TMEA

Texas Music Educators Association, or TMEA, is an organization of over 10,000 Texas school music educators. It is responsible for auditions and concerts of Texas All-Region and All-State Choirs. LISD is part of TMEA Region 24, which includes 4 audition levels for women and 3 for men. The final audition, Area, is held to determine membership into the All-State Choirs.

The Texas All-State process is a challenging, multi-level process.  The HHS A cappella Choir is the only HHS group required to audition.  Other HHS choir students may choose to audition but need to be prepared as we enter the school year.

The music is challenging!  Be prepared to rehearse in depth and often.  Once school starts, we will have sectionals before and after school to prepare for the Sept/Oct auditions.

If you are selected for a region choir, there will be a clinic/concert (Nov 18-19) that you must attend.  The $15 entry fee will be due by September 5.  When you audition you are committing to all Phase 1 and Region dates, including sectionals and Region Weekend.  If you are seeking to go all the way to the Texas All-State Choir, you also need to have the dates for Pre-Area, Area, and TMEA All-State Convention available.

Phase 1 All-State (Women Only; Bass 1’s, if needed, but we won’t know about this until the entry process is complete)

Monday, October 3rd – Flower Mound HS
2:45 pm – Registration; 3:30 pm – Auditions begin (These times are subject to change)

Students will receive the cuts and MP3 files prior to the audition. For voice parts with two audition rooms the top eighteen students will advance from each room for a total of 36 students on that particular voice part. For voice parts with one audition room the top 46 will advance. This round does not include sight-reading.

Music to be prepared:

    1. Mixed:
      Justorum – Stanford
    2. Girls:
      Jubilate Deo – Gyongyosi
      Suffer No Grief – Betinis
    3. Boys*, if neccessary:
      Gloria – Butler
      Majke, Majke – Luka
      *Boys participation in Phase 1 auditions will not be determined until the entry process is complete.

Only three selections will be auditioned. Chairs 1-46 advance. Please note the change in the number of students that advance from previous years. Just because you earn chair 36 or below does not insure a place in the Region Choir. Chairs 1-46 will audition again at the Region Auditions and the top 36 will earn a place in the Region Choir.

Audition results will be posted on the Region2-Vocal Division website.

Region

Tuesday, October 7th – Flower Mound HS (2:45pm – 10:00pm)

Students will receive the cuts and mp3 files prior to the audition. The top thirty-six females from each voice part will audition again, and sight-reading will be included in the process. Numbers 1-15 will be named to the All Region Mixed Choir and will continue to Pre-Area. Numbers 16-36 will be named to the All Region Treble Choir. All males will audition.  Numbers 1-15 will be named to the All Region Mixed Choir and will continue to Pre-Area. This round includes sight-reading.

Music to be prepared*:

  1. Mixed:
    Justorum – Stanford
    2nd section of the Bach
  2. Girls:
    Jubilate Deo – Gyongyosi
  3. Boys:
    Gloria – Butler
    Majke, Majke – Luka

*The second section of Bach has been added for all; dropping Suffer No Grief. The Females have 3 pieces, nothing to drop. Boys have 4; we will drop 1.

Region Concert Certification – These will be rehearsed at the Region Sectional but must be certified during the concert.

Region Sectionals – Tuesday, October 28 @ Hebron HS (7:00pm – 9:00pm)
Region Weekend: Friday & Saturday, November 14th and 15th; Newman Smith HS (Times TBA)

Pre-Area

Lake Dallas HS – Tuesday, November 18th (3:00pm – 9:00pm)

Music to be prepared*:

    1. Mixed:
      1st Section of Bach
      In the Night We Shall Go In – Raminsh
    2. Girls:
      Northern Lights – Esenvalds
    3. Boys:
      Go Lovely Rose – Stroope

Members of the All Region Mixed Choir (numbers 1-15 from the Region Audition) will prepare the appropriate literature for the audition. Students will not receive the cuts until they arrive. This round includes sight-reading. Numbers 1-5 from each voice part will be named Area Candidates for Region 24 and will continue on in the All-State Audition Process.

Area

Saturday, January 9th-10th @ Abilene Cooper HS (Times TBA)

Area auditions take place in Abilene. Students from four regions will be auditioning for a total of twenty students auditioning per voice part. Students will not receive the cuts until they arrive. This round includes sight-reading. For females, numbers 1-4 will be named to the All State Mixed Choir, and numbers 5-9 will be named to the All State Treble Choir. For males, numbers 1-4 will be named to the All-State Mixed Choir, and numbers 5-8 will be named to the All State Men’s Choir.

TMEA All-State Convention

San Antonio – February 11th – 14th

TMEA hosts an annual convention in San Antonio during the month of February which includes workshops for music teachers, an exhibition show for the music industry, and concerts by many invited and honor groups. Students selected for All-State are invited to attend the annual TMEA convention and participate in a performance clinic and concert. The All-State Choirs provide a finale for the convention.  Since 2003, Hebron Choir has been blessed to have several students selected to the prestigious All-State choirs.

UIL Concert and Sight-reading

Wednesday, April 13 – Thursday, April 14th at TCHS (7:30am-4:30pm; Times for each group vary)

UIL Home Concert – Monday, April 18 7 pm – Hebron High School

The University Interscholastic League provides students with educational experiences through competition. Since 1909, the UIL has grown into the largest inter-school organization of its kind in the world. Operated as part of the University of Texas, UIL member schools are divided into five conferences according to enrollment with 5A high schools being the largest. During the UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest, three judges rate choirs individually on both their prepared repertoire and sight-reading. Ratings range from Division I – Division V with Division I being the highest “Superior” rating.

LISD Solo and Ensemble

Saturday, April 11th at Hebron High School (Times TBA)

LISD Solo and Ensemble is an annual event that provides students an opportunity to perform solo or with an ensemble (2-12 students) in front of an adjudicator. Students benefit from the experience of performing and by receiving constructive comments from someone other than their regular music teacher(s). They sing a Class 1, 2 or 3 piece of their choice and receive a rating of 1 – 5 with 1 being the highest. Each judge also selects one outstanding soloist for recognition.