The Festival - Goal and Description

Come to Saint John’s………


Saturday, September 29, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


  • Especially designed for high school singers.
  • Teachers/directors are invited and expected to sing next to (with) their students.
  • Focus on 3 or 4 ‘styles’ of music.
  • Performance’ is NOT the goal for the day – although we will end the day singing together.
  • The festival will continue to focus on literature for TTBB and SSAA, but the schedule/design allows more time to learn more about the specific styles.
  • The music will lend itself both for performance by a full choir or small ensemble.

Festival Schedule

2018 Styles and Directors: To be announced 

2017 Styles and Directors: 

  • World MusicBret Amundson, CSC, 2017 MN All State SSAA Choir Director
  • Barbershop/Sweet AdelinesDoug Carnes, Great Northern Union
  • Spiritual – André Heywood, CSB/SJU, 2017 ACDA Dialogue Conductor’s Choir director
  • Exploring Vocal Jazz and ImprovisationJennifer Parker, McNally Smith College

Literature: Music for the Day: To be announced


  • $5.00 registration fee per student – to cover basic expenses
  • Lunch: in SJU Refectory: $9.00 per person


Registration Form


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Questions? Contact:

                Axel Theimer at

                [email protected]