Call for Performance Auditions – CASMEC 2018

Application for Ensemble Performance at 2018 California All-State Music Educators Conference in San Jose


Application Deadline: May 5, 2017

California ACDA is issuing an open invitation to K-12, college and university choirs to audition to perform at 2018 CASMEC in San Jose. Show Choirs, A Cappella, and Jazz Groups will perform in the San Jose Convention Center while all other performance ensembles will perform in the stunning St. Joseph’s Cathedral Basilica. Invitations to perform will be based solely upon the quality of musical performances as demonstrated in audition recordings (unedited uploaded mp3 and/or YouTube submissions).

It is the intent of California ACDA to continue the strong choral strand at 2018 CASMEC, building upon the last two successful conferences. These conferences joined the Choral Leadership Academy and All-State Honor Choirs to create a strong statewide conference for our membership. We want to share the wealth of knowledge found here in the Golden State, from interest session to concert performances. If you are a member of ACDA, you are invited to submit an audition application.

It is understood that ACDA, and it’s successor California Choral Directors Association (CCDA), will not assume financial responsibility for travel, food, lodging for directors or choir participants. This application implies that the director and choir are prepared to travel and perform at the 2018 CASMEC in San Jose if accepted.

Performance Ensemble Audition Requirements

For any proposed performance ensembles we will require the following uploads along with school and director contact information through our JotForm application:

  • Ensemble Bio
  • Ensemble Photo
  • Director Bio
  • Director Headshot
  • Proposed set with titles, composers, publishers, and estimated times
  • Audio Upload (max 10 minutes, recordings should be unedited with regards to sound. Also, please list as Track 1, 2, 3, etc… so that director and school name are not visible for purposes of anonymity)
  • Video Upload (for show choirs only)