Workshops: Invitations will go out in May to area high school choirs. Contact us to be put on the invite list. The theme for this year is "music through the ages" and choirs are encouraged to pick songs from more than one era.
High school choirs will participate in workshops supported by the collegiate and post-collegiate choruses and other professionals. Workshops will be on topics that help choirs improve their performance, help students improve their individual performance, or learn about vocal music in general, and a Cappella in particular. Each high school ensemble will have a dedicated 45-minute coaching session on their performance piece. Performing clinicians include ensembles from University of Wisconsin, Luther College, the Barbershop Harmony Society, and the internationally award-winning ensemble, Six Appeal.
All choirs will have a performance opportunity at one of the three concerts throughout the day. All concerts are open to the public and will be held in the Presentation Hall at the Mayo Civic Center.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Southeastern Minnesota Art Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund. Additional funding comes from the Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust.
Additional sponsors for 2018 included: Kohl's, IBM, Mayo Clinic Community Fund, Microtel, Minnesota Public Radio, People's Co-op Operation Roundup, Power Ventures, Rochester Area Foundation and the Rochester Music Guild. For the complete list of donors, see the Sponsors page.