Updated: Dec 4, 2018
UnicornChoir had five students participating in the Region 12 Pre-Area auditions at Johnson High School on the evening of Tuesday, November 27th.
Advancing to Area at Reagan HS on January 12, 2019
Stacy Cos - Soprano 1
Savanna Pack - Soprano 2
Navi Walker - Alto 1
Alternates to Area
Grace Shafer - Soprano 2
Sam Smith - Bass 1
To earn the right to audition at Pre-Area, each student must place in the top 10 of their section during Region Auditions held in October. To earn the right to move on from Pre-Area, students must place in the top 5 of those 10. The next round is Area, where qualifying students will compete with 20 other students in TMEA Area E for the right to rehearse and perform with the prestigious Texas All-State Choir in February at the annual Texas Music Educators Convention held in San Antonio.
TMEA sponsors the Texas All-State audition process to promote students' dedication to their musical knowledge and skill and to encourage TMEA member directors to support their students in this development. Beginning each fall, over 70,000 high school students across the state audition in their TMEA Region. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. A select group of musicians advances to compete against musicians from other Regions in their TMEA Area. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in one of 15 Texas All-State Bands, Orchestras, and Choirs. These All-State ensembles rehearse for three days, directed by nationally recognized conductors, and perform on the closing day of the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention.