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High School
Honor Choir

The High School Honor Choir is for 10-12 graders.

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Auditions will take place on Saturday, November 5 at West Virginia University.

Audition fee is $10.00 per student.

Audition Clinic


Clinic - The University of Charleston in collaboration with the Appalachian Children's Chorus will be hosting a FREE WVACDA High School Honor Choir clinic on Friday, October 14th from 1 PM to 6 PM on the beautiful UC Campus. We will cover sight reading and the required pieces to be an additional help to prepare for the upcoming auditions.

HS Reg


December 16, 2022 - ​Student registration DEADLINE.

One Student Medical Form per student. 
​Please print the Medical Form (below) 2-sided and send it before the registration deadline.
Please note that medical forms no longer need to be notarized.

December 16, 2022 - Payment due - payment can be made either by credit card or check.

Singer's fee is $55 per singer. 

Please make checks payable to WV ACDA.

Checks should be posted to:

Joshua Dubs

2101 Dudley Ave.

Parkersburg, WV 26101

Medical forms should be sent to:

Buckhannon Upshur High School

c/o Jeremiah Smallridge

270 BU Drive

Buckhannon, WV 26201

Meal Information


OPTIONAL fee to cover 2 meals (Thursday dinner and Friday lunch) - $30 per person (students and adults)


Must submit payment for these meals by December 16th.


Those who choose to eat meals away from the hotel need to prepare for sit-down options nearby or provide transportation to locations with more fast-food options. (Our rehearsal schedule will accommodate the time for meals.)


Friday dinner will not be provided.Saturday lunch (boxed lunches) will be covered by WVACDA at the performance venue following dress rehearsals.

Accompanist Auditions

WVACDA High School Honor Choir is looking for a student accompanist! 



Alleluia (SATB) – by Jake Runestad, Jake Runestad Music LLC, Publisher ID: jR0035 (This piece is tricky, give it a little extra preparation time).  This piece is available through -

Only in Sleep (SSAATTBB, A cappella) – by Eriks Ešenvalds, Music Baltica, Publisher ID: MB1265 

Hallelujah, from Cry of Jeremiah (SSAATB) – by Rosephanye Powell, Fred Bock Music, Publisher ID: 00119062 

Homeward Bound (SATB, piano four hands) – arr. Wilberg, Alfred Music Publishing, Publisher ID: 38070 

Let the River run (SATB) – Craig Hella Johnson, Hal Leonard Corporation, Publisher ID: 08754596 

Baba Yetu (SSATBB) – Christopher Tin, Hal Leonard Corporation, Publisher ID: 00293110 

An Irish Blessing (SATB) – James Moore, GIA Publications, (Octavo published separately in their Come to the Feast series) 

Please note that "Hallelujah, from Cry of Jeremiah" and "An Irish Blessing" will not need to be prepared for the audition. Students who make the ensemble will be responsible for learning the these two songs.

HS Rep
HS Conductor

2023 Conductor: Dr. Stan Engebretson 


Stan Engebretson came to Washington, DC in 1990 as the Director of Choral Studies at George Mason University and Director of Music at the historic New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (aka “The Lincoln Church”).  In 2005, he became the Artistic Director of the National Philharmonic Chorale. Earlier positions were at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, University of Texas Permian in Midland-Odessa, TX, and Bismarck State College, ND.  He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano and voice from the University of North Dakota, and a DMA in conducting from Stanford University. Additional study grants allowed him to work with legendary choral mentors of our time, including Eric Ericson, Robert Shaw, Gregg Smith, Richard Westenburg, Roger Wagner, and Margaret Hillis.   


Engebretson is a frequent guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States and abroad, most often in Germany, but also Switzerland, Italy, France, Russia, Lithuania, South Korea, and in Iceland where he was a Senior Specialist Scholar for the Fulbright Foundation."


Honor Choir Chair - Jeremiah Smallridge 

Buckhannon Upshur High School

c/o Jeremiah Smallridge

270 BU Drive

Buckhannon, WV 26201

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