Choir students! Do you need a new challenge? Audition for the Texas All-State Choir!
This process will help you grow as a musician by strengthening both your solo singing skills and your musical independence.
Scroll to the bottom of this page for even more information!
The link to the Google Drive in the black box labelled "Rehearsal Tracks" contains
important information about the All-State Auditions.
Be sure you read and understand all of the information.
Our performers need to purchase either the Treble Choir Packet – Large School or the Tenor-Bass Choir Packet – Large School.
All-State Audition music packets may be purchased online at Pender’s Music Company. You can contact them at www.penders.com/c/2278/texas-allstate-choir
Please follow the link here for important information regarding the 2020-2021 All-State audition process.
2020-2021 All State Choir Info:
All auditions are online. You will have 5 days to complete each round. There is no sightreading this year.
Bellaire HS: Region 23, Area H
District Audition window: October 10-14
Region Audition window: Nov. 28-December 2
Area Audition window: January 2-6
...I'M STILL UNCLEAR... WHAT IS ALL-STATE???
All the information for All-State this year can be found on the following Google Drive. You will need to request access with your email.
This Google Drive includes all rehearsal tracks, how to get started on marking your music, timing markers, and information on which music to learn for each round.
The All-State audition process for high school choir students leads ultimately to qualification in one of three All-State Choirs that perform at the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention: Treble Choir, Tenor/Bass Choir, and Mixed Choir.
Music for the All-State auditions will be made available for purchase during the summer months. By early August, practice tracks will be available for students to download from the website or on CD which can be obtained from Ms. Solberg. Students may also choose to attend one of the many All-State Choir Camps that are offered during the summer at university campuses around the state of Texas.
THE AUDITION PROCESS IS DIFFERENT THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID. HOWEVER, IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NORMAL PROCESS, KEEP READING...
All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. This competitive process begins in September with the District Auditions. At this audition (which includes 100’s of students) individual students perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians (usually around 40 students per voice part) advances from their District to compete against students from other Districts in the Region Auditions. These auditions are held on a Saturday and take most of the day.
The Region Auditions are identical to the District auditions except that there are fewer students and the music selected for the auditions is different. The highest-ranking voices judged at the Region Auditions (usually the top 15 on each voice part) will advance to the Pre-Area Auditions. All students who are ranked in the top 40 in their voice part will perform in a Region Choir Concert. These auditions are held on a Saturday and take most of the day.
Students who were selected to continue to the Pre-Area auditions will audition again, with different music than was used in the first two auditions and will also be judged on sight reading. The top 5 students on each voice part will advance to the Area auditions where they will compete against the other Areas in the state. These auditions usually take place one evening after school and go until around 10PM.
The Area auditions also consist of selections of music as well as sight reading. Students judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the annual state TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances before thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close.
Parent volunteers will be needed as chaperones for the District, Region and Pre-Area auditions.