NMACDA Youth And Children's All-State Festival 2014
January 23-25, 2014-Las Cruces, New Mexico
Las Cruces Convention Center and the Onate High School Perfoming Arts Center
The New Mexico American Choral Directors Association (NMACDA) is excited to announce that the 2014 Elementary and Youth Choir All State will move to much more spacious and accomodating venues for this year's event! Rehearsals will be held at the new Las Cruces Convention Center (LCCC) which is located at the corner of University Avenue and El Paseo Road. The convention center has two very large rooms that will accomodate the choir rehearsals with room to spare! There is ample free and adjacent parking that suits all of our needs, including space for school buses. The foyer is incredibly spacious, inviting and accessible, including plenty of large restrooms! Our dress rehearsals and concerts will be held at the Onate High School Performing Arts Center (PAC) On Highway 70 in East Las Cruces. The Onate PAC is a spacious State of the Art theater that seats 586. The PAC also provides a large open area for our Shirt, DVD, Plaque, and Portrait vendors that will no longer interfere with patrons entering and exiting the concerts! Again, the PAC also provides plenty of adjacent parking for patrons and school buses.
As part of our association's partnership with LCCC and the Las Cruces Convention and Visitor's Bureau (LCCVB), we have two new elements to bring to this year's All-State event. For the first time ever we have an opportunity to have our dinner Thursday night and lunch Friday Noon on-site without the difficulty of taking the students out of the building for meals. Combined cost for the two meals is $20. We encourage all of our participants to take advantage of this opportunity to make the most of the LCCC ability to cater for us, and eliminate the time consuming difficulty and inconvenience of rounding up the students and transporting them off-site to and from their meals.
Additionally, the Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau has worked with the beautiful Ramada Palms Hotel to serve as our first ever Host Hotel for our event! Based upon double occupancy: A single King room is $79+ tax and 2 Doubles in a room is $89+tax. $5 per person over 2 in a room. Breakfast Bar is included. Ramada Palms and LCCVB have arranged to provide a rebate to NMACDA on each room that rented for the event by all participants, including families that come for the event. The Ramada Palms will be providing a large hospitality room for our directors use, and we are arranging to provide entertainment by the swimming pool for our participants Thursday night at the Hotel! The Ramada Palms is EXACTLY one minute away from the LCCC on University Avenue!
ATTENTION ALL NMACDA ELEMENTARY/YOUTH CHOIR PARTICIPANTS;
"Due to a new fee structure implemented by the NMSU Department of Music, as well as a lack of facilities for our festival, the board unanimously voted to move the 2014 Youth All-State Festival to the Las Cruces Convention Center. The board feels this will be a much more convenient venue with better parking, larger and newer facilities, and a possible meal option for our young singers. I understand we've gone through a lot of change in the past year and I hope this change won't cause any grief. The convention center is located on University Avenue, west of the Music Center, so we will be in the same area. Please be patient as we continue to pass on new information to you. Remember - we have Henry Leck and Rollo Dilworth for this festival! I'm sure our young singers will have a fantastic experience, regardless of the venue." Ida Holguin-Perez-President
Children's Audition Piece 2013-2014
Clinician: Henry Leck
L'Dor Vador" by Meir Finkelstein
arr. Rebecca Thompson
Hal Leonard 2pt 08754103
Youth Audition Piece 2013-2014
Clinician: Rollo Dilworth
Achieved is the Glorious Work (From"The Creation")
G. Schirmer Edition HL50293670
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