Rollo Dilworth, Vice Dean and Professor of Choral Music, Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance
We are pleased to announce the 2020 Elementary Honor Choir, under the direction of Dr. Rollo Dilworth. The TCDA select chorus will be a part of the TCDA Convention to be held in San Antonio, TX, July 23-25, 2020. This auditioned group will be comprised of approximately 150 students who have completed grades 4, 5, or 6. Students selected to the chorus will be expected to arrive mentally and musically prepared for rehearsals beginning Thursday afternoon, July 23. The 2.5 musical and fun filled days will conclude with a concert performance on the morning of Saturday, July 25, for over 1,000 choral directors, families and guests. This is a once in a lifetime experience for your students, and an incredible opportunity to work with the wonderful master teacher, Dr. Dilworth.
C O S T / E X P E N S E S
Chorus members will be responsible for all expenses associated with the Honor Choir. This includes the audition fee ($15), and if selected, registration fee ($75), transportation, hotel and meals while in San Antonio. If selected, it is understood the student is expected to commit to the event. In addition, chaperones will be expected to be near the rehearsal site at all times, and are expected to meet their children for lunch and at the end of the final rehearsal each day. Chaperones are welcome to observe; however, they should not supervise other children during rehearsals. The non-refundable registration fee of $75 is due on or before May 15, 2020. This fee covers organizational expenses, an official TCDA Honor Choir t-shirt, water bottle, the music packet, a backpack and access to rehearsal recordings.
S C H E D U L E
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - Early afternoon registration and afternoon section rehearsals
Friday, July 24, 2020 - morning/afternoon rehearsals
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - morning rehearsals and late morning performance
Registration and rehearsals will be held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Students will be released to parents and chaperones immediately following the Saturday performance.
A U D I T I O N & A P P L I C A T I O N
Current TCDA members may submit as many applications as they would like. Each candidate must submit an application, credit card payment, and audition through our website. Auditions will open on Feb 1, 2020. All auditions must be mp3 files and submitted online. If you wish to pay by cash or check, you may separately submit the non-refundable $15 application fee to the address below. Checks should be made payable to TCDA with the student’s full name in the memo line.
Questions: 512/474-2801 or email email@example.com
I M P O R T A N T D A T E S
Online Auditions Open................ February 1, 2020
Payment Postmark Deadline..... March 16, 2020
Online Auditions Closed............... March 22, 2020
Notification of Acceptance............. April 17, 2020
Registration Fee Due..................... May 15, 2020
Music/Registration Packets Sent............. late May
Registration/Rehearsals Begin........ July 23, 2020
Elementary Honor Choir Concert...... July 25, 2020
Download the complete audition packet here