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Information that must be included on each Student Audition CD:

  • a) Track 1- Have student say 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 student sing the choral audition piece using the information provided below:

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

Simple Gifts Arr. Michael Mauldin SA Kjos Music Co. Ed. 6260

Audition cut from beginning of piece to measure 33

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

Gloria from “Heiligmesse” Haydn ed. Liebergen SATB Alfred 7891.

Audition cut from beginning of piece to first beat of measure 34

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 CD being disqualified by audition chairs.

Complete your package and mail to the following audition chairs addresses.

Elementary Audition Chair:
Elena Maietta
1003 4th St. SW Apt C
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Youth Audition Chair:
Ida Holguin-Perez
1860 Cochita Ln
Las Cruces, NM 88007

All audition materials must be postmarked by Oct. 2nd, 2017.

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.

Don’t forget to only send in quality CDs of students who are well prepared for the Youth All-State audition.

After the list of the 2018 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:

Derek Gilmour
7337 Canyon Road
El Paso, TX 79912

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

If selected for the choir, a $40.00 registration fee will be due for each student participant. All monies are payable to NMACDA and will be sent to your treasurer (Derek Gilmour) after the Youth and Children’s Choir lists have been released.