9-10 TBB, SSAA & SATB Honor Choirs — 2018-19 SELECT

Thursday, February 14, 2019

ACDA-MN STATE HONOR CHOIRS

DATE: Thursday, February 14, 2019

CONCERT TIME: 5:15 PM

NEW REHEARSAL LOCATION: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis

CONCERT LOCATION: Central Lutheran Church, 333 South 12th Street, Minneapolis

GUEST CONDUCTORS:

Mark Johnson

Minnesota Boys Choir
St. Paul, MN
9-10 TBB Honor Choir

Erynn Millard

Minnesota State University
Moorhead, MN
9-10 SSAA Honor Choir

Bradley Miller

University of Minnesota
Morris, MN
9-10 SATB Honor Choir

9-10 TBB HONOR CHOIR LIST – 11/12/18
9-10 SSAA HONOR CHOIR LIST – 11/12/18
9-10 SATB HONOR CHOIR LIST – 11/12/18

STATE 9-10 TBB HONOR CHOIR

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Rehearsal — Westminster Presbyterian Church
Concert — Central Lutheran Church
(schedule subject to change)

7:30 - 8:00 AMStudent On-Site Registration
8:00 - 8:30 AMRehearsal #1
8:30 - 9:15 AMSectionals
9:15 - 10:00 AMRehearsal #2
10:00 - 10:15 AMBreak
10:15 - 11:00 AMRehearsal #3
11:00 - 11:30 AMLunch
11:30 AM - 1:00 PMRehearsal #4
1:00 - 1:15 PMBreak
1:15 - 2:15 PMRehearsal #5
2:15 - 2:30 PMBreak
2:30 - 3:45 PMRehearsal #6
3:45 - 4:15 PMTransfer
4:15 - 5:00 PMStage Rehearsal / Photograph
5:15 - 6:45 PMCONCERT
Performing First at 5:15 - 5:45 PM

STATE 9-10 SSAA HONOR CHOIR

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Rehearsal — Westminster Presbyterian Church
Concert — Central Lutheran Church
(schedule subject to change)

7:30 - 8:00 AMStudent On-Site Registration
8:00 - 9:45 AMRehearsal #1
9:45 - 10:00 AMBreak
10:00 - 10:45 AMSectionals
10:45 - 11:30 AMRehearsal #2
11:30 AM - 12:00 PMLunch
12:00 - 1:15 PMRehearsal #3
1:15 - 1:30 PMBreak
1:30 - 3:00 PMRehearsal #4
3:00 - 3:30 PMTransfer
3:30 - 4:15 PMStage / Photo
4:15 - 5:00 PMHomeroom Rehearsal #5
5:45 - 6:15 PMCONCERT
Performing Second at 5:45 - 6:15 PM

STATE 9-10 SATB HONOR CHOIR

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Rehearsal — Westminster Presbyterian Church
Concert — Central Lutheran Church
(schedule subject to change)

7:30 - 8:00 AMStudent On-Site Registration
8:00 - 9:15 AMRehearsal #1
9:15 - 10:00 AMSectionals
10:00 - 10:15 AMBreak
10:15 - 12:00 PMRehearsal #2
12:00 AM - 12:30 PMLunch
12:30 - 2:15 PMRehearsal #3
2:15 - 2:45 PMTransfer
2:45 - 3:30 PMPhotograph
3:30 - 3:45 PMTransfer
3:45 - 4:45 PMHomeroom Rehearsal #4
4:45 - 5:00 PMTransfer
5:30 - 6:30 PMCONCERT
Performing Third at 6:15 - 6:45 PM
DOWNLOAD 9-10 COMBINED SCHEDULE IN PDF

SELECT TIMELINE

9-10 TBB, SSSA & SATB

Tuesday, November 13 — Directors Notified

Friday, November 23 — Scholarship Applications Due (Parents)

Wednesday, December 5 — Student Registration and Fees Due (Teachers)

Registration Fee

The state honor choir registration fee is $124 per student which includes fees for the guest conductor, accompanist, instrumentalists, facilities, food, T-shirt, CD recording of 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 Application 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 Date:

9-10 Honor Choirs: Friday, November 23

Online Application Form
Print Application Form

NEW THIS YEAR
STUDENT BEHAVIOR CONTRACT

The ACDA-MN Honor Choir leadership team wishes to clarify basic expectations for appropriate student behavior during honor choir day. Student Behavior Contracts should be distributed to selected students and their parents for signatures and returned to the ACDA-MN office with Director’s Return Form and Student Registration Forms.

LETTERS & FORMS

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

  • Director’s Return Form
  • Student Registration Form / Medical Release Form
  • Student Behavior Contract
  • Letter to Director
  • Student Congratulations Letter
  • Student Regrets Letter

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 TBB
MARK JOHNSON
Guest Conductor

TBD

9-10 SSAA
ERYNN MILLARD
Guest Conductor

TBD

9-10 SATB
BRADLEY MILLER
Guest Conductor

TBD

REHEARSAL NOTES BY CONDUCTOR (as provided)

9-10 TBB
Welcome Letter
Rehearsal Notes

9-10 SSAA
None at this time!

9-10 SATB
None at this time!

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

  • 7-8: Up to five students per school, per group
  • 9-10: Up to fifteen students per school assigned to three groups
  • 4-5-6: 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)

CONCERT TICKETS

Ticket2 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.

Please note that due to a large percentage of tickets being lost or misplaced by students, ACDA-MN will not be distributing complimentary concert tickets to parents this year. Families unable to afford two parent tickets should contact the ACDA-MN Executive Director at: execdirector@acda-mn.org.

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

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

Concert patrons may utilize area surface parking lots and ramps near the performance site at the prevailing rates.

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.

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Congratulations 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 few important items for you to accomplish within the next several weeks.

1 — Sign the Student Registration Form (located on the “FORMS” page)

2 — Along with your student, sign the Student Behavior Contract (located on the ‘FORMS” page)

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

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

9-10 TBB/SSAA/SATB Honor Choir Wednesday, December 5

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 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

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Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson began his work with the Minnesota Boychoir in 1992 as the accompanist and was hired as the Artistic Director in 1993.  Mr. Johnson holds a degree in vocal music education from St. Olaf College and he taught junior high choral music for six years before becoming full-time conductor of the Boychoir.  From 1995 to 2007, he was a member of the staff at Albemarle, a summer music camp program of the American Boychoir School in Princeton, New Jersey.  Mr. Johnson’s reputation in choral work, especially with children’s groups, has led to many invitations to work as a clinician, accompanist and adjudicator for honors choirs and festivals in Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.  He conducted the Minnesota ACDA 7th grade Boys Honor Choir in 2005, the Young Men’s track for the World Voices Australia Festival at the Sydney Opera House in 2007, the Middle Level Honor Choir for the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association Convention in 2010, the SAB Honor Choir for Loudoun County Virginia in 2011, the Minnesota ACDA 4-6th grade Boys Honor Choir in 2015 and MMEA’s Celebration of Young Musicians Festivals in 2014 and 2016.  Professional memberships include Chorus America, the American Choral Directors Association and the Minnesota Music Educators Association.  Mark has also served as the American Choral Directors Association Repertoire and Standards Chair for Boychoirs at the state and regional levels.

 

Erynn Millard

Erynn Millard conducts multiple choral ensembles at MSUM, including Concert Choir,  University Choir, Music Theatre Ensemble, and is advisor to Solfire Pop A Cappella. Additionally, she supervises student teachers in elementary music and secondary choral experiences and teaches music education courses, including Elementary Music Methods, Secondary Choral Methods and Literature, and Diction for Singers. Dr. Millard holds degrees from Florida State University (Ph. D.) and Old Dominion University (B.M., M.S.). She previously taught elementary, middle, and high school general music and choir in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

 

Bradley Miller

Dr. Bradley Miller has served as director of choral activities at the University of Minnesota, Morris since the fall of 2014. In this position, he oversees all aspects of the choral program and conducts the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. He also teaches courses in conducting, choral literature, choral arranging, and studio voice. Previous to this appointment, Miller served as director of choral and vocal activities at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa and as associate director of vocal music at Blaine High School in Blaine, MN.

Miller has studied conducting with several distinguished teachers, including Bruce Chamberlain, Kathy Saltzman Romey, Jon Washburn, René Clausen, Matthew Mehaffey, and Elizabeth Schauer. His conducting skills were recognized at the 2008 National ACDA Convention where he advanced to the final round of graduate student conducting competition.

Miller is an active guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in the upper Midwest and throughout the United States. In the fall of 2017, Miller will represent the United States and ACDA as a conducting fellow for the International Conductor Exchange Program with Central and South America.

Miller earned a D.M.A. in choral conducting from The University of Arizona, an M.M. in choral conducting from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in music education from Concordia College, Moorhead. He currently serves as the Repertoire & Resources Chair for Student Activities for ACDA-MN. Additionally, he is an active member of the National Collegiate Choral Organization and the Minnesota Music Educators Association. Miller lives in Morris with his wife, Ana, and their two sons, Nicholas and Lucas.

 

GET CONCERT TICKETS

BPT_pinIN PERSON — 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.

ONLINE — To avoid long lines, parents may conveniently purchase tickets in advance by going to Brown Paper Tickets website to each of the following links for specific Choir:

4-5-6 CONCERT TICKETS

https://2019-456honorchoir.brownpapertickets.com/

7-8 CONCERT TICKETS

https://2018-78honorchoir.brownpapertickets.com/

9-10 CONCERT TICKETS

https://2019-910honorchoir.brownpapertickets.com/

General Honor Choirs Staff Contact

PRIMARY CONTACT:

Kristin Kivell

Executive Assistant
Phone: 507-645-8691
Email: execassist@acda-mn.org

OTHER CONTACT:

Bruce W. Becker

Executive Director
Phone: 952-270-7489
Email: execdirector@acda-mn.org

9-10 TBB Choir Specific Contact

PRIMARY CONTACT

Kyle Eastman

Honor Choir Co-Chair
Northfield High School
Phone: 507-602-0563
Email: keastman@northfieldschools.org

OTHER CONTACT

Jim Cox

Honor Choir Co-Chair
Eagan High School

 

9-10 SSAA Choir Specific Contact

PRIMARY CONTACT

Laura Odden Quaintance

Honor Choir Co-Chair
Milaca High School
Phone: 320-982-7303
Email: laura.quaintance@milaca.k12.mn.us

OTHER CONTACT

Wendy Suoja

Honor Choir Co-Chair
White Bear Lake Area High School,
South Campus

 

9-10 SATB Choir Specific Contact

PRIMARY CONTACT

Sarah Gilbertson

Honor Choir Co-Chair
Chanhassen High School
Email: gilbertsons@isd112.org

OTHER CONTACT

Chad Garrels

Honor Choir Co-Chair
Mahtomedi High School

 

4-5-6 Boys Choir Specific Contact

PRIMARY CONTACT

Ben Henschel

Honor Choir Co-Chair
Blake Upper School
Phone: 952-988-3759
Email: ben.henschel@acda-mn.org

OTHER CONTACT

Kelly Newell

Honor Choir Co-Chair
Mound Westonka High School

 

4-5-6 Girls Choir Specific Contact

PRIMARY CONTACT

Zan Thrasher

Honor Choir Co-Chair
Howard Lake Waverly Winsted Public Schools
Phone: 320-543-3900 x4216
Email: athrasher@hlww.k12.mn.us

OTHER CONTACT

Jennifer Hazen

Honor Choir Co-Chair
  Minnetonka East Middle School

 

7-8 TTB Choir Specific Contact

PRIMARY CONTACT

Reid Larsen

Cottage Grove Middle School
Phone: 952-200-8887
Email: rlarsen1@sowashco.org

OTHER CONTACT

Brandon Nordhues

Sartell High School

7-8 SSA Choir Specific Contact

PRIMARY CONTACT

Katie Irvin

Hopkins High School
Phone: 763-458-1979
Email: katiesirvinsings@gmail.com

OTHER CONTACT

Megan Cox

Black Hawk Middle School
Eastview High School