2022 All-State Chorus

All-State Chorus Conductor Bio

As conductor, pedagogue, and scholar, Sandra Snow is widely acknowledged as one who brings singers of all ages and abilities to artful performance through an understanding of the music and its context in the world around them. As Professor of Choral Conducting and Music Education at the Michigan State University College of Music, the Mosaic ensemble has appeared as featured performers at American Choral Directors Association conventions at state, regional, and national levels. As guest conductor, she travels extensively in North America and abroad.

In 2017 Snow created mirabai, a project-based professional women’s chorus. The inaugural recording Ecstatic Songs was released in 2018. mirabai was a featured ensemble at the Texas Choral Director’s Association conference in 2018 and the 2019 Southwest Division of the American Choral Director’s Association. mirabai was the winner of the American Prize in Choral Music, professional choirs’ division, in 2020. Their second recording, Home in Me, will be released in fall 2022.

Snow is the Artistic Director of the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education produced annually at MSU. Snow is author of the DVD "Conducting-Teaching: Real World Strategies for Success" published by GIA (2009), a resource for conductor-teachers at all levels of teaching. She edits the mirabai choral series through MusicSpoke.

Snow is a recipient of the Michigan State University William J. Beal Award for Outstanding Faculty, the MSU Teacher-Scholar Award, and the Dortha J. and John D. Withrow award for Excellence in Teaching.

2022 ALL-STATE REGISTRATION AND AUDITION DATES

August 15 - September 5: All-State registration for students open ($25 application fee).

September 6 - September 12: Late registration for All-State available ($45 application fee).

September 12 @ 11:59 p.m. CST: Registration closed, no more applications accepted.

September 22 @12:00 p.m. - September 24 @ 11:59 p.m. CST: Website portal opens and closes for choral audition uploads.

October 17 @ 8:00 a.m. CST: All-State selections announced.

2022 ALL-STATE CHORUS REPERTOIRE

TITLE COMPOSER/ARR. VOICE PARTS PUBLISHER

Ring Out, Ye Crystal Spheres

 Stephen Paulus  SSAATTBB  Stephen Paulus

In virtuta tua domine

Grzegorg Gorczycki SATB Shawnee

Nu’oli

Robert Lowry / arr. Jace Saplan SATB Earthsongs

Red River Valley

arr. Carol Barnett SATB Colla Voce

Arroz con leche

Carlos Guastavino SATB Kjos

A Survival Plan of Sorts

Melissa Dunphy SSATB Mormolyke Press (free download)

When Thunder Comes

Mari Esabel Valverde SATB Mari Esabel Valverde

 

AUDITION REGISTRATION

Registration to audition for 2022 All-State ensembles is now open. 

YOU MUST BE AN NMEA MEMBER TO LOG IN AND REGISTER STUDENTS FOR ALL-STATE.

If you have not logged in before, you will need your NAfME member number to create an account. Do not try to link to your NMEA membership - your NAfME membership is enough.

Click the link below to connect with OpusEvent and select "2022 Nebraska All-State". 

Register for All-State Auditions

Please contact Doug Bogatz at [email protected] with any questions.

AUDITION MATERIALS

Audition materials for the 2022 All-State Chorus are now available. Please click the link below to view the audition materials.

2022 All-State Chorus Audition Materials

PERFORMANCE NOTES

Dr. Sandra Snow has provided performance notes to help guide students' preparation for the 2022 All-State Chorus repertoire. Click the link below to view the notes.

Performance Notes from Dr. Snow

REHEARSAL TRACKS

Rehearsal tracks for the 2022-All-State Chorus are now available for purchase. This year NMEA is partnering with Choral Tracks to provide rehearsal tracks for S1, S2, A1, A2, T1, T2, B1, and B2 at the cost of $14 each. Click the link below to purchase the tracks through the Choral Tracks website. 

Purchase Rehearsal Tracks

Questions about rehearsal tracks can be sent to the Executive Director at [email protected]

Teachers and students are reminded that rehearsal tracks are intended for sale to single, individual students. NMEA asks teachers to be on the honor system and not purchase a set (a "set" is one of each voice part) and distribute them to multiple students. Anyone making an individual order is asked to not share their purchased MP3s with anyone else.