University of Arizona
College of Fine Arts - School of Music

Choral Studies

UA High School Honor Choir

Greetings from the University of Arizona Choral Department! We are thrilled to present an exciting opportunity for you and your students this coming Fall semester.

The UA High School Honor Choir once again will be offered for your finest students, especially those interested in pursuing careers in music.

Students will be admitted by audition to participate in honor choir activities, from 8:00 am on October 20 through 4:00 pm on October 21, 2023 on the UA campus.

The choir will be evenly balanced in each section and conducted by Dr. M. Nicole Davis, Associate Director of Choral Activities.

Participating students and directors will have a variety of valuable experiences during their time in Tucson. In addition to rehearsing, students will be able to attend a course taught by a UA faculty member, socialize with the other choir members, and sing with University Singers, conducted by Dr. Davis.

Directors will have a chance to network, attend rehearsals, participate in educational sessions, receive professional development hours, and rehearse and perform with Symphonic Choir, conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Schauer.

The weekend will conclude with the Honor Choir Festival Concert on October 21 at 2:00 pm, featuring the Honor Choir, Symphonic Choir, University Singers and distinguished soloists selected from the honor choir audition process, as well as from UA.

Honor Choir: Oct. 20-21, 2023

Submission Deadline: Sept. 8, 2023

Audition Process


All Students will submit auditions electronically through the Google form link below. If you need assistance or an exception (e.g., to submit in some other way), please contact Jordan Shomper.

Students should go to the link below and fill out the form in its entirety, then see their directors for the sight-singing, aural recall, and solo portion of the audition.


There is a $5 application fee for each student that must be postmarked by September 8, 2023.

Please make checks payable to: The University of Arizona.
Mail checks to: Dr. N. Nicole Davis
Fred Fox School of Music
1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ  85721-0004

If you need an exception, please contact Jordan Shomper.


Teachers also will need to fill out and submit a short Google form (link below) for each student. Once you have compiled your students recordings, fill out the director survey found at the link below for each student.

On the form, you will answer questions about each student, then upload the audio files. You will be informed when one of your students completes the student form.


Submissions are due by midnight on September 8th. Please let us know if you need an exception. Teachers and students will be notified of results by September 15th.

Music, hotel information, hour-by-hour schedules, etc. will be distributed at that time, and a registration/music fee of $30 per accepted student will be due.

*Directors accessing this information electronically must contact Jordan Shomper. to have sight-reading and aural recall examples mailed to them privately.  Thank you.

Audition Requirements

  1. Sing one to two minutes (only) of a prepared solo from the classical repertoire: classical, sacred music, art or folk songs, musical theater, and arias suitable for high school use are all appropriate.
  2. Sight-read all melodic and rhythmic examples. This should be unprepared sight-reading.
  3. Sing back all intervals from the aural recall sheet. The piano plays one at a time then voice responds on whatever syllable is most comfortable (students do not see interval sheet).

These can be done in any order you wish. If you have any questions, please call (410) 274-1764, or email Jordan Shomper.

We look forward to this exciting venture with you!

Jeff Vanderlee Signature

Dr. M. Nicole Davis
Associate Director of Choral Activities

Elizabeth Schauer Signature

Dr. Elizabeth Schauer
Director of Choral Activities