REAL MEN SING CHORAL FESTIVAL

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018

  • Hosted by the Wartburg Ritterchor and directed by Dr. Lee Nelson, this festival is unlike any other in Iowa. Over 500 male singers from around the Midwest will join in a day of singing and voice masterclasses. There will be two festival choirs: one for changing voices (Grades 7-9/10) conducted by Greg Douma, and one for changed voices (Grade 9/10-adult) conducted by Dr. Lee Nelson. Choral directors of participating students will also benefit from workshops dealing with the male voice, program development, recruitment, and repertoire. The one-day festival will culminate with a finale concert that is open to the public at 5 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium.

2017 Festival Information:

WARTBURG TRUMPET FESTIVAL

Nov. 8, 2018

Overview
Hosted by the Wartburg Music Department and Dr. Scott Muntefering, the Wartburg Trumpet Festival brings internationally renowned trumpet performers and educators to campus for a one-day festival for high school trumpet players. The festival will include a mass trumpet choir comprised of the festival participants, clinics and masterclasses with the guest artists, and a finale concert featuring the mass trumpet choir, guest artists, and the Wartburg Trumpet Choir. 2018’s festival welcomes international trumpet soloists Vince DiMartino and John Foster. For more information, contact scott.muntefering@wartburg.edu orstephanie.klemetson@wartburg.edu.

Festival Information (coming soon)
The festival includes two public concerts: a recital Thursday and a finale concert featuring the festival trumpet choir Friday. Both are free events and begin at 7 p.m. in the Wartburg Chapel. 

  • Trumpet Festival Letter
  • Online Nomination Form

MEISTERSINGER HONOR CHOIR FESTIVAL

Sunday, Jan. 20-Monday, Jan. 21, 2019

The Wartburg Music Department hosts an annual choral festival of the midwest’s most talented vocal musicians. The Meistersinger Honor Choir is conducted by Dr. Lee Nelson, director of choral activities and associate professor of music. The two-day culminates with a finale concert featuring the honor choir as well as select Wartburg vocal ensembles. Call 319-352-8743 for additional information.

Comprehensive Sound Services of Greene, Iowa has been contracted to provide audio recording services for this concert. Compact Discs will be available at a cost of $15.00 each (including tax and  postage). Send checks or money orders may be sent to: Comprehensive Sound Services, 11168 Lodge Avenue, Greene, Iowa  50636. If you wish to use a credit/debit card, you may do so by calling 641-816-4831. Or visit our website comprehensivesoundservices.com.

MEISTERSINGER HONOR BAND FESTIVAL

Saturday, Feb. 2-Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019

The Wartburg Music Department hosts an annual weekend band festival of the areas most talented instrumental musicians. The Meistersinger Honor Band is hosted by Dr. Craig A. Hancock, director of bands and associate professor of music. The weekend culminates with a concert featuring the honor bands, as well the the Wartburg College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. Call 319-352-8296 for additional information.

Comprehensive Sound Services of Greene, Iowa has been contracted to provide audio recording services for this concert. Compact Discs will be available at a cost of $15.00 each (including tax and  postage). Send checks or money orders may be sent to: Comprehensive Sound Services, 11168 Lodge Avenue, Greene, Iowa  50636. If you wish to use a credit/debit card, you may do so by calling 641-816-4831. Or visit our website comprehensivesoundservices.com.

2018 Festival Information:

MEISTERSINGER HONOR ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 23-24, 2019

The Wartburg Music Department and Wartburg Community Symphony Orchestra invite high school orchestra and band directors and private music teachers to nominate 9th-12th grade students on all orchestral instruments for a thrilling opportunity: our fourth annual Meistersinger Honor Orchestra Festival! This festival is designed to bring together the best instrumental musicians in the region to perform exciting and challenging repertoire in a professional setting.

2018 Festival Information: