2021 TCDA Elementary Honor Choir

We are pleased to announce the 2021 TCDA Elementary Honor Choir, under the direction of Franciso J. Nunez.

Francisco J. Núñez has been artistic director of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award-winning Young People’s Chorus of New York City since he founded the multicultural chorus in 1988.  He also conducts the University Glee Club of New York City, the fifth conductor of the all men’s choir since it was established in 1894 and from 2003 to 2010 was the director of choral activities at New York University. He is sought after as a guest conductor by professional orchestras, chamber ensembles, and choirs in North America and Europe. among them, the New York Pops, Manhattan Philharmonic, Newfoundland Symphony, the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, as well as a master teacher and advisor for choral workshops, demonstrations, and festivals.


Choir members will be responsible for all expenses associated with the Honor Choir. This includes the audition fee ($15), and if selected, registration fee ($75), transportation, hotel & meals while in San Antonio. The $15 audition fee is non-refundable, no exceptions. If selected, it is understood the student is expected to commit to the event. In addition, chaperones will be expected to be near the rehearsal site at all times, and are expected to meet their children for lunch and at the end of the final rehearsal each day.   Chaperones are welcome to observe; however, they should not supervise other children during rehearsals. The non-refundable registration fee of $75 is due on or before May 5, 2021. This fee covers organizational expenses, an official TCDA Honor Choir t-shirt, water bottle, music packet, a backpack and rehearsal recordings.


The primary form of communication will be email. The names of the students selected for the choir will be announced by April 17 on the TCDA website. www.tcda.net. More information regarding deadlines will be sent via email.  Music packets, rehearsal tracks and a more detailed schedule will be sent in late May.


Thursday, July 22, 2021- Early afternoon registration & section rehearsals
Friday, July 23, 2021- Morning/afternoon rehearsals
Saturday,  July 24, 2021- Morning concert performance
Registration and rehearsals will be held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Students will be released to parents and chaperones immediately following the concert on Saturday.


Current TCDA members may submit as many students as they’d like into this process.  Each singer must submit an application, online credit card payment, and audition through our website. Online auditions will open on February 1. All auditions will be mp3 files and submitted on-line. If you wish to pay by check or money order, you may separately submit the non-refundable $15 application fee, per student, to the address below. Checks should be made payable to TCDA with the student’s full name in the memo line.  

TCDA Elementary Honor Choir 2021
Texas Choral Directors Association
PO Box 50250
Austin, Texas 78763


NEW:  Students will sing “My Country tis of Thee.” This is located in the audition material portion of the downloadable packet. There is no limit to the number of students a director may submit to the Honor Choir. This choir is for students who are currently enrolled in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade.
** 6th-grade boys with changed voices may audition for the MS/JH All-State choir (tenor or bass) if they prefer.  6th-grade boys may audition for either choir, depending on their voices, but NOT both choirs.
For questions: 512-474-2801      [email protected]

2021 TCDA Elementary Honor Choir Important Dates and Information

Online Auditions Open - February 1, 2021
Payment (check) Postmark Deadline - March 12, 2021
Online Auditions Close - March 26, 2021
Notification of Acceptance - April 17, 2021
Registration Fee Due - May 5, 2021
Music/Registration Packets Sent - late May
Registration / Rehearsals Begin - July 22, 2021
Elementary Honor Choir Concert - morning of July 24, 2021

Download the complete 2021 Elementary Honor Choir Packet here