The A-State Choirs welcome all students and community singers to join an ensemble because we believe in the power of life-long music making. We are committed to an inclusive environment and performing a wide range of repertoire with musical excellence. A-State has a long and distinguished history of preparing great choral directors and singers for careers in music.
The A-State Concert Choir has long been known in the southern United States for choral excellence. The A-State Choirs have been led by Mr. Alfred R. Skoog, Dr. Dale Miller, Mrs. Cherie Collins, and Dr. Ryan Sullivan. The A-State Choirs have performed at National ACDA conferences, at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as international tours in countries such as the Czech Republic, Poland and Ireland. A-State graduates have held state, regional, and national leadership positions in professional music organizations. We are proud of the impact that members of our choirs have made on their musical communities in Arkansas and throughout the country.
ENSEMBLE AUDITION INFORMATION
A-State students of every major are encouraged to audition for a choral ensemble. Choral auditions must be completed at least once per academic year. In order to audition, complete the following steps:
Step 1: Complete an Audition Form online
Step 2: Email Dr. Ryan Sullivan (email@example.com) with your availability for an audition.
Step 3: Bring a hardcopy score of a prepared solo (folk song, hymn, art song, etc.) to your audition. An accompanist will be provided. You will be asked to do some brief sight-singing and tonal memory exercises at your audition.
Chamber Singers (MUS 3371-014)
Open to all students by audition. A select mixed choir of highly independent singers. Several concerts are given per semester.
Concert Choir (MUS 1351/3351)
MW 10:00-12:50pm; TR 12:30-1:50pm
A-State’s flagship choral ensemble. Open to all students by audition. A select choir of mixed voices. Several concerts are given per semester, as well as regional, national, and international tours.
Jonesboro Chorale (MUS 1361/3361)
Open to all A-State students and members of the community by audition appointment. Approximately two concerts per semester.
Scarlet Voices (MUS 1631/3631)
Open to all treble voice singers by audition. Approximately two concerts per semester.
Singing Statesmen (MUS 1641/3641)
MWF 2:00-2:50 pm
Open to all tenor/bass singers by audition. Approximately two concerts per semester.
ALL-STATE CHOIR AUDITION CLINIC
This year’s audition clinic take place on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 from 8:00am-3:00pm in Riceland Hall.
Directors, please register your students by downloading this Registration Form template and send to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. Registration fees must be paid upon arriving for the clinic.
AUDITIONS & CHORAL SCHOLARSHIPS for FALL 2022
All new singers to A-State must audition on the designated dates or by appointment. Auditions will consist of a solo, musicianship hearing, and brief interview. Please see the Music Department Auditions Page for more information. Details of the Choral Scholarship program can be found here. If you have further questions, please email Dr. Ryan Sullivan (email@example.com).
All returning singers must schedule a brief audition with the Director of Choral Activities.
CHOIR CAMP 2022: “Across the Universe”
June 12-16, 2022
Coming March 2022
Tuition & Fees
Coming March 2022
Other Dates and Details
Coming March 2022
Note for Teachers
Our 2021 Choir Camp will not offer a track for Professional Development