Let’s Immitate Her Hotes Above – Handel (SA)
– Roger Dean Publishing – 15/2856R-3

The Gift to Sing – Foreman (SSAA)
– Beckenhorst Press – BP122-2

Siúl A Rúin – McGlynn (SSAA)
– Warner Chappell Music – High Voice Choir
www.michaelmcglynn.com

Kafal Sviri – Liondev (SSAA)
– Vox Bulgarica Music

The Peace of Wild Things – Ivory (SSAA)
– Walton Music – WW1780

Hope Lingers On – Ramsey (SSAA)
– Musicspoke
www.musicspoke.com 

Notes for Cantate

– Part divisi follows stem direction
– Soprano 1 part splits m. 18, m. 72, m. 75-76, m. 88; students may sing either pitch – Soprano 2 part splits m. 87; students may sing either pitch
 

Notes for Himne

– Soprano 2 part m. 41 beat 4 should be A-flat (this is correct on the track)
– There are two identical measure 43s; cut one of them
– m. 111-113; there are lots of notes to choose from here! For auditions, it is recommended to follow the chromatic scale up or down, or stay on the A – whichever most closely aligns with your part
– m. 115; all parts should have E-flat on beat one (this is correct on the track)
– There are several places where accidentals are not reprinted across bar lines when notes are tied (ex. m. 39, 47, 49, etc.); to the best of our knowledge, the tracks play what is correct


Notes for I Don’ Feel No Ways Tired

– Alto parts m. 24 a tie is missing from beat 1.5 to beat 2
– Bass parts m. 13 should have a staccato on the note where they sing “shout”
– m23 alto and bass parts should have “le” on beat 4.5, just as the soprano and tenor parts do
 

Notes for Verbum caro factum est

– Alto 1 & 2 all sing “alto” line
– Tenor 1 & 2 all sing “tenor” line
– Bass 1 sing “baritone” line
– Bass 2 sing “bass” line
– Alto part m. 21 beat 4 should be middle C (this is correct on the track)
– Bass 2 part m. 42 half rest is missing in 2nd half of measure; please add it – All Soprano & Alto parts m. 49 beat 3 should have text: “-tis”
– Tenor part m. 54 should have text: “plenum gratiae“ with the syllables changing on the same beats as the alto part
– m. 58-59 the bass part should have the same words as the baritone part
– Soprano 1, m. 51. Text is printed “ve-ri-ta-ta” but should be “ve-ri-ta-tis.”
– There is a mistake in the piano track at m. 41. The16th notes are played on beat 4 instead of after beat 3. The Soprano part track is correct.

Darin Chapin, All-State Treble Chorus Chair

Stephanie Keegan-Moring, All-State Mixed Chorus Chair