Since 1990, IMEA has sponsored an elementary and a middle school honor choir. Selected students who are participating in Circle the State with Song Area Festivals will have the opportunity to audition for these All-State Honor Choirs. These choirs are select groups of approximately 150 singers chosen by teacher recommendation and audition. Our goal is to choose singers from each of the 13 area CSWS Festivals to fill balanced parts. Both groups will perform at The Palladium in Carmel, Indiana on May 19-22, 2021. 


Audition Information & Submission

Please review the honor choir audition packet thoroughly. Auditions will be recorded along with the audition tracks provided, and submitted online through this site. Audition instructions must be followed exactly to ensure auditions will be accepted.

To register and submit your Honor Choir auditions, please click here.

Audition Tracks

Elementary Honor Choir Audition: click here
Middle/Junior High School Honor Choir Soprano Voice Audition Track: click here
Middle/Junior High School Honor Choir Alto Voice Audition Track: click here
Middle/Junior High School Honor Choir Tenor Voice Audition Track: click here
Middle/Junior High School Honor Choir Bass Voice Audition Track: click here

Audition Upload Deadline:  Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:59 pm EST

Honor Choir Selection

Final selection will be made by the CSWS Committee during the week of March 15, 2021. Students and teachers will be notified of the decision at that time. Rehearsal recordings for honor choir will be available on the web-site for each participating singer along with the honor choir repertoire. Please read carefully, follow the instructions, and meet the deadlines as stated in the audition process. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL DISQUALIFY THE AUDITION. It is our pleasure to offer your students this quality opportunity to learn and grow musically. Thank you for your continued interest in and support of IMEA and its programs.


The 2021 fee for this choral experience will be $183 for students in both the Elementary Choir and Middle School Choir. This fee includes four meals, All-State music, on-line rehearsal recordings, and an overnight stay at the Hilton Hotel (Elementary School Choir) and the Marriott Hotel (Middle School Choir) in downtown Ft. Wayne. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please make sure that any student whose teacher submits a Scholarship Form on their behalf understands that they are responsible for the balance of the cost, and that the full fee is to be sent pending approval of scholarship. If the scholarship is approved, a reimbursement will be provided from the IMEA office. 

Performance Order Form 

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The following documents may also prove useful as you are preparing to submit your student auditions.

If you have any questions regarding information or procedures, please contact the Honor Choir/CSWS State Chair, Alicia Rankin – [email protected] – or your CSWS Area Coordinator.