7-8 Honor Choir

Audition Information

OpusEvents will be open and ready to accept Honor Choir applications March 1-30

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Please contact Jana Fox, MYHC Coordinator jafox@heliascatholic.com with questions

 Audition Fee - $13; Participation Fee - $36

Scholarship Form - Free/Reduced Lunch verification

                           The scholarship covers participation fees, not audition fees

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If paying by check send one check for all students. Include with the check a list of student names and name of sponsoring MCDA member, DO NOT send a check without this information. Make checks payable to MCDA and mail to Jana Fox  5015 Angelia Ct  Jefferson City, MO  65109.                                                             

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You must be a current ACDA member and know your ACDA membership # to access the application.  Membership must be current at the time of audition and at the time of performance. 



1. VOCALIZATION (all grades): Sing the top 5 (ascending) pitches and bottom 5 (descending) pitches of your range on “loo” or “ah” unaccompanied. Play the starting pitch for each set. The ascending set be from do - so and the descending set should be from so - do.

2. My Country ‘tis of Thee/America (grades 7/8, 9/10 only): Starting on the pitches listed below, sing the first verse unaccompanied. Accompanied singers will be disqualified.

*For My Country ‘tis of Thee begin on the following pitch for each voice part.

Soprano: A above middle C

Alto: E above middle C

Tenor: A below middle C

Baritone: F below middle C

3. SOLO (grades 7/8, 9/10 only): One to two minutes of an Aria, Art Song, or Folk Song, etc. (with or without accompaniment) that may be suitable for a competition or festival. Limit the piano introduction to no more than 5 seconds. Pop, Gospel, and Contemporary Christian pieces are not acceptable and will result in disqualification

Participation Information

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

8-8:45 a.m. Registration Capitol Plaza 

9:00-11:30 Warm-up and Rehearsal, Jefferson Room

11:00 Lunch in the Atrium, Capitol Plaza 

12:00-4:00 Rehearsal, Jefferson Room 

4:00 Change for Performance

5:00 Choir meet Lincoln Room

5:30 Concert, Capitol Plaza 

Concert attire is honor choir t-shirt, black pants or skirt, black socks or 

nylons, and black shoes. Honor Choir t-shirts will be handed out upon arrival.

About the Clinician
A native Kansan, Christy Elsner is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Allegro Choirs of Kansas City.  Under her direction since 2000, Allegro has grown from one choir of 38 to six choirs with over 250 singers. Heralded as “the voice of angels” by the Kansas City Star, Allegro inspires thousands of audience members each year with its varied repertoire, technical excellence, and heartfelt singing.  The Allegro choirs have travelled extensively nationally and internationally with performances at the White House for President Obama and the First Lady, St. Peter’s Basilica, Notre Dame, Carnegie Hall, and Myerson Hall.  The choirs are yearly guests of the Kansas City Symphony.   

Christy is engaging and demanding but wraps her unwavering pursuit of excellence in humor and inspiring messages. As an active clinician for children’s, youth, and treble choirs, Christy enjoys giving workshops on innovative rehearsing and is honored to conduct many regional, state, and national honor choirs.  Her first book, Gadgets for Great Singing, was published in 2013 by Hal Leonard. She is the 2010 recipient of the Kindest-Kansas Citian and the 2008 recipient of the MENC Outstanding Middle Level Educator.  She completed six years as the SWACDA Children’s and Community Youth R&S Chair. She is a past receipient of the KCDA Outstanding Young Conductor Award.  

She received her music education degree from the University of Kansas and received the Marcus E. Hahn Award for Outstanding Senior in Music Education.   Professional memberships include MENC, Chorister’s Guild, Chorus America, and ACDA.  

When her mind isn’t on Allegro, she loves to cook, hang out at the beach, read, travel, play with her dogs, attend her kids’ events, catch for her daughter, workout, and watch Northern Colorado softball, Jayhawk Basketball and the Kansas City Royals. Christy and her husband, Sean, stay busy with their three children:  Chandler, Chase, and Carlee.

Rehearsal Tracks

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MCDA July 2018 Repertoire 7/8 Honor Choir

  1. Dixit Dominus

Vivaldi, arr. by Narverud and Elsner


Shawnee Press 35030550

  1. Tuli Tuli

Arr. Alex Gartner

SAB (really T)

SBMP 1477

  1. Shine

Arr. Christy Elsner

Click HERE for PDF


  1. The Storm Is Passing Over

Arr. Barbara Baker

Boosey and Hawkes 48004683


  1. Do Lord

Arr. Andrea Ramsey


Available through www.musicspoke.com or

JW Pepper