9-10 Honor Choir

Audition Information

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

Opus login will be posted soon.

Please read all instructions below before uploading

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

Click for Honor Choir Application  



Credit Cards may be used on the Opus sight, after all audition materials and information are uploaded click the pay now link.

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.                                                             

Checks must be received before students can be placed in a choir.

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

About the Clinician

Jeffery Redding, Director of Choral Activities at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida, has led his choirs in performances at state, regional, and national conventions of the American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA). West Orange choirs have earned first place awards at Heritage Festivals of Gold in California, Chicago, New York and at the Festival of Spirituals in Washington D.C. While participating in the International Music Festival in Verona, Italy, West Orange received the Gold Award for best choir, with Dr. Redding honored as top director.


Nationally, Dr. Redding is in demand as a guest conductor and lecturer. He has conducted the ACDA National High School Honor Choir, the Central Division ACDA Honor Choir, the North Central Division ACDA Honor Choir, the Eastern Division ACDA Honor Choir and All-State and Honor choirs in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, South Dakota, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. In 2014, he was the only American adjudicator at the International Choral Festival, Verona, Italy and most recently, he conducted at the TAISM Festival of Choirs in Muscat, Oman. He is also one of the conductors for Disney’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot.


Previously Director of Choral Activities at West Virginia University (WVU), Dr. Redding has been featured as guest conductor at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, and Orchestra Hall on numerous occasions. He was also honored to give the prestigious TEDx Talk.


Recognized for his achievements and service in the profession, Dr. Redding was awarded the R. Wayne Hugoboom Distinguished Service Award for dedicated service, leadership, and excellence by the Florida Chapter of ACDA in November 2015 and was also a 2017 Quarterfinalist for a Grammy Award for Music Education.


Dr. Redding is founder and Artistic Director of the Garden Community Choir in Winter Garden, Florida. Formerly with the Moses Hogan Singers, he remains active as a singer in the professional male singing group, “Brethren.” The Jeffery Redding Passion and Purpose Choral Series is a compilation of new choral music by various composers, published by Cola Voce Music, Inc.


Dr. Redding holds a Ph.D. in Choral Conducting/Music Education and a Master of Music Education, both from the Florida State University, and a B.S. in Music Education from Florida A&M University. He is a member of ACDA, NAfME, FVA, NATS, and Chorus America. In the Florida Vocal Association (FVA) he has served as District 8 Chairperson. In the Florida ACDA, he has served as State R&R Chair for Ethnic Music/Multicultural Affairs, Co-Chair for the High School Mixed Honor Choir, and Youth/Student Activities. Currently, he is the State R&R Chair for High School Mixed Choir for Florida ACDA.


Literature to be posted soon.

Rehearsal Tracks

9-10 Rehearsal Tracks (Coming soon)

Participation Information

9/10 Choir Schedule 
Jefferson City First United Methodist Church 
201 Monroe Street 
Jefferson City, MO 65101 
Capitol Plaza Hotel 
415 W. McCarty St, 
Jefferson City, MO 65101 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
 8-8:45 a.m. Registration First United Methodist Church 
9:00-11:30 Warm-up and Rehearsal Sanctuary, FUMC 
11:30 Lunch provided in lobby, First United Methodist Church 
12:15-2:30 Rehearsal 
2:30 Students move to Capitol Plaza (please provide 
transportation for your students) 
3:00-4:30 Rehearsal, Capitol Plaza Hotel/Jefferson Room 
4:30 Dismissed for Supper (on your own) 
6:15 Choir meet in Lincoln Room, Capitol Plaza 
7:00 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.
Parking: during the day, please park in the Madison Street Parking 
Garage (between Madison and Monroe Streets on Capitol Avenue) 
Directions from Capitol Plaza Hotel: Right on McCarty Street, left on Monroe 3 blocks. 
The church is on the right on the corner of Capitol and Monroe.