Regional High School Honors Choirs

The High School Honors Choir program offers Regional Honors Choirs, State Honors Choirs and an All-State Honors Choir.

The Regional Honors Choirs program includes: 
Up to four singers per voice part may audition with each school sending no more than 32 singers. Example: 4 Soprano I, 4 Soprano II, 4 Alto I, 4 Alto II, etc. For Regional auditions only, substitutions of the same voice part will be permitted up to three days prior to the event. Example: Soprano I for a different Soprano I.

Singers will audition online individually on their own voice part. The audition piece must be sung in its entirety without accompaniment. Please refer to the instructions and guidelines found on the Acceptd website below.

Audition Guidelines

In each region, a choir will be chosen with a maximum of 170 singers. Participating schools will be notified of the audition results by email. Individual scores will not be released.

Singers chosen for the Regional Honors Choirs will rehearse and perform in December. The repertoire will be the same in all regions including the regional audition selection, two SSAA selections, two TTBB selections and one SATB selection. A performance will take place at the end of the day.

Audition Guideline & Procedures

The director or the student must sign up and create an account before starting the application process. If you experience technical issues with submitting an Honors Choir Application through the Acceptd program, you should visit the following website or call the support line at 1-888-725-2122.

October Audition Application Link 

Submit your online audition.



Audition: $25

Regional: $40
State: $110

Region A:
Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10 (except Allegan and Barry counties)
Region B: Districts 6, 8, 10 (Allegan and Barry counties), 11
Region C: Districts 4, 12, 15, 16
Region D: Districts 13, 14

    Emily Verdonk
    Director of Honors Choirs

    Anna Bolton

    State Honors Choir HS Supervisor

    2022 - 2023 Schedule

    September 6    Regional Honors Choir online auditions open 

    October 13         Regional Honors Choir online auditions                                        deadline 

    October 28         Regional Honors Choir/State auditions      registration deadline (midnight)         

    December 3       Regional Honors Choir/State auditions

    December 9       State Honors Choir registration deadline

    January 19-21   State Honors Choir rehearsal and performance at MMC

    The High School Honors Choir Audition selection is:

    Exsultate Justi - Viadana

    Region A

    Caledonia High School

    9050 Kraft Ave SE

    Caledonia, 49316

    Host: Kara Stevens

    Region B
    Western Michigan University
    Host:  Kevin West

    Region C

    Monroe High School

    901 Herr Rd


    Host: Cate Windelborn

    Region D
    Bethany Lutheran Church
    202 South 11th Street
    Host:  John Beck

    Candice Sytsma

    State Honors Choir Region A


    SSAA Coordinator

    Maxwell Wagner
    State Honors Choir Region B Coordinator
    SATB Coordinator

    Maxwell Trombley

    State Honors Choir Region C


    TTBB Coordinator

    Sydney Ogren

    State Honors Choir Region D Coordinator

    Consideration for All-State Honors Choir

    Students who wish to be considered for the All-State Honors Choir should indicate their interest on the Region Day/State Application Form and confirm their willingness to participate by signing the form.  For more information on All State click here

    Audition pieces will be the following:

    2021: Sicut Cervus - Palestrina

    2022: Jubilate Deo - Orlando de Lassus

    2023: Exsultate Justi - Viadana

    2024: Ave Verum Corpus - Byrd

    2025: O Vos Omnes - Victoria


     State Music Provided By:


    Michigan School Vocal Music Association

    P.O. Box 1131

    Big Rapids, MI 49307-1131

    (231) 592 - 9344


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