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2014 NJ Elementary & Junior High Honor Choirs NJ - Music Educators Association & American Choral Directors Association


U General Information U


The New Jersey Music Educators Association in cooperation with the New Jersey American Choral Directors Association is proud to announce the annual statewide Honor Choir program for outstanding elementary and junior high singers in grades 4 through 9. Once again, two performing ensembles will be formed: The NJ Elementary Honor Choir (grades 4-6, treble voicing) The NJ Junior High Honor Choir (grades 7-9, mixed voicing)


DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES


Any church, school, or community choir director who is a member of NAfME and/or ACDA is eligible to sponsor students for membership in the Honor Choirs. Students must be residents of New Jersey. There is a limit of 16 student applicants from each school, church, or community chorus for each honor choir. The director will be responsible for:


a. supervising the preparation of application & audition materials and sending all materials in one mailing b. ensuring that students are musically prepared for the first rehearsal c. coordinating efforts with the parents and sponsoring organization to assure that the singer is financed and has trans- portation provided and has all required paper work completed and submitted according to guidelines d. Rehearsal & Festival Days: attending both days in their entirety and assisting is required of the director or a pre-approved member of either NAfME or NJACDA


e. Directors who serve as an audition judge may be excused from one of the rehearsal days. Please check the box provided on the application form and also email Carol Dory Beadle at carol.dory.beadle@gmail.com if you would like to serve as a judge.


APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION


All details of this general information, the audition instructions, and the application form have been assembled with extraordi- nary care by the Honor Choir Committee. To ensure that applications and audition materials will be considered, all directions must be followed exactly as printed. Questions may be addressed to the Honor Choirs Coordinator.


Applicants should submit a fully-completed application, a high-quality audition CD, and an application fee of $8.00 postmarked


by Wednesday, January 10, 2014. Audition results will be emailed following auditions. A hard copy will be mailed to directors, if request- ed. Registration forms and a $25.00 student participation fee must be postmarked no later than February 10, 2014. Remember: for this initial application process, submit ONE check for the total amount of $8.00 application fees for your stu- dents. In all cases, checks must be made out to NJMEA (no school vouchers).


All communications are done through email. Directors must provide a current email address. Prompt notification of email address changes is requested.


STUDENT PREPARATION


Music will be sent in early March, providing ample time in which to learn and memorize the material prior to the first rehearsal. It is ex- pected that teachers will ensure complete student preparation. Student preparation will be monitored at the first rehearsal.


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Saturday, April 26, 2014: REHEARSAL DAY


The selected choirs will rehearse at New Providence HS, 35 Pioneer Drive, New Providence from 8:30 – 1:00 p.m.


Saturday, May 3, 2014: CONCERT DAY (J.P Case Middle School, Flemington, NJ) 8:30 am - Full Rehearsals with guest conductors 4:30 pm - Gala Final Concert


~ All singers must attend both dates for the full duration to be eligible to perform in the concert. There are no exceptions. ~


HONOR CHOIR COMMITTEE Coordinator: Carol Dory Beadle - carol.dory.beadle@gmail.com Elementary Manager:


Junior High Manager: Joanna Scarangello


Elementary Conductor: Junior High Conductor:


Robyn Lana Jessica Harrison


NOTE: The audition committee will meet on January 25, 2014. Audition materials received after this time cannot be considered, even if they are postmarked prior to the January 10, 2014 deadline. It is the responsibility of the director to ensure audition materi- als arrive prior to the selection committee date.


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