SENIOR CHOIR REPRESENTATIVE
Maroa Forsyth High School
217-794-3463 ext. 1153
Please contact Christopher with specific questions regarding SR Choir auditions.
Sarah Catt, guest conductor
Susan Patterson, accompanist
Sarah Catt became the choir director at Elk Grove High School in 2010. Her curricular responsibilities include Men's Choir, Women's Choir, Treble Choir, Concert Choir and Mint Condition Vocal Jazz. Co-curricular ensembles under her direction include Chamber Singers and Men's A cappella. She also serves as the vocal director for the school musical. The choirs at Elk Grove frequently work with guest clinicians and university choirs. Under her direction, the Elk Grove Vocal Jazz Ensemble was chosen to perform at the 2014 Illinois Music Education Conference and the 2014 Illinois American Choral Directors Association Conference. Mrs. Catt has served as a guest conductor for various honor ensembles including the Illinois Summer Youth Music Junior Chorus, the Illinois Music Education Association District 1 Junior Chorus, and the Illinois Music Education Association District 9 Vocal Jazz III Ensemble. She recently received an Award of Recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education in the 2015-2016 "Those Who Excel" education awards program.
Before coming to EG, Mrs. Catt was the choir director at Crone Middle School in Naperville, IL. She received her Bachelor of Music Education with an emphasis in choral and general music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was honored as the Most Outstanding Student in Music Education and graduated with highest honors. She also earned her Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago.
Mrs. Catt is an active member of the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). She currently serves as an Illinois ACDA board member as the High School Repertoire and Standards Chair. Outside of her musical endeavors, Mrs. Catt enjoys spending time with her husband Brandon, who is the Director of Choirs at Glenbard East High School in Lombard, IL.
Sicut Cervus - Palestrina - All-State Edition
Desh - Ethan Sperry
Ballade to the Moon - (SATB w/piano) - Daniel Elder
Shout Glory - Byron J Smith - (SATB w/solos)
Letter from a Girl to the World (SSAA) - Andrea Ramsey
Come Travel with Me - Scott Farthing (TTB w/piano)
CHORUS AUDITION PROCEDURES
Senior Choir Audition Procedures can be found here.
Senior Choir tonal skills study guides can be downloaded or printed here.
Students should prepare all selections for auditions in October.
Auditions will consist of 2 "prepared pieces" (1 of which will be Sicut Cervus OR Desh. The 2nd piece will be selected from the remaining pieces. This could also be the other All-State selection).
NEW THIS YEAR--the 2nd audition pieces will be released on Sunday, October 7th from Christopher via the State Office.
Auditions will also consist of 2 Scales, 3 triads, and 1 Sight Reading example.
As in previous years, all auditions will be Blind Auditions