Middle School Honor Choir


The Nebraska Choral Director’s Association is pleased to announce auditions for the 2017 NCDA Middle Level Honor Choir. Our clinician this year is Laura Farnell, a nationwide treasure whose focus is on the middle level voice! This choir is open by audition to students who are currently in grades 7-9. This event will take place July 9-12, 2017 at Doane University in conjunction with the Nebraska Choral Directors Association Summer Conference. Doane University, which is located in Crete, NE, is a beautiful campus with wonderful rehearsal/performance and housing facilities.

The most gifted seventh, eighth and ninth grade singers from across the state will be selected to participate in this choir. As a gift to the Middle Level students in our state and to you, their teachers, I am pleased to announce that the sponsoring teacher does not need to be a current member of the Nebraska Choral Directors Association.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE AUDITION PROCEDURES CAREFULLY. Your very best and brightest singers should be represented in the audition recordings. There is no limit to the number of high quality auditions that each director may submit. Singers must be able to sing “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee” a cappella in a comfortable key and stay in that key to even be considered. Each student will then be asked to sing a major scale on solfege or a neutral syllable. Then each singer needs to sing a 30-60 excerpt from a song that they have sung in choir this year, showing that they are able to sing their part. This may be a cappella or accompanied.

The deadline for this audition is particularly important. Please note: completed audition materials need to be submitted no later than TUESDAY, MAY 23rd. There is no audition fee associated with this audition. Each recorded audition must be sent to adam.reimer@bpsne.net and each student needs to fill out the audition information on the link provided.

The cost is $150.00 for those accepted to the choir. This includes all fees, a t-shirt, and room and board.

I hope that you will take advantage of this AMAZING opportunity to work with an extraordinary conductor and teacher.




Doane University in Crete, NE

JULY 9-12, 2017


Please photocopy this form for each student auditioning. Each student must have a SEPARATE RECORDING. Be sure to also fill out the registration on the link provided.

Audition forms must be submitted no later than Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Each audition must include the following:

  1. The singer will state their name, grade for 2016-2017, and voice part.
  2. The singer will sing, a cappella, “My Country ’tis of Thee”.
  3. The singer will sing a Major Scale on either solfege or a neutral syllable.
  4. The singer will sing with accompaniment only, their voice part in a piece that they are singing from their concert music.

Send digital recordings to adam.reimer@bpsne.net


STUDENT APPLICATION: Please fill out this form once for every student.