Thursday, February 22, 2018

ACDA-MN STATE HONOR CHOIRS

DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2018

CONCERT TIME: 5:30 PM

REHEARSAL LOCATION: Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

CONCERT LOCATION: Main Auditorium, Minneapolis Convention Center

GUEST CONDUCTORS:

JENNAYA ROBINSON
Luther College
Decorah IA
9-10 SSAA Honor Choir

JONATHAN TALBERG
California State University
Long Beach CA
9-10 SATB Honor Choir

9-10 SSAA HONOR CHOIR LIST – 111517
9-10 SATB HONOR CHOIR LIST – 111517

STATE 9-10 SSAA HONOR CHOIR

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Rehearsal: Plymouth Congregational Church
Concert: Minneapolis Convention Center
(schedule subject to change)

7:30 - 8:00 AMStudent On-Site Registration/Seating
Guild Hall
8:00 - 9:30 AMRehearsal #1
9:30 - 9:45 AMBreak
9:45 - 10:30 AMRehearsal #2 - Sectionals
Chapel/Fireside
Children Choir Room
10:30 AM - 12:15 PMRehearsal #3
12:15 - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 - 2:30 PMRehearsal #4
2:30 - 3:00 PMBoard buses/transfer to Mpls Convention Center
3:00 - 3:45 PMStage Check/Rehearsal #5
3:45 - 4:00 PMPhotograph
4:00 - 5:15 PMHomeroom/Prepare for concert (no rehearsal)
4:15 - 5:00 AMStage Check &
Rehearsal #5
5:15 PMSeating of SSAA honor choir in Auditorium
5:30 - 6:30 PMCombined 9-10 SSAA & SATB Concert

Download 9-10 SSAA Schedule in PDF – Rev 12.22.17

STATE 9-10 SATB HONOR CHOIR

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Rehearsal: Plymouth Congregational Church
Concert: Minneapolis Convention Center
(schedule subject to change)

7:30 - 8:00 AMStudent On-Site Registration/Seating
Sanctuary
8:00 - 8:45 AMRehearsal #1
8:45 - 9:45 AMRehearsal #2 - Sectionals
Chapel/Fireside
Children Choir Room
9:45 - 10:00 AMBreak
10:00 - 11:30 AMRehearsal #3
11:30 AM - 12:15 PMLunch
12:15 - 2:15 PMRehearsal #4
2:15 - 2:30 PMBreak
2:30 - 3:15 PMRehearsal #5
3:15 - 3:45 PMBoard buses/transfer to Mpls Convention Center Auditorium
4:00 - 4:15 PMPhotograph
4:15 - 5:10 PMStage Check/Rehearsal #6
5:10 PMPre-Concert Positions
5:30 - 6:30 PMCombined 9-10 SSAA & SATB Concert
(performance order: SATB and SSAA)

DOWNLOAD 9-10 SATB SCHEDULE IN PDF – Rev 12.22.17

SELECT TIMELINE

9-10 SSAA & SATB

Tuesday, November 14 — Directors Notified

Friday, November 24 — Scholarship Applications Due

Wednesday, December 6 — Student Registration and Fees Due

Registration Fee

The state honor choir registration fee is $124 (includes transaction fee) per student which includes fees for the guest conductor, accompanist, instrumentalists, facilities, food, T-shirt, CD recording of the concert, two tickets to the concert, liability insurance and administrative support services.

Payment Process

Parents: Include check payment made out to your child’s institution/school.

Teachers: Group all registration payments together and pay by credit card directly to ACDA-MN using the registration form at: mnhonorchoirs.org (Do not pay to Opus Events).

NOTE: If credit card payment is not an option, please submit all individual student registration fees with one institutional or personal check payable to ACDA-MN and send the check to:

Bruce W. Becker
Executive Director
13288 Downey Trail
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Refund Policy —

The ACDA-MN State Honor Choir program bases its projected budget on the number of selected participants and plans for accordingly.  Student registration fees cover the following contracted costs:  meals/snacks, t-shirt, printed music, design and printing of programs, two concert tickets, artistic fees for conductor, accompanist and instrumentalists, postage and shipping costs, travel expenses, administrative services, web services, recording services, facility rental, and liability insurance.

Students withdrawing from the honor choir program up to five weeks prior to honor choir day will be issued a full refund if a suitable alternate can be located and placed into the choir.  After five weeks, students withdrawing from the honor choir program will not be eligible for a refund.

Partial refunds will be considered on a case-by case basis if the student absence is the result of a sudden medical or family emergency, provided that sufficient notification was directed to the designated ACDA-MN honor choir co-chair, in advance of the honor choir day.

Students who are absent will receive their t-shirt and the CD recording of the performance through their home director.

  • Scholarships are available for Registration Fees. Please see “SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE” section for details.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION FEES

Several need-based scholarships to support the honor choir registration fee will be available on a limited basis, sponsored by ACDA-MN’s F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund Committee. Parents should indicate their interest on the Student Information Form returned to the school’s director. Should the student be selected for placement in the Honor Choir, an official Scholarship Application Form (Use Online Registration Form or use a Paper Copy Form) should be submitted by parents to the ACDA-MN office by due dates listed below. Scholarship applications will be considered in the order received.

