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All-Star Choir Festival

Choir Festival

All-Star Choir Festival Details

The KSU All-Star Choir Festival will be an overnight two-day choral leadership workshop. Many of Ohio's finest high school singers will come together and enjoy two days of intense choral rehearsals, sectionals, panel discussions, and chats with KSU's choral and voice professionals. There is no advanced preparation necessary for the All-Star Festival Choirsingers will receive music upon arrival. There will also be opportunities for select singers to have private vocal sessions with KSU voice faculty, and also audition for the School of Music during your stay!  There will even be a brief performance by the All-Star Director's Choir!  Come be a part of this amazing choral/vocal experience at KSU!

Instructions and Nomination Form

Eligibility:

Participation in the All-Star Choir Festival is open to high school students of sophomore, junior, or senior standing with proven excellence in choral experience. High School Choral Directors will nominate up to 10 students from their program based on vocal quality, musicianship, maturity, and citizenship.  Acceptance will be based on available space in the All-Star Festival Choiran acceptable balance between sections will be preferred.

Costs:

  • Registration fee $40 (Festival T-shirt, music packet, CD recording of All-Star Choir Festival concerts)
  • Hotel costs range from about $29-$39 per person based on quad or triple occupancy;
               $58-$115 double or single (directors and chaperones only)includes continental breakfast!
  • Other meals are on your own in beautiful downtown Kent!
  • There will be a limited number of private vocal coaching sessions available for an administrative fee of $5 (see nomination form).

 

SCHEDULE:  KSU ALL-STAR CHOIR FESTIVAL

Sunday Oct. 12, 2014

1:00pm          Hotel Check in and Registration packets               

2:00pm          Rehearsal #1 (Hotel Ballroom)  [2pm-Welcome/Introductions]

4:15pm          Break

4:30pm          Rehearsal #2 (Hotel Ballroom)

6:00pm          Dinner on your own (Downtown Kent near Hotel)

8:00pm          KSU Choral Collage Concert (Cartwright Hall)

9:00pm          Post-Concert Panel Discussion: Choral/Vocal Leadership

9:45pm          Return to KSU Hotel

 

*Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

7:00am           Continental Breakfast at Hotel and Check out

8:15am           Bus Shuttle to KSU Center for Performing Arts Building

8:45am           Rehearsal #3 (CPA-Ludwig Recital Hall)

10:15am         Rehearsal #4 (CPA-Ludwig Recital Hall)

11:45am         Bus Shuttle to downtown—Lunch on your own

1:30pm           Rehearsal #5 (Hotel Ballroom)

3:45pm           Walk to Cartwright Hall (snack en route)

4:30pm           Sound check rehearsal in Cartwright Hall

5:00pm           KSU All-Star Choir Festival Concert

6:00pm           Event Concluded, depart for home!

 

*15-minute Vocal Coaching Sessions will happen throughout the day Monday

**Rehearsal Breaks:  The Vocal Professional

            10-minute talks on vocal/choral careers by KSU faculty members

***Director's Choir will rehearse one hour on Monday (TBA)


For questions contact Dr. Scott MacPherson, Director of Choral Activities at 330-672-2909 or via email at smacpher@kent.edu.