Clark College Fall Choral Festival Information
Based on the success of last year's inaugural Clark College Fall Choral Festival, Clark College and the Clark College Music Department are pleased to announce the dates for the second annual Clark College Fall Choral Festival for middle school and high school chamber and concert choirs and vocal jazz ensembles. (Based on numerous requests, middle schools have been included this year!)
Designed to provide middle and high school choral groups with the finest in a local festival experience, the Clark College Fall Choral Festival will offer expert clinicians, creating an atmosphere of learning and promoting the choral arts. It is a non-competitive festival with a showcase concert Saturday evening. It is a unique opportunity to have both Chamber/Concert Choirs and Vocal Jazz Ensembles performing on the same day.
The morning (8 a.m.-12:20 p.m.) will be devoted to chamber and concert choirs. Each choir will have a 20 minute performance time (includes getting on and off stage) followed by a 20 minute clinic time. There will be three judges in the morning session; each judge will rotate between clinicing and writing comments. Two chamber/concert choirs will be selected to perform in the showcase Saturday evening.
The afternoon (1 - 5:40 p.m.) will be devoted to Vocal Jazz Ensembles. Each ensemble will have a 20 minute performance time (includes getting on and off stage) followed by a 20 minute clinic time to work with the rhythm section aspects, and a 20 minute session to work on the choral/vocal aspects. There will be four judges in the afternoon session; two judges will rotate between clinics and two judges will remain in the hall to hear all of the choirs and write comments. This clinician will only work with the ensembles and their rhythm sections and will not have heard the group's performance. Two vocal jazz ensembles will be selected to perform in the showcase Saturday evening.
The registration form will be online by the beginning of September. You will open the form, complete the information, print the form and mail it to April Duvic with your check or P.O. no later than Friday, October 4, 2013. Your performance time(s) will not be scheduled or confirmed until your check or P.O. is received. Registrations will be scheduled in the order in which they are received.
The entry fee is $180.00 for one group from a single school or a total of $300.00 if a school enters two groups. Schools wishing to bring more than two groups will pay $150.00 for any additional groups. Schools registering after Oct. 4 will have a late registration fee added of $50.00 per group
The vision of the Clark College Choral Festival intends to meet three goals:
- To promote the ideals of choral music, both chamber choirs and vocal jazz ensembles, choral music education, and choral music performance to the Clark College community, the participating high schools, and the local community.
- To provide learning and motivational opportunities for all participating high school choral music students and their directors early in the school year and prior to the traditional festival season.
- To enhance the education of the students of Clark College by providing the opportunity to experience the administrative and organizational skills required to produce and event of this magnitude.