MCDA Calendar


St. Louis Metro District

St. Louis Metro District – Updated 07/24/2014

Dana Self




2014-2015 All-District and All-State Choir Information


Saturday, October 11, 2014

District Choir Auditions  

Host School:  DeSmet Jesuit High School (Ray Sherrock, Host)

Holly Barber (The Principia), District Choir Coordinator

We will continue with students registering themselves online for the District Choir audition process.  Teachers, please watch your school mail and e-mail in early August for important District Choir information from Holly Barber.



Thursday, November 6, 2014

All-State Choir Auditions & District Choir Rehearsal #1

Holly Barber (The Principia), District Choir Coordinator

Dana Self (MICDS), All-State Choir Coordinator

Host School:  MICDS (Dana Self, Host)

5:30 p.m.  All-State Registration opens

6:00 p.m.  All-State Choir auditions

7:00-9:30 p.m.  District Choir Rehearsal #1



Thursday, November 13, 2014

District Choir Rehearsal #2

Host School:  St. Joseph’s Academy (David Kowalczyk, Host)

7:00-9:30 p.m.



Saturday, November 15, 2014

Middle School and High School District Choir Clinic and Performances

Middle School Clinician:  Dr. Marci Major, University of Missouri-Columbia

High School Clinician:  Brian Reeves, Parkway North High School

Performance Location:  First Baptist Church, 2701 Muegge Road, St. Charles, MO  63303

8:30 a.m.  Rehearsal begin for both choirs

4:00 p.m.  Concert




St. Louis Metro Report

Dana Self

January 2014


Auditions for the 2013 St. Louis Metro District Choir were held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at DeSmet Jesuit High School.  Kim White serves as the District Choir Coordinator for the St. Louis Metro District.  A total of 360 students auditioned from 32 schools.  154 students were selected to the District Choir.  Special thanks to Ray Sherrock, choral director at DeSmet, for his gracious hospitality.


District Choir rehearsals were held on Thursday, November 7 at MICDS and Thursday, November 14 at St. Joseph’s Academy.  Special thanks to the host teachers and to the St. Louis Metro choral directors for their leadership in full choir and sectional rehearsals.


All-State Choir auditions were held on Thursday, November 7 at MICDS in conjunction with the District Choir rehearsals.  Dana Self [MICDS] is the All-State Choir Coordinator.  The top 20 singers in each voice part are eligible to audition for the All-State Choir.  All-State rehearsals were held on Saturday, January 11 and Thursday, January 16 at MICDS.


The District Choir Clinic and Concert was held on Saturday, November 16 at First Baptist Church – St. Charles.  The clinician was Dr. Ryan Beeken, Director of Choral Studies at the University of Indiana Pennsylvania.  The following literature was performed by the high school honor choir:

Veni Sancte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -

No Mark by Cecil Effinger - G Schirmer/Hal Leonard #50310440

Basket by Cecil Effinger - G Schirmer/Hal Leonard #50310460

The Roof by Andrea Ramsey - Hal Leonard #00114501

I Am Not Yours by David C. Dickau - Walton Music/Hal Leonard #08501733

Sweet Prospect by Derrick Fox


Sharing the concert with the High School District Choir was the All-District 7th & 8th Grade District Choir.  The clinician was Elizabeth McFarland.  A total of 135 students performed in this year’s choir, representing 18 schools.  The choir held two rehearsals in preparation for the clinic and concert.  The St. Louis Metro All-District 7/8 Grade Choir is coordinated by Michael Herron [Gateway Middle School].   The following literature was performed by the 7th & 8th grade honor choir:


Come In From the Firefly Darkness - by Amy Bernon - Heritage 15/1515H

The Tiger - by Sherri Porterfield - CCP/Belwin SV9154

Sing to Me - by Andrea Ramsey - Santa Barbara SBMP1003

Sing for Joy - Handel/arr. Linda Spevacek - Heritage 15/2356H

This Old Hammer - by Neil Ginsberg - Shawnee 35027472

Viva La Vida - arr. Mark Brymer - Hal Leonard 08202307

If you have questions or information to pass on to our district membership, please feel free to e-mail me at