This is a one day, fast-paced design type workshop that will involve work on the repertoire for the final round of the Texas All-State Choir Audition, Audition Strategies from some of the best, Sight-Singing intensive sessions, Mock Auditions, and much more!
Monday, December 19th, 2022 | 9am - 5pm
Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, Austin, TX
Cody S. Parrott is a native Texan and a product of an extensive line of fine Texas Music Educators. He is currently in the second year of the Doctor of Music Arts degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Texas at Austin where he serves the Butler School of Music Choral Area as Conductor of the University Treble Chorus. Before pursuing the DMA, Mr. Parrott enjoyed a successful teaching career in public schools in Austin, Pflugerville, Killeen, and Houston. Cody is an avid singer in professional choral settings as well as opera and in recital, and has performed in concert venues all over the country. He has competed in the TMEA Large School All-State Choir process, and has taught countless All-State students throughout his career.
Natalie Cummings, DMA, is a teacher and performer based in the Austin area. A two-time Houston District winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards and National Semi-Finalist of that same competition, Dr. Cummings is an active performer and recitalist. Her students are frequently named to the TMEA All-State Choir and admitted to universities and conservatories across the country to study vocal performance, music education, and musical theater.
Chris Vineis, an Austin native, is a singer and conductor who is completing her Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Texas at Austin. At UT she is Associate Conductor of the University Tenor & Bass Chorus and a leader in the Texas Concert Chorale. She is a proud alumnus of the TMEA All-State Mixed Choir, Oklahoma State University, AND Westwood High School in Round Rock ISD!
Spencer Wiley is in his fifth year as Director of Choirs at Harker Heights High School in Killeen ISD. As a TMEA All-State musician himself, Mr. Wiley has guided many students through the TMEA All-State process during his teaching career. He holds a Master of Music Education from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Choirs under his direction have enjoyed outstanding success at the Texas UIL Concert & Sight-Reading evaluations as well as many other festivals throughout the state. Most recently the a cappella ensemble at Harker Heights HS, Pitch Black, won the First Place Grand Prize at the AcaTex Acapella Competition.