Honor Festivals

"Real Men Sing" Choir Festival featuring BYU's Vocal Point
Oct. 17, 2015

Meistersinger Honor Choir Festival
Sunday, Jan. 31-Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
Featuring Guest Clinician Ēriks Ešenvalds

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 319-352-8743 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.

Festival Information:

  • Nomination Form
  • Invitation Letter
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Tentative Schedule
  • Purchase tickets here beginning Jan. 18!
  • Meistersinger Honor Band Festival
    Feb. 6-7, 2016
    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.

    Festival Information:

  • Director Invite Letter
  • Nomination Forms
  • 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 Orchestra Festival
    Feb. 12-13, 2016
    The Wartburg Music Department invites 9th-12th grade orchestra students to submit an application to participate in this festival featuring the region’s finest musicians. String players will also have the opportunity to participate in a string competition during the festival, for which the top prize is the opportunity to perform as a featured soloist on the Wartburg Community Symphony’s 2016-17 season. This event is hosted by Dr. Jacob Tews, director of the Wartburg Community Symphony, Wartburg Chamber Orchestra, and assistant professor of music.

    Wartburg Trumpet Festival
    March 10-11, 2016
    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 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 artist is Tom Hooten, principal trumpet for the Los Angeles Philharonic. For more information, contact scott.muntefering@wartburg.edu or stephanie.klemetson@wartburg.edu.

    Festival Information:

  • Trumpet Festival Nomination Form