Honor Choir

For 7th & 8th Grade Vocal Music Students 
You can get a form from the vocal music room, or download it here. (We only need the back page returned.)

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for our local honor choir festivals! Each festival is an amazing musical experience with talented guest clinicians and fun with students who love choir as much as you do!  COCDA is a regional auditioned choir with students from central Oklahoma. Its Festival includes a day of rehearsal with a concert that evening. OCDA (All State) auditions singers from the entire state. It is a little more stringent in its requirements, but they use two of the same audition pieces, so it’s worth auditioning for OCDA if you’re already auditioning for COCDA. If selected, All-State Festival is three days long, with a stay in a Bricktown hotel in downtown OKC! Please check the dates below and make sure you can be available on the audition and festival days before you sign up!


We will be learning at least one audition piece in class, and we will give you some class time to practice the others, but you will be responsible for learning the majority of your music on your own. We will provide access to practice tracks on Canvas. Let me know on the form if you need a CD.  Please be sure to spend time with your music every day! If you are selected for a choir, you will need to learn additional music. We will be holding practices to help you learn these pieces, but again, you are responsible for learning as much as possible on your own. If you love choir, we hope you take the opportunity to audition for these amazing choirs. Cash or check payments are accepted. Checks may be written out to Sequoyah Vocal Music. If the only reason you’re not trying out is financial, please come talk to us!  We have resources to help with that if you really want to audition!



Ms. Pitts (amy.pitts@edmondschools.net) 
Mrs. Bailey (melanie.bailey@edmondschools.net) 

COCDA All Region
COCDA is a regional auditioned choir with students from central Oklahoma. Its Festival includes a day of rehearsal with a concert that evening.  You will need to know TWO of the audition songs well.
Entry Fee: $15.00
Entry Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2018  (late entries are $25)
Auditions: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Edmond Memorial HS, 1000 E 15th St, Edmond, OK 73013
If you make it...
Participation fee: $25.00
Festival: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - Southern Hills Baptist Church, 601 S Penn Ave, OKC, OK 73159


OCDA (All-State)
OCDA auditions singers from the entire state.They are a little more stringent in their requirements, but they use two of the same audition pieces as the Regional, so it’s worth auditioning for OCDA if you’re already doing COCDA. You will need to know all THREE audition pieces for these auditions, though. The All State Festival is three days long, with a stay in a Bricktown hotel in downtown OKC! Please check the dates below and make sure you can be available on the festival days! 
Entry Fee: $20.00
Entry Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018 (late entries are $45. After Sept. 29 emergency entries are $100)
1st Round Auditions: Saturday, October 27,2018 - Enid HS, 611 W Wabash Ave, Enid, OK 73701 (We'll go by bus)
If you make that...
2nd Round Auditions: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Rose State College, 6420 SE 15th St, Midwest City, OK 73110
If you make 2nd Round...
Participation Fee: TBA (covers registration, tshirt, hotel, food - subject to change depending on fundraiser)
Festival: Thursday, January 10 - Saturday, January 12, 2019 - Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gdns, OKC, OK 73102

Each festival has a SSA (women’s) choir and a SATB (mixed) choir. Depending on which one you are selected for, you will need to learn different additional music. Mixed Choir sings the audition pieces, and a couple others. Women’s Choir will have to learn all new pieces. We will be holding practices to help you learn these pieces, but again, you are responsible for learning as much as possible on your own. 



Audition Music Repertoire
*COCDA audition piece      # OCDA audition piece

Consecrate the Place and Day - Lloyd Pfautsch  SATB * # 

YouTube Video



Down by the Riverside - arr. Adams, SATB * #

YouTube Video



Cantate Domino - arr. Brunner  SATB # 
Performance video:

YouTube Video

this one is also good, but the words aren't as clear.


Practice Tracks

2018-19 folders coming soon!


2017-2018 OCDA Tracks


2017 COCDA Non-Audition Tracks







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