Singers in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in the Lee University Honor Choir. There will be a Treble Choir, Tenor/Bass Choir, and as well as a combined Mixed Choirs in an SATB selection.
Registration will open Friday, November 1, 2024
Friday and Saturday, February 7-8, 2025.
How Are Students Selected?
Directors may use their own discretion to select singers from their high school choral program.
Singers should have the SATB selections thoroughly prepared. Music selections and rehearsal tracks will be sent to choral directors upon receipt of the application and registration fee.
What Is The Cost?
The early bird registration fee is $40 per a student, which increases to $50 per a student after Friday, January 24, 2025. The student fee includes registration, t-shirt to be worn during the concert, as well as lunch in the Deacon Jones Dining Hall on Friday and dinner on Friday night. Choral directors attend for free.
How do I recieve the music?
After registration, Lee University send a link where each school can purchase the packets of music selections for students.
Fees should be mailed to:
Lauren Buckner Story—Honor Choir
Lee University School of Music
PO Box 3450
Cleveland, TN 37320-3450
What Is The Honor Choir Attire?
For the performance on Saturday, February 8th, 4:00 p.m., all students must wear their Honor Choir t-shirt, jeans (no holes), and closed toed shoes.
Dr. Cameron Weatherford
Dr. Cameron Weatherford serves as Assistant Professor of Choral Music at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he conducts the Ladies of Lee, Choral Union, and teaches courses in the undergraduate and graduate choral music curriculum. Prior to coming to Lee, he served as the Chair of the Division of Fine Arts and Director of Choral Activities at Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana. From 2012-2016, he served as Choral Director at Alexandria Senior High in Alexandria, Louisiana. Under his direction, the ensembles of Alexandria Senior High School received numerous recognitions and awards including Superior ratings at the District and State level and were featured in two Louisiana ACDA performances, tours throughout the southern United States, and a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In March 2017, Dr. Weatherford won first place in the National ACDA Graduate Conducting Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2016, he was awarded the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award by the Louisiana Music Educators Association. He has conducted numerous honor choirs and has served as an adjudicator all over the country. He has been featured as a session presenter in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio state conferences including LMEA, MMEA, ACDA, and the Kettering National A Cappella Conference. He currently serves as the R&R Coordinator for Student Activities for Tennessee ACDA and has also served as the Co-Chair for the Women’s Division of Louisiana ACDA, the Co-Chair for the Women’s Honor Choir in District II, the Collegiate Repertoire R&R for Louisiana ACDA. He also served as the The Louisiana State Representative for AEA (A Cappella Educators Association) and is an active member of NAfME and ACDA on the state and national level. Dr. Weatherford holds a B.M. in Church Music from Louisiana College, a M.M. in Choral Conducting from The University of Southern Mississippi, and a DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Kentucky. He lives in Cleveland, Tennessee with his wife Caroline and their three children, Hudson, Annie, and Scout.
Eliezer Yanson Jr.
Eliezer Yanson Jr. is professor of music and director of choral activities at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama where he conducts the A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers, and Civic Chorale and teaches undergraduate and graduate music classes. Prior to his appointment to Jax State, Eliezer served on the music faculty at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. He earned a doctor of musical arts degree in choral conducting from the University of South Carolina, a master of music in church music (conducting) and a bachelor of music in piano performance from Bob Jones University. His main conducting mentors have been Larry Wyatt and Warren Cook. Eliezer has also worked and studied with André Thomas, Don Portnoy, Paul Vermel, Dian Tchobanov and Hilary Apfelstadt. An active adjudicator, conference speaker, and clinician, Eliezer has conducted choirs and clinics in the United States, Thailand, Bulgaria, and in his native Philippines. He is a two-time 3rd prize winner (2015 and 2023) of The American Prize in Conducting: College/University Chorus Division and has appeared in Carnegie Hall as conductor in 2015, 2018, and 2023. While passionate about conducting and teaching, Eliezer’s greatest role is being husband to Martha and father to Isabella and Andre.