HONOR MUSIC FESTIVALS

FOR HIGH SCHOOL MUSICIANS

RitterSing Festival

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

Guest Conductor:  Adam Reinwald, artistic and managing director of Kantorei and former Cantus baritone
Guest Ensemble: Signature, 2019 International Barbershop Harmony Society Quartet Champions

Real Men Sing Big Group Photo

The RitterSing Festival (formerly Real Men Sing) 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: a 7th-9th/10th Grade middle school chorus and a 9th Grade-Adult chorus. Choir directors can choose whichever choir works best for their students.  Dr. Lee Nelson, director of choral activities, conducts the high school chorus. Nationally recognized guest directors conduct the middle school chorus and a guest ensemble performs with and for the RitterSing participants.

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

“Fireflies” Preparation Clinic with Dr. Lee Nelson

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 | Wartburg Chapel, 1-4 p.m.

Iowa All State Clinic

IHSMA has commissioned a new piece that will be premiered by the All-State Chorus, “Fireflies” by Jake Runestad, for the 75th Anniversary of Iowa All-State. All-State Chorus members are required to have the piece learned by the first rehearsal on Nov. 18. With the support of IHSMA, the Wartburg College Department of Music is offering a FREE “Fireflies” preparation clinic with Dr. Lee Nelson on Sunday, Nov. 7 to help you learn and prepare this selection for your arrival at Iowa All-State. Please fill out the individual student registration in advance! There is no cost to attend this clinic!

For more information, contact: Sarah Bouska, Music Tours, Camps, and Promotions Manager, 319-352-8743  sarah.bouska@wartburg.edu

Wartburg Trumpet Festival

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021

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. 23 and Monday, Jan. 24, 2022

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 2021.

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. 5-Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022

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.