The A-State Choirs welcome all students and community singers to join an ensemble because we believe in the power of life-long music making. We are committed to an inclusive environment and performing a wide range of repertoire with musical excellence. A-State has a long and distinguished history of preparing great choral directors and singers for careers in music.
The A-State Concert Choir has long been known in the southern United States for choral excellence. The A-State Choirs have been led by Mr. Alfred R. Skoog, Dr. Dale Miller, Mrs. Cherie Collins, and Dr. Ryan Sullivan. The A-State Choirs have performed at National ACDA conferences, at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as international tours in countries such as the Czech Republic, Poland and Ireland. A-State graduates have held state, regional, and national leadership positions in professional music organizations. We are proud of the impact that members of our choirs have made on their musical communities in Arkansas and throughout the country.
ENSEMBLE AUDITION INFORMATION
A-State students of every major are encouraged to audition for a choral ensemble. Ensemble auditions for Fall 2020 will be held remotely. Instructions for remote auditions can be found here.
Chamber Singers (MUS 3371-014)
Open to all students by audition. A select mixed choir of highly independent singers. Several concerts are given per semester.
Concert Choir (MUS 1351/3351)
MW 10:00-12:50pm; TR 12:30-1:50pm
A-State’s flagship choral ensemble. Open to all students by audition. A select choir of mixed voices. Several concerts are given per semester, as well as regional, national, and international tours.
Jonesboro Chorale (MUS 1361/3361)
Open to all A-State students and members of the community by audition appointment. Approximately two concerts per semester.
Scarlet Voices (MUS 1631/3631)
Open to all treble voice singers by audition. Approximately two concerts per semester.
Singing Statesmen (MUS 1641/3641)
MWF 2:00-2:50 pm
Open to all tenor/bass singers by audition. Approximately two concerts per semester.
ALL-STATE CHOIR AUDITION CLINIC
This year’s audition clinic take place on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 from 1:00-5:00pm in Riceland Hall.
Directors, please register your students by downloading this Registration Form template and send to email@example.com by Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Registration fees must be paid upon arriving for the clinic.
AUDITIONS & CHORAL SCHOLARSHIPS for FALL 2021
All new singers A-State must audition on the designated dates or by appointment by preparing a memorized solo in a classical style and will be asked to sight sing. Please see the Music Department Auditions Page for more information. The Choral Scholarship Application Form can be found here. If you have further questions, please email Dr. Ryan Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All returning singers must schedule a brief audition with the Director of Choral Activities.
CHOIR CAMP 2021: “Back in the Saddle”
June 13-17, 2021
Due to our COVID Protocols, this year’s Choir Camp will be daytime only.
Meals will be in the Dining Hall at the Reng Student Union.
Camper Application Form
Teacher Recommendation Letter
Deposit/Payment (link coming soon)
Tuition & Fees
$300 for Early Registration (on or before May 24)
$325 for Late Registration (after May 24)
$20 for two voice lessons with A-State voice faculty member (optional)
2019 & 2020 All-Region Choir members receive $50 discount (refunded after payment)
2020 & 2020 All-State Choir members receive $50 discount (refunded after payment)
Other Dates and Details
May 24: $100 Deposit Due
June 13: Check-In from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Cashier's Window in the Reng Student Union
June 13: Balance of fees must be paid
May 24: A Teacher Recommendation Letter (see above) must be emailed to Dr. Ryan Sullivan (email@example.com)
Note for Teachers
Our 2021 Choir Camp will not offer a track for Professional Development