Regional Honors Choirs

Eric Floetke 
Executive Board, Director of Honors Choirs

Matt Laura
State Honors Choir HS Supervisor

Emily Verdonk
State Honors Choir Region A Coordinator
SSAA Coordinator

Matt Callaghan
State Honors Choir Region B Coordinator
SATB Coordinator

Andrew Hathikhanavala
State Honors Choir Region C Coordinator
TTBB Coordinator 

John Beck
State Honors Choir Region D Coordinator

The High School Honors Choir program offers Regional Honors Choirs, State Honors Choirs and an All-State Honors Choir.

The Regional Honors Choirs program includes: 
Up to four singers per voice part may audition with each school sending no more than 32 singers. Example: 4 Soprano I, 4 Soprano II, 4 Alto I, 4 Alto II, etc. For Regional auditions only, substitutions of the same voice part will be permitted up to three days prior to the event. Example: Soprano I for a different Soprano I, A rehearsal recording may be obtained from Choraltech.  

Singers will audition online individually on their own voice part. The audition piece must be sung in its entirety without accompaniment. Please refer to the instructions and guidelines found on the links. 

In each region, a choir will be chosen with a maximum of 170 singers. Participating schools will be notified of the audition results by email. Individual scores will not be released.

Singers chosen for the Regional Honors Choirs will rehearse and perform in December. The repertoire will be the same in all regions including the regional audition selection, two SSAA selections, two TTBB selections and one SATB selection. A performance will take place at the end of the day.


Audition: $25

Regional: $40

State: $100

Please send school check and all forms to:

Matthew Laura - Fordson HS
31800 Ford Rd. 
Dearborn, MI 48126

Audition Guideline & Procedures

Online Audition Guidelines and Procedures

*The director or the student must sign up and create an account before starting the application process.

October Audition Application Link 

Submit your online audition. 

*If you experience technical issues with submitting an Honors Choir Application through the Acceptd program, you should visit the following website or call the support line at 1-888-725-2122.

Convidando - Perform first page as written and only first two lines of the second page.

Convidando esta la noche.pdf


Convidando - Perform first page as written and only first two lines of the second page.


Convidando esta la noche.pdf

Schedule information 2017-18

September 19 - Regional Honors Choir online auditions open
October 4 - Regional Honors Choir online auditions closes (midnight)
October 20 - Regional Honors Choir/State audition registration closes
December 2 - Regional Honors Choir/State auditions
December 10 - State Honors Choir registration deadline
January 25-27, 2018 - State Honors Choir at MMC
February 1, 2018 - All-State selection announced
March 1, 2018 - All-State registration deadline
May 10-12, 2018 - All-State Honors Choir at WMU

The High School Honors Choir Audition selection is:
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Region A: Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10
(except Allegan and Barry counties)
Region B: Districts 6, 8, 10 (Allegan and Barry counties), 11
Region C: Districts 4, 12, 15, 16
Region D: Districts 13, 14

Audition pieces will be the following:

2018: Ave Verum Corpus – Byrd

2019: O Vos Omnes – Victoria

2020: Sicut Cervus – Palestrina

2021: Jubilate Deo – Orlando de Lassus

2022: Exsultate Justi – Viadana

Region A
Flushing HS
5039 Deland Road
Host:  Nate Degner

Region B
Western Michigan University
Host:  Kevin West

Region C
South Lyon HS
1000 North Lafayette
South Lyon
Host:  Andrew Hathikhanavala

Region D
Bethany Lutheran Church
202 South 11th Street
Host:  John Beck


State Honors Choirs

Auditions for the three State Honors Choirs will take place during the rehearsals of the Regional Honors Choirs. All students, including those not wishing to be considered for one of the State Honors Choirs, will be asked to sing parts from several of the pieces which have been selected. Students will have these pieces memorized for the regional rehearsals. Unprepared singers will not be selected. A short intermediate level sight reading exercise will be included at the State Honors Choirs audition.  

Students must participate and audition on the voice parts they were assigned at the October audition. Singers will be rated on a point system (sample form in the Forms and Applications section of this document). Those students with the highest ratings in each voice part will be selected and assigned to a State Honors Choir. The number of students accepted from each region is based on the number of students per region auditioning for the State Honors Choirs.

Rehearsal recordings may be obtained from Choraltech.  

The results of State Honors Choirs auditions will be posted at the end of the Regional Honors Choirs performance. Each State Honors Choir student will pick up a folder that contains the music, rehearsal schedule and location information and the forms that must be completed and returned to the High School Honors Choir Supervisor. Each teacher must review the materials with students and collect the forms as indicated on the schedule.

Students  selected for a State Honors Choir will not be allowed to participate in All-State Band or All-State Orchestra as these groups rehearse at the same time in January. If a student’s school group is performing at the MMC, he/she will be excused to participate for the warm-up and performance only.

All-State Honors Choir

Students who wish to be considered for the All-State Honors Choir should indicate their interest on the Region Day/State Application Form and confirm their willingness to participate by signing the form. 

The results of State Honors Choir auditions will determine the All-State Choir. Directors will be contacted by February 1 regarding student selection for the All-State Choir. All-State Honors Choir members must be members in a Regional and State Honors Choir.

The All-State Honors Choir will not exceed 120 members. Selections will be based on quotas similar to the State Honors Choirs allowing for flexibility to ensure that a balanced choir.

The All-State Honors Choir will perform at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival in Kalamazoo in May.

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