The purpose of Georgia All-State Chorus is to provide Georgia choral students (grades 7-12) an opportunity to rehearse and perform with a large group of singers who have demonstrated advanced skills in the areas of singing and music reading, and to work with a renowned conductor.
The All-State Chorus Event will take place on February 15-17, 2018 at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. Please note that this event takes place on President’s Day Weekend.
In order to attend the event, students must pass two district level auditions. Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to both auditions and the event.
The first audition will take place on November 11, 2017 at Dutchtown High School in Henry County. Students will be notified of audition times closer to the event date.
The 1st audition will consist of a prepared solo, scales and sight-reading. We will work on sight-reading and scales in class, but students must make an appointment with Mrs. Edwards before school for individual help preparing a solo for the audition. Mrs. Edwards highly encourages those auditioning to sign up for voice lessons with a private teacher.
At the second audition, the student will perform the All-State Chorus music for two judges and must pass with 70% accuracy or better. Those achieving 100% accuracy will receive a seal of distinction on their All-State certificate. Mrs. Edwards will also be available before school for extra help.
The cost to audition is $20. This fee must be paid (accompanied by the All-State Application) no later than Tuesday, September 12, 2017. No late applications will be accepted. Checks should be made payable to AMMS. If you decide not to audition after September 12, your money will not be refunded.
Additional expenses to the students who make All-State will include the purchase of music (approximately $20), rehearsal CD ($25) an acceptance fee ($15), hotel, travel and meal expenses in Athens.
Performance attire for All State Event: Girls must wear a floor length black skirt, black blouse with sleeves (sleeve length does not matter, no sleeveless) or a dress meeting these requirements with black shoes. Boys must wear black pants, a long sleeved, button down black shirt, black bowtie, black shoes and black socks. School clothes may be worn for all rehearsals.
Parents will be responsible for transportation for their own child during the All-State event in Athens. I highly recommend making hotel reservations in Athens now if your child is going to audition as hotel space books up pretty quickly after the audition. You may drive back and forth each day, but the rehearsal schedule is early morning to late evening.