FOR DIRECTORS:

Directors register your students for auditions at MPA Online. Click below to be sent to the link.

TEACHERS.... For detailed information, please click the DIRECTOR tab at the top. You are responsible for knowing this info or ask questions if you are unsure.

All County Auditions Dinner & Concession Info

Concessions will be available for purchase at the All-County Chorus Auditions this year. 


PRICES

$5 – Dinner Meal Deal – 2 Slices of Cheese Pizza, Chips, & Bottled Water


$2 – Single Slice of Pizza


$1 – Candy/Drinks


$.50 – Chips/Small Snacks


If you have any questions, please email Kathleen White 

([email protected])  directly.

Hillsborough County Secondary Music Council

Would you as a Director or Student like more information about what the HCSMC? Check out the website below

Welcome to All County Chorus 2019!

The Hillsborough All-County Choir is an opportunity for the top musicians from throughout the county to experience music making in a large ensemble setting with students from throughout the county. This is also a chance for these top-tier students to work with a professional director other than their own. This annual event showcases the best and brightest Hillsborough County has to offer.

Live auditions will be held on the campuses of FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL and LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5th. Due to dismissal times at Liberty, DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 3:30pm! Students, Chaperones and Directors may arrive after 3:30pm with a Director's meeting around 4:00pm and auditions starting shortly after. Auditions are conducted by the directors throughout the county. Based on their auditions, students earn a position in the honor ensembles.

Audition Excerpt Info Released

Just like the All-State Vocal Audition, students will be tested on 3 excerpts from their music packet. One excerpt is "announced" in advance (see below), and the other two will be revealed at the audition on November 5th. If you would like to become acquainted with the grading rubric early, it is located in the ALL COUNTY FORMS section under For Directors in the column at the right. The rubric is based on the one used for All-State.


THE "ANNOUNCED" EXCERPTS FOR THIS YEAR'S ALL-COUNTY CHORUS AUDITION ARE AS FOLLOWS:


  • MIDDLE SCHOOL:

    GLORIA - Piano starts at measure 48 - Audition starts at measure 50 and ends at measure 69.                               

  • HS Women's:

    ESURIENTES - Piano starts at measure 12 - Audition starts at measure 13 and ends at measure 27.               

  • HS Mixed:                                                                                                              

    GLORIA IN EXCELSIS - Piano starts at measure 1 - Audition starts at measure 3 and ends at measure 27.


Freedom and Liberty Meeting Locations

  • Middle School Students - Cafeteria
  • 9th and 10th grade ladies - Liberty Gym
  • 11th and 12th grade ladies & 9th - 12th grade gentlemen - Auditorium
  • Director Registration - Liberty Chorus Room (Room 708)

Greetings!


My name is Corey Poole, Vocal Director at Steinbrenner High School. This year I look forward to working with you again as the Overall All-County Honor Choir Coordinator. For our new teachers, our district continues to provide opportunities to challenge our students and All County is one of the many ways this occurs. I hope that you and your students find this a rewarding experience.


Our coordinators that you will be working with this year are

      Jeff Bogue, HS Mixed Choir

      Joe Galecka and Judy Romera, HS Women's Choir and

      Chad DeLoach and Kyle Goyens, MS Mixed Choir


***As a courtesy to these coordinators, if you have ANY questions concerning All County Chorus, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD'S DIRECTOR***


These coordinators have worked very hard in choosing a clinician that will provide our students with a great All County experience. Our 2018 clinicians are

      

      Jennifer Sengin, HS Mixed Choir

      Lesley Maxwell Mann, HS Women’s Choir and

      Courtney Connelly, MS Mixed Choir


I would like to thank Mr. Hope, along with Dre Graham and the Hillsborough County Secondary Music Council for providing the financial support to once again hire Choral Tracks to do our rehearsal tracks. Below, you will find links to Dropbox folders for each of our All-County Honor Choirs. If you have any problems with the Dropbox links, please let me know. You will find a file which includes all the pdfs for each choir, which you may duplicate as needed for your auditioning students (originals are already on file). Within each choir folder will be all of the tracks associated with that choir. Look for your specific voice part and remember as the audition date approaches, we will be using the "Balanced Voices" tracks to test students. This is the track that the students will be using in the actual audition rooms. You are welcome to share these Dropbox links with your students, so they can download the MP3 files directly to their computers, phones, and other devices.

LINKS FOR LEARNING TRACKS

Music for All Choirs

Please contact your child's director for their music packet.

***MIDDLE SCHOOL NOTES*** IMPORTANT INFO TO READ


E Oru O


At the bottom of page 5 (m. 19): the repeat sign is ignored the SECOND time around (after the Dal Segno). Not a big deal; just wanted you to know so you could let your kids know how to follow the music.


I Dream a World


Matthew Curtis of Choral Tracks inadvertently recorded the SSA voicing of this song instead of the SATB voicing. He is already working on new tracks and I will let you know when the new files have been uploaded. So DON'T start preparing this one yet!


Gloria


The Soprano and Bass tracks are CORRECT! However, the Alto and Tenor parts were flipped. If your tenors want to start preparing, they can but they will need to listen to the ALTO PREDOMINANT track; NOT the Tenor Predominant track. If your altos want to start preparing, they can but they will need to listen to the TENOR PREDOMINANT track AND transpose it up one octave. To clarify...


Sopranos are singing Part I

Altos are singing Part II

Tenors are singing Part III (AT PITCH; NOT DOWN THE OCTAVE)

Basses are singing Part IV


* NOTE REGARDING THE BASS TRACKS: There are two separate bass tracks - a Bass I track and a Bass II track. All basses will sing the BASS II part. There is no need for the Bass I track so you can disregard it.

PLEASE READ CONCERNING MS Splits: So there is even balanced with regards to voicing, the MS Coordinators decided that they would model the splits after FVA and just assign schools (similar to how FVA assigns districts) to sing certain parts for that one song. 


All sopranos from... will sing...

Adams S1

Barrington S1

Benito S2

Burns S1

Ben Hill S2

Buchanan S2

Davidson S1

Eisenhower S1

Farnell S2

Liberty S1

LLT S2

Mann S2

Martinez S1

Mulrennan S2

Orange Grove S1

Pierce S2

Progress Village S2

Randall S2

Rodgers S2

Smith S1

Turner-Bartels S2


Some adjustments may certainly need to be made once the choir is seated for balance purposes, but hopefully, this is a good starting point that will get us close.


-----------------------------------------------*Please Note*------------------------------------------------


Which music should students learn?


HS Mixed Honor Choir: Boys in Grades 9-12 and Girls in Grades 11 & 12

HS Women's Honor Choir: Girls in Grades 9 & 10