2023 All-State Children's Choir


Conductor Info
Repertoire & Packets
The following information will be posted at a later time:
All-State Children's Choir Repertoire List


Sophia Papoulis is a conductor and creative director for the Foundation for Small Voices, an organization dedicated, through music, to crossing cultural, generational, and ideological boundaries to raise awareness and funds for national and international music and mentoring programs for children. An adjudicator, lecturer, and clinician, she gives choral, collegiate, and teacher-education workshops and guest-conducts regional and all-state choruses nationally and internationally.

Sophia has served as a conductor for the award-winning Young People’s Chorus of New York City, conducting not only for its core after-school program, but also within many New York City public schools across the boroughs. She has conducted at a number of notable venues throughout New York City, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, the 92nd Street Y, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, and Symphony Space. She has prepared choruses for national radio and television appearances, recording sessions, collaborative performances with such ensembles as the Kronos Quartet and the Stephen Petronio Company, and for performances not only in New York City, but also in major venues throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and South America. She has conducted professional, university, youth, and community choirs, and maintains an active voice studio.

Sophia is also active as a studio and live-event producer. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the Ithaca College School of Music where she is a member of the Choral Music Experience artistic faculty.


Vinternatt (from Norwegian Sami Songs) Frode Fjelheim Boosey & Hawkes 2 parts with soprano sax and triangle
Wau Bulan Malaysian Folksong, arr. Tracy Wong Cypress Choral Music 2 parts with hand drum
Grow, Little Tree Andrea Ramsey Santa Barbara Music Publishing 2 parts with piano
Bring Me Little Water, Silvy Huddie Ledbetter, arr. Adam Podd Podd Brothers Music 2 parts with upright bass and percussion
When I Sing Bill Henderson, arr. David Elliott Boosey & Hawkes 3 parts with bass and drums



The Musician’s Choice has all the music put together in packets for you, and they are ready to ship them out to you, once you know how many of your students were accepted into the choir. Below is the contact information for ordering either via phone or email and the prices for each piece (in case you already have copies of those pieces) and the total cost for a packet without shipping. Once you order your music, you should get your music within 1-3 days.

Contact Information

The Musician's Choice, LLC
1603 NE 100 CT
Kansas City, MO 64155
Phone: 816.781.9700
Email: [email protected]

Songs & Pricing
  • SA Vinternatt (Winter's Night), Fjelheim: $2.25
  • 2 Pt Bring Me Little Water, Silvy/Ledbetter/Podd: $2.50
  • SA Grow Little Tree-Ramsey: $2.20
  • SA Wau Bulan, Malaysan Folk Song/Wong: $2.95
  • SSA When I Sing, Henderson: $2.75
The complete packet price (without shipping): $12.65



What is the Children's Choir?

Students in fourth and fifth grades (whose teachers are NMEA members) are offered a chance to work with acclaimed conductors during odd-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. The next Children's Choir will be during the 2025 NMEA Conference.

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 fourth or fifth grade during the 2023-2024 school year.
  • The director MUST be registered and attend the conference/clinic with their student(s).
  • If you wish to become a member of this organization visit: www.nafme.org.

How many students can I register?

You may select one student for every 30 students that you teach. For example, if you teach 68 fourth graders and 72 fifth graders, you could only send in four names. If you teach a total of 60 students or less, you may submit two names. We will do our best to include both of them in the event. Our goal is 350 singers from around the state of Nebraska.


Contact Angela Wright at [email protected].


August 1 - September 15: Registration form is open on the NMEA website.

September 15 @ 11:59 pm Central Time: Registration form closes. No more registrations will be accepted.

By September 21: Teachers will be notified of the selected students.

October 6: Registration payment ($60 per student) is due for selected participants. The $60 fee per student covers festival fees, T-shirt, snack, lunch, and sales tax.

Please note: NMEA policy states that no refunds will be given for singers unable to attend.

Registration for the 2023 All-State Children's Chorus is now closed.


The All State Children's Choir will be held on Thursday, November, 16th.  Registration will begin at 7:30 am. Rehearsals will start at 8:00 am. The final concert will be at 4:00 pm at the Lied Center for Performing Arts main stage. A more detailed schedule of the day will be sent to those teachers with students who are accepted into the Children's Choir. Lunch and snack will be included with registration of all students who are accepted.