Middle School/Jr. High
Honor Choir

The Middle School/Jr. High Honor Choir is for children in grades 7-9.

 

Registration

September 30, 2022 - School registration and allotment request DEADLINE. 

Jr/MS allotment request fee: $30.00

December 16, 2022 - ​Student registration DEADLINE.

One School Form required per school ​AND 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.

Jr/MS Singer’s fee: $35.00 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:

Cody Ratliff

1201 Hillcrest St

Parkersburg, WV 26101

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.

 

Repertoire

Ad Astra by Jake Narverud (SATB)

https://www.jwpepper.com/Ad-Astra/10846403.item#.YvqeZvHMJ1A 

 

Waiting for the Moon by Sherry Blevins (SAB with opt. solo, opt. narration and piano)

Information on how to purchase this piece of music will be available soon. Cost is $2.50 per copy. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTDOIIp0oSU

 

Commision Piece - Completed by December 1st. 

 

Praise His Holy Name by Keith Hampton (SATB) 

https://www.jwpepper.com/Praise-His-Holy-Name/3168358.item#.Yw0RWSHMJ1A

 

A Tapestry of Music by Sherry Blevins (SATB with piano with opt. solo)

https://www.jwpepper.com/A-Tapestry-of-Music/10984376.item#.YvqgM_HMJ1A

 

​Order music at either Kerr's Music World or J.W. Pepper

 

2023 Conductor: Sherry Blevins

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Sherry Blevins believes that music education transforms lives by building a sense of community as it touches souls and heals hearts. She is a music educator, conductor, clinician, and more recently, a lyricist and composer. Since 2017, she has been honored to compose for a variety of singers and ensembles across the United States including Tennessee All-State Treble Choir, renowned soprano, Rebecca Cook-Carter, the Piedmont Invitational Choral Festival, South Carolina Music Educator’s National Conference Clinic, Young Voices of the Carolinas, St. Andrews University, and many other all-county and honors choirs. According to Vincent Oakes, President of the American Choral Director’s Association – Southern Division and Artistic Director of the Chattanooga Boys Choir, “Sherry Blevins’ music is as engaging and enriching for the singer as it is enjoyable for the listener…. With beautifully crafted melodies, tuneful harmonies, and supportive accompaniments, her compositions should find a preferred place with more choirs in the near future.”

Sherry Blevins is the winner of the 2018 Claremont Chorale’s Composition Contest. Her winning piece was premiered by the Claremont Chorale in California in March of 2019. In the summer of 2018,

she was one of seven composers nationwide selected as a composing fellow at the CORO Composer’s Institute in Iowa, where she premiered another Hinshaw publication. She was recently invited to conduct the American Choral Directors Association Treble Honor Choir which will be singing her composition, A Tapestry of Music (SSA) for the 2020 Southern Region ACDA Conference in Alabama.

 

Aside from composing, Sherry frequently serves as a clinician for honor choirs, adjudicator for festivals, and leads workshops on choral techniques and the motivation of singers across the Southeastern United States.

 

Sherry Blevins has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a concentration in voice from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a master’s degree in Music Education with a concentration in Choral Conducting from Appalachian State University. She is a Supervisor of Student Teachers for Appalachian State University where she was recently selected for the Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award for the College of Education. She currently resides in Huntersville, North Carolina.

 

Contact

Honor Choir Chair - Cody Ratliff

cody.ratliff@k12.wv.us 

 

1201 Hillcrest St

Parkersburg, WV 26101