All-State Students: use these links to download or stream your parts for each song. Your second audition is a part test. The judges will play a specific part from each song. They will only use the “accomp. only” tracks so work towards proficiency with those tracks.
Also, this is how you will divide for your songs:
Middle Treble SSA –
Music, Lead the Way
Alto in SSA: alto students last name A-O
SSAA – Carrickfergus instructions are coming soon…
Middle Mixed –
S1: soprano students last name A-K
S2: soprano students last name L-Z
O Sing to the Lord – checking on TTBB divisi; omit optional notes for now
Use the link above for detailed information about student preparation for their audition.
All-State Chorus is sponsored by the Georgia Music Educators Association and is a big honor for those who get a chance to be involved. Students who tryout for All-State could participate in two auditions. Both will be located within an hour from Dodgen. If students pass the first audition, they are invited to go to a second audition. The dates for these auditions are found at the bottom of this letter. There are neither make-ups nor refunds for the auditions so students need to check their calendars before committing. If your student makes All-State by passing both auditions, they will then go to Athens in February to participate in one of the best choral experiences of their lifetime. They will sing with hundreds of other students from all over Georgia in one concert.
There are a few requirements for being able to tryout for All-State. Your student must sign up on our google doc (located on dodgenchorus.org homepage) and turn in a $30.00 registration fee by August 31st, 2018 at 3:00pm. Checks should be made payable to Dodgen Middle School. Please put monies in a white school envelop and turn into a black box. Failure to do this will nullify your child’s chance to tryout.
Every student who attends the tryout must sing one prepared solo (this is pre-determined), sight-read 3 four measure examples, and sing a major, minor and chromatic scale. All of the audition requirements can be taught and practiced with us before school. We are available to meet with any student on most Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:15. Additional after school rehearsals will be provided by Ms. Scott for those students willing to stay on available days.
This is your child’s investment. We will not hunt your child down if they are not at practice. We are here for all of the students who would like the extra assistance. Please stress to your student that this is not just a small money commitment, but a big time commitment.
We will give the times for the first audition as soon as we receive them.
Dates for All-State Chorus
August 31st, 2018 All-State Chorus Registration due by 3:00pm-no exceptions
November 10th, 2018 1st All-State Chorus Audition at Woodland H.S. (Time TBA)
January 18th, 2019 2nd All-State Chorus Audition Kell H.S.. (Time TBA)
Feb 14-16th, 2019 All-State Chorus in Athens, Georgia at the Classic Center
We had 7 students represent Dodgen at this year’s All-State Chorus held in Athens, GA. We are so proud of their accomplishment! Congrats to Spencer Banko, Sam Evans, Rithu Hegde, Owen Hillman, Samyukta Iyer, Morgan Jones, and Eliza White.