Conductor's baton on sheet music

MCDA Church & Community
Honor Choir

Honor Choir Audition Information

University Plaza Hotel

Reservation Link



First and Calvary Presbyterian Church

820 E Cherry St, Springfield, MO 65806


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 27-28, 2022

First and Calvary Presbyterian Church,

and University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, MO

Event Information


Wednesday, July 27

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

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


Thursday, July 28

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

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

2:00pm-5:00pm Rehearsal at the church and dress rehearsal at the hotel

6:00pm Line-up for the performance

6:30pm Banquet performance

  • Concert attire is black dress pants or skirts, black shoes, and a pastel-colored shirt (no t-shirts).

  • 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.


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.