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2021 AUDITION INFORMATION- Updated to add COVID-19 Policies 9/22/21!
Due to increasing Covid-19 variants and differing guidelines around the commonwealth regarding masks, social distancing, and travel, the VMEA Honors Choir Auditions will be held virtually. This Honors Choir Audition Letter contains all information you need for registering and preparing your students for the VMEA Honors Choir Auditions.
VMEA Senior Honor Choir Audition Timeline
September 1-17*-Registration window open at OpusEvent (closes at 11:59 p.m. 9/17)
September 1-24*-Payment window (If paying by check, must be postmarked by 9/24)
October 1-8-Audition window (closes at 11:59 p.m. on 10/8)
October 9-11-Adjudication window
October 12- Audition Committee will review and finalize results
October 13- Results will be distributed to Directors
COVID-19 Policies - This link details the COVID-19 policies and procedures for Honors Choir. Please make sure to review this with your students so they are aware of and are agreeable to these policies before completing the audition process.
Housing Information for the 2021 VMEA Honors Choir
Note the following:
- The original registration and payment deadlines for the auditions have been extended a week to accommodate school districts that begin after the Labor Day weekend.
- The audition fee increased slightly this year to $14 per student in order to hire and compensate the amount of judges needed to complete the adjudication over a holiday weekend. For perspective, this is still $3.20 less than when we last had in-person auditions.
- Teachers may create an OpusEvent account now but the event is not available to register student auditions until September 1
Soprano and Tenors will sight-read in the keys of Eb, F, or G major. Altos and Basses will sight-read in the keys of A, Bb, or D major. The vocal range for the sight-reading is from "Ti" (below) to "La" (above) the starting tonic pitch. Please contact the VMEA Senior Honors Choir Chairs with any questions.
Repertoire: "If Music Be the Food of Love", Henry Purcell
Soprano 1/Tenor 1: B-flat major
Soprano 2/Tenor 2: A-flat major
Alto 1/Bass 1: F major
Alto 2/Bass 2: E-flat major