KY All-State High School Chorus

KMEA State Choral Chair
Maggie Blair
3600 Brookewind Way
Apt. 1207
Lexington, KY 40515
(859) 396-3692

2014 All-State Choir Schedule

2014 Audition Information

KY All-State High School Chorus
2014 Conductors


SATB Choir
Sandra Snow

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

     As conductor, teacher, and scholar, Sandra Snow’s work spans a wide variety of ages, abilities, and musics. She holds appointments in conducting and music education in the Michigan State University College of Music, where she interacts with undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of conducting, choral pedagogy, and choral singing. In 2007 she was a recipient of MSU's Teacher-Scholar Award, which recognizes devotion to and skill in teaching as well as scholarly promise.
     Snow conducts the Michigan State University Women’s Chorale, an ensemble that has appeared at consecutive conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (the Central Division conference in 2008 and the National conference in 2009). She conducts All-State and honor choirs across the United States. Professor Snow will conduct the 2012 MENC National Honor Choir at the Kennedy Center and is principal guest conductor of the 2012 Crossroads Children’s Choir Festival. She regularly presents at state conferences, headlining sessions for the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education. 
     Professor Snow is author of the DVD "Conducting-Teaching: Real World Strategies for Success" (GIA, 2009), a resource for conductor-teachers at all levels of teaching. In addition, she is a contributing author of Teaching Music Through Performance in Choirs, Vol. 3 (GIA, 2011) and Conducting Women’s Choirs: Strategies for Success (GIA, in press). She edits the choral music series In High Voice by Boosey & Hawkes and is a member of the Choral Music Experience Choral Teacher Certification Board.


SSAA Choir
Andrea Ramsey
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

     Andrea Ramsey holds an appointment in choral music education at The Ohio State University where she teaches choral methods, undergraduate conducting, and conducts the University Chorus.  A native Arkansan, Andrea has thirteen years of teaching experience with children’s, public school, and university choruses.  A University Distinguished Fellow, she received her Ph.D. in music education from Michigan State University.  She also holds a Masters of Music in choral conducting from the University of Kansas.  Enjoying regular guest conducting opportunities, Dr. Ramsey has worked most recently with all-state choruses in Missouri, Louisiana, Georgia, Arkansas, and Virginia.  As a presenter, she has shared with audiences at divisional and state conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, the 7th International Symposium on Sociology in Music Education, and The Phenomenon of Singing (Festival 500) Symposium in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada.  An ASCAP award-winning composer, Andrea composes for a wide range of voicings and ability levels and has over 60 works in print with publishers such as Hal Leonard, Boosey & Hawkes, Alliance, Santa Barbara, Colla Voce, Walton, and Carl Fischer.  She shares a unique and continued relationship with the dynamic Allegro Choirs of Kansas City, and has twice toured abroad as composer-in-residence with the choirs to Italy, Austria, & the Czech Republic.

TTBB Choir
Ethan Sperry
Portland State University, Portland, OR

     Born in New York City, Ethan Sperry began studying conducting at the age of eight, cello at the age of twelve, and singing at the age of eighteen. He has earned a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Harvard College and Masters and Doctoral degrees in Choral Conducting from the University of Southern California. Ensembles under his direction have toured to Bermuda, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Puerto Rico, Russia, and Taiwan, and have performed at major venues in the United States including the Kennedy Center, The Washington National Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, The Nassau Coliseum, Cincinnati's Music Hall, and Boston's Symphony Hall.
     Ethan Sperry is currently a Professor of Music at Portland State University.


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

Oct 27
District Chair: District audition results, Student Audition fees, and Forms A, B, and C due to State Choral Chair.
Nov 7
Anticipated date for posting All State Choir membership on KMEA web-site. Results will not be mailed. Form D (Choir Acceptance Form) will be emailed to schools with student names of those invited for participation in All State Choir.
Nov 20

• All State Chorus Acceptance Form (Form D) (must contain all signatures) due to KMEA Office.
All State Medical Form (one 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 17
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 Choir.
You must have proof of your school registration as well as your current KMEA dues card number before you audition in the district.
2014 All-State Choir Schedule (to be posted at a later date)

All-State Chorus Participant Press Release
All State High School Chorus Ticket Information
(tickets available for sale in December)

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