Middle School Choir All-State Festival
The Nevada Music Educators Association All-State Festival features a middle school and high school level choir. These ensembles include soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Students work closely with a guest conductor for two days before performing a final concert. Students who make the All-State choirs are the top performers in Nevada. High school students audition to earn a spot in the ensemble, while middle school students are nominated by their middle school choir director.
2024 Nevada All-State Middle School Choir Festival and Conference Information
MS Choir All-State Festival Schedule and More
Schedules for this All-State Festival are below. All schedules are subject to change and will be sent out to the ensemble chairs or NMEA. For more information on the Nevada All-State Festivals and Conferences go to the All-State home page for more detailed information. Contact your All-State Ensemble chair for any questions or concerns you may have.
All-State Festival Directors Checklist
All directors are responsible for the following items for All-State Festival and Conference. Go to the All-State Festival Homepage for more details on the Festival and Conference. If you have any questions or concerns contact your Ensemble Chair.
Forms and Fees are due January 19, 2024.
2024 All-State Festival Payments
Pay for Student/Director All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Not available yet
All fees are to be paid by each school and their ensemble director/s. All students will need to see their school director for more information fees and registration.
Payment Options - These are the 2 payment options found in the web store.
Pay with a Credit Card- follow the prompts and put in your card information, as well as billing address information if needed. Be sure all is accurate.
Manual Payment (school check) - follow the prompts in the webstore and select the manual payment method to pay by check and generate an invoice.
If you have questions or would like to verify payment contact David Morris, the State Executive, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail all checks to 1125 Avenue of the Oaks #406, Sparks, NV. 89431. Please write checks out to the Nevada Music Educators Association.
Chairperson and Committee
John DiPalo All-State Middle School Chair
2024 Nevada All-State Middle School Choir Conductor
2024 Guest Conductor
Artistic Director of the Greater Dallas Choral Society
Kimberley Ahrens is a nationally recognized choral conductor, educator, and clinician with more than 20 years’ experience enriching children and youth through the study and performance of the choral arts. Recipient of the 2022 Choral Director of Distinction Award from the Texas Choral Directors Association, Ahrens is currently founding Artistic Director of the Greater Dallas Choral Society for Children and Youth (GDCS), which was established in 2022 to carry on the legacy of the prestigious Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas (CCGD). GDCS was recently named official children’s chorus for The Dallas Opera, and will be featured at the national convention of the National American Choral Directors Association in 2025.
From 2005 to 2023, Ahrens taught choir in the Texas public school system, leading her ensembles to national awards and performances at major conferences for the Texas Music Educators Association and American Choral Directors Associations. In 2009, she received the Texas Choral Directors Association’s Distinguished Young Director Award. She also served nine years as principal conductor for CCGD.
An expert in the adolescent voice, Ahrens is regularly engaged as a clinician and guest conductor for elementary- and middle-school honor choirs throughout the United States. She has also taught at the university level as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at Southern Methodist University, Abilene Christian University, Texas Tech, and Florida State. She holds a bachelor's degree in music education from Texas Christian University and a master’s degree in music education from The University of North Texas.
2024 Nevada Middle School Choir
All-State Nomination Information
2024 All-State Nomination Student Information
Students see your school's music director for more information on the Nomination process for the Middle School All-State Choir. All-State Participation fees will be paid by each school and their ensemble director/s. Students and parents, please contact your school music or ensemble director with any questions you might have about your student's Nomination.
2024 All-State Nominations Director Information
Directors, All-State Ensemble Nomination information and form can be found below. The All-State results will be available no later than December 2, 2023. Please contact your All-State Chairpersons for any questions or help.
2024 All-State Choir Nomination deadline November 16th, 2023