Welcome to the OkMEA Treble Chorus and Mixed Chorus page!

OkMEA will be using Opus Event for online auditions and adjudication for the 2020-2021 school year.

The in-person OkMEA High School All-State festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

The Treble and Mixed Chorus will have a virtual All-State experience in January
for those students who audition for and make the ensembles.


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 Lacy West, Mixed Chorus Chair, by email of the non-traditional voice part selection.
  • Scan your form and email to to Lacy West 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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Eligibility

Students must be a member in good standing of their high school music organization. They have to attend all rehearsals and performances of their OkMEA All-State organization and abide by the Rules of Conduct. Students must be eligible academically under OSSAA guidelines at the time of auditions and at the time of the festival.

If a student is enrolled virtually in an OSSAA sanctioned school but unable to participate in virtual instruction due to school restrictions, they can audition for All-State. Students enrolled virtually in non-OSSAA sanctioned schools are not allowed to audition.

Opus Profile

1. Go to Opus Event – Auditions
2. Click “Create an account.”
3. Enter your name, email, and password
4. A pin will be sent to your email address
(be sure to check junk/spam folders)
5. Enter your pin
6. Enter your information
7. Link your NAfME membership

*You will not be allowed to access OkMEA
events without linking your membership

*If your membership expires during the 
process, you will be locked out of the system

Adding Locations

1. Find your Quad event in Opus
2. Click “Add Location”
3. Find your school in the list and click “continue”
4. If your school is not in the system, click “Add New Location”
5. Fill out the information and click “continue”

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Applications

1. In your school location, click New Application
2. Under Category, select “Choral”
3. Under Voice Part, select voice part
4. Fill out the following information:
– Student name and email
– Parent name and email
– Grade and number of years in All-State
– If the student is auditioning for more than one OkMEA ensemble
– If the student is auditioning for OkCDA Jazz
– Ensemble preference if selected for more than one ensemble
5. Click “Save and Close”
6. Continue this process for each new student application

Payment

This is two part process:

PART 1 – Upload Payment
1. In your location, click New Application
2. Under Category, click “Payment”
3. Under Payment Method, click “Purchase Order” or “Check”
4. Fill out the necessary information
5. Click “Save and Close”
6. On your teacher profile, click the payment application you just completed
7. Scroll to the bottom and click Upload next to “Upload Purchase Order” or “Upload Check”
(The upload must be a Doc, Docx, or PDF)
8. Upload your form of payment

*If you end up needing to enter more students later, you will repeat this process with your second form of payment

PART 2 – Mail Invoice and Payment
1. Once you upload your payment, immediately print your OPUS invoice from your teacher profile
2. Mail your OPUS invoice with form of payment to:

OkMEA Office
All-State Choral Auditions
PO Box 886
Muskogee, OK 74402

*Payments MUST be postmarked by the posted deadlines

Deadlines and Fees

First Deadline – October 10, 2020
– $15.00 per student
– Invoice must be postmarked by Oct 10
Second Deadline – October 17, 2020
– $45.00 per student
– Invoice must be postmarked by Oct 17
Emergency Deadline – October 26, 2020
– $100.00 per student
– Invoice must be postmarked by Oct 24

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 access the online Rehearsal Track Order Form

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Testing Equipment

1. To test your equipment, you will need one of the purchase practice tracks from OkCDA
2. Your will play the practice track from one device (ex: phone with bluetooth speaker) and use your computer (with microphone attached, if you want) to record the student
**Special note – the Band Committee recommends using a USB microphone rather than just singing directly into the computer
3. On the right of your OPUS teacher profile, you will see “Test Audio Recording”
4. To rest your audio equipment, click “Test Live”
– You will be able to playback the recording to determine if adjustments need to be made
– Make sure you can hear both the student and practice track clearly on the recording
5. You may test your equipment using a cut track once the audition window opens
– This feature serves as the “listening room”

