Junior High/9th Grade All-State Honor Choir

Tickets for the 10:15 Junior High Honor Choir concert can be purchased here.

*Please note that the junior high honor choir concert is the morning concert. Junior high singers do not need to attend the 4:30 pm honor choir concert.

Honor Choir Schedule, Feb. 16-18, 2017.

Dress Requirements for All-State.

Honor Choir rehearsal tracks can be found here.

Thank you to all who auditioned!

Conductor: Dr. Jessica Napoles, Associate Professor of Music Education and Chorus, University of Utah

Eligibility: All applicants must sing under the direction of and be recommended by a current member of the American Choral Directors Association, California Music Educators Association, or Southern California Vocal Association, who is herein referred to as Sponsor.


  • February 16, 2017: Honor Choir Registration, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
  • February 16-18, 2017: Honor Choir rehearsals
  • February 18, 2017: Junior High/9th Grade and Men’s Honor Choir Concert (Time TBA), St. Joseph Cathedral, San Jose, Ca

Financial Commitment
Audition fee: $15 (non-refundable)
Participation fee: $210 (non-refundable) includes expenses for Honor Choir conductor, accompanist,t shirt, rehearsal and performance facilities, music packet and rehearsal voice files, concert program, office materials, digital video and audio downloads of the concert, and miscellaneous costs.
This fee does not include housing, meals, or travel.

PAYMENT:   Click here to register and make your Honor Choir payment.

The designated Honor Choir hotels will be listed in the acceptance packet. Students are required to provide and pay for their own housing.
Each Honor Choir participant must be accompanied to San Jose by a parent or other designated chaperone, age 21 or older. It is permissible for one chaperone to
be responsible for more than one singer.
Singers and chaperones are responsible for all meal costs in San Jose. We will be rehearsing on the San Jose State, and there are many inexpensive food options around, including the student union.
Honor Choir participants and chaperones will arrange and pay for their own travel.

Sample All-State Rehearsal Schedule

2:00-5:00pm First Rehearsal (SJSU campus)
7:00-9:00pm Rehearsal (SJSU campus)

8:30-11:30am Rehearsal (SJSU campus)
1:00-3:30pm Rehearsal (SJSU campus)
TBA Honor Choir Exchange Concert (St. Joseph’s Cathedral)
TBA Sound Check at St. Joseph’s Cathedral

TBA Warm-up and Final Prep (SJSU campus)
TBA Walk to St. Joseph’s Cathedral
TBA All-State Concert at St. Joseph’s (Junior High/9th Grade and Men’s)


Online Application Information

Up to 135 singers for each Honor Choir will be selected by audition. All applicants must be sponsored by a current member of ACDA or CMEA, and may be members of school, church, and/or community choral organizations.

Auditions are open on opusevent.com. Please go to Opusevent.com and select CASMEC/California Junior High All-State (2nd from the bottom) to upload your audition. Auditions will close on October 15th, 2016.

Required Vocal Audition Elements

Element 1

Upper Range Vocalization (determine your highest pitch and sing an a capella ascending major scale up to that pitch from low “do” to high “do”). Either sol fege or a neutral syllable is acceptable.

Element 2

Lower Range Vocalization (determine your lowest pitch and sing an a capella descending major scale down to that pitch from high “do” to low “do”). Either sol fege or a neutral syllable is acceptable.

Element 3

“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” (America): Sing the first verse unaccompanied

beginning on the pitch designated according to your chosen voice part.

(Soprano and Tenor: F; Alto and Bass: D flat)

* Students should not say their name, teacher’s name, or school name.


Junior High All-State Chairperson

Molly Peters
Choral Director, Rancho Pico Junior High and West Ranch High School

Future Junior High All-State Honor Choir Activities

  • 2018 – February 15-17 (in conjunction with the CASMEC Conference in San Jose)