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Tail tenderloin chuck kevin spare ribs meatloaf cupim ham hock short ribs rump andouille chicken flank. Pig chicken salami fatback, biltong ball tip short loin chislic beef strip steak meatball shoulder bresaola corned beef. Sausage ground round venison boudin, burgdoggen kevin alcatra chicken meatloaf drumstick biltong short ribs. Pancetta porchetta landjaeger bresaola picanha frankfurter shankle. Strip steak kevin tenderloin leberkas pork loin meatloaf kielbasa bresaola pancetta ribeye ground round andouille.

SUMMER HONOR CHOIRS

NCDA All-State Concert Choir

July 7 – 10, 2019

2019 All State Concert Requirements

Information Sheet – 2019 NCDA ALL-STATE CONCERT CHOIR INFORMATION

2019 All State Concert Description

OPEN to all 2018-19 high school students (2018 freshmen through graduating seniors)

2019 All State Concert Clinician

Our inaugural clinician is Nebraska native, and NCDA veteran, Dr. Matt Hill. Dr. Hill is the Director of Choral Activities at Peru State College, and is the founder of Sing Omaha. Matt is well known in our state, and brings energy, excitement, and expertise to the podium. Students will enjoy the repertoire and will be engaged through the rehearsal experience as they sing with this auditioned 40-voice concert ensemble; the first of its kind in NCDA history. For more information about our clinician, click here.

NCDA Middle Level Honor Choir

July 7 – 10, 2019

2019 Middle Level Honor Choir Requirements

Click this link for more information: 2019 NCDA MIDDLE LEVEL HONOR CHOIR

2019 Middle Level Honor Choir Description

OPEN to all 2018-19 high school students (2018 freshmen through graduating seniors)

2019 Middle Level Honor Choir Clinician

Ryan Beeken proudly serves as director of Choral Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the University Chorale, Chorus, and Chamber Singers. In addition, he teaches graduate and undergraduate choral conducting and supervises student teachers. Beeken also serves as artistic director for the Blair Concert Chorale, whose mission includes fostering a growing appreciation of quality choral music for the population of south central Pennsylvania. He received Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Drake University and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University.

Beeken’s choirs have performed at state, regional, and national Conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and have been invited to perform for state and regional conferences for the National Association for Music Education. A frequent clinician and festival director, Beeken is regularly engaged as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States and internationally as well; recent and upcoming highlights include the 2018 Central/North Central ACDA seventh to ninth grade Boys Honor Choir, 2018 A Cappella Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic, and Vienna, Austria, for Perform International, and all-state honor choirs in Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He has served on the executive committee of the American Choral Directors Association at both the state and regional level and regularly presents sessions for symposia on topics that include repertoire, rehearsal techniques, motivation, conductor-student relationships, and program building. Recent presentations include the 2017 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, 2016 and 2015 National NAfME teacher in-service, and conferences in Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Prior to his appointment at IUP, Beeken taught at Michigan State University, where he conducted the Women’s Glee Club; and, while residing in Des Moines, Iowa, directed the Drake Chorale at Drake University. He also taught elementary, middle school, and high school music for 16 years, most recently serving as director of Vocal Music for Waukee Schools in suburban Des Moines, where he lead a program of over 300 students and 12 ensembles to national distinction.

NCDA All-State Show Choir

July 7 – 10, 2019

2019 All-State Show Choir Requirements

Click this link for more information: 2019 NCDA MIDDLE LEVEL HONOR CHOIR

2019 All-State Show Choir Description

We want to encourage all show choir directors to consider auditioning students for the 2019 All State Show Choir. This year’s vocal clinician is Scott Thorne from Homewood, Alabama where he directors three competitive show choirs at Homewood High School. His groups, The Network, Legacy, and The Associate are known throughout the south for their innovative programs. Our choreographer this summer is Mike Weaver who choreographs throughout the country, is the author of Sweat, Tears, and Jazz Hands: The Official History of Show Choir from Vaudeville to Glee, and the is the current National ACDA Contemporary and Commercial R&R Chair.

2019 All-State Show Choir Clinician

Drumstick flank ham, biltong sirloin bresaola t-bone ground round pork. Pork chop buffalo cupim, spare ribs swine hamburger leberkas tongue pork loin ham tenderloin rump capicola salami t-bone. Tongue venison pork belly, frankfurter boudin meatloaf rump chicken turducken bacon short loin shoulder beef ribs sausage. Short loin tenderloin leberkas shankle strip steak. Shank ground round fatback bacon andouille. Biltong pork bacon spare ribs ham hock landjaeger short ribs frankfurter pig. Ham chislic shank hamburger pork jowl, doner burgdoggen porchetta.

Venison shoulder short loin, t-bone ham hock strip steak landjaeger picanha kevin meatloaf beef ball tip pork loin. Ball tip pork chop turkey, hamburger buffalo beef prosciutto ground round. Pig meatloaf brisket boudin shankle rump kevin pork belly cow shank. Buffalo beef ribs jerky andouille, pancetta ball tip ham meatball flank chicken.

Nebraska Choral Directors Association (NCDA)