EKU Choral Day 2023

Thursday, September 21, 2023
(Registration deadline: Thursday, September 7)

EKU’s annual High School Choral Day is a one-day event that welcomes over 400 students from throughout the state to prepare for the Kentucky All-State Choir audition. One to two additional pieces are included to provide additional learning opportunities and a variety of musical experiences. The day features choir sectionals, full rehearsals, and a performance of the selected repertoire. EKU choral faculty Dr. Richard Waters and Dr. Jill Campbell serve as the clinicians for the event. Students will also hear brief performances by the EKU Choirs and have the opportunity to interact with EKU choral students and voice faculty. The event takes place at the EKU Center for the Arts.

In order to ensure a positive, rewarding experience for all students, participants must commit to staying for the entire day.

SCHEDULE - click here

All students must bring their own music. 
Extra music and/or photocopying services are not available.

     Du bist wie eine Blume - Anton Bruckner (KMEA All-State audition piece)

     Build the Sky - Jocelyn Hagen & Timothy Takach

     My Heart Be Brave (SATB) - Marques L. A. Garrett

  • Sheet music (see above)
  • Black folder
  • Money for lunch (on your own)

  • Pencil
  • EKU Choral Day t-shirt
  • Hospitality area for directors and chaperones throughout the day
  • Preparation of the KMEA All-State audition piece and additional repertoire

  • Directors are encouraged to bring motivated singers who demonstrate good vocal technique, can read music, and work hard in rehearsal
  • A balanced number of voice parts is preferred but not required

  • REHEARSALS: School-appropriate clothing should be worn throughout the day
  • PERFORMANCE: EKU Choral Day t-shirt (provided) and jeans (no shorts)


  • EKU campus map
  • Check-in, rehearsals, and performance take place in the EKU Center for the Arts (#74)
  • Buses may park at the EKU Center, or in the Alumni Coliseum Lot (#52) by the Kentucky State Police building

ONLINE REGISTRATION - Registration is closed for this event
  • DEADLINE: Thursday, September 7, 2023

PAYMENT ($20.00 per student)
  • ONE CHECK PER SCHOOL, payable to Eastern Kentucky University
  • Payment must be received no later than the day of the event:
    • Option 1: Bring your payment with you to check-in
    • Option 2: Mail payment before the event to:
                        EKU Choirs
                        Foster Music Building 101
                        521 Lancaster Avenue
                        Richmond, KY 40475