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The 5th annual High School Men's & Women's Honor Chorus will take place June 18, 2018 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 2017-2018 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 please to announce the clinicians for this year's ensembles. Dr. Peter Jarjisian of Ohio University will be conducting the Women’s Chorus and Dr. Gayle Walker of Otterbein University will be conducting the Men’s Chorus. Please consult the summer conference web page for concert time and location.

Please consult the 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 2017-2018 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 recommendation are collected, they will be sent a link to the online registration.

Women's Chorus Clinician

Dr. Peter Jarjisian
Ohio University

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Men's Chorus Clinician

Dr. Gayle Walker
Otterbein University


Teacher/Director recommendation forms
March 16, 2018

Student Registration
April 30, 2018


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.
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