"Real Men Sing" Choir Festival featuring Tonic Sol-fa
Oct. 19, 2013
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 & voice masterclasses. New this year is the creation of TWO festival choirs: one for changing voices and one for changed voices! There will also be director's workshops dealing with the male voice, program development, recruitment, and repertoire for your program. The one-day festival will culminate with a finale concert that is open to the public at 5 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium (tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door).
Information and Registration Form Registrations must be emailed or postmarked by Sept. 21. Schedule
Honor Choir Festival
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
The Wartburg Music Department hosts an annual choral festival of the midwest's most talented vocal musicians. The The Meistersinger Honor Choir is conducted by Dr. Lee Nelson, director of choral activities and associate professor of music. The day culminates with a finale concert featuring the honor choir as well as select Wartburg vocal ensembles. Call 319-352-8300 for additional information.
Letter to Music Directors (PDF) Nomination Form (DOCX) Schedule (PDF) He's Got the Whole World in His Hands (MIDI mp3) I Carry Your Heart (mp3)
Meistersinger Honor Band
Feb. 2-3, 2013
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.
Director Invitation (PDF) Nomination Forms (DOC)
Wartburg Trumpet Festival
March 21-22, 2013
Hosted by the Wartburg Trumpet Studio and Dr. Scott Muntefering, the Wartburg Trumpet Festival brings internationally renown trumpet performers and educators to campus for a one day festival for high school trumpet players. The festival, held on March 22nd, 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. This year's guest artists are the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets (KBT). A guest recital will be given by the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets the night before the festival on March 21st at 7pm in the Wartburg Chapel.
Letter to Directors (PDF) Registration Form (DOCX)