EDUCATION & OUTREACH
All 2019-20 events will be posted August 15
20th Annual Jim Turner High School Choral Festival
February 21-22, 2018, Time 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dalton Theatre, Kalamazoo College
Dr. Chris Ludwa, guest clinician
Ten select Michigan choirs and their directors are invited to participate in an all-day choral Master Class. The public is welcome to attend as audience members for this special youth workshop.
13th Annual Middle School Choral Residency
February 26-27, 2018
Southwest Michigan Middle Schools
Dr. Kristina Boerger, guest clinician
Interim Director of DePauw University Choirs
Inspiring choral students in the intermediate grades for the last eight years, Dr. Kristina Boerger returns to Kalamazoo to work on-site with middle school students and their directors.
First Place, College Division
Winners of Vocal Competition Announced
Young Vocalists Winners Recital
Due to weather and road conditions, this concert has been cancelled.
The most promising college and high school singers from the Midwest competed at the annual Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Vocalists Competition. Ten of the competitors will be showcased in the Young Vocalists Concert. The purpose of the competition and concert is to support and encourage the study and performance of vocal music. The winners will each perform one or two selections accompanied by piano. The winners will receive their cash prizes at the free recital and a reception to meet the vocalists will follow.
THE WINNERS ARE:
First Place: Hayley Girard, Western Michigan University
Second Place: Mary Buckingham, DePauw University
Third Place: Edward Nunoo, University of Michigan
Sounak "Raj" Das,University of Michigan
Isaac James, Western Michigan University
Maria Simaz, Grand Valley State University
Travis Williams, Western Michigan University
HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION:
First Place: Elizabeth Kim, Huron High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan
Second Place: Grace Metheany, Portage Central High School in Portage, Michigan
Third Place: ShayLynn Lotter, E.A. Johnson Memorial High School, Mt. Morris, Michigan