Dropbox with Rehearsal Tracks

Permissions Forms

Print, complete, get notarized, and mail to our coordinator!

ACDA Honor Choir Coordinator
Emily Williams Burch
463 Pooler Parkway Box 332
Pooler, GA 31322

Important Information from the Packet




BY DECEMBER 20th, 2017!


  • Registration fee of $175 (nonrefundable) paid with a credit card via www.acda.org events application (the same platform as application submission) by December 20th.
  • Update your application if any contact information (email or mailing address) has changed. MAKE SURE the mailing address is NOT a school address. The music packets will be mailed during winter break and may require a signature at delivery.
  • Complete and upload the forms available in your online application and mail with the required notary to the Honor Choir Coordinator by December 20th.
  • Begin learning your music using part recordings on www.acdasouthern.org/conference-2018/Honor-Choirs/
    • PASSWORD: Honor2Sing!
  • Make hotel reservations at The Galt House in Louisville ASAP– Remember to request the ACDA Honor Choir rate!
  • Make travel arrangements to Louisville, KY. Registration begins on Wednesday, February 21st at noon. Concerts end at 4:30pm on the 24th. *We highly recommend scheduling departing flights AFTER 7:00pm on the 24th.
    • Please note that all singers are expected to stay in the host hotel.

Mail all required forms to:
ACDA Honor Choir Coordinator
Emily Williams Burch
463 Pooler Parkway Box 332
Pooler, GA 31322

Questions: Honor-Choirs@ACDAsouthern.org

Hotel Contact Information

Rehearsal Locations

Children’s Honor Choir = Galt House Cochran Room
MS/JH Treble Honor Choir = Galt House Grand Ballroom A
MS/JH TTBB Honor Choir = Galt House Daisy/Sunflower Room
HS SATB Honor Choir = Kentucky Center Bomhard Theater

Housing Website:



Plan to arrive in Louisville by noon on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018. Please review the Honor Choir Information Sheet for more details about singer commitments and financial obligations, available www.acdasouthern.org/conference-2018/honor-choirs/

Honor Choirs Grade & Conductor Information

The four honor choirs are based first on grade and then on voice part:

Children’s Honor Choir – (grades 4-6)
Soprano 1 & 2 and Alto 1 & 2
Conductor: Mr. Anthony Trecek-King

Middle School/Junior High Treble Honor Choir – (grades 7-9)
Soprano 1 & 2 and Alto 1 & 2
Conductor: Ms. Sandy Holland

Middle School/Junior High Tenor/Bass Honor Choir – (grades 7-9)
Tenor 1 & 2 and Baritone/Bass (Bass 1 & 2)
Conductor: Mr. Ken Berg

Sr. High School SATB Honor Choir (grades 10-12)
Soprano 1 & 2, Alto 1 & 2, Tenor 1 & 2, and Baritone/Bass (Bass 1 & 2)
Conductor: Dr. Allen Hightower

Read more about your conductors www.acdasouthern.org/conference-2018/honor- choirs/honor-choirs- conductors/

Rehearsal Schedule

ACDA Southern Region Conference 2018 – Louisville, KY

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Honor Choir Registration Rooms in Chart Above
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm MANDATORY Parent/Chaperone/Singer Meeting Rooms in Chart Above
3:45 pm – 6:00 pm Honor Choir rehearsals + Music Screening/Part Check Galt House/KY Ctr
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Honor Choir rehearsals Galt House/KY Ctr

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
9:00 am – 11:30 am Honor Choir rehearsals Galt House/KY Ctr
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm Honor Choir rehearsals Galt House/KY Ctr

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
9:00 am – 11:30 am Honor Choir rehearsals Galt House/KY Ctr
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Honor Choir rehearsals Galt House/KY Ctr
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm College/University Fair* Galt House/KY Ctr

Saturday, Feb., 24, 2018
8:30 am – 10:30 am Honor Choir rehearsals Galt House/KY Ctr
11:00 am – 1:30 pm Honor Choir stage rehearsals KY Ctr. Whitney Theater
11:00 am - 11:30 am Children’s HC Stage rehearsal
11:40 am - 12:10 pm MS/JH Treble HC rehearsal
12:20 pm - 12:50 pm MS/JH Tenor Bass HC rehearsal
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Senior Mixed HC rehearsal

2:00 pm - 4:45 pm Honor Choir Concerts KY Ctr. Whitney Theater
2:00 pm  Children’s HC Concert *1:15 call time
2:45 pm  MS/JH Treble HC Concert *1:45 call time

3:30 pm  MS/JH Tenor Bass HC Concert *2:30 call time
4:15 pm  Senior Mixed HC Concert *3:20 call time

Important Definitions and Information:

Music Screening/Part Check: There will be a music screening/part check event at the beginning of the first rehearsal on Wednesday. This screening will consist of a walk-through by ACDA personnel while the choir sings each piece to assure that each singer is prepared with the repertoire for their choir. If there is any question of their preparation, we will give singers an opportunity to privately demonstrate that they do know the music. If singers cannot demonstrate proficiency, they will not be sent home, nor will we provide tutorials on site. They will become an Auditor. If singers are significantly late to a rehearsal, miss an entire rehearsal or commit some other major infraction of rules, decided upon by the Honor Choir managers, they will become an Auditor. Any singer who becomes an auditor will be allowed to attend all rehearsals, seated in the back of the rehearsal hall and learn as the other singers do; however, they will not be allowed to sing in the concert. Thus, they will continue to learn and be allowed to attend guest performances and social activities but will lose the privilege of singing in the concert.

Double check your assigned voice part in the online application. Singers will be screened for learning the correct part based on what was assigned online. The part tracks are labeled  based on these parts. Singers should be ready for any  part divisions and know which part is their responsibility.

Concert Attire (by choir):

• Children’s HC: Singers (females and males) will wear the Honor Choir t-shirt (provided on site) with black dress pants that reach to the floor (with a black belt, if applicable), and black flat shoes (no sandals, no open toed or open back shoes). Boys should wear black socks. Girls can wear black socks or knee highs. When you registered/auditioned online, you were asked to provide your t-shirt size. Please confirm the size is correct in your application as alternate sizes cannot be guaranteed on site.

• MS/JH Treble HC & TTBB HC: Singers will wear solid black or solid white top with black dress pants that reach to the floor (with a black belt, if applicable), and black flat shoes (no sandals, no open toed or open back shoes).

• SATB/Senior High Mixed HC: Singers will wear the uniforms from their school choral programs. This should be floor length formals with black flat shoes (no sandals, no open toed or open back shoes). Chaperones/Badges: Each singer will receive two free chaperone badges (distributed at the parent/chaperone orientation meeting). Chaperone badges serve several purposes. They allow free admission into exhibit halls. Chaperones who have badges can also attend conference interest sessions and non-Honor Choir performances, ONLY after all regularly registered conference attendees have been accommodated. If you would like to be guaranteed admission to interest sessions, non-Honor Choir  performances, and any other conference activities, you should register formally as a non- ACDA member through their website, www.acda.org.

Concert Tickets for Parents:

Each singer will be given 2 concert tickets per Honor Choir concert. Chaperone badges alone will not allow you into Honor Choir concerts. These tickets will be distributed at the parent/chaperone meeting on Wednesday at 1 pm. If you do not need tickets for one of the days, the Honor Choir managers will reassign these at the meeting. Additional tickets beyond the 2 per singer are not guaranteed, but may become available on a space available basis at the concert venue, after other attendees have been seated.