2022 All-State Middle Level Chorus

All-State Conductor Bio

Maria A. Ellis is a passionate educator and conductor. She is the owner of Girl Conductor LLC, a company that creates diverse music education resources and currently serves as the Director of The Sheldon’s City of Music All-Star Chorus and Choral Instructor at Sumner High School. Maria is an active clinician, adjudicator and presenter throughout the United States and abroad. She holds a B.M. in Music Education emphasis on Voice (K-12 Certified) Degree from the University of Missouri- St. Louis. She has served as the Arts and Administrative Fellow for The St. Louis Symphony and has served as the Community Engagement Manager for The St. Louis Children’s Choirs. Maria is the host of the Award Winning Show Bach and Beyoncé on Classic 107.3 The Voice for the Arts in St. Louis and is a host for the St. Louis Symphony "Live at Powell" broadcast. Maria is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, National Association of Music Educators, Missouri Alliance for Arts Education, where she is chair of the RIDE (Race, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity) Committee and holds Level 3 Certification from the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education. Maria is the wife of Marion Ellis and the mother of Aria, Kendal and Noah Ellis.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ALL-STATE MIDDLE LEVEL CHORUS

What is the All-State Middle Level Chorus?
Students in sixth through eighth grades (whose teachers are NMEA members) are offered a chance to work with acclaimed conductors during even-years of the Nebraska Music Education Association Conference/Clinic. This is a one-day event with the final performance on the Lied Center for Performing Arts main stage.

Who can attend?

  • Students attending must be registered and attending the school or home school listed on the registration
  • Students must be under the direction of an NMEA member
  • Students must be in the sixth - eighth grades during the 2022-2023 school year
  • The director MUST be registered and attend the Conference with their student(s).
  • If you wish to become a member of this organization visit: www.nafme.org

2022 ALL-STATE MIDDLE LEVEL CHORUS AUDITION DATES

August 1 - September 9: Audition submissions open via Google Form 

September 9 at 11:59 pm CST: Google Form for audition submissions closes

September 21: All-State Middle Level Chorus selections are announced

October 3: Registration payment ($60 per student) is due for selected participants

2022 ALL-STATE MIDDLE LEVEL CHORUS REPERTOIRE

TITLE COMPOSER PUBLISHER PARTS
Sing to Me Laura Farnell Hal Leonard 3-part mixed
The Trout (Die Forelle) Franz Schubert, arr. Douglas Wagner Alfred 3-part mixed
Nine Hundred Miles Philip Silvey Santa Barbara Music SAB
Sisi Ni Moja Jacob Narverud Santa Barbara Music SAB
Lovely Day Bill Withers & Skip Scarborough, arr. Robert T. Gibson Alfred SAB

 

AUDITION MATERIALS & INFORMATION

Audition submissions are now being accepted!

Submit an audition for the 2022 All-State Middle Level Chorus

Don't forget to visit the Middle Level Chorus Auditions page to see all the audition requirements before you send in your submissions.

2022 All-State Middle Level Chorus Audition Information