Honors Chorus

2018 NCEHC Chair

Hello wonderful elementary music teachers! My name is Kathy Smith and I will be serving as the NCEHC Chair for 2018 and 2019. I have taught K-8 General Music, Chorus, and Theatre Arts in the NC Public School System for 27 years. Currently, I teach in Pitt County. It is my pleasure to serve as a clinical teacher, Pitt County Elementary Honors Chorus Chair, Pitt County Middle School Honors Chorus Co-chair and currently to serve as the North Carolina Elementary Honors Chorus Chairperson. 

Christy White will serve as the NCEHC co-chair for 2018 and 2019. She has taught in Lenoir County for the past 21 years. White holds bachelor’s degrees in music education and music therapy and a master’s degree in music education from East Carolina University. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in early and middle childhood music. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in school administration at East Carolina University. 

If I can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]

The 2018 Elementary Honors Chorus audition piece is:

Ombra Mai Fu words and music George Frideric Handel
Edited and Arranged by Henry Leck 
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publisher ID 258774
J.W. Pepper Order #10038313 

Audition will be measures 15 – 30

2018 NC Elementary Honors Chorus Conductor

Kristina Caswell MacMullen serves as assistant professor of conducting and assistant director of Choral Activities at The Ohio State University, where she conducts Women’s Glee Club and instructs both undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of conducting and choral pedagogy.

As an active adjudicator and clinician, Dr. MacMullen has conducted All-State and honors choirs throughout the United States. Upcoming engagements involve students in Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. In 2011 she was runner-up in the National American Choral Directors’ Association graduate level conducting competition. Other awards include selection as a Fulbright Fellowship Alternate to Slovenia, the Don and Kay Cash Fellowship, and being named a graduate student of distinction for Texas Tech University in the areas of music and humanities. Her teaching and conducting is featured on the DVD “Conducting-Teaching: Real World Strategies for Success” published by GIA (2009).

Dr. MacMullen earned both the bachelor of music education and master of music degrees from Michigan State University. She completed the doctor of musical arts degree at Texas Tech University. Prior to her appointment at The Ohio State University, Dr. MacMullen enjoyed a diverse career as a public school teacher, interacting with students in rural, suburban, and urban settings, elementary through high school She has presented and co-presented interest sessions at state, regional, national, and international conferences.

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.