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
TWO video files will be uploaded.  PLEASE use .mp4 when possible at a bitrate of 5000 kbit/sec

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.

Participation Information