The Kentucky Children’s Chorus, composed of 5th and 6th grade students will perform as part of the Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference held in Louisville, February 8–11, 2023. This chorus will perform on Thursday, February 9, 2023.
Kentucky Children’s Chorus Coordinator
281 Chaplin Road
Bloomfield, KY 40008
502-827-0870 – cell
Christi Miller, Hertiage Hall School, Oklahoma City, OK
Information, Forms, and Files
|Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022
||mp3 Recording and Audition Fee Deadline
|Monday, December 5, 2022
||Tentative release of results
to the KMEA office. Do not send payment to the KCC Coordinator.
|Online, up-to-date status of forms and fees received, and packet distribution|
||Housing Forms due to the Galt House
2022–23 Repertoire List
Jubilate Deo! Alleluia!, Praetorius/arr. Miller 2pt/3pt
Dance Upon the Moon, Jothen 2pt
Soy Un Coya Chiquitito, Traditional South American/arr. Trobaugh 2pt
The Fox, traditional English/arr. Richter and Shaeffer, 2pt
The Prayer, arr. Gilpin, 2pt
Sing to the World, arr. Berg, 2pt
Teacher scoring exercise
Scoring dashboard (under construction)
Audition Information and Guidelines
|To be eligible to audition, students must attend a school that is registered by a KMEA member who teaches there. Members may log in to access a school registration form.|
|Prepared Solo Selection for 2022–23
This year’s choral excerpt will be measures 5–22 of The Prayer. There will be an accompaniment for you to use during your auditions, and a vocal model should be available soon. Both the accompaniment and the vocal model are available below.
Here is a vocal model:
Vocal Model (right click link to the left if you wish to download)
Here is the accompaniment:
Accompaniment (right click link to the left if you wish to download)
|Each student’s audition must be saved as an individual mp3 file. Each audition MUST consist of all sections below IN ORDER, as follows:|
|•||Melodic Echo Section|
|•||Harmonic Pattern Section|
|•||Prepared Solo Section|
|Each student will be evaluated according to the Kentucky Children’s Chorus Scoring Guide|
|Instructions for Recording Auditions|
|A student’s audition recording will be disqualified if the following guidelines are not followed:|
|1.||It is mandatory to use the provided accompaniment for the solo section.|
|2.||Critical: The teacher is not to speak at all on the recording! The only identifier on the recording is the child speaking his/her name…no school name, nothing else. Audible teacher voice will disqualify the student.|
|3.||There should be no assistance provided to the child such as rhythmic tapping, playing the melodic line, etc.|
|4.||There should be no splicing or pausing of individual sections; each section must be recorded in one continuous take. There may be pauses between the melodic and harmonic section, and then again before the solo section, but no splicing or pausing within a section. Splices or pauses within a section will result in a zero score for that section.|
|5.||All melodic and harmonic section items shall be performed in the original key indicated at a tempo in the range of mm (quarter note) = 70–90.|
|All recordings must be digital. They must be recorded as .mp3s or converted to .mp3s post audition. Only .mp3s may be submitted this year.|
|1. Start Recording|
|Have the student make the following statement:
“This is [student’s name]” The teacher will not talk. No mention of the name of the school is allowed.
|2. Instructions for the Melodic Echo Section of the Audition|
|Teacher plays patterns 1–7 one at a time and student echos patterns back on “loo.” Echo must be a cappella. Student must echo without teacher’s help.|
|3. You may pause here <PAUSE, don’t stop>.|
|4. Instructions for the Harmonic Pattern Section of the Audition
(2 measure pattern)
|Teacher (without speaking) gives student the starting pitch for the upper part. The student then sings the upper part on “loo” while the lower part is being played.
Teacher (without speaking) gives student the starting pitch for the lower part. The student then sings the lower part on “loo” while the upper part is being played.
|5. Instructions for the Prepared Solo Selection Section of the Audition|
|See above for this year’s audition selection and accompaniment file.|
|6. Stop Recording|
|Once again, each student’s audition MUST be saved as an individual mp3 file.|
|7. Label the recording as follows: firstname-lastname.mp3|
|Instructions for Uploading Audition Recordings|
|1.||Have the mp3 recordings on your computer so you may select them for upload. DO NOT UPLOAD .m4a, .wav, .aiff OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF AUDIO FILE. ONLY submit .mp3s!|
|2.||Have student shirt size and height ready for entry.|
|3.||Click the link below and carefully follow the directions.
(You may be prompted to log in before access will be granted—if you do not know your Username (KMEA/NAfME ID) and password, the KMEA office can advise. After you log in, come back here and click on the link AGAIN.)
|4.||After the first student it will be easy to enroll others.|
KCC Audition System
Link (not yet available)The link page may be accessed only if your school registration has been completed and the proper fees paid. If you cannot access this page, please contact the KMEA office at (859) 626-5635 or email email@example.com.
In order to use a Google Form to upload a file (like a student mp3) you must log in to your Google account. If you have a Google account this poses no problem. If you do not have a Google account, please establish one for this purpose (it’s free). Go here to do so: https://accounts.google.com/SignUp?hl=en
You do not need to use your Google account for any purpose other than to access the KCC and/or KJHC audition submission forms. You may, of course, delete the Google account when you have completed this procedure.
|Kentucky Music Educators Association
P. O. Box 1058
Richmond, KY 40476-1058
KCC Scoring Guide
Children’s Chorus Roster
2022-23 KCC Vocal Models – information not yet available
2022–23 Schedule – information not yet available
Kentucky Children’s Chorus Ticket Information – information not yet available
Parent and Student Inquiries
KMEA is a member-based organization. KMEA members may register their schools and provide opportunities for their students who attend their schools. All communications regarding KMEA student-related activities must come through the music teacher, who is the KMEA member. KMEA has a responsibility to its members to insist this protocol be followed.