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Vocal Music Festival

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November 17 and 18, 2017

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  • Online registration - Jazz
  • Online registration - Choral
  • Directions to WOU
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  • Parking info

Thank you for your interest in the Western Oregon University Vocal Music Festival! The festival consists of two days of non-competitive festivals, one vocal jazz and one traditional choral. We are so excited to expand our yearly Fall Choral Festival into this exciting new two-day event!  

Friday, November 17, 2017, is the Choral Music Festival. This is the event that was formerly called the Fall High School Choral Festival. This event is open to middle schools and high schools only. The cost for this festival is $5/student in each ensemble. The format includes a 15 minute warm-up, 20 minute performance, and a 20 minute clinic. There will be a piano available in all three rooms. 

We have decided to move our Vocal Jazz Festival to the spring. Date is TBA. This event is open to any level, from middle school to university groups. Since the groups for this festival will be smaller than the traditional groups, there is a flat fee of $150 per group for this festival. The format will be 30 minutes of warm-up, 30 minutes of performance, including sound check, and 30 minute clinic with one of our adjudicators. Please program no more than FOUR songs for a maximum of 30 minutes on stage including sound check. There will be 20 microphones on stage (with area mics available instead, if desired), and there will be a drum set (please supply your own cymbals/sticks), acoustic piano, bass amp and guitar amp. There will be a secure place to leave personal effects during your performance, if needed. 

Please explore the information on our esteemed adjudicators, and use the tabs to either sign up for one or both festivals online, or download pdf documents to fill out and return via e-mail or fax. 

Thank you, again, for your interest! We look forward to seeing you in November!

Schedule

Friday, November 17, 2017 Choral Music Festival

WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY

CHORAL FESTIVAL 2017

SCHEDULE

School Warm-up ITC 211 Transition Performance

Smith 121

Transition Clinic

Smith 108

St. Helens High School Chor Leonis 9:30 AM 9:55 AM 10:00 AM 10:25 AM 10:30 AM
Central Catholic HS Concert Choir 10:00 AM 10:25 AM 10:30 AM 10:55 AM 11:00 AM
St. Helens High School Cantate Chorale 10:30 AM 10:55 AM 11:00 AM 11:25 AM 11:30 AM

12:00 PM   Lunch Break

-All directors and adjudicators are invited to a catered lunch in the Werner University Center, Santiam Room.

-Students may roam free, with chaperones or be escorted by a WOU Choir member to desired lunch areas.

Adjudicators

CHORAL

  Dr. Solveig Holmquist

Dr.  Solveig Holmquist is the founder and artistic director of  Festival  Chorale Oregon. Under  her  leadership, the Chorale has developed a reputation for  musical  excellence throughout Western Oregon and in the  international  community. Festival Chorale Oregon has enjoyed performing  tours  through Germany, France, Scandinavia, Austria, Switzerland, the  Czech  Republic and Spain. At home, FCO regularly performs major  choral/ orchestral works for Willamette Valley audiences. 

Dr. Holmquist, Western Oregon University Professor Emerita,  recently retired after 18 years as director of Choral Studies. Her duties included conducting both the Concert choir and Chamber singers,  and teaching conducting at both the undergraduate  and  graduate levels.  She continues to be involved in WOU’s annual musicals. Dr. Holmquist majored in voice and organ at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, singing with the renowned St. Olaf Choir. She holds a Master’s degree in Music Education from Western Oregon University, and a DMA in Music Education and Choral Conducting from the University of Oregon.

  Mia Hall Miller

Founder and Artistic Director Pacific Youth Choir

With more than 30 years of choral education experience, Mia’s dedication and enthusiasm for working with young people is widely recognized. In addition to PYC, Mia is a popular adjudicator and clinician. She has conducted the Oregon Music Educators Association, All-State Elementary Choir, Middle School Girl’s Honor Choir, and Colorado All State Middle School Girls Honor Choir. Mia holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music from the University of Oregon. She studied further in Stuttgart, Germany, while singing with outstanding choral directors Helmuth Rilling and Frieder Bernius. She continues conducting studies in workshops with Dr. Rodney Eichenberger. In 2015 Mia was awarded the Distinguished Alumna from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. In 2016 Oregon Symphony Orchestra awarded her the Schnitzer Wonder Award for work in building community for the next generation of musicians. Mia is delighted to have Pacific Youth Choir performing for their 5th ACDA conference this spring.

Online registration

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Vocal Jazz Festival

ONLINE REGISTRATION

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Choral Festival

DIRECTIONS to WOU

Map to Campus

WOU’s picturesque campus is located in Monmouth, 20 minutes from the state capital of Salem in the heart of the Willamette Valley. About an hour from Portland, Eugene and the Pacific Coast, Monmouth has a population of approximately 8,000 residents. Willamette Valley Map

Directions to campus

Interstate 5 Northbound:

Take Exit 249 (Commercial Street). Follow Commercial into Salem, and as you near downtown, Commercial will curve to the right and become Liberty Street. Stay on Liberty until you reach Marion Street. Turn left, cross the Marion Street Bridge on to Highway 22, and follow the signs marked “Dallas/Ocean Beaches.” Stay on Highway 22 until you reach Highway 99W. Take exit 16 on the right side of the overpass that puts you on Highway 99W. Go south about six miles to Monmouth. Take a right onto Main Street at the stop light. Follow Main Street west to Monmouth Avenue and turn right.

Alternate Northbound Route:

Take Exit 228 and follow route 34 west towards Corvallis. After crossing the Willamette River into Corvallis, turn right at the second light onto scenic highway 99W. Continue north about 20 miles until you reach Monmouth. Turn left at the first stop light, onto Main Street. Follow Main Street west to Monmouth Avenue and turn right.

Interstate 5 Southbound:

Take Exit 260A (Salem Parkway). Follow the Parkway into Salem. The Parkway will curve to the left and become Commercial Street. Stay on Commercial until you reach Marion Street. Turn right, cross the Marion Street Bridge on to Highway 22, and follow the signs marked “Dallas/Ocean Beaches.” Stay on Highway 22 until you reach Highway 99W. Take exit 16 on the right side on the overpass that puts you on Highway 99W. Go south about six miles to Monmouth. Take a right onto Main Street at the stop light. Follow Main Street west to Monmouth Avenue and turn right.

Campus map

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Parking information

Buses may drop students off near either Rice Auditorium or Smith Hall in Lot B. Bus and car parking will be available in Lot G on those days.

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CONTACT US

Music Department

503-838-8275 | or e-mail: music@wou.edu | Location: Smith Hall