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Honor Choir

Audition Information

Don't Forget!

Reserve a hotel room at University Plaza Hotel - 

Reservation Link



First and Calvary Presbyterian Church

820 E Cherry St, Springfield, MO 65806

If you are not choosing to purchase your music through the registration form, please purchase and practice the music for performance on your own.


University Plaza Hotel

333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65806


Contact either Jason Martin 

or Tyler Heckman

Note: MCDA does not offer refunds in the event the singer cannot attend.

July 19-20, 2023

First and Calvary Presbyterian Church,

and University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, MO

Event Information


Wednesday, July 19

4:15pm-4:45pm CONCERT: St. Louis County Community Choir at the hotel in the Arizona/Georgia room

6:00pm-6:45pm Registration at First and Calvary Church Atrium

7:00pm-9:00pm Rehearsal at the church

Thursday, July 20

9:15am-12:00pm Rehearsal at the church

12:15pm-1:45pm President’s lunch at the hotel

2:00pm-4:30pm Rehearsal at the hotel

6:00pm Line-up for the performance

6:30pm Banquet performance

  • Concert attire is all black: shirts, pants, dresses, skirts, shoes, etc.

  • You will need to have a black binder and pencil with you at all times. Water is highly recommended for rehearsals.

  • The only meal as part of your conference package will be the President’s lunch on Thursday.



Come, Travel With Me
Scott Farthing
Walton Music
I'll Fly Away
Shawn Kirchner
Shawn Kirchner
O Love
Elaine Hagenberg
Beckenhorst Press
Sing Unto God
George Frideric Handel
G. Schirmer
The Road Home
Stephen Paulus
Paulus Publications

Practice Tracks & Resources

MCDA Church & Community
Honor Choir

Meet the Clinician

George Gregory Hobbs


Acclaimed conductor of the Highland Park Chorale, music director of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, and artistic director of the Highlander Concert Series, Greg Hobbs is dedicated to creating great choral-orchestral music at the highest artistic level. Comfortable leading musical professionals, students, or amateurs, he is committed to the performance of great music at the highest artistic level. Hobbs’s choral groups have performed in numerous settings throughout the United States and Europe in concert halls, historic cathedrals, and sanctuaries.


Dr. Hobbs has guest conducted such noted ensembles as the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Voices of Ascension, Canticum Novum, and the New York Virtuoso Singers; and conducted at workshops with the Philadelphia Singers, the New World Symphony, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He has also served on the faculties of the University of North Texas College of Music, Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, and Florida International University. His ensembles have performed for Regional and National Conferences of the American Choral Directors Association; and he has led interest sessions at these and other conferences.


His educational background includes studies at Florida State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Choral Music Education and won the Robert Shaw Conducting Award; and Northwestern University where he was awarded the Doctor of Music degree in Conducting.  He conducted performances at Northwestern with the Women’s Chorus, the University Chorus, the award winning University Chorale, and the University Symphony Orchestra; and his dissertation was on the choral-orchestral music of Anton Bruckner. Additionally he was a conducting fellow with Chorus America, the Conductor’s Guild, and the League of American Orchestras.

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