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Honor Choir
Audition Information



Contact Heather Hamilton

Don't forget!!

Book a room at the University Plaza Hotel Reservation Link


First & Calvary Church Atrium


12:00pm  Registration

12:30-2:30pm Sectional Rehearsal

3:00-6:00pm Combined Rehearsal

6:00-7:30pm Dinner on your own

7:30-9:00pm Combined Rehearsal


8:00-10:00am Combined Rehearsal

10:30-11:45am  Dress Rehearsal at Hammons Hall

12:00-1:15pm  Provided lunch at MSU Dining Hall

1:30-5:00pm  Rehearsal @ F&C

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 9-10 MYHC)

Missouri All-State
Festival Choir Information

July 17-18, 2023

University Plaza Hotel &

Juanita K. Hammons Hall (MSU), Springfield, MO

Event Information

  • The participation fee covers: music packet, practice tracks, t-shirt, 1 meal, a performance in Hammons Hall, and a world-class choral experience with Dr. Andre' Thomas

  • Open to all students who were accepted as members, alternates, AND honorable mention to the 2023 Missouri All-State Choir

  • Rehearsals: July 17-18

  • Performance July 18 (evening)


Can We Sing the Darkness to Light
Kyle Pederson
Walton Music WW1736
I'll Fly Away
Brandon Boyd
Morning Star 50-5117
If I can Help Somebody
Andre Thomas
Boosey and Hawkes 48024913
Light Dawns On a Weary World
Mack Wilberg
Oxford 9780193517776
See Me
Raymond Wise
The King Shall Rejoice
G.F. Handel ed. Andre Thomas
Hinshaw Music

Practice Tracks & Resources

Meet the Clinician





Dr. Andre' Thomas

 Dr. Thomas received his degrees from Friends University (B.A.), Northwestern University (M. M.), and The University of Illinois (D.M.A). He is in demand as a choral adjudicator, clinician, and director of Honor/All-State Choirs throughout North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, and Africa 

   Dr. Thomas has conducted choirs at the  state, division, and national conventions of the Music Educators National Conference (NAfME) and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). His international conducting credits are extensive. They include conductor/clinician for the International Federation of Choral

Musicians' summer residency of the World Youth Choir in the The Republic of China and the Philippines. He was also the conductor of the World Youth Choir's winter residency in Europe and a premier performance by an American choir (Florida State University Singers) in Vietnam.

   He has been the guest conductor of such distinguished orchestras and choirs as the

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in England, guest Conductor for the Berlin Radio Choir and the North German Radio Choir in Germany, the Netherlands Radio Choir, The Bulgarian Radio Choir and Orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, China's People's Liberation Orchestra and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. From 1988-2019, he also served as Artistic Director of the Tallahassee Community Chorus.

   Thomas has also distinguished himself as a composer/arranger. Hinshaw Music Company, Mark Foster Music Company, Fitzsimons Music Company, Lawson Gould, Earthsongs, Choristers Guild, and Heritage Music Company publishes his compositions and arrangements.

 Dr. Thomas has produced two instructional videos, "What They See Is What You Get" on choral conducting, with Rodney Eichenberger, and "Body, Mind, Spirit, Voice" on adolescent voices, with Anton

Armstrong. His recent book "Way Over in Beulah Lan'. Understanding and Performing the Negro Spiritual" has quickly

become a significant resource in this area of study.


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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