Contests

TMEA

Texas Music Educators Association, or TMEA, is an organization of over 10,000 Texas school music educators. It is responsible for auditions into and concerts of Texas All-Region and All-State Choirs. LISD is part of TMEA Region 2, which includes 4 audition levels for women and 3 for men. The final audition, Area, is held to determine membership in the All-State Choirs.

Auditioning?
Here's a checklist of things to do or remember:

  • Get your music (you must have originals) and learn it ASAP
  • Check the TMEA rehearsal notes webpage for important information
  • Practice your sight-reading
  • When you audition you are committing to all Phase 1 and Region dates, including sectionals and Region Weekend.
  • If you are seeking to go all the way to Texas All-State Choir, you need to also have the dates for Pre-Area, Area and TMEA All-State Convention available.

Phase 1 (Women Only)

Guyer HS - Thursday, October 3rd

This round does not include sight-reading.

Music to be prepared:
(One selection dropped)

  1. Dome Epais - Delibes
  2. Hymn to the Dawn - Holst
  3. Sing Joyfully - Byrd
  4. (All three selections will be auditioned. Chairs 1-34 advance for women. There is no sight-reading)

Region

Marcus HS - Monday, October 24th
3:00 pm - Registration; 4:00 pm - Auditions Begin

Students will not receive the cuts until they arrive. Numbers 1-15 will be named to the All Region Mixed Choir and will continue to Pre-Area. Numbers 16-35 will be named to the All Region Treble Choir. All males will audition and numbers 1-15 will be named to the All Region Mixed Choir and will continue to Pre-Area. This round includes sight-reading.

Music to be Prepared:
(One selection dropped)

  1. Dome Epais - Delibes (women only)
  2. Hymn to the Dawn - Holst (women only)
  3. Sing, Joyfully - Byrd
  4. Flight Song - Arnesen
  5. Come to Me - Chatman
  6. Beati Mortui - Mendelssohn (men only)
  7. Things that Never Die - Dengler (men only)

(Only three selections will be auditioned. Chairs 1-15 advance. All students will sight-read.)

Region Weekend at Texas Woman's University - Friday & Saturday, November 18th & 19th

Pre-Area

Texas Woman's University - Friday, November 18th

Members of the All Region Mixed Choir (numbers 1-15 from the Region Audition) will prepare the appropriate literature for the audition. Students will not receive the cuts until they arrive. This round includes sight-reading. Numbers 1-5 from each voice part will be named Area Candidates for Region 2 and will continue on in the All-State Audition Process.

Music to be prepared:

  1. Fecit Potentiam - Porpora (women only)
  2. Confirma, Hoc Deus Handel (men only)
  3. Kyrie - Haydn (men and women)
  4. Wechselleid Zum Tanz - Brahms (men and women)
  5. The Heaven's Flock - Esenvalds (men and women)

(Chairs 1-5 advance. All students will sight-read)

Area

A&M Commerce - Saturday, January 7th

Area auditions take place in Commerce. Students from four regions will be auditioning for a total of twenty students auditioning per voice part. Students will not receive the cuts until they arrive. This round includes sight-reading. For females, numbers 1-3 will be named to the All State Mixed Choir and numbers 4-7 will be named to the All State Treble Choir. For males, numbers 1-3 will be named to the All-State Mixed Choir and numbers 4-6 will be named to the All State Men's Choir.

Music to be prepared:

  1. Fecit Potentiam - Porpora (women only)
  2. Confirma, Hoc Deus Handel (men only)
  3. Kyrie - Haydn (men and women)
  4. The Heaven's Flock - Esenvalds (men and women)

(All students will sight-read)

TMEA All-State Convention

San Antonio - February 8th - 11th

TMEA hosts an annual convention in San Antonio during the month of February which includes workshops for music teachers, an exhibition show for the music industry and concerts by many invited and honor groups. Students selected for All-State are invited to attend the annual TMEA convention and participate in a performance clinic and concert. The All-State Choirs provide a finale for the convention.

LISD Solo and Ensemble

Saturday, February 25th at Lewisville High School

LISD Solo and Ensemble is an annual event that provides students an opportunity to perform solo or with an ensemble (2-12 students) in front of an adjudicator. Students benefit from the experience of performing and by receiving constructive comments from someone other than their regular music teacher(s). They sing a Class 1, 2 or 3 piece of their choice and receive a rating of 1 – 5 with 1 being the highest. Each judge also selects one outstanding soloist for recognition.

UIL Concert and Sight-reading

Tuesday, April 11th - Wednesday, April 12th at Denton HS

The University Interscholastic League provides students with educational experiences through competition. Since 1909, the UIL has grown into the largest inter-school organization of its kind in the world. Operated as part of the University of Texas, UIL member schools are divided into five conferences according to enrollment with 6A high schools being the largest. During the UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest, three judges rate choirs individually on both their prepared repertoire and sight-reading. Ratings range from Division I – Division V with Division I being the highest “Superior” rating.

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