Conductor's baton on sheet music

MCDA 7-8 Summer Honor Choir

Honor Choir Audition Information

Step 3:

Book a room at the University Plaza Hotel

Reservation Link

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

Repertoire

All pieces listed below are SAB or 3-pt Mixed

Event Information

  • Open to students who have just completed grades 7 & 8

  • Rehearsals: July 26 in Springfield, MO

  • Performance July 26 (evening)

Title
Composer
Publisher
Misty Morning
Carl Nygard
Hinshaw Music
Turtle Dove
Linda Spevacek
Hal Leonard
Sisi Kushangilia
Victor C. Johnson
Choristers Guild
A Blessing
Sherri Porterfield
Alfred Publishing
Shut De Do
Randy Stonehill/arr. Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi
Crystal Sea Publications

Practice Tracks & Resources

Meet the Clinician

 

 

 

 

 

Dale Duncan

Dale Duncan is a proud public school Choral Music Educator with over 25 years experience teaching middle school aged children of all ability levels, socio-economic levels and backgrounds.  Dale is adept at teaching Middle School beginners with little or no musical experience how to read music at first sight and created the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners that is being used by teachers all over the world who teach beginners in this age group.  

 

With an average program of over 340 middle school beginning singers in his program each year, Dale has become an expert at managing very large groups of middle school children and helping them to thrive in a highly structured, fun, learning environment on a daily basis, and his aim is to make the daily learning experience as memorable, enjoyable and productive as possible for his young students.  Over the years, Dale has mastered the discovery, development and expansion of the innate talents of students ages 11-14 through his love for musical theater.  His choral music students have consistently rated Superior at state contests throughout his career in both performance and sight singing.

 

In his free time, you’ll find him obsessing about his newfound love for playing tennis, riding his bike or maybe serving on the judges panel at an International Aerobic Gymnastics event, a sport he’s been involved with for over 30 years as a competitive athlete, coach/choreographer and now, as a judge for the sport.  

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