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2023 OMEA All-State Children’s Chorus Audition Info

OMEA Professional Development Conference Columbus, Ohio • February 2nd, 2023

All-State Children’s Chorus Chairs: Danielle Jones & Amanda Rasey

OMEA is pleased to announce auditions for the OMEA All-State Children’s Chorus on February 2, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio as part of the OMEA Professional Development Conference. Selected choristers will participate in three regional rehearsals prior to this event and a full group rehearsal on February 2nd. The day will conclude with a final concert at 5:00. We are thrilled to extend this opportunity to elementary students and teachers in the State of Ohio. The concert day and rehearsals will follow health guidelines that are required by the state of Ohio at that time.

ONLINE APPLICATIONS:

In order to assure an efficient review process, applicants will apply using the “Acceptd, Inc.” online website. All application material MUST be submitted electronically through this web-based company. This process includes a $15 application fee to Acceptd LLC for administering the on-line process. Applications submitted by any other means will not be considered. Please read the following information carefully. Failure to do so may disqualify deserving students. You will need a parent email address, the music teacher’s name, contact information, and NAfME number, and a credit card for the application.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ALL-STATE CHILDREN’S CHORUS:

Auditions will be open to all public, private and home-schooled students in grades 4, 5, and 6 during the 2022-2023 school year whose teachers are members of OMEA. Home-schooled students whose parent or private teacher is a member of OMEA are also eligible. OMEA members are asked to encourage and assist their finest students in the application process described below. Please ensure that all applicants can match pitch, access the head voice and possess the focus and stamina to participate in full day rehearsals.

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

  • April 1: Application and audition material available online through Acceptd.

  • May 31: Deadline for all applications to be submitted. Please carefully note the specific performance requirements below.

  • Early Fall 2022: Results posted to the OMEA website and mailed via post office to all students. Teachers will receive an

    email notification when results are posted to the website.

  • October 15th: Acceptance forms and $85 participation fee made payable to OMEA due for all applicants.


APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ALL APPLICANTS:

  • The profile should be created under the student’s name. Directors are welcome to assist students in setting up their profile.

  • Under “Start an Application" select “2023 OMEA All-State Children’s Chorus” then click the green 'Apply to' button.

  • Answer all of the questions.

  • Upload clearly named audio recordings. Recordings must begin with the student announcing their name and grade level. Recordings of individual selections should NOT be edited or spliced, but rather performed continuously. Attention should be given to the quality of the recording. Soloists will perform acappella. Recordings can be made on digital recorders, iPhones, iPads.

  • Teachers are urged to review application information and recordings before submission.

  • The final step of the application includes a $15 application fee to Acceptd LLC for administering the on-line application process. A pre-paid card, commercially available at various retail locations may suit your needs if a personal credit card is unavailable. Please note that the application fees are paid to “Acceptd, Inc.;” OMEA will not receive this money.
  • Once your application has been submitted, a confirmation e-mail and receipt will be sent. Failure to meet the deadlines or follow application instructions may result in the rejection of an applicant. All evaluation proceedings are confidential and decisions are final.


AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • America the Beautiful - Key of C Major, A Cappella

  • O Music by Lowell Mason - Key of F or G Major, A Cappella
Please ensure that all applicants can match pitch, access the head voice and possess the focus and stamina to participate in full-day rehearsals.



NOTIFICATION & FEES:

The 2023 All-State Children’s Chorus roster will be posted to the OMEA Website early fall 2022. Teachers will receive email notification when results are posted to the OMEA Website. Each applicant will also receive a mailing to his/her home address with audition results. Results are final. If accepted into the 2023 OMEA All-State Children’s Chorus, an $85 participation fee made payable to OMEA is due for all applicants by October 15.


ALL-STATE CHILDREN’S CHORUS REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

The regional rehearsal schedule and details will be posted to the OMEA website http://www.omea-ohio.org. All students are required to attend three regional rehearsals prior to the February 2nd event. Students are encouraged to attend the regional rehearsal in their area but may elect to drive to a different region if there is a conflict. Regional rehearsals are mandatory – a schedule will be communicated in the acceptance letters.

February 2nd, 2023 Schedule - All students are required to attend the full day rehearsal on February 2nd, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. A detailed schedule will be communicated in the acceptance letters.


CONCERT ATTIRE:

All students will be given a performance t-shirt on the day of the performance. Students are expected to wear black dress pants or long skirts, black socks and black dress shoes for the performance.



Please reach out to ascc@omea-ohio.org with any questions regarding audition information or the event.
 

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