2019 TCDA All-State MS/JH Choir

 Auditions are for students who are currently enrolled in the 7th or 8th grade

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

 All auditions must be submitted online.  CLICK HERE to be directed to the audition website.  Your 2019 membership must be current.  Use your TCDA log-in credentials to log into the audition website.

Auditions are for students who are currently enrolled in the 7th or 8th grade

Application Postmark Deadline - March 24, 2019

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 Audition Process & FAQs

2019 Audition Packet with Application Form

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

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