12-2 PM: Arrival in Athens and Check-in
3 PM: Sectional Rehearsals and Masterclasses, Meet OU student chaperones
Evening: Rehearsals, Ice-breakers, and Showcase Recital
Morning: Rehearsals and optional mini-lessons with faculty
Lunch on your own (in town, walking distance from rehearsal venue)
Afternoon: Master Classes and Rehearsals
Evening: Rehearsals and Pizza/Dance Party
10:30 AM: Performance at First United Methodist Church
12 NOON: Lunch hosted by Church
3 PM: Concert with Orchestra at Memorial Auditorium
We are pleased to continue our partnership with the Ohio University Inn to provide housing for participants. This full-service hotel is used extensively by the university community, and graduate teaching associates from the School of Music will serve as chaperones. Transportation during the festival will be provided.
HONOR CHOIR REPERTOIRE
HONOR CHOIR REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Honor Choir is for students Grades 9-12 who are recommended by their school choral director as having the highest choral standards: excellent preparers, outstanding singers and musicians, and good citizens of their musical community. To keep voicing in the Honor Choir balanced, DIRECTORS SUBMIT SATB QUARTETS. There is no assigned limit to how many quartets schools may send. Directors with qualified chamber groups of 16-20 are encouraged to send them.
The deadline for confirming the number of students schools will send is December 14, 2018. At this point the Ohio University School of Music will send music packets to participating schools in the quantity indicated. The deadline for confirming the names of participants is Friday, January 11, 2019.
No fees are required for application or audition. The festival fees will be $140 for resident participants* and $90 for commuter participants**.
*The Resident Participant fee of $140 covers hotel accommodations at the Ohio University Inn, all transportation during the festival, three residence hall meals, t-shirt, and administrative costs.
**The Commuter Participant fee of $90 covers all transportation during the festival, three residence hall meals, t-shirt, and administrative costs. Commuter Participants will not have housing accommodations arranged for them.
QUESTIONS about the Honor Choir Festival can be directed to Dr. Bradley Naylor, Director of Choral Activities.