2017 Louisiana All State Choir

Dear parents,

On October 26-28, 2017, the Louisiana chapter of American Choral Directors Association (LA-ACDA) will hold its All-State Children’s Choir. If you are interested in having your child participate, I will help him or her prepare and submit the audition materials. Additional information can be found at http://laacda.info/  

Before deciding whether or not your child should audition, please note the following:

  • This is a very competitive process. Only a fraction of those who audition will be selected.
  • This involves a substantial time commitment for students and parents:
    • I will work with students after school and during the school day as time permits to help them learn their music. Students are also expected to practice at home (I will provide CDs).
    • Students who are selected will be expected to learn the remainder of the music for the event. Again, we will work after school and during the day as time permits. A note check will be held the first night of the event. If it is determined that a participant does not know his/her music, he/she will be sent home.
    • Students who are selected will attend the All-State event in New Orleans October 26-28. A parent or guardian must go to New Orleans with the student and provide transportation, meals, and lodging while there.
  • This also involves a substantial financial commitment including but not limited to:
    • A $15 audition fee (Please make checks payable to Sallie Humble – the school will send LA-ACDA a single check for auditions.)
    • Those who are accepted into the All-State Choir will also be responsible for:
      • $75 non-refundable registration fee
      • Transportation to/from New Orleans
      • Hotel and meals
      • T-shirt and recordings of concert (optional)

For the audition itself, I will make a recording of each student and submit it to LA-ACDA. My deadline for submitting the recordings is 5:00 on September 19 but I would like to submit them early to allow for technical difficulties. I will probably make the audition recordings the week of September 11. If a student is clearly not ready to audition when it is time to make the recordings I reserve the right to withhold submission of a recording.

I will be using the Remind app to communicate with parents about after school rehearsals, auditions, etc. To sign up, please text @be8fhg to the number 81010, or I can add you manually. Please note that the texts are for parents, not students. Please note also that this is a different list from the Remind list for regular choir students.

If you have questions please do not hesitate to call or email.

Sincerely,

Dr. Moore