Our All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble is only one of a handful in the country.  MCDA is pleased to offer this opportunity for students currently in the 11th and 12th grades and college/university.  Please read the information below for specifics on the audition process.   We look forward to hearing this amazing group at our Summer Conference.

All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble Audition and Member Information

OpusEvents will be open and accept auditions March 1-30

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Read these audition tips from Vocal Jazz Ensemble Chair Beth Enloe Fritz -


All applicants must be 2016-2017 11th or 12th grade in High School or College/University students

Payment: A $16.00 audition fee per applicant is required                                                                                   Credit Cards may be used on the OpusEvents sight, after all audition materials and information are uploaded click the pay now link.   

If paying by check send one check for all students. Include with the check a list of student names and name of sponsoring MCDA member, DO NOT send a check without this information. Make checks payable to MCDA and send to Beth Fritz, FZWHS, 1251 Turtle Creek Drive, O'Fallon, MO 63366 

Participation fees for students selected to the choir will be $100: $80 participation fees and $20 hotel fees

 No cash or purchase orders

All materials must be submitted, uploaded, and postmarked no later than March 30, 2017

Upload audio recording containing the following:

Track 1: Vocalization of the 5 highest range notes ascending on La and the 5 lowest range notes descending on La.

Tracks 2 and 3 will consist of two contrasting jazz solo tunes that demonstrate vocal quality and range. Include improvisation in either ballad or up-tempo selection. Songs should be introduced by title, composer, and lyricist. Selections taken from previous performances are acceptable if they are of good quality and feature the applicant.

Track 2: Two minutes maximum of a ballad

Track 3: Two minutes maximum of up-tempo