South Central District


SC District Honor Choir Auditions

  • Date: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
  • Location: Kickapoo HS
  • Time: 8:00 - ??
  • 9/10 Audition consists of only two songs now:

-       Even years: I’ll Say It Anyway - Certón

-       Odd years: Farewell, My Love

  • 9/10 Audition will be blind
  • A sight-reading component has been added to the 9/10 audition!!

-       4 measures, do to sol, stepwise motion only.

  • 9/10 Audition Fee: $10 Payable to SCMMEA
  • 11/12 Audition Fee: $10 Payable to SCMMEA – THIS HAS CHANGED!!
  • 11/12 Audition Pieces:

Caro Mio Ben, Giail Sole Dal Gange, Where’er Ye Walk, Into the Night

  • Key Signatures, Part Specific SR, and Melodic SR will remain unchanged
  • District Pre-Rehearsal Dates and Times:

-       Thursday, Oct 24th 7 – 9 p.m. @ Central HS

-       Tuesday, Oct 29th 6 – 8 p.m.  @ Mt. Grove HS

  • District Choir Performance – Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 2013 at SBU. Time TBA
  • 9/10 Clinician – Claude Westfall
  • 11/12 Clinician – Kevin Hawkins


11/12 Literature List


1.)   “Praise the Lord” by G. F. Handel/arr. Hal Hopson (from Judas Maccabeus). SATB with piano accompaniment. Shawnee Press #A5714 through Hal Leonard #HL35017271. English-$1.95. Duration: (1:55).

2.)   “I Have Longed For Thy Saving Health” by William Byrd/arr. Kurt Olsen. SATB a cappella. #09188. English-Free. Duration: (1: 45).

3.)   “Lamentations of Jeremiah” by Z. Randall Stroope. SATB with piano accompaniment. Alliance Music Publications #AMP-0356. Latin-$2.10. Duration: (4:10).

4.)   “In Remembrance” by Jeffery L. Ames. SATB with piano accompaniment and French horn. Walton Music through Hal Leonard #HL08501547. Latin/English-$2.00. Duration: (4:25).

5.)   “NoélAyisyen” (Haitian Noël) by Emile Desamours. SATB a cappella. Mark Foster Music #MF0582. Haitian Creole-$1.90. Duration: (2:30).

6.)   “Três Cantos Nativos Dos IndiosKraóarr. by Marcos Leite. SATB a cappella with percussion instruments. Earthsongs. $1.75. Duration: (6:00).


All-State Choir Auditions

  • The All-State Audition Date has been moved!!
  • The audition will now be held the morning of Saturday, Nov. 2nd 2013, at SBU during the District Choir rehearsal. Results will be posted at lunch, and All-State students will be announced at the concert.
  • All-State Audition Fees: $10 Payable to SCMCDA, due Nov. 2nd at registration
  • StudentsMUST have theAll-State Audition Permission Form and Student Information Formor they will NOT be allowed to audition!! These forms are in the MCDA Handbook online, and are available on the MOACDA website. I will be emailing them out as well, prior to the concert.
  • There will be a mandatory meeting following the All-District Choir Concert, on the risers on stage. All students AND ALTERNATES must be present at this meeting, as well as their choral director and parents (if possible).
  • Code of Conduct Form and NOTARIZED Medical Permission Formare due by November 11th. Mail to:

Amy Jameson

Ozark High School

1350 West Bluff Dr

Ozark, MO 65721


  • All-State Participation Fees are $130 for members and $8 for alternates. Money is due by December 13th!! Checks payable to South Central MCDA. and Mailed to:

Vickie Wisdom

1906 E Jacqueline

Springfield, MO 65804


  • The All-State audition piece is Locus Iste by Bruckner. There are at least 4 different editions of this, so be sure to download both the score and rehearsal tracks from the MCDA
  • The All-State Pre-Rehearsal Dates:
    • Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014,  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. OHS Choir Room
    • Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014,  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. OHS Choir Room
    • Snow make-up rehearsal: Saturday, Jan. 17, 2014,  10 – 3, OHS Choir Room
  • ·      MMEA Dates for 2014: January 22 – 25
  • Two alternates will be selected for each voice part. Alternates are honored as members of the All-State Choir, but do not attend the MMEA convention, unless a member within the choir cannot attend. However, Alternates must attend all State rehearsals to be eligible.
  • The All-State music is the responsibility of each student/school.


South Central Directors Meeting 7/25/13 

All-District Info:

Audition Date: Saturday, Sept. 21st

Location: Kickapoo HS

9/10 Clinician: Claude Westfall

11/12 Clinician: Kevin Hawkins

District Performance Date: Saturday, Nov. 2nd

Location: SBU

Performance time is TBA

The only change from last year is the fee for District Choir - all monies will be handled by SCMMEA. State fees will still be handled by SCMCDA.

All-State Audition will be held the morning of the All-District Performance day, Nov. 2nd, at SBU. List will be posted at lunch, and All-State participants will be announced at performance. There will be an informational meeting following the concert which is required for teacher, singer and a parent.

Downloads of “Farewell My Love” for 9-10 grade as well as the 11-12 grade solos are available at:

There is also a link on that page to the MCDA page where you can download the .pdf file and audio files of “Locus Iste” for All-State auditions.

Additional Dates:

Glendale HS (Springfield)

Solo & Sm Ens

Mar. 29, 2014

 Feb. 25, 2014 (Entry Deadline)


 Central HS (Springfield):

 Large Group (Bands - all day) (Chamber Choirs - evening)

Apr. 21, 2014

Mar. 25, 2014 (Entry Deadline)

 Large Group (Vocal)

Apr. 22, 2014

Mar. 25, 2014 (Entry Deadline)

West Plains Civic Center

Large Group

March 20, 2014

Feb. 18, 2014 (Entry Deadline)

Small Ens/Solo

March 21, 2014

Feb. 18, 2014 (Entry Deadline)

Hollister High School

Small Ens./Solo

March 24, 2014

Feb. 4, 2014 (Entry Deadline)

Nixa High School

Large Group Class 1-4

April 14, 2014

Feb. 18, 2014 (Entry Deadline)

Large Group Class 5

April 15, 2014

Feb. 18, 2014 (Entry Deadline)

Lebanon High School

Small Ens./Solo

March 15, 2014

Feb. 18, 2014 (Entry Deadline)

Large Group

April 5, 2014

Feb. 25, 2014 (Entry Deadline)

State Music Contest at MU, Columbia, Mo.

May 1-3, 2014

Congratulations to the following groups from South Central District chosen to perform for the MMEA Conference at TanTarA on Jan. 24-25, 2014

MSU Symphonic Orchestra, Robert Quebman: Director, Ozark Junior High School Girls Choir, Alicia Campbell: Director, Bosewell Elementary Singers, (Lebanon) Ian Tapson: Director, Drury University Singers, Allin Sorenson: Director, SBU Wind Symphony, Brian Hopewood: Director & Central High School Chamber Choir, Alberta Smith: Director



Alberta L. Smith

Central High School Website:

417-523-9702 (office)

417-227-0957 (cell)