St. Louis Suburban District
MCDA - Springfield, #? of singers/2 participating member schools, Dr. Elizabeth Hogan 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Choir
MCDA- Springfield, 9 singers,Dr. Kari Adams, 7th and 8th Grade Choir
MCDA - Springfield, 8 singers, Dr. Charlotte Botha, 9th and 10th Grade Choir
MCDA- Springfield, 0 singers, Dr. Andre Thomas, lJrs/Sr. MO All-State Festival Choir
MCDA-Springfield, 14 Singers, John Sttafford II, MO All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Email membership periodically to encourage recruitment
Word of mouth–mention MCDA to new and new-to the -state directors, directors who may not be aware of the organization,
St. Louis Suburban Conference Grant for those in first 5 years in the profession/have or past their first five years and have not attended in 10+ years–sent emails to all members and specifically to those who may be eligible
Successes & Challenges
Creation of conference grant for Outstanding District Director, new teacher conference grant (1 applicant)
several students involved in summer ensembles, esp. Jazz
Some potentially interested in joining
Follow-up with those we know who are new to the profession and/or not members of MCDA
Getting more SLS directors to submit auditions for honors ensembles
Nothing since last meeting.
From last board report:
Sightreading: SRF example levels are different than our SR (less difficult than All-State examples). Can we contact SRF to match levels better?
Having All-State Sightreading at the District level is not always effective in inspiring students to keep auditioning. Can we have a lower level at District, the typical level at All-State Audition? It was also mentioned to bring back tonal memory to help make things more equitable.
Scoring at auditions–need more people to look at/validate scores. Is this something to explore as an entire organization?