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Audition Procedures:  There are two options to submit audition recordings:

Option 1:  Submit your singers’ audition recordings by CD as we have done in the past.  Mail CDs to the appropriate audition chair listed below.  The mailing must be postmarked before or on October 1st.

Directions to mail CDs:
-Send a separate CD for each singer
-Label each CD with the singer’s name, grade and voice part.
-Do not label the CD with the school or organization.
-There is not a teacher’s recommendation form
-Send a single sheet of paper with the following information.
-Teacher’s name, School, Address, Phone Number
-A list of students, voice part and grade

Option 2:  Submit your singers’ audition recordings on-line by uploading each recording on the website.  You must get a confirmation e-mail to know that your submissions have been received.  Submissions must be done before or on October 1st.

Directions – Because this is the first year we are attempting to have digital submissions online, we want to have a backup plan in place.  The backup plan is to send the CDs through the mail as we have in the past.  If you are unsuccessful in uploading your singers’ auditions on the website, please make a CD for each student, and mail all CDs to the appropriate judge.  NMACDA wants to make sure that every singer who has a successful audition recording will be heard and adjudicated. If you are unsuccessful in uploading the auditions, you will have the postmarked deadline of October 3rd to send in the CDs.

-Only submit those students who you think are worthy to be considered.

Information that must be included on each Student Audition:

  • 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
Hillrise Elementary School
1400 S Curnutt St
Las Cruces, NM  88007

Anabelle Richardson

Youth Audition Chair:
Shera Jemmett
609 Allen Ave
Farmington, NM  87401

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

No late entries will be considered.

The following must be included in your audition package:

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.

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.