Dear Parents and Singers,
Your 5th grader has the opportunity to audition for the 2019 Louisiana All-State Children’s Chorus. They will rehearse and perform during the ACDA Fall Vocal Conference held in New Orleans on November 7th-9th. This choir represents the most musically gifted 4th-6th grade singers in our state, and they will be selected through a recorded solo audition. There is a significant commitment and responsibility of time and money, therefore I require each child to have permission to audition. We will have very limited rehearsal time (possibly during recesses) so students will need to practice a lot on their own to be ready in time.
There is a $15.00 non-refundable audition fee. Money is due no later than Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Every audition process is a great learning experience, and many good singers do not get accepted in this choir due to limited space. The key is to continue crafting your skills and definitely keep trying. During the week of September 3rd-6th I will schedule a solo audition recording time for each singer during school hours. Recordings will then be uploaded to be assessed by a panel of judges. Results will be posted on www.laacda.org on September 16th. You can also visit this website to listen to the audition tracks or get more information.
If your child is selected, there will be a $75 participation fee, as well as transportation, hotel, & food cost. Hotels and parking can be expensive in New Orleans, but you can travel with a friend to cut down the cost. Rehearsals will be held at the Hilton Riverside. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, or if you are concerned that your child will not be able to handle the intense rehearsal & performance schedule, please do not allow them to audition. I am providing this opportunity for 5th graders only, but realize that it can be a little stressful for someone so young. If your family is willing to accept this responsibility, please fill out the attached permission slip & return it to me as soon as possible. I cannot accept permission slips after August 23rd. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Mrs. Leigh Ann Gulley ♫
Kiroli Elementary Music Teacher
Practice Tracks available at: http://laacda.org/childrens-repertoire/