NMACDA Elementary, Youth and 10th-12th Grade All-State

January 28-29, 2022

Hoffmantown Church

Albuquerque, NM

IMPORTANT AUDITION INFO!

4th-12th Students do not have to perform scales
4TH-9TH Grade Submissions
My Country ‘Tis of Thee will remain in designated keys
*correction – Tenor/Bass starting pitch is F below middle C
10th-12th Grade Submissions
Please see the Audition Process Submission Instructions below for designated keys
Spreadsheet Submission Template
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13E2DYvFX5QVd2UKogbkwciBPRawgwc8oHC1muQMhIcw/edit?usp=sharing

Director Registration Form
*registration extended
October 1-November 1
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScs4Y9h1PXCY_XQsiqcaXkGhdBZZTdpcXbEKQWaF0xZz9_k4Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

TIMELINE

October 1-November 1, 2021 – Audition Submission Window
November 29, 2021 – Accepted singer notifications go out to sponsoring directors
December 17, 2021 – Singers confirmation and Registration Due
January 28-29, 2022 – NMACDA All-State

We will be adjusting the number of singers accepted based on the social distancing requirements in the performance space.  The executive board is working with Hoffman town to determine this exact number.  

AUDITION PROCESS (SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS ARE BELOW)
4th-9th GRADE AUDITION SUBMISSIONS

In ALL parts of the audition the judging panel is listening for:

  • Healthy vocal production and tone quality
  • Accurate singing – centering pitch, etc.
  • Intonation
  • Musicality

America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee) performed a cappella. Recommended tempo 80-85
Include the following starting pitch for each voice part on the recording.
Sop 1: Bb above middle C Alto: E above middle C
Sop 2: Ab above middle C Tenor/Bass: F below middle C
10th-12th GRADE AUDITION SUBMISSIONS
In ALL parts of the audition the judging panel is listening for:

  • Healthy vocal production and tone quality
  • Accurate singing – centering pitch, etc.
  • Intonation
  • Musicality

America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee) performed a cappella. Recommended tempo 80-85
Include the following starting pitch for each voice part on the recording.
Soprano: Ab above middle C Alto: D above middle C
Tenor: G below middle C Bass: D below middle C

ONLINE SUBMISSION DEADLINE, NOVEMBER 1, 2021

All-State Submission Instructions

    1. Audition Recording Requirements
      1. Each student must be a separate track (Please do not record multiple students on one track.)
      2. Elementary & Youth (4th-9th graders)
        1. NO INTRODUCTIONS (do not say the student’s name, school or grade level)
        2. Student says voice part prior to singing audition materials
        3. Student sings “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” acapella in the assigned key (see “Audition Process” instructions)
  • Please do not sing along with your student. This will result in disqualification of the student’s submission.
      1. No editing or recording enhancements (i.e., reverb, ambience, echo or noise gate) Cutting the beginning and/or the end of the track is acceptable. 
    1. Save student recording to your computer as their full name.  (i.e., Paul_Halstead)
    2. Upload student recording to a web-based platform to create a downloadable link (i.e., Dropbox, Google Folder, etc.)
    3. Once all of your student recordings are converted to downloadable links (Elementary, Youth & 10th-12th), download the Submission Spreadsheet Template from the NMACDA website
    4. Input information into the appropriate cells of the spreadsheet, including the recording link
    5. Save the Submission Spreadsheet to your computer
  1. Complete Online Director’s Registration/Audition Submission (found on the home page beginning October 1)
    1. The director’s registration Google Form can be found on the homepage of www.nmacda.com beginning October 1. 
    2. Each director may submit multiple schools and/or students on one registration form. 
    3. Only one submission per director will be accepted.   
    4. Director Registration Form Instructions 
      1. Name
      2. ACDA Membership #
      3. School
      4. School Full Address
      5. Email address
      6. Work Phone
      7. Cell Phone
      8. Student Name
      9. Student School
      10. Student Grade
      11. Student Voice Part
      12. Spreadsheet Submission of recording links
      13. Submit
      14. Save completion screen to computer for future reference
    5. Upon successful submission completion, the registered director will receive a confirmation email to the email provided.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please contact nmacdapresident@gmail.com and attach a screenshot and/or PDF of your saved completion screen.