Senior High Honor Choir

(Grades 10-12)

Monday, August 19, 2019: Online Audition Submissions Open
Friday, October 4, 2019: Honor Choir Submissions Application Deadline 
Friday, November 8, 2019: Accepted Honor Choir Results Released 
Monday, December 9, 2019: Honor Choir Registration Due

Senior High Honor Choir Conductors

Dr. Julie Yu (Kansas State University)

Dr. Julie Yu (Kansas State University)

Dr. Julie Yu is Co-Director of Choral Studies at Kansas State University, where she is part of a team that oversees seven choral ensembles and teaches undergraduate and graduate choral conducting.
She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of Central Oklahoma, Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Oklahoma State University, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of North Texas. Before joining the Kansas State faculty, she taught at Norman North High School in Norman, Oklahoma and San José State University.
She has given presentations and her choirs have performed for conferences of the Kansas Music Educators Association, Missouri Music Educators Association, Oklahoma Choral Directors Association, the American Choral Directors Association and the European Music Educators Association. She is the Southwest American Choral Directors Association President and a 2018 ACDA-ICEP Conducting Fellow (to Kenya).
Dr. Joshua Oppenheim (Kansas State University)

Dr. Joshua Oppenheim (Kansas State University)

Dr. Joshua Oppenheim is Co-Director of Choral Studies at Kansas State University. Prior to that, he was on faculty at the Crane School of Music in New York.

He received his B.M. from Western Michigan University, his M.M. at the University of Mississippi, and his D.M.A. in Choral Conducting at the University of North Texas.

He directs Concert Choir, Collegiate Chorale, Men’s Choir, and In-A-Chord. He teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting and choral rehearsal techniques.

His choirs have performed by invitation at the New York State School Music Association Conference (2007), the Kansas Music Educators Association Conference (2009, 2012), the American Choral Directors Association Southwestern Conference, (2012), and the National Collegiate Choral Organization (2013) He has presented sessions at numerous ACDA conferences in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, as well as the Western and Southwestern ACDA conferences.

Questions? Email Morgan Luttig, Honor Choirs Chair, at