2019 All-State Chorus
Artistic Director and Conductor of the Salt Lake Choral Artists in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Brady R. Allred has developed “an international reputation for excellence.”  Under his direction the Salt Lake Choral Artists, a non-profit arts organization of seven choirs and over 300 singers, has achieved critical acclaim for their innovative concerts, Summer Choral Institute program, international tours, iTunes and YouTube presence.  Dr. Allred was honored by The Salt Lake Tribune and named as one of Utah’s Top 25 Cultural Power Brokers.

Known around the world for “exquisite choral singing,” Dr. Allred’s ensembles have been invited to participate in major festivals and competitions around the world.  They won the Grand Prize at the Florilège Vocal de Tours (France), the European Grand Prix, and First Prizes at the Marktoberdorf International Chamber Choir Competition, the Tolosa (Spain) International Choir Competition , and the Concorso Polifonico Internazionale in Arezzo, Italy.  Dr. Allred was also awarded the Conductor’s Prize in Marktoberdorf, Germany.  The Salt Lake Vocal Artists represented the USA at the World Choral Symposium in Argentina and have recently toured to Bulgaria, Turkey, Japan, Germany and The Netherlands.  They were also featured performers at the American Choral Directors Association 2015 National Conference and they represented the USA at the first World Choral Expo in Macau, China in November 2015 which included a set of concerts in Hong Kong.  They most recently represented the USA at the 2017 World Choral Symposium in Barcelona, Spain and returned to Tolosa, Spain in October 2018 for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Tolosa International Choir Competition.

Prior to his full-time appointment as Artistic Director of SLCA, Dr. Allred was Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Utah.  He was also the Music Director and Conductor for the Butler Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania, Director of Choral Activities at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and Artistic Director and Conductor of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh.  He has been a guest conductor for the Schumann Chamber Orchestra in Italy, the Wroclaw Philharmonic in Poland, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Vox Gaudiosa of Tokyo, the New Israeli Vocal Ensemble, Oslo Voices in Norway, the Taipei Youth Choir in Taiwan, the National Youth Choirs of Sweden, Norway and Estonia at the Europa Cantat Festival in Hungary, the Gondwana Choirs of the Australian National Choral School 2016, the Tuks Camerata and Akustika Chamber Choir in Pretoria, South Africa, and the Harmonia Ensemble in Tokyo, Japan.  His recent guest conducting engagements have taken him to Birmingham, Alabama, New York City, South Africa, Switzerland, China, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Bali, France, Indonesia, and Japan.

As a Singer, he has performed with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers and the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus under Helmuth Rilling.  He has served on international juries for competitions in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Slovenia, Spain, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand and has conducted over one hundred regional and All-State Choirs.

Dr. Allred earned his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting degrees from the Eastman School of Music, and his undergraduate degree in Theory/Composition and Flute Performance from Brigham Young University.  He and his wife, soprano Carol Ann Allred, have traveled and performed extensively as Artistic Ambassadors for the United States Information Agency.

2019 Chorus Repertoire

Light Dawns on a Weary World                                        Mack Wilberg             2:30
            SATB choir and piano four-hands                           (b. 1955)
            Oxford  MW 112 / 978-0-19-351777-6
The Singing Heart                                                             Bob Chilcott               3:30
            Double Choir, baritone solo, with handchimes       (b. 1955)
            Oxford BC39
Ceciliada                                                                            Marcin Wawruk        4:00
            A Cappella with percussion (SATB)                        (b. 1963)
            Manuscript from Composer (Click HERE to download)
Tahiti                                                                                    H. Jarolde Harris II    2:40
            TTBB with Piano                                                       (1926-2014)
            Alfred / 16336
Spirit of Life*
                                                                        Christopher Aspaas   3:30
            SSAA with piano                                                        (b. 1973)
            Aspen Hill Music
Der Gang zum Liebchen, op. 31, No. 3                             Johannes Brahms      3:10
            SATB choir with piano                                              (1833-1897)
            Choral Public Domain Library:  http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/images/7/7d/Ws-brah-313.pdf
Let All the World in Every Corner Sing
                               Ryan Murphy             3:45
            SATB, with piano (optional strings or organ/brass)     (b. 1971)
            Walton Music WW 1635

*We have confirmed with Aspen Hill that the women's piece is available in both printed copies via their website and as the digital download. Copies are also available to both local and national retailers. They have hundreds of copies ready for shipment to those vendors, or people can purchase directly from Aspen Hill. When purchasing from Aspen Hill, they can choose either the printed copy for $2.25 or the digital download (which comes with printing license) for $1.

All-State Auditions

Aug. 19 - Sept. 9    Registration for Auditions ($20 fee per audition)
Sept. 10-16      Late Registration ($40 per audition)
October 4         Choir Audition window opens at 6:00 am
October 5         Choir Audition window closes at 11:59 pm

October 16       Announcement of Selected Ensembles at 8:00 am

Audition Manuals / Info:

- Audition Region Lookup Guide  

Director's Notes and Recordings are anticipated by May 31.

Audition Materials: