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Honor Choir Festival

20th Annual Honor Choir Workshop

March 25, 2022

Honor Choir Application Form (Online Application)

Thank you for your interest in the Alabama State University Honor Choir Workshop. The purpose of the Honor Choir Workshop is to recognize the outstanding achievements of high school (9th-12th grade) musicians, to serve as an outreach for the further promotion of choral music, and to introduce students to all that Alabama State University offers in the area of Music. The workshop day will feature Alabama State University vocal majors and vocal ensembles, special guest clinicians, panelists, and vocal master-classes given by ASU applied voice faculty. Interested students should use the link above to submit an online application. Choir Directors and selected students will be notified of their acceptance via email by March 11th, at which time, a detailed information packet will be sent, including the complete workshop schedule.There will be a registration fee of $10 per student, which is payable when students arrive on campus for the workshop.

In order to be cleared to participate in the event, an official negative COVID test must be dated and submitted no earlier than March 23, 2022. Please bring documentation with you when arriving on campus to check in at the music building lobby. Students, directors or chaperones who have tested positive or do not have a documented negative COVID test will be unable to participate. Currently, ASU is a mask mandatory campus. Students, Directors and Chaperones will be expected to adhere to University guidelines. For further questions regarding COVID protocol, please contact Dr. Kristofer Sanchack at the contact information listed below.

In addition to providing this unique honor choir opportunity, we also use that Friday to evaluate and audition 12th grade students who have expressed interest in attending ASU as music majors (Music Education and/or Music Performance). Students interested in auditioning for a scholarship should prepare a piece from two of the three following categories: (1) a published art song, such as from the Twenty-four Italian Songs and Arias, or a published African-American Negro Spiritual (sample composers: Harry T. Burleigh, Hall Johnson, Magaret Bonds, etc.), (2) a Patriotic Song, such as "My Country Tis of Thee," or "The Star-Spangled Banner," (3) a musical theater selection, such as "Tomorrow" from Annie, "Maria" from West Side Story, etc. Popular music (gospel, R&B, etc.) is not appropriate for these scholarship auditions. We at ASU are very excited to work with the wonderful students who attend Honor Choir, and we look forward to providing a musically rewarding experience for all involved. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding the one-day workshop.

Dr. Kristofer Sanchack, Coordinator
Alabama State University
Department of Music
(334) 604-8417
ksanchack@alasu.edu