More than 700 male singers will join in a day of singing and voice master classes at the annual Real Men Sing choir festival at Wartburg College Saturday, Oct. 17.

The festival, designed to energize the singers and their school music programs, draws participants from across the Midwest ranging from seventh-graders through adults.

Vocal Point, Brigham Young University’s nine-man a cappella ensemble, will lead a master class and perform with the Real Men Sing choir during a festival finale concert Saturday, Oct. 17.

The ensemble, which appeared on NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” will headline its own show Friday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium. Wartburg’s a cappella ensemble, Festeburg, also will perform during the Friday show.

Tickets to the Friday show are $25 for adults and $10 for youth and students with a college ID. They can be purchased online at or at the door.

Other festival highlights include special appearances by Real Men Sing founder Stan Carlson and master choir teachers and Wartburg graduates Matthew and Shelly Armstrong. The Armstrongs will conduct the seventh- through ninth-grade choir.

“They are master teachers who are passionate about creating fun and educational experiences with students. I know the participants will love working with them,” said Lee Nelson, Wartburg’s director of choral activities and the ninth-grade through adult festival choir conductor.