All-State Choral Festival

Information for the 2019 High School All-State Choral Festival

  1. The festival is April 26-27, 2019 in Charlotte. That is a FRIDAY/SATURDAY combo.
  2. There will be one concert on Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm.
  3. There will be three choirs as follows:
    • 9-12 Mixed Choir conducted by Dr. Paul Rardin from Temple University
      • Clap Praise (Diane White-Clayton) SATB, Hal Leonard
      • Awake, My Heart (Ruth Watson Henderson) SATB, Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
      • No Mirrors in my Nana’s House (Ysaye Barnwell) SATB, Musical Source
      • Cells Planets (Erika Lloyd/Arr. Vince Peterson) SATB, Hinshaw
      • It Takes a Village (Joan Szymko) SATB, Santa Barbara Music Publishing
    • 9-12 Women’s Choir conducted by Dr. Shannon Gravelle from Meredith College
      • Love Arrives (Tom Trenney) SSA, Galaxy Music
      • Son de Camaguey (Stephen Hatfield) SSA, Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
      • Kyrie from Petite Messe (Alary Giulio) SA, Public Domain (link will be emailed at a later date)
      • Saints Bound for Heaven (Robert Shaw and Alice Parker) SSAA, Alfred Publishing Co.
      • I Started Out Singing (Jocelyn Hagen) SSAA, Graphite Publishing
    • 9-12 Men’s Choir conducted by Chris Kiver from Penn State
      • Vive L’amour (Alice Parker) TTBB, Alfred Publishing Co.
      • Flying Solo (Philip Silvey) TTB, Carl Fischer (manuscript will be emailed at a later date)
      • Down In The Valley (George Mead) TTBB, Galaxy Music
      • She Walks in Beauty (Carl Koppin) TTBB, Walton Music
      • Kin (Timothy Takach) TB, must be purchased at
      • Crossing The Bar (Gweneth Walker) TTBB, EC Schirmer
  4. All three choirs will perform on the same concert.
  5. District Rehearsal Dates:
    • West #1 – Hickory Ridge High School, Harrisburg
      • April 2, 2019 | 4:30-7:30 PM | Inclement Weather Date – April 4
    • West #2 – Bunker Hill High School, Claremont
      • March 19, 2019 | 5:00-8:00 PM | Inclement Weather Date – March 25
    • West #3 – Smoky Mountain High School, Sylva
      • March 28, 2019 | 5:00-8:00 PM | Inclement Weather Date – Pending
    • Central #1 – Reagan High School, Pfafftown
      • April 9, 2019 | 4:30-7:30 PM | Inclement Weather Date – April 11
    • Central #2 – Northwest Guilford High School, Greensboro
      • March 18, 2019 | 5:00-8:00 PM | Inclement Weather Date – March 25
    • East #1 – Cary High School, Cary
      • March 28, 2019 | 4:00-7:00 PM | Inclement Weather Date – April 2
    • East #2 – Beddingfield High School, Wilson
      • March 26, 2019 | 4:00-7:00 PM | Inclement Weather Date – April 2
    • East #3A – Jack Britt High School, Fayetteville
      • March 19, 2019 | 4:30-7:30 PM | Inclement Weather Date – March 26
    • East #3B – Croatan High School, Newport
      • March 19, 2019 | 4:30-7:30 PM | Inclement Weather Date – March 26
  6. You will need to verify that you have participated in an MPA in 2017 or 2018 in order to receive allotments. Simply enter the year you last participated and the location where you participated.
  7. Please remember that we only count students once regardless of how many classes they take with you (first or second semester). They need to be enrolled in a class for one unit of credit in order to count them.
  8. You will need to pay a $30 per choir fee to receive allotments in the choirs you choose. In the new system a form will be generated for you to send your check or for you to pay with a credit card using PayPal! We will now accept payment via PayPal for All-State allotments. These $30 fees will be credited to your account for your future allotments and everyone will receive one allotment in each choir provided their overall enrollment is 25 or more students.

*Please see the policy below for information on these fees and refunds, etc.

Additional Forms and Expectations

Policy regarding initial fees:

Teachers will register for the All-State Festival in the same manner as before but now they will include an initial $30.00 non-refundable payment per choir with their Dec. 1 registration. If a teacher is only applying for slots in the men’s and women’s choirs, they will submit a payment for $60.00 along with their registration. If a teacher is applying for slots in all three choirs, they will submit a payment for $90.00. These payments will ensure that each school receives one slot in each choir.

* Teachers will receive their allotments in late December and then will pay the balance for the extra slots and any t-shirts they would like to purchase by Feb. 1, 2018. For example, if a teacher receives 3 in the 9-12 mixed choir, 4 in the women’s choir, and 2 in the men’s choir, they will already have paid $90.00 and will owe a balance of $120.00 for the rest of their slots. If a teacher receives one slot in each choir, they have paid the initial $90.00 and owe nothing more unless they want to purchase t-shirts.

*Please remember that the All-State Coordinator decides the allotment for each school based on a formula. Schools that have less than 25 in their total choral student enrollment will be not be given allotments in each choir regardless of their initial deposit. A refund will be issued for a school not eligible to receive allotments in all three of the choirs to which they apply.

Hotel Accommodations

    • We will NOT be reserving hotel blocks this year, so you will need to handle arrangements on your own.

    • Here is a map of hotels near the Charlotte Convention Center

      Parking for cars and buses will be limited at the convention center, so you may want to consider walking distance