Students who earn the distinction of being an All-State Choir member spend three days rehearsing and developing their vocal skills at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference in February in San Antonio. The week culminates in a performance of each of the All-State choirs; the Tenor-Bass Choir, the Treble Choir and the Mixed Choir.
In Texas, the All-State Choir audition process begins with approximately 20,000 students and is narrowed down to 500. It is an outstanding accomplishment to earn a spot in the Texas All-State choir. These students are given special consideration when auditioning for college music scholarships, which are awarded to music and non-music majors. Students will grow tremendously in their singing and music reading skills as they participate in the process. Students will earn letter jacket points for attending summer camp and for each audition in which they participate.
All-State Audition Rounds
- Round 1: Region
- Region Clinic and Concert
- Round 2: Pre-Area
- Round 3: Area
- TMEA All-State Choir Clinic/Concert
Who should audition?
- Participation is strongly encouraged for students who wish to be placed in a higher level choir the following year.
- Follow through with the entire audition process until eliminated by audition
- Practice their music nightly with rehearsal tracks
- Maintain eligibility in order to participate in auditions, clinics, and concerts
- Attend any sectionals, clinics, concerts and auditions that are held for that audition level – students will be removed from the process if they fail to attend any required activities associated with the audition process, or fail to adequately prepare their music as determined by the Choir Directors.
- After School Sectionals will be held to rehearse All-State audition music. Attendance at sectionals should be considered “REQUIRED” in order to participate in this process. The level and complexity of the All-State Literature demands a significant degree of focus in order to master. Sectionals begin the 2nd week of school and continue until throughout the entire year until there are no more students left in the process.
Students are encouraged to attend a summer camp to get a head start on the music.