ALL-STATE

Nothing compares to the life-changing experience of making music with the best singers in the state, led by one of America’s best teacher-conductors!  Send your finest students to Appleton this January, and see their leadership take wings when they come back.

ALL-STATE CHAIR: Schuyler Pietz- spietz@pointschools.net

LOCATION: Lawrence University and Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley, Appleton, WI

DATES: January 10-11, 2020
Children's Choir- January 11
Collegiate Choir, Middle Level, Bass Clef, Treble Clef, and Vocal Jazz- January 10-11

FEES:
Children’s Choir- $75
Collegiate Choir- $75 (Collegiate Singers are responsible for their own housing and meals, except for lunch on Saturday)
Middle Level, Bass Clef, Treble Clef, and Vocal Jazz Choirs- $160
Vocal Jazz Collegiate Section Leaders- $135 (does not include housing)

NOMINATIONS: Students in the All-State Choirs are selected based on director nominations.  Steps to consider in the nomination process:
  • Identify students who are trustworthy, skilled musicians and demonstrate academic prowess, intrinsic motivation and focus in rehearsal.
  • Contact your colleagues. Are there students in your high school choir who were part of All-State in 2019? If you know of students who were previously in the All-State Choirs and they have moved on to other schools, is their teacher aware of their participation? Is their new teacher a WCDA member? All-State is a great way to get new faces involved in WCDA.
  • Before nominating the student, talk to the student and the student’s parent or guardian about the commitment of time and finances that this honor brings.
  • NEW!!!: Have students complete this commitment form.  If you would like to have editing access so you can see which of your students have done it, contact Schuyler Pietz (spietz@pointschools.net) and we can make that happen.  The form must be completed for students to be nominated.  If you would prefer to print hard copies of it and have the students give them to you, that is fine, too.
    https://forms.gle/vBk8ofcUWfpQvc1R7 (This is to address the extremely high number of students that dropped out last year between acceptance and final registration)
  • Carefully follow the instructions and deadlines on the nomination forms.

TO APPLY: As we are anticipating a great response, you are encouraged to submit your materials early! The application period is from September 23 to October 18.  Applications will not be accepted after October 18.

BY NOVEMBER 1: The All-State Choir Committee will send letters of acceptance via email.

UPON ACCEPTANCE: Directors will receive an email with attachments containing a link to the online registration form, rehearsal notes, schedule, housing (if applicable), and other details.

BY NOVEMBER 15:  Complete the online registration form and scan in all medical/permission forms (emailed to WCDA@wischoral.org).  The non-refundable registration fees for each student (see list of fees above) are due (postmarked) by November 15.
***If you decide to mail your payment, please include your school name and “All-State Choirs” in the memo.
Payments should be done online or be sent to the following address:
WCDA
All-State Choir Registration
435 Sandstone Ter.
Kiel, WI 53042

The registration fee includes lodging (if applicable), meals, concert music, professional practice tracks, transportation to rehearsals and concert, a professional recording download, and participation expenses.

MUSIC: If you would like a director’s packet, you may order it on the registration form, and it will be sent to you with the students’ music.

PREPARATION: Students are expected to have the music fully prepared to ensure a musically satisfying experience for all. It is the expectation of WCDA that each school choir director will assist his/her students in meeting this goal.  It has been the experience of previous WCDA All-State Choir guest directors that careful preparation is crucial for the overall success of the All-State experience.

REGISTRATION: See individual choir pages for specific registration times and locations.

OTHER INFORMATION: Selected students must attend all scheduled activities, up to and including the final choir performance at Lawrence University.

Concert Times (All concerts are on Saturday, January 11 in the Lawrence Chapel):
Vocal Jazz- 1:20 pm
Collegiate Choir- 2:00 pm
Children's Choir- 4:00 pm
Middle Level Choir- 4:40 pm
Bass Clef Choir- 5:20 pm
Treble Clef Choir- 6:00 pm

REMINDER: REGISTRATION FEES FOR ACCEPTED STUDENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

INDIVIDUAL CHOIR PAGES:

Children's Choir
Collegiate Choir 
Middle Level Choir 
Bass Clef Choir
Treble Clef Choir
Vocal Jazz Choir