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Opportunities from LMMS
GMEA All-State Chorus
All-State Chorus is an exhilarating and fun, three-day event held at the
in Athens, Georgia. It includes groups of the best singers in the state
of Georgia singing with some of the best choral directors from around
the United States. Membership is determined by audition. Preparation for
these auditions will happen during the class day. So much is learned;
friendships are formed; independence and self-confidence grow; beautiful
music is made. It truly is an amazing experience!!
The GMEA Middle School All-State Chorus Auditions will take place on
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at The Woodland School in
Cartersville, GA. It is available for 7th and 8th graders only. It will
most likely take place from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Students may be
scheduled at any time during that day, but need not stay the entire
time. Students need to go through several rooms for different parts of
the audition, so auditions may take an hour or longer. Students will
undergo an audition that requires each student to sing scales and a
solo, take written and aural tests, and evaluate their sight-reading and
tonal memory skills. If the student scores well enough, they will be
named a part of the chorus, and must learn all the music to be performed
by the chorus.
A special “audition” to check the student’s progress will be held on
Friday, January 23, 2015 at Hillgrove High School. The
student and at least one parent will attend a three-day convention in
Athens, GA from March 5-7, 2015. In the event that we
have several students from Lost Mountain make the choir, one or two
parents may act as chaperones for the entire group. All monetary costs
to attend will be the responsibility of the student and their family.
Hotel information can be found here. It is best to
make your reservation as soon as possible, even before auditions are
held. If a student fails the audition, a reservation can always be
cancelled before the event.
If a student is accepted into the all-state chorus, then students and
parents must adhere to these
Rules and Regulations. The All-State Concert will
be recorded on DVD; parents must grant permission for their child to be
videotaped. There is a $20 fee to audition. All payments must be
turned in by Friday, September 5. No late payments will be accepted.
If accepted, there is an additional $25 acceptance fee; this includes
music for the student. Please include payment for all activities in a
school payment envelope. Students are reminded to write the name of the
homeroom teacher on the envelope. Write the enclosed dollar amount on
the line labeled “Other”. On the blank, write “All-State Chorus”.
Due to time lines we must meet, late payments will not be accepted.
First Audition At-A-Glance.
Students must take a written test and correctly identify
these terms and symbols. As part of the written test, students must
listen to musical examples and answer questions based on what they hear.
Students must sing three sight-reading exercises in their audition. You
can practice with these examples from previous years:
Bass. This is the
Sight-Reading Score Sheet.
All students must sing "All Through The Night" as their solo. You can
download the sheet music (.pdf), and mp3 files. The "learning" track has
the piano and voice part. The "accompaniment" track is only the piano.
Students must sing with the accompaniment track in their audition. This
Rubric and the
Solo and Scales Score Sheet.
GMEA District 12 Middle School Honor Chorus
Honor Chorus is a great opportunity for our 7th and 8th
grade students this year. This is
a non-auditioned event that focuses on celebrating students’ work ethic,
leadership, musical ability, and love of music.
This chorus will be made up of
about 180 Cobb County middle school chorus students.
Each Cobb County Middle school has the opportunity to send a
certain number of students to represent their program.
The cost is $35, however, students should not pay this fee until
they have officially been selected. If selected, students must learn and
practice their music mostly on their own. We will have a few rehearsals
before school and during class to help them along. The conductor will be
Dr. Kenney Potter from Wingate University. Dr. Potter has conducted many
honor choirs and All-State choirs. He directed the GMEA Middle School
Mixed Choir last year.
Student’s Responsibilities Include:
Times and Dates
Code of conduct
Rehearsal etiquette and expectations
ALL Cobb County Behavior policies will be upheld
Uniform is full-length black pants
(not leggings, jeggings, or capris) and honor chorus t-shirt
(Students will receive their shirt at the event)
What to bring: Music labeled with student’s name,
pencil, water bottle-no other beverages allowed
Respect the facility
Timeliness- be on time
Wednesday, September 3 - Due date
for Lost Mountain students to apply by submitting a response
to the Honor Chorus "assignment" on Edmodo and explaining why we
should choose them to represent Lost Mountain.
Friday, September 12 - Students
will be notified of acceptance.
Tuesday, September 23 - $35 fee
Wednesday, October 22 - Final
"audition". This is a check to make sure each students knows ALL the
Monday, November 17 (6:00-8:00)-Evening
Rehearsal-Lassiter Performance Hall
Tuesday, November 18 (9:00-5:00)-Rehearsal-
Lassiter Performance Hall
(students will need to miss school)
GMEA Sixth Grade Statewide Honor Chorus
Atlanta Young Singers
Established in 1975.
Choirs for grades 2 through 12
Preparatory Choirs: Introduction to Music Making Choir - Grades 2-3;
Training Choir - Grades 4-6
Performance Choirs: Treble Concert Choir - Grades 6-9: Youth Chorale -
Young Men’s Choir & Young Women’s Choir - Grades 9-12
Paige Mathis, Director
Georgia Regional Girl's Choir
The Atlanta Boy Choir
One of Georgia's oldest, most famous and and most
established ensembles. This choir has appeared many times with Atlanta
Symphony Orchestra Conductors Robert Shaw and Yoel Levi and under the
direction of founder, Fletcher Wolfe, won a Grammy Award for the
recording of Benjamin Brittens War Requiem.
Fletcher Wolfe, Founder and Director; Dr. Lawrence
Weaver, Assistant Director and Accompanist
The Georgia Boy Choir
Established in 2009, the Georgia Boy Choir is
comprised of a five-tiered system of music education: the Apprentice
Choir, the Training Choir, the Intermediate Choir, the Concert Choir,
and the Young Men's Ensemble
David R. White, Founder and Director
Spivey Hall Children's Choir Program
Founded in 1994. The program consists of three
choirs and draws from 17 metro-Atlanta counties. Membership and
placement in the choirs is by audition, based on artistic merit and
teacher recommendations, with need-based financial assistance available.
Craig Hurley, Director of Young Singers, Music
Specialist at Ford Elementary, Cobb County.
2014-15 Audition information
Georgia Youth Choir
Summer Singing Opportunities
Encore! Choir Camp
One of the BEST choir camps in Georgia.
Five-day, four-night camp at Spivey Hall
July 5-9, 2015
6th through 12th grades
Students stay in dorms, rehearse, eat, and enjoy recreational activities
Students are supervised by camp conductors and teachers.
View the flyer
for 2015 Encore Choir Camp.
Spivey Hall Summer Camp