Join us for the 11th annual All-State Choir Prep Day at Friends University on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. Please register by Friday morning, September 15th so that we can plan accordingly. This year we have added an audition option for your students who wish to audition for a Fine Arts Choral Scholarship! For their audition we ask that they sing a piece in whatever genre they choose (classical, jazz, pop, etc.) followed by a choral placement in which we will check their range, tonal memory and sight singing. Please have them bring the music of their selected audition piece or they can sing a cappella. Note that these scholarships are for music AND non-music majors!
Directors, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please contact the Fine Arts Office at 316-295-5537.
There is no registration fee for this event. Singers need to bring their own copies of the three pieces, along with pencils. Singers may not bring food or beverages into rehearsal/performance spaces.
Please see the Friends University map here for available parking and directions to campus. All parking is free.
Lunch is provided for those staying to audition for a scholarship. For those that don’t wish to stay, restaurant options are available on West Street and in the Delano District. Take Maple west for West Street restaurants or east for the Delano District restaurants. Please enjoy the many options in price and fare that the area has to offer.
ALL-STATE PREP DAY SCHEDULE
8:30 Registration in the Riney Fine Arts Building
9:00 Performances with Q & A
9:45 Overview of Construction (Dr. May)
10:00 SATB Rehearsal (Dr. Moore)
10:30 SSAA Rehearsal (Prof. Hetherington) | TTBB Rehearsal (Dr. Moore)
10:50 SATB Rehearsal (Dr. Moore)
11:10 Performances by the Singing Quakers and Jazz Vocal Ensemble
11:35 $100 Solo Competition
12:05 Lunch for Auditionees (with Friends Students)
1:00 Campus & Dorm Tour (with Friends Students)
1:30 Auditions (as assigned)
Please register by Friday morning, September 15th so that we can plan accordingly.
We look forward to welcoming you all to Friends!