Alabama Young Voices
In February of 1993, two middle school teachers approached the Alabama ACDA Board about sponsoring a choral festival dedicated to younger choral students and their directors. Founders of this festival recognized the need to promote a statewide event that would provide a high level of choral instruction and performance for youngsters in upper elementary and middle school.
The Alabama ACDA agreed and enthusiastically voted to endorse the Young Voices Festival. The festival committed to provide a positive, quality choral experience for young singers in the state of Alabama. The first Young Voices Festival was held in 1993. Three choirs for students in 4th - 9th grade was the original format. The two day event had over 350 students from across the state participate in the first festival.
The Young Voices Festival has evolved to include four choirs for students 4th - 9th grade and a performance by the combined choirs to conclude the concert. The 1999 Young Voices Festival saw the original 'Children's Choir' split into a 'Children Girls Choir' and a 'Children Boys Choir'.
REGARDING YOUNG VOICES 2011 - Click HERE to view the PDF of the Young Voices 2011 Letter and audition information.
Attached you will find the information concerning Alabama ACDA Young Voices 2011. We are hoping for record numbers this year! Please consider this wonderful opportunity for your singers in 4th-9th grades, whether they be in school, church, community, or homeschool choirs. All are welcome as long as they are under the direction and leadership of an ACDA member.
This year's festival will be held on the campus of Auburn University May 6-7, 2011. Auditions for the JH Mixed and JH Girls' Choirs will be held
February 12, 2011. Registration deadlines are January 15 for Auditions for JH MIxed and JH Girls, and March 15 for Children's Choirs and completed
Clinicians for 2011 include Patrick Freer, Sandra Snow, Tammy Carney and John Flanery. We hope that you will consider participating in this year's
festival, and will also pass along the information to those in your circles and areas of influence.
Further information, including complete music lists can be found at www.alabamayvf.org, although the site will not be completely updated for a
few more days. Music lists can also be found at www.jwpepper.com. Please note the two pieces that are only available through cpdl.org as free
1. Personent Hodie, arr. Gustav Holst, Unison/2 part- BOYCHOIR
2. Serse Act 1, Scene 1 Recitative Frondi tenere, Aria, and Ombra maifu, G.F. Handel/ed.Griffin
Alabama ACDA Young Voices Chair