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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 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. 

​Middle School All-State Band Nomination Link

2024 Nevada All-State Middle School Choir Festival and Conference Information

MS Choir All-State Festival Schedule and More
Not available yet.
2024 All-State Festival Participation

All-State Festival Participation Checklist:

  1.  Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Not available yet

  2. Music Directors Complete Director Form Not available yet

  3. Directors Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 Not available yet

  4. 2024 Book Hotel rooms (NMEA Group Room Rate Deadline: not available yet)

 

2024 All-State Festival Payments
  • Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Not available yet

  • Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50  Not available yet

  • If you are paying by check please email David Morris the State Executive. Invoices can be requested by contacting David Morris the State Executive at stateexec@nmeamusic.org 

  • Mail all checks to 1125 Avenue of the Oaks #406, Sparks, NV. 89431. Please write checks out to the Nevada Music Educators Association.

Important Dates
  • 2024 All-State Choir Nomination deadline November 6th, 2023

Chairperson and Committee

John DiPalo All-State Middle School Chair

Portia McClure

Email: mschoir@nmeamusic.org 

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2024 Nevada All-State Middle School Choir Conductor

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2024 Guest Conductor
Kimberly Ahrens,
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. 

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