KY All-State High School Chorus

KMEA State Choral Chair
Megan Puckett
Allen County-Scottsville HS
1545 Bowling Green Rd
Scottsville, KY 42164
(270) 622-4119

All-State Chorus Handbook

All-State Chorus Schedule

All-State Chorus Repertoire

2016 Audition Information

KY All-State High School Chorus
2016 Conductors


Mixed Chorus
Meg Frazier

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

Dr. Meg Frazier, Director of Choral Activities/Coordinator of Vocal Studies/Associate Professor of Music at Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts, is a native of Longview, Texas.  Dr. Frazier earned her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees at Sam Houston State University, where she studied conducting with Bev Henson.  She then completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Louisiana State University under the mentorship of Ken Fulton.  Dr. Frazier taught middle school and high school choir in Texas and was the choral instructor at Beloit College in Wisconsin before moving to New Orleans to begin teaching at Loyola in 1998.

At Loyola, Dr. Frazier conducts the university's three choral ensembles and teaches choral music education methods, general conducting, and choral conducting.  The Loyola Chorale is the featured choir for city-wide events such as the Red Mass (the opening of the Louisiana judicial year) at St. Louis Cathedral and the Ancient Order of Hibernians’ St. Patrick Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, as well as standing-room-only Christmas at Loyola performances each December.

Dr. Frazier is also the Artistic Director/Conductor of the NOVA (New Orleans Vocal Arts) Chorale, a community-based adult choir.  The award-winning NOVA and Loyola choirs have performed regularly for Louisiana ACDA and in collaboration with numerous performing organizations, including the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Opera Association, and the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans.

An active choral clinician and guest conductor, Dr. Frazier has conducted honor choirs in twenty states, including Women’s All-State Choirs in Florida in 2012 and Kentucky in 2002 and 2009, and the Louisiana Junior High All-State Choir in 2000.

Dr. Frazier is past president of La-ACDA and currently serves as ACDA Southern Division Repertoire and Standards Chair for Community Choirs.  As a pianist, Dr. Frazier serves as Louisiana ACDA and Kentucky ACDA Conference Accompanist and often serves as accompanist for LMEA and La-ACDA honor choirs.

As a vocalist/chorister, Dr. Frazier enjoys performing with organizations such as the New Orleans Opera (debut as soloist last spring in Madama Butterfly), Marigny Opera House’s Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, and several church choirs.

Dr. Frazier and her husband, Rob (a computer/band/drum corps geek who is pursuing a music education degree at Loyola) enjoy travel, PBS and BBC television, and hanging out with other choir geeks.

Women's Chorus
Edith Copley
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Edith A. Copley is a Regents’ Professor and Director of Choral Studies at Northern Arizona University where she conducts the highly acclaimed Shrine of the Ages Choir and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and graduate choral literature. NAU choral ensembles under her direction have performed at state, regional and national ACDA and NAfME conferences, in Carnegie Hall, and toured internationally to Western Europe, Istanbul, the Peoples Republic of China, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

In addition to her responsibilities at NAU, Dr. Copley conducts the Master Chorale of Flagstaff that performs major choral/orchestral works each spring with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (FSO). She has conducted numerous performances with the FSO, including Britten’s War Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, and Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem. In 1999-2000 Dr. Copley served as FSO’s resident conductor for their 50th anniversary season.

Prior to her appointment at NAU, she was the Fine Arts Coordinator at the American International School in Vienna, Austria. During her doctoral studies at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati she served as the assistant and interim principal conductor of the May Festival Chorus that regularly performs with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops.

Dr. Copley has received numerous honors, including the NAU School of Music Centennial Teacher of the Year Award, Arizona Music Educator of the Year, Arizona ACDA Outstanding Choral Director Award, and the Viola Award from Outstanding Achievement in Music in Flagstaff.

Dr. Copley is an active member of NAfME, Chorus America, and the National Collegiate Choral Organization and has served the American Choral Directors Association in various capacities over the last 20 years, including President of the Western Division and Arizona State President.

She has her own choral series with Santa Barbara Music Publications, and is in high demand as a festival clinician and guest conductor in the US, conducting over 30 all-state choirs, and the ACDA and NafME National Mixed Honor Choirs. She has also conducted international choral festivals in Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Luxembourg, Tasmania, England, Australia, China, and Turkey. In 2016 Dr. Copley will conduct an international choral festival in Muscat, Oman.

Men's Chorus
James Rodde
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

James Rodde is the Louise Moen Endowed Chair in Music and Director of Choral Activities at Iowa State University. He conducts the Iowa State Singers, the 130-voice Iowa Statesmen, and teaches choral conducting and literature.

Choirs under his direction have toured internationally and have been honored with performances at several distinguished music conferences, including the 1993, 1997, 2005, and 2009 ACDA National Conventions and the 2008 and 2011 NCCO National Conventions. As a teacher of conducting, his student Shelby Sievers won the ACDA National Undergraduate Conducting Competition in 2005.

An active clinician, Dr. Rodde has led several All-State and regional festival ensembles, including two North Central ACDA Men's Honor Choirs. Recent guest conducting engagements include All-State Choirs in Texas, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado, and Nebraska. Upon his arrival at Iowa State in 2000 Dr. Rodde instituted the ISU Honor Choir, a highly select ensemble of high school students, chosen annually through live auditions across the state.

Alliance, AMSI, Hal Leonard, Lawson-Gould, Mark Foster, Musica Russica, and Santa Barbara have published Dr. Rodde's editions and arrangements of choral music. He served as the North Central ACDA Repertoire and Standards Chair for Male Choirs for over a decade and is the Artistic Director of both the Des Moines Choral Society and the Ames Chamber Artists.

A native of Minneapolis, Dr. Rodde received the Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Augsburg College and completed the M.A. and D.M.A. degrees in Choral Conducting at the University of Iowa. From 1985 to 2000 he served as Director of Choral Studies at the University of North Dakota, where he was honored with the Fine Arts Faculty Award for Teaching.


Handbook for District Chairs

KY All-State High School Chorus
All Items must be postmarked by the deadline date.


Contact your District Chair for district deadlines for the
  following forms:
• Form A (Total Choral Enrollment Form)
• Rosters signed by principal, counselor, and local choir teacher.   
• $12 audition fee per student

Nov 2
District Chair: District audition results, Student Audition fees, and Forms A, B, and C due to State Choral Chair.
Nov 9
Anticipated date for posting All State Chorus membership on KMEA web-site. Results will not be mailed. Form D (Chorus Acceptance Form) will be emailed to schools with student names of those invited for participation in All State Choir.
Dec 1

• All State Chorus Acceptance Form (Form D) (must contain all signatures) due to KMEA Office.
All State Medical Form and copy of insurance card (one of each per student) due to KMEA Office.
All State Rules and Regulations for Participation Form
(one per student) due to KMEA Office.
All State Chorus Music Order Form due to KMEA Office.

Dec 17
All-State Housing Form due
Jan 29
Talent Show Audition form due to Raye Hurley.
January–see linked schedule
Regional Rehearsal: Attendance to a regional rehearsal is required by each student for All State participation. Failure to attend a regional rehearsal will result in an automatic withdrawal from All State Chorus.
You must have proof of your school registration as well as your current KMEA dues card number before you audition in the district.
2016 All-State Chorus Schedule

Rehearsal Recordings
(Please access the Choral audio files via the KMEA Information Center)
All-State Chorus Participant Press Release
All State High School Chorus Ticket Information
(tickets available for sale in December)

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