Be present at all scheduled rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and final performance.
Arrive at the first rehearsal having learned their voice part in all music. Rehearsal tracks will be provided so singers can learn their part on their own without their choir director. Singers who arrive to the first rehearsal unprepared will not be allowed to participate in the honor choir.
Abide by all NW ACDA Honor Choir behavioral policies. If rules are broken, singers will be sent home at their own personal expense.
Represent Cascade Choirs in a positive light. Be a model of excellent behavior for others and help contribute to the professional and welcoming music culture ACDA strives for.
About ACDA Honor Choirs
The 2024 American Choral Directors Association conference gathers six honor choirs for students from grades 4 to 12. This opportunity brings students together with passionate and talented peers from across the Northwestern region in a supportive choral community. Singers will have the opportunity to work with diverse and inspiring conductors from across the United States alongside dedicated and passionate student musicians.
Rehearsals will take place January 24-27, 2024 during the ACDA-Northwest conference in Spokane, WA. The final, professionally recorded Honor Choir performances will close out the conference Saturday, the 27th in the afternoon.
Ms. Garcia will handle all travel and lodging bookings for accepted participants.
Due to timeline logistics, these dates are non-negotiable by ACDA. All deadlines must be met to participate in an honor choir.
September 1, 2023 - Auditions open - Schedule time with Ms. Garcia. Audition MUST be facilitated by Ms. Garcia.
October 1, 2023 - Auditions close. No applications will be considered after 11:59pm on this date.
November 1, 2023 - Audition results will be emailed to Ms. Garcia.
December 1, 2023 - Online registration is DUE for all accepted singers on Submittable. The non-refundable registration fee and all forms must be completed.
Audition and Participation Fees
Initial $30 Audition Fee per student - nonrefundable
- Only applies after audition acceptance
Middle School Honor Choir - $188
9th-10th Grade SATB Honor Choir - $240
11th-12th Grade SA - $240
1th-12th Grade TB - $240
The registration fee must be paid before December 1, 2023 and is absolutely NON-REFUNDABLE. No extra processing fees will be added on top of the stated registration fee costs.
The registration fee covers the cost of sheet music, guest instrumentalists, rehearsal recordings, t-shirts, facility use, extraordinary accompanists, and world-renowned conductors.
Starting in 2024, the registration fee also covers top-notch audio and video concert recordings by Soundwaves Recording. All participating singers will receive these concert recordings and will not have to purchase them separately. ACDA Scholarships are available. Financial need will have no impact on a singer’s audition outcome.
Cascade Choral Boosters can also help cover costs for students through fundraising. Talk to Ms. Garcia asap for help!