Howard Payne University hosted a one-day clinic Aug. 20 to help students as they prepare to begin the auditions that lead to selection for the Texas All-State Choir.

Dr. Monte Garrett, director of Choral Activities at HPU, said ad 79 students from 12 high schools attended.

Drs. Greg and Celeste Church led the tenor and soprano sectionals, respectively, and the alto and bass sectionals were led by Alison Haygood (Weatherford High School) and Joshua Brown (Abilene High School). Drs. Allen Reed and Elizabeth Wallace accompanied the soprano and alto sectionals, while current HPU students Kaitlyn Zachary and Julia Hironaga accompanied the men's sectionals.

Judy Reed (Early High School) led a 45-minute session on sight reading. A one-hour combined rehearsal on two of the pieces of music was led Dr. Monte Garrett with Dr. Allen Reed accompanying.