MCDA 4-5-6 Summer Honor Choir
Honor Choir Audition Information
Book a room at the University Plaza Hotel
Note: MCDA does not offer refunds in the event the student cannot attend.
For safety reasons, all rehearsals are closed to the public. Only those who are official chaperones or registered members of the conference (including single day registration) are allowed in the rehearsal space. Please help us maintain the safety of our singers by adhering to these requirements.
For liability reasons, members are not supposed to be official chaperones. But in the event that there was no other option, members still need to register for the conference. Thank you for supporting the organization that supports these ensembles!
July 26, 2022
University Plaza Hotel &
Juanita K. Hammons Hall (MSU), Springfield, MO
Open to students who have completed grades 4, 5, & 6
Rehearsals: July 26 in Springfield, MO
Performance July 26 (evening)
I See the Moon
The Water is Wide with Bring Me a Little Water, Silvie
arr. Rollo Dilworth
arr. by Ruth Morris Gray
Hope is a Hidden Star
Spinning Song from Kashmir
arr. by Neil Ginsberg
The Singers from Three Children’s Songs
R. Vaughan Williams
Practice Tracks & Resources
Meet the Clinician
Sandy Knudson is the Artistic Director of the Norman Children’s Chorus and has successfully taught K-5 classrom music for 30 years. She holds a M.M.E. and Kodály certification from The University of Oklahoma. Since 1990, Sandy has served on the faculty of The University of Oklahoma Kodály certification program where she teaches solfege, conducting, and choir. She holds National Board certification in Early and Middle Childhood Music. Well-known as a clinician, master teacher and guest conductor, Sandy has presented workshops at numerous state and national conferences. She has been guest conductor for honor choirs in Louisiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Texas and has served as conductor of Circle the State with Song festivals throughout Oklahoma. In 2015, she conducted the OAKE National Children’s Choir. Sandy has earned an Artist-Teacher Diploma under the mentorship of Doreen Rao in the Choral Music Experience Institute. Recognized by OMEA as an Exemplary Teacher in 2010, Sandy was inducted into the OMEA Hall of Fame in 2013. In the spring of 2014, Sandy was awarded the Pam Golden Honor Award by the Oklahoma Kodály Educators chapter for contribution to Kodály music education and the children and teachers of Oklahoma. In 2018, Sandy was awarded Outstanding Educator by OAKE. Sandy is an active member, organizer and caller in her local dance community.