Event for Concordia's National Honor Choir

Concordia's National Honor Choir

Each year, the best high school vocalists from around the country audition to be a part of Concordia’s National Honor Choir.  In their time on campus, students selected to participate work with Concordia's music department students and faculty in clinics and rehearsals. They receive a full day of high energy, focused rehearsing and acclaimed performances. Any high school choir students are encouraged to audition! For those selected to participate, a $45 registration fee applies and covers event costs, lunch on Friday and an (Honor Choir/Honor Band/Honor Orchestra) t-shirt. Additionally, participants traveling from a distance may request overnight housing in the dorms with CUNE student hosts.

Applications and video auditions are due October 1.



Check-in at 8:30 a.m.
Rehearsal, lunch, rehearsal
4 p.m. concert at St. John Lutheran Church

Audition Instructions

Make a video recording including the following, in this order:

  1. State your name, current grade level and the name of the school you attend. (Please make sure we can hear you!)
  2. Demonstrate your vocal range by singing a series of scales.
    • Start in the middle of your range and sing a five‐note ascending/descending pattern. Move your starting note up a half step and sing the pattern again. Repeat and go as high as you can.
    • Start again in the middle of your range and sing a five‐note descending/ascending pattern. Move your starting note a half step lower and sing the pattern again. Continue as low as you can go.
  3. Sing (a cappella) the first stanza of “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”:

    My country, ' tis of thee,
    Sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
    Land where my fathers died,
    Land of the pilgrims' pride,
    From every mountainside let freedom ring!




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