Lower School Honors
The TPSMEA Children's Honor Choir is made up of 5th & 6th Grade Choral music students from across the state of Texas selected by their choir director to participate in the event. The children will come together in Spring, TX this year, along with the TPSMEA Middle School Honor Choir students to work with a clinician and present a concert on Saturday, November 14.
Intermediate School Honors
The TPSMEA Middle School Honor Choir is selected through an audition process. Students must learn 2 pieces of music. Each student then records a section of each piece of the music with his/her choir director. The director then submits the audition for the TPSMEA honor choir-judging event. TPSMEA Choral directors come together to listen and judge each individual audition. The top 25 ranked singers from soprano, alto, tenor and bass then make up the MSHC.
Upper School Honors
The TPSMEA All State Choir selection is a difficult process. High School students from around the state learn two pieces of music. The selections this year are Kyrie Eleison and O Schone Nacht. Each student must then record sections from each of the works with the help of their choral director. The submissions are sent to TPSMEA, from which each of the three regions holds a judging event to select the top 25 students to make up the TPSMEA All Region Choir. The top 25 students per voice part then advance to the All State Round 2 Judging.
The TPSMEA All State Choir judging consists of 75 students per part (25 per Region), who are then narrowed down to the top 40 students per part to make up the TPSMEA All State Choir. It is a great honor for students who are selected to both the TPSMEA Region and All State Choirs.
Students selected to the TPSMEA All State Choir for 2016 are: Tenor- Jay Edwards, Bass- Dyllan Muller.
Dyllan Muller has been selected all four years of his high school career to the TPSMEA All State Choir. This is an outstanding honor, and he will receive special recognition at the All State Concert. He is also the first student from LCA to ever be selected all 4 years to the TPSMEA All State Choir.
The TPSMEA All Region Choir will be held on January 8 & 9, 2016 at Trinity Christian Academy. The TPSMEA All State Choir weekend is in conjunction with the TPSMEA All State Band, Jazz Band, and Orchestra Concerts. The event will be held at the Eisenmann Performance Hall in Richardson on January 30, 2016.