2024 TCDA MS/JH All-State Choir

2024 TCDA MS/JH All-State Choir Results

We are pleased to announce the 2024 All-State MS/JH Choir, under the direction of Dr. Edryn J. Coleman. Dr. Coleman currently teaches choir and piano at Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, MD. He has taught music, full-time, at all levels: elementary, middle, collegiate and now high school. Each one of those experiences shaped his personal commitment to music education for every student at every level.

Dr. Coleman is a very active guest conductor, adjudicator, and lecturer. His choirs have performed for both state and national conferences. Their most recent honor being selected as one of the ensembles to present an Insight Session at the 2023 American Choral Directors Association National Conference.

Dr. Coleman also has extensive experience in music leadership. Currently, he is the Membership Chair for the Eastern Division of ACDA. His most notable recent position being past President of the Maryland Choral Educators Association.

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, he holds a BA in voice from Stillman College, an MME from Florida State University, and a DMA from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music at Shenandoah University. His teaching motto is “They’ll never care how much you know until they know how much you care!”

Hotel Reservations

We encourage choir participants to make hotel reservations very soon as hotels and rooms do tend to sell out for this convention.  You are not required to stay in any of the hotels listed. These hotels have set aside blocks of rooms at reduced rates until they are sold out.  You may stay anywhere you choose.


Hotel Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy for reservations will be as follows:

  • All cancellations must be received by Orchid.Events on or before May 23, 2024, to avoid penalty. Any reservations cancelled after May 23, 2024, will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee.

  • Through July 10, 2024 send requests for changes and cancellations to Orchid.Events. Beginning July 11, 2024, contact your hotel directly to make changes and cancellations.

  • All cancellations must be received at least 72 hours prior to arrival date, or one night’s room and tax will be assessed.

  • Hotels may charge a one night’s room and tax deposit for each room reservation after June 24, 2024.

  • Hotels may charge an early departure fee.  Verify your departure date and contact the hotel three (3) days prior to check-in to avoid this penalty.

  • Hotel questions or changes, call:  800-215-3682      Email:  [email protected]

Expenses and Making Payments - For participating choir members

The fees All State Choir members pay assists in TCDA's costs of hiring our guest clinician and accompanist. Additionally, it pays for each member to receive their sheet music, a tote bag, water bottle, video and audio recordings of the concert, and a t-shirt that will be worn during their performance. All fees are non-refundable. Expenses include:

Registration fee - $120 - CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN TO THE MS/JH ALL-STATE CHOIR REGISTRATION FORM.  You must click on the link first, then log in using the credentials sent to you.
Hotel/ Food/Transportation - arranged and paid for by participant’s family.

The audition and registration fees may be paid online, by check, or by money order. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please make your payment out to TCDA and include your child’s full name in the memo line.

Mail to:

Texas Choral Directors Association
MS/JH All-State Choir 2024
PO Box 50250 | Austin, Texas 78763

2024 MS/JH All-State Medical Release Form (required)

Financial Support

TCDA is proud to offer the Lou Leonard scholarship to Honor Choir participants each year. This scholarship helps cover the cost of registration and travel expenses. 

The Lou Leonard Scholarship for MS/JH All-State Choir assistance will be available for applications on Monday, March 18, 2024 in conjunction with the choir announcements. A recommendation form from the child's choral director (a TCDA member) must be completed by the application deadline of
March 24, 2024.


Important Dates
Dates for audition deadline, notification, and choir registration have been extended.

Online auditions open November 1, 2023
Online auditions close / audition fee payment deadline February 18, 2024
Applicants are notified of audition results March 18, 2024
Registration fees are due Revised, April 15, 2024
Concert music sent to choir members late April, early May
Choir day 1 in San Antonio July 25, 2024
Choir day 2 in San Antonio July 26, 2024
Choir day 3 and closing concert in San Antonio July 27, 2024

The primary form of communication will be by email. More information regarding deadlines will be sent via email.  Music, rehearsal tracks, and a more detailed schedule will be sent in April.

Texas Choral Directors Association
MS/JH All-State Choir 2024
PO Box 50250 | Austin, Texas 78763

For questions: 512-474-2801      [email protected]