2019 TCDA All-State MS/JH Choir

Announcing the 2019 MS/JH TCDA All-State Choir

 

We are pleased to announce the 2019 TCDA All-State MS/JH Choir, under the direction of Tom Shelton, Jr.

Tom T. Shelton, Jr. is a native of Greensboro, N.C. and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he earned both a Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Choral Conducting. He is Associate Professor of Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College.  Focusing on children’s and youth music at Westminster, he teaches classes in conducting, sacred music, music education and coordinates and conducts the Neighborhood Children’s Choir Program.  In addition, he is the Director of Music for Children’s and Youth Choirs at Princeton United Methodist Church, and conducts two choirs with the Princeton Girlchoir Organization.

Mr. Shelton has a passion for music education in all areas: church, school and community. He taught middle school choral music in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County for 18 years. During that time he was selected Teacher of the Year for both Atkins Middle School and Kernersville Middle School.  In 1999 the North Carolina Music Educators Association presented him with the North Carolina Middle School Music Teacher of the Year award. 

Mr. Shelton is active with the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), currently serving as the National President.  Other ACDA leadership positions have included Southern Division President (2011-2012), National R&S Chair for Middle School/Junior High Choirs (2007-2009) and North Carolina President (2005-2007).

Mr. Shelton has conducted festivals and honor choirs in 20 states as well as Hong Kong. He is the Series Director for the Music for Young Voices Series with GIA Publications and has over 50 compositions published by Choristers Guild, Colla Voce Music, G. Schirmer, Galaxy, GIA Publications, Growing in Grace Curriculum, Heritage Music Press, Hinshaw Music Company, Musicspoke.com, Santa Barbara Music Press, and Walton Music.  

Accompanied by Christopher Wagner, Choir Teacher at Ousley Junior High in Arlington, TX, the 2019 Honor Choir will perform at 4:30 on Saturday, July 27.


2019 TCDA All-State MS/JH Choir Important Dates and Information

Notifications were emailed on Thursday, April 25 by 2:00 pm to everyone that submitted an audition.  If you did not receive an email and you were selected for the choir, please notify our office ASAP.

Notification of Acceptance - April 25, 2019

Registration Fee Due - May 15, 2019

Music/Registration Packets Sent - late May

Registration / Rehearsals Begin - July 25, 2019

MS/JH Honor Choir Concert - July 27, 2019


General Information - 2019 TCDA All-State MS/JH Choir

2019 TCDA All-State Choir Schedule

If selected to participate in the TCDA All-State choir, a Medical Release form will be required to be in our office by May 15

2019 Medical Release Form - this must be notarized and sent back to the TCDA office by May 15.

2019 TCDA All-State Choir Registration link - must use the username and password sent in the invitation letter

All students participating in the All-State choir will receive a t-shirt.  If teachers would like to order a t-shirt and/or a DVD, please go to this form to place your order by May 20.  

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