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Information that must be included on each Student Audition CD:

  • a) Track 1- Have student say their full name (first and last) and voice part. DO NOT state the name of the school. Then sing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” sung unaccompanied using an appropriate starting pitch played on the piano for the student.
  • b) Track 2- Have the student sing the choral audition piece using the information provided below:

Youth- The audition excerpt for the Youth All-State audition piece

***“Cantate Domino”  -SATB  -Mark Hayes  -Heritage Music Press  15/2698H
Audition Piece measure #55 to the end.

Elementary- The audition excerpt for the Youth All-State audition piece

***”Who Can Sail?” –SA -arr. Carl Agnestig  -Walton Music WGK120
Audition Piece  – entire piece; do not sing descant.

Teachers must NOT be heard singing along with a student, or speaking at any time during a student’s audition recording. This will result in the audition being disqualified by audition chairs.

Elementary Audition Chairs:
Miranda Ludeman

Anabelle Richardson

Youth Audition Chair:
Shera Jemmett

All audition materials must be submitted by Oct. 1st, 2018.

No late entries will be considered.

The following must be included in your audition package:

Audition CD- Labeled with student name, voice part, and audition choir DIRECTLY PRINTED ON EACH CD. (For Youth Choir, must include divisi- SI or II, BI or II, etc.)

Please include a single page that contains your name as the director or teacher, School, Address, Cell Phone…. and a list of all students who are auditioning with you:  their grade and voice type (SATB).  This sheet will help judges to double check the lists of students auditioning.

Include an NM-ACDA TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM for each student. (Link at the top of the page).

There is also a form that denotes what the Audition Chairs are looking for in an audition. It is entitled the “NMACDA Adjudication Form” and is located above.

NM-ACDA will not be responsible for lost, damaged, or incomplete audition materials. It is recommended that you send all audition materials via registered mail and keep your receipt. Audition CD’s however, will not be returned under any circumstances.

After the list of the 2019 Youth and Elementary Choir participants is released (via the website), you will need to re-register your students that were selected for the choirs. It will be a new form titled NMACDA All-State Participant Registration. After completing the form, please send payment for each student who was selected for the All-State Choirs immediately to our treasurer:

William Gonzales
P.O. Box 8604
Albuquerque, NM 87198

The list will be posted as soon as results are in.

If selected for the choir, a $50.00 registration fee will be due for each student participant. All monies are payable to NMACDA and will be sent to your treasurer (William Gonzales) the Youth, Youth Treble and Children’s Choir lists have been released.