2012 Eastern Division Conference, Providence

High School Honor Choir

Pearl Shangkuan, Conductor

Kenneth Bos, accompanist

Eligibility and Expectations

  • Students who are in grades 9-11 (grades 10-12 in February, 2012) may apply. Application deadline is June 15, 2011.  Eligible students may choose to use their High School Honor Choir application as their application for the Latino Repertoire Honor Choir as well.
  • Singers must be members in good standing of their sponsoring musical organizations.
  • Singers are responsible for all expenses incurred, including the application fee ($30.00), registration fee ($275), hotel costs (see housing information) and personal transportation costs. Scholarships are available.
  • Students will be assigned to quadruple-occupancy rooms in the host hotel.
  • Singers must be well-prepared on all music prior to arrival.  Re-auditions will take place before the first rehearsal on Wednesday, February 15.  Singers who are not prepared will not be allowed to participate in the honor choir.
  • Singers are expected to abide by all ACDA Honor Choir policies. If rules are broken, singers will be sent home at their personal expense.
  • Accepted singers are expected to register online.
  • All information regarding the Honor Choir experience will be communicated through the ACDA Sponsor. Singers should check regularly with the sponsor and on the Honor Choir Communication webpage for updated information. Singers must have an ACDA sponsor (or a representative named by the sponsor) staying at a conference hotel who can provide ACDA with a working cell phone number.

Important Dates

  • All application information must be uploaded to the audition site no later than June 15, 2011.
  • Results of the audition will be emailed to ACDA sponsors on or before September 1, 2011. Rosters will be posted on the ACDA website. Singers should check with their sponsors for results.


  1. The online application form is here:  http://acdaeast.opusevent.com.
  2. Sponsor and the applicant with his/her parent submits online application information.
  3. There is a non-refundable application fee of $30.00 paid online on the application site.
  4. Sponsor uploads sound files of the following for the student.

    A.     Sing the ascending and descending major scales appropriate to voice part. Scales should be sung on the vowel “ah” as in father. Only the starting pitch may be played. Accompanied singers will be disqualified.

    Voice Part Starting pitch for ascending scale Starting pitch for Descending scale
    Soprano I B flat above middle C C above middle C
    Soprano II A above middle C B above middle C
    Alto I E above middle C A above middle C
    Alto II D above middle C G above middle C
    Tenor I A flat below middle C E above middle C
    Tenor II F sharp below middle C Middle C
    Bass I E flat below middle C G below middle C
    Bass II C sharp below middle C E below middle C

    B. Sing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” (America) starting on the pitches appropriate to voice part, without accompaniment.  Sing only the first verse.  Accompanied singers will be disqualified.

    Soprano I – B above middle C Soprano II – A flat above middle C
    Alto I – F above middle C Alto II – D above middle C
    Tenor I – B flat below middle C Tenor II – A flat below middle C
    Bass I – F below middle C Bass II – D below middle C

    C. Solo: Sing one minute of a range-appropriate folk song, art song or aria, accompanied or unaccompanied. It is important that the piece chosen demonstrates tone quality and musicality required of a choral singer.  If accompaniment is used, please limit the introduction to 5 seconds at the most. Clearly state the title of prepared solo and the name of the composer/arranger at the beginning of this part of the recording.

Please click on the following links for more information

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