HONOR MUSIC FESTIVALS

FOR HIGH SCHOOL MUSICIANS

RitterSing Festival

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

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.

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!

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

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 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.

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

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.