2017 Intercollegiate Choral Festival

2017 Intercollegiate Choral Festival

February 25, 2017 (2/26 snow date)
Endicott College, Beverly, MA

African-American Choral Collage
A Celebration of African-American Music
Dr. Dennis Slaughter will lead the combined choruses in a chronological program of music in the African-American tradition, from work songs to contemporary gospel.

This festival will give smaller college choirs and their members a chance to join forces, as well as to perform their own repertoire for one another.

$25 per student (students bring lunch, dinner provided)

Attendees will also benefit from vocal and choral workshops and enjoy time for meeting and connecting with other area students who love to sing.

Tentative schedule:  10:00AM – 9:00PM (7PM Concert)

  • Morning workshop for students and directors (vocal health issues/technique, aural skills, etc.)
  • Sectional rehearsals
  • Meet-and-greet opportunities for students
  • Lunch mixer
  • Dress Rehearsal
  • Dinner mixer
  • Concert of each individual group’s repertoire and combined works

Frequently asked questions:
Q. My group may not be able to attend in full. Do we have to perform our own repertoire?
A. No. Individual members of your groups are welcome to participate in the workshops, rehearsal, and large group performance.
Q. I’m not sure of our schedule / enrollment for the Spring.  What’s the latest we can sign up?
A. The deadline to register your choir for participation will be January 21, 2017; however, you can wait to say exactly how many students are coming and whether your group will perform individually until February 10, 2017.

If you are thinking about attending, participating, or just sending a few students to participate, please let us know. This will help us finalize the budget, repertoire, clinicians, and other details. Register your interest and your suggestions for repertoire by emailing David Giessow at David.Giessow@umb.edu (or leave a voice message at 617-287-5799 with times to call you back).