FOR HIGH SCHOOL MUSICIANS
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021
Guest Conductor: Adam Reinwald, former Cantus Baritone and Assistant Conductor of the National Lutheran Choir
Guest Ensemble: Signature, 2019 International Barbershop Harmony Society Quartet Champions
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.
Registration will go live on Friday, Aug. 27 and will remain open until Sunday, Sept. 12, OR until festival capacity is reached. Do not wait to register your students as space fills up quickly!
Meistersinger Honor Choir Festival
Sunday, Jan. 23 and Monday, Jan. 24, 2022
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 2021 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.
Meistersinger Honor Band Festival
Saturday, Feb. 5-Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022
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.