2012 ACDA-ED Honor Choir General Information

February 15-18, 2012, Providence, RI

Penelope Cruz, Honor Choir Chair
pcruzACDA@gmail.com

ACDA EASTERN DIVISION HONOR CHOIR CONCERTS
At THE VETS

(Veteran Memorial Auditorium, Providence, RI)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012

2:30 Elementary Honor Choir and Junior High Honor Choir
4:00 Latino Repertoire Honor Choir and High School Honor Choir

These concerts will have general seating and tickets are not required for the event, as the VETS seats over 1900 people.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the concert.
Information about directions and parking:
http://www.vmari.com/about-us/transportation-parking/

Forms for Accepted Students

The general information below applies to all honor choirs. For more specific information, please visit the links on the bottom of this page.

Note:  Auditions for certain voice parts have been re-opened for the period September 1 through October 1, 2011.  Please see here for more information.

A.  Choirs

Elementary Honor Choir (Treble voice. Students who will be in grades 4, 5, or 6 in February 2012)

Junior High School Honor Choir (Treble and changed voices; Students who will be in grades 7, 8, or 9 in February 2012)

High School Honor Choir (SATB; Students who will be grades 10, 11, or 12 in February 2012. Note: Students who will be in 11 or 12th grade may also audition for the Latino Repertoire Honor Choir.)

Latino Repertoire Honor Choir (SATB; Those who will be in grades 11 or 12 or college in February 2012, and any adult. Note: Students who will be in 11 or 12th grade may also audition for the High School Honor Choir.)

B.  Application

Singer applications must be sponsored by a current ACDA member. Members should encourage their best singers to apply. The application period closed as of midnight Monday, June 20, 2011.

The complete application will be submitted online at http://acdaeast.opusevent.com.
You will need your ACDA username and password to access the online form.
(These are the username and password you use to log in to www.acda.org. If you can successfully log in to www.acda.org, use the same credentials for http://acdaeast.opusevent.com. If you are having difficulty logging in to www.acda.org, please contact ACDA using the contact form or by calling 1-405-232-8161.)
Pertinent information must be submitted by both the applicant and a parent (for those under the age of 18), as well as the ACDA member–sponsor. An application fee of $30.00 will also be collected online.

Part of the application process involves uploading music (.mp3) files. These can be created using the information found at the following links:
YouTube:  How to make an Mp3 using Garageband
YouTube:  How to make an Mp3 using Audacity
PDF:  How to get and install Audacity

Singers may choose to apply for more than one choir if they meet the eligibility requirements for those choirs. They can use one application form and denote their preferences. A single $30.00 application fee for each applicant will suffice.

C.  Acceptance

Acceptances will be emailed to ACDA sponsors on or before September 1, 2011. Rosters will subsequently be posted on the ACDA-ED website.

Accepted participants will be expected to register online and make online hotel reservations by September 20, 2011. (Specific information about registration and housing will be available upon acceptance.)

D.  Arrival

Accepted singers and their sponsors/parent representatives should be prepared to arrive in Providence during the day on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 and remain until Saturday, February 18 after the choirs have performed. (Specific arrival times and concert times for each choir will be available upon acceptance.)

E. Housing

The three hotels being used for the conference, including the honor choirs, are the Hilton Providence, the Westin Providence, and the Providence Biltmore. These hotels are in close proximity to each other and the convention site. Rehearsal will also be held in the host hotels. All honor choir participants must stay in the assigned hotel for their choir.

The Hilton Providence is the host hotel for the Elementary Choir. Participants in the Elementary Honor Choir must have a parent representative staying with them in the room at the Hilton Providence Downtown.

Westin Providence is the host hotel for the Junior High Choir. Participants in the Junior High Honor Choir must have a parent representative staying with them in the room at the Westin Providence.

Providence Biltmore is the host hotel for the High School Choir. Any high school student participants in 10th-12th grade, whether in the High School or Latino Repertoire Honor Choir, will be staying in quad rooms at the Providence Biltmore. Singers in 10th-12th grades will be supervised by ACDA chaperones.  Participants supervised by ACDA chaperones must have an ACDA sponsor (or a representative named by the sponsor) staying in one of the conference hotels.

Collegiate and adult participants are welcome to stay at either the Biltmore or the Westin. Rehearsals for the Latino Repertoire Choir will be held in the Westin.

F. Communication

All correspondence with honor choir participants will be sent to the ACDA sponsor. The majority of information will be communicated by email and/or be posted on the website. It is the responsibility of the ACDA sponsor to communicate honor choir information to participants in a timely fashion.

Please see the Honor Choir Communication page for honor choir information where general correspondence can be found (choir rosters, deadlines, etc.). Both sponsors and participants should periodically check this page for communication updates.

G. Music

All music will be mailed to the ACDA sponsor. ACDA sponsors are expected to distribute the music to the honor choir participants.

H. Costs

The registration fee for all the Elementary and Junior School choirs will be $250. This includes two group meals per day (breakfast only on Saturday), music, social activities, and souvenirs.

The registration fee for all High School and Latino Repertoire will be $275. This includes two group meals per day (breakfast only on Saturday), chaperones, music, social activities, and souvenirs.

The registration fees DO NOT INCLUDE THE HOTEL PAYMENT. Click on the “Housing Information” link below for specifics costs.

Scholarship monies may be available for participants who can demonstrate financial need.

Kegerreis Scholarship.  Singers seeking financial assistance in order to participate in one of the ACDA-ED honor choirs may apply for this scholarship.  Click on the link below for more information.


Auditions for Certain Voice Parts Re-opened

Auditions are re-opened for the following ACDA Eastern Division Honor Choirs in particular voice parts:

Tenors and Basses for the 2012 ACDA Eastern Division Junior High School Honor Choir. Information about the choir and audition requirements are here.

Sopranos for the 2012 ACDA Eastern Division Elementary Honor Choir. Information about the choir and audition requirements are here.

Deadline for submission for this second round of auditions is October 1, 2011.

Questions can be addressed to : Penelope Cruz at pcruzACDA@gmail.com.

 

Please click on the following links for more Honor Choir information

Forms for Accepted Students
Honor Choir Communication
Housing Information
Honor Choir Sponsor Information
Kegerreis Scholarship Information

Elementary Honor Choir
Junior High School Honor Choir
High School Honor Choir
Latino Repertoire Honor Choir