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7-8 Honor Choir

Participation Information

Next Step (for those selected):

Selected students should pay their participation fee of $50 through OPUS 

(T-shirt, 1 lunch will be provided)

Students are responsible for purchasing/providing their own music.


Christ Episcopal Church

8:00-9:00am  Registration

9:00-11:45am  Rehearsal

12-1:00pm  Provided lunch at

First & Calvary Church Gym

1:30-2:45pm  Dress Rehearsal at Hammons Hall

3:00-4:30pm Rehearsal at Christ Episcopal

4:30pm  Change clothes 

5:30pm  Line up for performance at Hammons Hall

6:00pm  Performance at Hammons Hall


Contact: Jon Logan

MCDA 7-8
Summer Honor Choir

July 16, 2024

University Plaza Hotel &

Juanita K. Hammons Hall (MSU), Springfield, MO

Event Information

  • Open to students who are currently in grades 7 & 8

  • Rehearsals: July 16 in Springfield, MO

  • Performance July 16 (evening)

arr. Victor Johnson
Choristers Guild CGE213
3-part Mixed
Laudate Dominum
Jacob Narverud
HL 00428251
The Old Mill
Choristers Guild CGE90
3-part Mixed
Today's Hope
Jacob Narverud
Alfred 50125
Where the Light Begins
Susan LaBarr
Walton WW1939


Rehearsal Tracks

Meet the Clinician






Dan Andersen

Dan Andersen is an active clinician, festival conductor, and judge in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois. He has served as guest conductor for the Indiana All-State Vocal Jazz Choir, the Indiana All-State Middle School Honor Choir, and the Kentucky All-State Junior High Honor Choir. He is a member of NAfME and a life member of the American Choral Directors Association. He  has served as the Middle School Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Central Division ACDA, and held numerous leadership positions for the ICDA.  He is a graduate of Indiana Purdue University in Fort Wayne where he studied voice with Dr. Joe Meyers and conducting with Mr. John Loessi.

Mr. Andersen has enjoyed a long, successful career as a high school and middle school choral director. At the high school level his choirs were well known throughout the Midwest, consistently receiving first division ratings at Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz and Show Choir Contests.  His Middle School choirs have also received superior ratings at the state competitions as well as being featured four  times at the IMEA State Convention. He was also the Vocal Jazz Ensemble director at the Indiana University Summer Music Clinic for 12 years. 

Dan has also been involved in church music for over 40 years. He has served as choir director and director of music at numerous churches, and has served as tenor soloist/section leader in a number of church choirs as well. 

His books “Warm-Ups For Changing Voices-Building Healthy Middle School Singers” and “The Voice In Progress-Developing Adolescent Voices” are available through Hal Leonard.

He has many former students who are actively involved in careers in music, many in education. He and his wife Kim, reside in Greenwood. Their daughter Erica lives in Greenwood with her husband Josh and their children Charlotte and Owen; daughter Stacie lives in Greenwood with her husband Brandon and children Mollie, Macie and Nolen; their daughter Chelsea lives in Glendale, CA with her husband Caleb and their sons Ezra and Theo; and their son Daniel lives in Clinton Township, MI with his wife Kailyn and their children Miles, Blair and Lydia.


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!

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