Every summer, the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) releases its all-state SATB, SSAA, and TTBB choral audition selections, and every year, students begin a quest to find the sheet music for these selections. Many Houston-area and Katy-area music stores either do not carry All-State music or don’t regularly keep them in stock, which can make finding those pieces quite an adventure. KD Music and Arts does, however, carry the large school choral packets (the packets needed by Katy ISD and Cy-Fair ISD schools); specifically divided for male and female voices. If you’ve been looking for a place to buy those packets, then look no further: just give us a call at 281-828-1500 or stop by our convenient Katy Freeway location to get yours today.
All-State Choral Vocal Preparation
Looking for a little extra preparation for All-State? KD Music and Arts offers world-class conservatory-style private vocal coaching; singing lessons are available onsite at our Katy Freeway location or online via Zoom. KD Music and Arts also has master vocal clinicians on staff; perfect for your school or master class. Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 registration is now open; for more information on our school, check out our music lesson information or call us at 281-828-1500.
2023 TMEA All-State Selections, Large School:
The 2023 All-State audition pieces are as follows:
Key: SATB=Soprano Alto Tenor Bass (full choir), SSAA=Soprano Soprano Alto Alto (female voices), TTBB=Tenor Tenor Bass Bass (male voices). All information courtesy of TMEA.
SATB: “Joy Never Leaves“, by Christopher Harris
SATB: “Trois Chansons Bretonnes” by Henk Badings
SATB: “Lamentations of Jeremiah” by Alberto Ginastera
SSAATTBB: “Trinity Te Deum” by Ēriks Ešenvalds
Treble Choir/Female Voices:
SSAA: “Sigue” by Ivette Herryman Rodriguez
SSAA: “God Will Give Orders/Sweet Child from ‘Snow Angel’” by Sarah Quartel
SSA: “Tximeletak” by Eva Ugalde
SSAA: “Lauda Jerusalem” by Nicolà Popora, Arr. Martin Banner
Tenor-Bass Choir/Male Voices:
TTBB: “A passer-by” by Byron Adams
TTBB: “Beati mortui” by Felix Mendelssohn
TTBB: “Steal Away“Arr. Stacey V. Gibbs
TTBB: “Chôros No. 3 ‘Pica-Pau’“by Heitor Villa-Lobos