All-State Show Choir

Our All-State Show Choir is one of only a handful in the country.  MCDA is pleased to be able to offer this opportunity for students currently in the 10th or 11th grades. Please read the accompanying documents to find the specific audition process.   We look forward to seeing this awesome show choir at our conference.

Audition Information

2020 All-State Show Choir Audition Information

All applicants must be 2019-2020 10th or 11th grade high school students.                                          

Payment: A $16.00 audition fee per applicant is required                                                                                  

Credit Cards may be used on the OpusEvents 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 send to Wesley Morton 800 W. Hickory, Nevada, MO  64772 

No cash or purchase orders

All materials must be submitted, uploaded, or postmarked no later than May 1, 2020

All applicants must make a video file, containing the following, IN THIS ORDER

A. Vocalization of the 5 highest notes in the applicant's range (sol-fa or la) unaccompanied

B. Vocalization of the 5 lowest notes in the applicant's range (sol-fa or la) unaccompanied

C. One minute of a show style solo (could include show tunes, rock, or country)

D. One minute video clip of the applicant's dancing ability                                                                              

We ask that this be a clip NOT in performance. It is too difficult to isolate the correct person in a performance video. The clip needs to be of the applicant either dancing solo routine, or with one other person (for partner dance if applicable)



Thank you for auditioning for the Missouri All-State Show Choir

About the Clinicians
Connie Mulligan, Director 
is currently the 7th-12th grade vocal music/show choir director at Mt. Zion High School in Mt. Zion, IL. Graduating from Eastern Illinois University, she has enjoyed a career of Vocal Music and Show Choir for over 30 years. While at Mt. Zion, Connie has directed the award-winning “Swingsations”, along with directing/choreographing for the unisex group “Les Femmes” and the junior high show choir “Sound System”. She also started two new groups, “Premiere” a prep group and an all male ensemble called “You’ve Got Male.” All of Connie’s groups have received numerous awards and recognition for excellence in vocals and choreography. She has also served as the director of the Sullivan Singers, Pekin Noteables, Decatur Elite Energy and she proudly set into motion the show choir program at Chatham-Glenwood High School. Throughout her years as an educator, Connie has worn many hats including free-lance choreographer, stage performer and Company Manager at the Sullivan Little Theatre on the Square, EIU Show Choir Camp Clinician, Private voice studio, Clinician/Adjudicator, Owner of formal wear retail shop and show choir costuming, Co-Director of the summer show choir Camp at Mt. Zion Recreation Dept and most recently Co-Founder of Show Choir Select, a company that specializes in group travel/competition( Connie’s favorite part of life is spending time with her family and sharing in all the musical moments together with daughter Sydni (16) and son Samual (22).  

Bobby Picker, Choreographer
 currently works as a freelance choreographer and clinician across the US. In addition to Choreography, he serves as the Assistant for the Troy Buchanan High School show choirs. Lastly, Bobby serves as an Associate Producer for Heart of America.

 Bobby is an Equity singer/dancer and has performed all across the United States. He has performed for Disney World, Universal Studios, Carnival Cruise Lines, The Muny St. Louis, Six Flags, Matt Davenport Productions, Holiday World, Entertainment Central, and many more! Bobby attended Webster University and Lindenwood University, where he studied Musical Theatre.

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