Audition Dates

First Round (Oct 28-Nov 8):
Cuts Placed in OKCDA Google Folder
– October 28, 2020 (midnight)
Online Auditions Open
– October 29, 2020
Online Auditions Close
– November 5, 2020 (midnight)
First Round Judging (online)
– November 7, 2020
First Round Results Released
– November 8, 2020

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

Second Round (Nov 11-22):
Cuts Placed in OKCDA Google Folder
– November 11, 2020 (midnight)
Online Auditions Open
– November 12, 2020
Online Auditions Close
– November 19, 2020 (midnight)
Second Round Judging (online)
– November 21, 2020
First Round Results Released
– November 22, 2020

Audition Selections

Awake the Trumpet’s Lofty Sound – G.F. Handel
From Samson
Edited by Patrick M. Liebergen
SATB
With piano, 2 trumpets and timpani
Alfred Publishers 00-16207

Kyrie – Tomás Luis de Victoria
From Requiem Officium defunctorum
SSATTB
Download the PDF

Die Onse Vader – Zander Fick
SSAATTBB
Walton Music WW1593

Great God Almighty – Arr. Stacey Gibbs
SSAATTBB
Gentry Publications 00119083

Non-Audition Selections

The Bartered Bride, Opening Chorus – Ed. Ellsworth
SATB
With piano
Boosey and Hawkes M051484188

Tuba – Arr. Michael J. Barrett
SATB
With two djembes
Walton Music WW1700

San’bonani/Nahmla Kudibee – Arr. Michael J. Barrett
SATB
With two djembes
Santa Barbara SBMP 1422
**Please note:
Tuba and Nahmla Kudibene will go together. The chorus will only learn Tuba and Nahmla, San’bonani will be omitted.

Grace Before Sleep – Susan LaBarr
SSAATTBB
Santa Barbara SBMP 1055

Treble Chorus Repertoire

Kafal Sviri – Petar Liondev
Vox Bulgarica

Vier Gesänge für Frauenchor, Op. 17
– Johannes Brahms
1. Es tönt ein voller Harkenklang
3. Der Gártner
Link for download

Dominus Vobiscum – Jacob Naverud
Carl Fischer CM 9389

*Commissioned PieceJoan Szymko

Miserere Mei Deus – Johann Adolf Hasse/ed. Martin Banner
Alliance Music Publishing AMP 0950

Under the Willow – Susan LaBarr
Santa Barbara Music Publishing SBMP 896

Moon Goddess – Jocelyn Hagen
Jocelyn Hagen JH-C020

Notes Pertaining to the OkMEA All State Mixed Chorus Audition Pieces

Die Onse Vader
Soprano Parts
– Where there are 4 notes, parts will split S1a/S1b and S2a/S2b.
– Where there are 3 notes, parts will split S1a/S1b and S2.
–  Measures affected – m. 28-29; m. 52; m. 59-62
– In the rehearsal track, measure 60,  BOTH S2a/S2b parts are played simultaneously.

Tenor Parts
– Where there are 3 notes, parts will split T1 and T2a/T2b
– Measures affected – m. 35-36
– In the rehearsal track, measures 35-36, BOTH T2a/T2b parts are played simultaneously.

Bass Parts
– Where there are 3 notes, parts will split B1a/B1b and B2.
– Measures affected – m. 29; m. 55
– In m. 29, the Db in parentheses will be optional for Bass 2, however, the rehearsal track is only playing the low Db for the Bass 2 part

Great God Almighty
Bass Parts
– In the rehearsal track, last measure, BOTH B2a/B2b parts are played simultaneously.
**Students may sing the a/b part of their choice, but must sing that part throughout the song.

Lacy West, All-State Mixed Chorus Chair

7710 SW Crystal Hills Place
Lawton, OK 73505
(580) 560-0522
*Texts are accepted
[email protected]

 

Stephanie Keegan-Moring, All-State Treble Chorus Chair

6708 NW 109th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73162
(405) 606-5630
*Texts are accepted
[email protected]