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9-10 Honor Choir

Participation Information

Next Step (for those selected):

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


T-shirt, 1 lunch, and rehearsal tracks will be provided


Students are responsible for purchasing/providing their own music



Grace Methodist Church Sanctuary

8:00-8:30am  Registration

8:30-10:30am  Rehearsal

11:00am-11:45pm  Provided lunch at MSU Dining Hall

12:00-1:15pm  Dress Rehearsal at Hammons Hall

1:15-5:00pm  Rehearsal @ GMC

5:00-6:30pm Dinner on your own

and change clothes

6:30pm  Line up for performance at Hammons Hall

7:00pm  Performance at Hammons Hall (shared with 11-12 Festival choir)


Contact Haley Yonke

MCDA 9-10
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 9 & 10

  • Rehearsals: July 16 in Springfield, MO

  • Performance July 16 (evening)


Down By The Riverside
arr. Gibson
Gloria Patri
Shawnee Press
Robert T Gibson
SATB divisi
Stand By Me
Hal Leonard
Wanting Memories
EC Schirmer

Rehearsal Tracks

Meet the Clinician


Robert T. Gibson


Houston native Robert T. Gibson is a composer, conductor, and clinician who desires to develop future music educators for the next generation. His passion for music continues to leave lasting impressions on the singers he encounters. Gibson received a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Missouri State University. He has taught secondary and collegiate positions and has served as guest clinician in Texas, Missouri, and Pennsylvania, Kansas, Tennessee, and New York. Gibson is the 2020 recipient of the Missouri Choral Director Association Opus Award for his arrangement of “We Shall Overcome.” His additional compositions have been performed in various district and all state conferences and can be found through Walton Music and Alfred Publications. He is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Phi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. Gibson currently resides in Texas with his wife Amber Renae and daughters, Truly and Lovie.


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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