Regional Honors Choirs

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.

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 Guideline & 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.

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

Eric Floetke 
Executive Board, Director of Honors Choirs

Matt Laura
State Honors Choir HS Supervisor

Schedule 2018-19

September 18 Regional Honors Choir online auditions open
October 5 Regional Honors Choir online auditions deadline (midnight)
October 19 Regional Honors Choir registration deadline
December 1 Regional Honors Choir/State auditions

The High School Honors Choir Audition selection is:
Ave Verum Corpus – Byrd

Audition: $25
Regional: $40
State: $100

Please send school check and all forms to:

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

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

Consideration for 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.  For more on All State click here

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


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