2023 TCDA Elementary Honor Choir

We are pleased to announce the 2023 TCDA Elementary Honor Choir, under the direction of Elizabeth Shepley.

Elizabeth Shepley enjoyed 16 years as a conductor, teacher, and artistic director of the Northfield Youth Choirs, and 26 years as director of children’s and youth music at the House of Hope Presbyterian Church Choir School in St. Paul and at Bethel Lutheran Church in Northfield. Elizabeth holds a MA in Music Education with a Kodály emphasis (University of St. Thomas), a BA in Music Education (Concordia College, Moorhead, MN), and certifications in both Kodály and Orff-Schulwerk. Further music study has taken her to the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in Switzerland, the Orff Institute in Austria, The Kodály Institute in Hungary, and the Royal School of Church Music in England.  She has taught music education in public and private schools. Elizabeth has chaired inner city music programs in Minneapolis and St. Paul, has served as President of the Twin Cities Chapter of Choristers Guild, as a board member of MN-ACDA and as adjunct professor at Luther Seminary. She has led conferences and festival choirs nationwide, and choirs under her direction have performed across the United States, Canada and Europe.

Important Information and Documents

OPUS Audition Site
2023 Honor Choir Audition Packet
Apply for the Lou Leonard Scholarship
2023 Honor Choir Audition List (for directors only)
2023 Honor Choir Audition FAQs

The primary form of communication will be by email. More information regarding deadlines will be sent via email.  Music, rehearsal tracks, and a more detailed schedule will be sent in late February.

Texas Choral Directors Association
Elementary Honor Choir 2023
PO Box 50250 | Austin, Texas 78763

For questions: 512-474-2801      [email protected]


 2023 TCDA Elementary Honor Choir Important Dates

Online Auditions Open
All forms of payment MUST BE RECEIVED by
Online Auditions Close
Notification of Acceptance
Registration Fee Due
Music Sent
Check-In in San Antonio / Rehearsals Begin
Elementary Honor Choir Concert

October 1, 2022
January 8, 2023
January 8, 2023
February 1, 2023
February 15, 2023
Late Feb./Early March, 2023
July 20, 2023
July 22, 2023