Honors Chorus

The North Carolina Elementary Honors Chorus is a group of approximately 195 students who are chosen from across North Carolina to perform at the NCMEA Conference each year. The purpose of this Honors Chorus is to provide students with the opportunity to develop their abilities to the greatest possible extent. Teachers who are members of NCMEA are permitted to send in auditions from six of their students. Adjudicators are hired to select the members of the Honors Chorus. Teachers then work with their students in preparation for the concert and students spend the day before the concert working with the clinician. Participating in the North Carolina Elementary Honors Chorus is very rewarding for teachers, students and their families.

2017 Conductor – Elizabeth Hogan McFarland

Elizabeth Hogan McFarland is the co-director of Choristers. She earned a master’s degree from Michigan State University in choral conducting, her Artist-Teacher Certificate through the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education, and is currently a PhD candidate in music education at the University of Missouri. Mrs. McFarland taught vocal music in Parkway and Lindbergh School Districts, and has taught courses and supervised student teachers at the University of Missouri, Webster University and the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Mrs. McFarland brings a passion for helping people discover beauty in themselves and the world around them through the study of music to her work as a conductor, teacher, and clinician. She serves the American Choral Directors Association as the Repertoire and Standards Chairperson for Youth and Student Activities for both Missouri and the Southwestern Division. Her research interests include middle school/junior high singers, choral music for women’s voices and school community partnerships involving choral music.  Click Here to Read More…

NC Elementary Honors Chorus Rehearsal Tracks: Online zipfiles must be downloaded by October 14, 2017. If you experience issues, email the Honors Chorus Chair @ NCEHC2016

Star-spangled Banner Sheet Music:  Pg 1  Pg 2

Star-spangled  Banner MP3 Files:  Soprano 1   Soprano 2   Alto

Rehearsal Schedule

Required Forms for Students Accepted into

NC Elementary Honors Chorus 2016

Deadline: October 10, 2016

  1. School Registration & Fees 
  2. Student Emergency Form
  3. Media Release Form 

Submit Online AND mail with your school check (Make checks payable to: NC Elementary Honors Chorus) by October 20, 2017: 

Becky Horn NCEHC Treasurer
720 Bent Creek Dr.
Hope Mills, NC 28348

Students and Parents:  Eligibility requirements for student events in the elementary, middle, and high school grade level are set by each NCMEA member section (Elementary, Band, Choral, Jazz, and Orchestra).  NCMEA Board supports each section’s autonomy when setting criteria for participation in student events.