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2020 Middle School Honor Choir

Choir with honors

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Middle School Honor Choir.

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Location: UW-Eau Claire Haas Fine Arts Center, Gantner Concert Hall

Time: Registration begins at 8:30 am in the Haas Fine Arts Lobby
Rehearsal begins at 9:00 am
Concert 5:00 pm

Honor Choir: This festival will provide singers with a high-quality, positive experience in vocalism, musicianship, and leadership. The Middle Level Honor Choir will be comprised of the top vocal musicians from middle schools in the greater Chippewa area.

Application:  2019 UWEC Middle School Honor Choir Application Application Link

Application Process: Directors will nominate four balanced octets of 7th and 8th grade choir students (30-35 students) and one octet of alternates using the online application. Depending on available space and ensemble balance, students on the alternate list may or may not be chosen for participation. Applications are due Monday, October 15, 2018. Directors will be notified of selected students Monday, October 22, 2018.

Clinicians:  Mr. Marco Melendez, Former Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Children's Chorus

Dr. Frank A. Watkins, Director of Choral Studies and Prof. Elizabeth Joosten, Assistant Director of Choral Studies

Learn more about the clinicians.

Repertoire

Kyrie Eleison from Missa Brevis KV 275 –W.A. Mozart, arr. Leininger
Alliance Music AMP 0505
Tournez, Tournez! – Z. Randall Stroope
Alliance Music 3300331
I Loved All Lovely Things – Andrea Ramsey
Santa Barbara SBMP 950
Give Me Just A Little More Time – arr. Derrick Fox
Hal Leonard 10517082
Walk in Jerusalem – arr. Rollo Dilworth
Hal Leonard 3701424

Music: Each school is responsible for purchasing music for their students.

Fees:  The registration fee is $30.00 per student (no cost for directors) and is payable at registration January 24, 2019.

Participating students will receive an audio recording of the Honor Choir Concert, an Honor Choir T-shirt and a pizza lunch. Registration fee ($30 per student) will be collected at registration and should be made payable to the UW-Eau Claire Choral Area. No school purchase orders please.

Schedule

8:15 am  Student Registration –Lobby –Haas Fine Arts Center (HFA)
9:00 –10:30 am Full Rehearsal –Choir Room (HFA 143)
10:30 –11:15 am Sectionals

  • Soprano –Gantner
  • Alto –Phillips Hall
  • Tenor –Choir Room
  • Bass –Band Hall (HFA 139)

11:30 –12:00 pm Full Rehearsal –Choir room (HFA 143)
12:00 –1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00 –2:15 pm Full Rehearsal –Choir Room (HFA 143)
2:15 –3:15 pm Sectionals

  • Soprano –Gantner
  • Alto –Phillips Hall
  • Tenor –Choir Room
  • Bass –Band Hall (HFA 139)

3:30 –4:00 pm Full Rehearsal –Gantner Hall
4:00 –5:00 pm Dinner (provided with registration)
5:00 –5:15 pm  Change into concert attire
5:15 pm  Warm-up –Choir room
6:00 pm  UW-EAU CLAIRE MIDDLE LEVEL HONOR CHOIR CONCERT
Gantner Concert Hall –$5.00 General Admission

Registration: Complete the online registration form by Monday, October 15, 2018

Questions:  Contact Dr. Frank A. Watkins, Director of Choral Activities (watkinfa@uwec.edu) or Sam Clemmons, Choral Area Assistant (clemmosg8339@uwec.edu)

We hope that you will join us!

Sincerely,

Dr. Frank A. Watkins
Director of Choral Activities
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue, HFA 235
Eau Claire, WI 54702
O – 715.836.2329
watkinfa@uwec.edu

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