Ohio Choral Directors Association

Promoting excellence in choral music throughout Ohio.


The 6th annual High School Men's & Women's Honor Chorus will take place June 17, 2019 at the Church of the Messiah in Westerville near Otterbein University in conjunction with the OCDA Summer Conference. These honor choirs are designed to focus on literature specifically for (T)TBB & SSA(A) voicings for students in grades 9 thru 12 of the 2018-2019 school year. High school music teachers and community choir conductors are invited to select their finest young singers to participate. Recommenders must be either a member of OCDA or the Ohio Music Education Association to submit recommendations.

This year we are pleased to announce the clinicians for our ensembles. Sarah Baker of Little Miami High School will be conducting the Women’s Chorus and Dr. Robert Ward of the Ohio State University will be conducting the Men’s Chorus. Please consult the summer conference web page for concert time and location.

Please refer to the specific areas below for instructions on recommendations, fees, directions and other information as it becomes available.

Registration Information

The OCDA High School Honor Choruses are open to high school students in grades 9 thru 12 of the 2018-2019 school year. High school teachers and community choir directors are encouraged to submit their best students. In order to ensure balanced ensembles the HSHC is asking that teachers and directors to recommend two complete quartets (one female and one male) for each group. You can submit your recommendations via our Online Recommendation Form. After all recommendations are collected, they will be sent a link to the online registration.

Women's Chorus Clinician

Sarah Baker
Little Miami High School

Sarah Baker

Chad Baker, Accompanist
Capital University

Men's Chorus Clinician

Dr. Robert Ward
Ohio State University
Robert Ward

Casey Cook, Accompanist
Ohio State University


Teacher/Director recommendation forms
March 15, 2019

Student Registration
May 10, 2019


The fee for this year's honor choruses is $85. This fee will include a folder of music, access to practice tracks via our website, lunch, dinner, concert t-shirt and two free tickets to the evening performance.

Rehearsal Tracks

Any questions concerning the Men's & Women's Honor Choruses can be directed to the High School Honor Chorus Chair at OCDAHonorChoir@gmail.com.