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

OpusEvents will be open and accept auditions March 1-30


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2019 All-State Show Choir Audition Information

All applicants must be 2018-2019 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 March 30, 2019

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

Brendan Jennings is the Director of Vocal Music at John Burroughs High School, of which he is an alumnus. He heads a nationally acclaimed music program that features seven highly accomplished performing ensembles, a cutting edge technical theater program and nearly 300 students. Powerhouse, the elite level competitive show choir at Burroughs, has performed in every corner of the United States winning numerous local and national grand championships.

Under the direction of Mr. Jennings, the Burroughs choirs have made many appearances on national television including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dancing with the Stars, The Voice and a piece on the CBS Evening News. Powerhouse has also taken two international tours and has shared the stage with artists such as Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Seal, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Darren Criss and the cast of Glee.

Brendan is a sought after musical director, clinician and vocal teacher. He received two Bachelors degrees and a teaching credential from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at California State University, Los Angeles.

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Dominic Matas is a dancer, singer, and choreographer based out of North Hollywood, CA; he is an award-winning choreographer for Show Choirs around the country.  Dominic has been seen as a singer/dancer on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dancing With the Stars, and America's Got Talent. Dominic has trained at Millennium Dance Complex in North Hollywood, learning from some of the biggest choreographers in the Dance and Music Industry, and has trained and performed with the world-renowned dance team Academy of Villains. In 2018, Dominic was a nominee in the FAME Aspire Awards as one the year’s “Best New Choreographer”s. Dominic has an immense passion for teaching dance, as well as the discipline it takes to be a successful performer. Dominic believes the skills gained through learning dance and choir can be applied to everyday life: Respect, Punctuality, Graciousness, and Humility, to name a few. "Practice to Win, Perform to Inspire."

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