HONOR MUSIC FESTIVALS

FOR HIGH SCHOOL MUSICIANS

Meistersinger Honor Orchestra Festival

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022

Castle Singers and Kammerstreicher

The Wartburg Meistersinger Orchestra Festival is an opportunity for high school string students to perform standard orchestral literature with renowned guest artists. The one-day event will include mass rehearsals, sectionals, and mentorship from Wartburg orchestral director, Dr. Rebecca Nederhiser. Students will also get the opportunity to perform a movement from Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with guest piano soloist Garret Ross and members of the Wartburg Community Symphony Orchestra. Directors are welcomed and encouraged to attend, with additional professional development opportunities and lunch provided. Concert will occur on Friday evening in Neumann Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Concert tickets will be available for purchase Sept. 23.

RitterSing Festival

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022

Guest Conductor:  Joseph Osowski, Director of Choral Activities at St. Michael-Albertville High School
Guest Ensemble: Kings Return

Real Men Sing Big Group Photo

The RitterSing Festival is designed to bring together tenor and bass singers from across the region to jump-start and motivate the bass clef singers in high school choral programs early in the year. The festival offers two choirs: the Squire’s Festival Chorus (7th  grade through 10thgrade chorus) and the Knight’s Festival Chorus (9th grade-adult chorus). Choir directors can choose whichever choir works best for their students. Dr. Lee Nelson, director of choral activities, conducts the Knight’s Festival Chorus. Nationally recognized guest directors conduct the Squire’s Festival Chorus and a guest ensemble performs with and for the RitterSing participants.

Concert tickets will be available for purchase Sept. 30.

Students whose schools are not nominating students for the festival may request an individual application form.

For more information contact: Sarah J. Bouska, Music Tour, Camp, and Promotion Manager
(319)-352-8743 | sarah.bouska@wartburg.edu

Wartburg Trumpet Festival

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022

Trumpet Festival

The Wartburg Trumpet Festival is a one-day festival that brings high school trumpet students to the Wartburg campus to work with international trumpet performers and educators.  The festival includes a mass trumpet choir, masterclasses, and clinics given by the guest clinicians and Wartburg Trumpet Professor Dr. Scott Muntefering.

Meistersinger Honor Choir Festival

Sunday, Jan. 22 and Monday, Jan. 23, 2023

Guest Ensemble: Reena Esmail

Honor Choir Festival

The Meistersinger Honor Choir Festival is designed to bring together the finest singers from high schools across the region to collaborate with world-class artists and perform their music with the highest level of artistry. We are pleased to invite high school choir directors to nominate their top high school singers for the Meistersinger Honor Choir Festival, featuring guest artists and ensembles. In addition to interacting with our special guests, the honor choir participants will have the opportunity to visit with Dr. Lee Nelson, Dr. Nicki Toliver, and Wartburg students to learn more about possible music opportunities after high school. We will begin accepting nominations in November 2022.

Concert tickets will be available for purchase Jan. 17.

Students whose schools are not nominating students for the festival may request an individual application form.

For more information contact: Sarah J. Bouska, Music Tour, Camp, and Promotion Manager
(319)-352-8743 | sarah.bouska@wartburg.edu

Meistersinger Honor Band Festival

Saturday, Feb. 4-Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023

Honor Band 2017

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 Wartburg College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. Call 319-352-8296 for additional information.

Students whose schools are not nominating students for the festival may request an individual application form.