Conductor's baton on sheet music

MCDA Church & Community Honor Choir

Honor Choir Audition Information

Registration Deadline - May 5

Step 1: 

Registration Form & 

$60 participation fee

(includes a luncheon)

MCDA Sponsor will need to login and register members.

Once logged in, go to 2022 MCDA Honor Choirs-Select Registration Only

The member will get an email with a link to pay unless the sponsor is paying.

Step 2:

University Plaza Hotel

Reservation Link

July 27-28, 2022

First and Calvary Presbyterian Church,

and University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, MO

Event Information

  • Rehearsals: July 27 (evening) and July 28 (daytime)

  • Schedule will be posted here when finalized

  • Performance July 28 (evening)


Do You Hear the People Sing
arr. Ed Lojeski
Hal Leonard
Awake the Harp
F.J. Haydn
G. Schirmer
The Soul's Own Speech
Andrea Ramsey
We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace
arr. Moses Hogan
Hal Leonard
Deep Peace
Elaine Hagenberg
Elaine Hagenberg Music
Blessed Assurance
Keith Hampton
Choristers Guild

Practice Tracks & Resources

Meet the Clinician


Pearl Shangkuan

Dr. Shangkuan has served as guest faculty in prominent professional programs in the US including the Chorus America national conference conducting masterclass and its A Capella Conducting Masterclass, the University of Michigan Choral Conducting Symposium, the Westminster Choir College Summer Session among many others. She has conducted all-state, honor choirs and festivals in numerous states.

She has served on the National Board of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) as the president of the Central Division (2007-09), and as Michigan ACDA state president (2003-05). Prior to her appointment at Calvin College, Dr. Shangkuan taught at Rutgers University and at the Westminster Conservatory of Music of Rider University in New Jersey.

Recipient of the Grand Rapids YWCA's Tribute! Award for outstanding professional women, she is also a past recipient of its Woman of Achievement award. Dr. Shangkuan has also served on the national board of the Choristers Guild and the board of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association and the New Jersey ACDA. She is a member of the ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), Chorus America, IFCM (International Federation for Choral Music), and is a member of the Phi Kappa Lambda and Mu Phi Epsilon Music Honor Societies.

A student of pre-eminent American choral conductor and New York Philharmonic chorusmaster Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt, she received a Bachelor of Music in Church Music summa cum laude and Master of Music in Choral Conducting with distinction from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and a DMA in Choral Conducting from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.