Rd 4: Area

HS Area Auditions

Additional Event Information - TMEA.org

Area D consists of TMEA Regions 8, 20, 21, 26

Placement in All State Choirs is defined by TMEA Apportionment Policy. 20 students, 5 from each region, compete for the following placement to the respective All-State Choirs:

    • Chairs 1 - 3 on each voice part advance to the All-State Mixed Choir

    • Chairs 4 - 8 in soprano and alto sections advance to the All-State Treble Choir

    • Chairs 4 - 7 in tenor and bass sections advance to the All-State Tenor-Bass Choir

Area Candidate Informational Letter

December 11, 2020

Dear TMEA Area D LSC Choral Directors,

Congratulations to you and your students for advancing to the TMEA Area D Large School Choir Auditions! As you know, the All-State Choir audition will be held virtually this year. Please read carefully regarding the audition process, which takes place January 2 thru 9, 2021.

TMEA will be charging schools a recording fee of $5.00 for each student participating in this round. TMEA will invoice each school for these fees; please go ahead and pay that fee directly to your region treasurer. TMEA will bill the region. Notify your region chair immediately if you learn that a student is dropping from the audition. Due to the nature of online auditions, no alternates will be called up after 10 PM Friday, January 1. The audition process for this round will be the same as the previous two rounds. You will receive your students’ links etc. before the audition window opens in MusicFirst. These links may not be available until after the holidays begin; it is important that you have a method of communicating this information to your students when you receive it. Please plan accordingly. All directors must be available to judge online Saturday, January 9. All judges will meet virtually at 9 AM; we’ve been asked by TMEA to complete all judging by 3 PM Saturday afternoon. Not all directors will be participating in the audition. I plan to notify everyone of their assignment before we leave for the holidays. When you receive your judging assignment, please respond as directed as soon as possible. The audition schedule is as follows: o 10:00 PM Friday, January 1: Deadline to notify region chair of students dropping. No alternates will be called up after this time. o 10:00 AM Saturday, January 2: Audition window opens o 11:59 PM Wednesday, January 6: Audition window closes o Thursday and Friday, January 7-8: Directors verify entries o 9:00 AM Saturday, January 9: Judges’ virtual meeting; judging begins immediately afterwards o 3:00 PM Saturday, January 9: All judging completed; results hopefully posted this evening. Directors of students selected to an all-state ensemble will be invoiced by TMEA for the student’s All-State $20. fee. 2020-22 LSC Area D Apportionment – Soprano/Alto chairs 1-3 All-State Mixed Choir; chairs 4-8 All-State Treble Choir. Tenor/Bass chairs 1-3 All-State Mixed Choir; 4-7 All-State Tenor-Bass Choir. https://align.tmea.org/align_2022/Charts/VocaL_LSC_2020_2022_Apportionment.pdf

Please contact me any time with questions or to notify me about any changes, emergencies, etc. My cell number is 254855-0872; my office number is 254-761-5675, ext. 3. You can also email me at jeff.rice@midwayisd.org.

Thank you in advance for responding to the forthcoming email to confirm your duty assignment. I wish you and your students Happy Holidays and the best of luck!

Jeff Rice TMEA Area D Vocal Chair Director of Choirs Midway HS/ISD 8200 Mars Drive Waco, TX 76712 Office – 254-761-5675, ext. 3 Cell – 254-855-0872