Scholarship Applications Due Dates:

9-10 Honor Choirs: Friday, November 24

Online Application Form
Print Application Form

2016 Honor Choirs Group Photos

2015 Honor Choirs Performance Video Clips


LETTERS & FORMS

Directors will distribute all letters and forms directly to the students. Please refer to “FORMS” page on this website to download the following forms:

  • Director’s Return Form
  • Student Registration Form (includes Notarized Registration / Medical Release)
  • Letter to Director
  • Student Congratulations Letter
  • Student Regrets Letter

Parents Return Scholarship Application Form by:  Friday, November 24

Teacher / Directors Return Registration Forms and Online Payment by:  Wednesday, December 6

REPERTOIRE

Repertoire packets for each selected student will be sent to each director shortly after select notification. Here follows a list of repertoire to be learned by the students prior to honor choir day:

9-10 SSAA
Jennaya Robinson, guest conductor

9-10 SATB
Jonathan Talberg, guest conductor

REHEARSAL NOTES BY CONDUCTOR (as provided)

9-10 SSAA Notes (PDF)

9-10 SATB Notes (PDF)

COMPLIMENTARY CONCERT TICKETS

As a member of ACDA-MN, you will receive a complimentary concert ticket to any of the honor choir concerts during any of the three weekend offerings. While at the February concert during the MMEA Mid-Winter Clinic, your clinic badge or ACDA membership card can be presented for free admission.

STUDENT SELECTION CAP

As a policy, the Honor Choir Co-Chairs select and place up to five students per school, per group.  Occasionally, in order to ensure overall high quality of the choir, or in the case of a student withdrawal, more students per school could be selected.  In other words, selected students with qualifying audition scores will be entitled to receive additional consideration, if needed.

STUDENT ATTIRE

please wear your concert attire (black pants) for the day if possible.  Students will receive honor choir t-shirt upon arrival at the morning registration site.

Rehearsals – black pants, comfortable top

Concert – black pants, honor choir t-shirt, black shoes (no high heels recommended)

ADDITIONAL CONCERT TICKETS

Ticket2ADDITIONAL CONCERT TICKETS may be purchased at a cost of $10 for adults; $5 for students (CHECK or CASH ONLY) at morning registration check-in or ½ hour at the door prior to the performance.

To avoid long lines, parents may conveniently purchase tickets in advance by going to Brown Paper Tickets. Please click here for links to purchase additional tickets.

CONCERT RECORDING

Professional (audio and video) recordings will be made during the performance. One audio CD is included in the cost of the student registration fee. Additional recordings may be ordered and purchased at the concert site. No audio or video recording by concert patrons is allowed.

Order CD and DVD Recordings Online

Download Paper Order Form in PDF

PHOTO ORDERS

During the concert, a representative from LifeTouch Studios will be on hand to take a formal group photo of the honor choir. Please note that photo costs are not included in the student registration fee. Parents may leave order forms and payment with the sales associate at the concert site.

Please do not send photo order forms to the ACDA-MN office.

LIFETOUCH PHOTO ORDER FORM

CONCERT PARKING

Click Here for Minneapolis Convention Parking Information

CONCERT DOORS OPENING TIME

Due to needed rehearsal time just prior to the performance, concert patrons will not be permitted into the seating area until ½ hour prior to the concert.

WATER BOTTLES

Students may wish to bring a water bottle clearly marked with their name to the rehearsal location.

MEALS

Students are encouraged to eat a good breakfast prior to your early arrival at the rehearsal site. A mid-morning snack along with a noon lunch will be served. If singers have food allergies, or desire a vegetarian meal, please indicate that information on the Student Registration Form.

Please note that students with gluten-free or vegan diet preferences should BRING THEIR OWN FOOD to honor choir day.

ACDA-MN-Short-NoText-181x75-RichBlkCongratulations on your child being selected for one of the most prestigious honors in choral music, that of becoming a member of the ACDA-MN State Honor Choir program!

There are two important items for you to accomplish within the next several weeks.

1 — Secure the services of a Notary Public to witness your signing of the Student Registration Form

Student Registration Form

The specific requirement for parents/guardians to secure a notarized signature on the honor choir registration form, ensures that all such signatures are not forged, but are valid, and that the signatories are in agreement with all the conditions and policies presented on the form. It is the only way for ACDA-MN to verify that the signatory is that of the parent/guardian. Notary Publics are located in local banks, government offices, school or district offices, accounting firms, and most UPS stores. There are no fees related to securing a signature of a Notary Public.

2 — Submit payment of $124 by check payable to your child’s institution/school

Return payment and notarized form prior to the posted deadlines to your child’s choral director:

9-10 SSAA/SATB Honor Choir Wednesday, December 6

The student registration fee will cover the following expenses: Guest conductor artistic fees and travel expenses, accompanist, instrumentalists, rental of performance and rehearsal facilities, liability insurance, food, T-shirt, CD recording of the concert, two tickets to the concert performance, and administrative support services.

Parents please assist our state honor choir program by monitoring your student’s regular progress in rehearsing and thoroughly preparing the music.

Please see the Rehearsal Track section for the required music.

  • Scholarships are available for Registration Fees. Please see “SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE” section for details.

For More Information
Contact your child’s choral director or seek additional information directly from the ACDA-MN office at: execdirector@acda-mn.org

9-10 HONOR CHOIR

Wednesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 22

Holiday Inn Express
225 South 11th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Website

Phone:  612.341.3300
Toll Free:  800.870.0114

Rates:
Single: $95.00 Plus Tax
Double/Triple/Quad: $99 plus tax
Includes full breakfast

Cut off date to reserve rooms: February 5, 2018

Parking available across street: $15

General Honor Choir Staff Contact

9-10 SSAA Choir Specific Contact

9-10 SATB Choir Specific Contact