Welcome directors!

Below are the steps for elementary and junior high directors to sign students up for the audition process.  Please read the directions carefully.

To send students to audition, directors must be current members of either ACDA or NAfME.  Before proceeding, please double-check and renew your membership as needed.  Applications will not be accepted without proof of current membership in one of the organizations.

Everything on this checklist must be complete and postmarked no later than Friday January 12, 2018.  There will be no late submissions accepted – including partial submissions.

 

Step 1: Update NAfME/ACDA Membership

Please ensure your membership for NAfME/ACDA is up-to-date – otherwise students will be disqualified!

Step 2: Collect Student Information

Collect student names as well as all e-mail addresses and phone numbers of students who are auditioning.  You may choose to collect this information via any method you choose.  At the same time, you should collect $8 from each student (either cash or check made out to you).

Step 3: Record Student MP3 Auditions

Using a handheld recorder, computer, or smartphone app, record each student’s individual audition.  Audition requirements may be found on our main page.  If you need assistance, please ask your building’s technology coordinator.

Step 4: Save Student MP3 Auditions

Make sure to save each MP3 file in the following format:

Ensemble (E or JH) Voice Part – Last Name First Name

For example:
E Treble I – Smith Susie.mp3
JH Tenor II – Jones John.mp3

**Files that are not named appropriately may result in disqualification so please take time to check before uploading.  Do not abbreviate voice parts (for example: Soprano I should be spelled out instead of Sop I)  If you need assistance, please ask your building’s technology coordinator.

Step 5: Fill out Individual Student Audition Forms

Using the information you collected as well as your student MP3 audition files (saved correctly), please fill out 

NJ JH/ELEM Honors Student

Choir Festival Student Form
  • Student Information

    Directors: Please make sure you have collected all student information and recordings using the directions on the previous page. Please fill out a separate form for each student auditioning before filling out the Director form. A director can only submit 16 auditions per school/organization.
  • Accepted file types: mp3.
    Make sure to save each MP3 file EXACTLY in the following format. Files that are not named appropriately may result in disqualification so please take time to check before uploading.

    Ensemble (E or JH) Voice Part - Last Name First Name

    For example:
    E Treble I - Smith Michael
    JH Soprano II - Jones Susie

    **Do not write out Elementary or Junior High. Please use Roman Numerals and spaces as indicated in the sample. Files are automatically sorted by their file name. Failure to follow the given format could result in a missing file**
    If selected, I will memorize all my music before attending Honor Choir activities on Saturday, April 28th from 8:30 am - 1 pm and Saturday, May 5 from 8:30 am until the concert, which begins at 4:30 pm. I understand that I must attend both of these dates for their full duration to be eligible to perform in the Honor Choir Concert on May 5.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
for each student. (test)

Step 6: Fill out Director Form

After filling out the information for every student, please fill out this director form.  One of the questions asks for the number of students auditioning, so please do not complete this form before submitting all your students.

Step 7: Mail Your Check

There is an audition fee of $8.00 per student. Directors are to mail one check made out to “NJMEA” (not ACDA!) for the combination of all of the student audition fees FOR EACH CHOIR. For example if a director has 4 students auditioning for Elementary, they would write out one check to NJMEA for $32.00.The director’s name and school are included on the check or on an attached note.

Elementary checks should be mailed to:

Jennifer Jenkins

340 Durham Ave

Metuchen, NJ 08840

Junior High checks should be mailed to:

Kittatinny Regional High School

Attn: Chris Henke, Junior High Choir Director

77 Halsey Road

Newton, NJ 07860