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Fine Arts Outreach

Dept. 3951

1000 E. University Ave.

Fine Arts Bldg., Room 229

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5139

Fax: (307) 766-2560

Email: janelle@uwyo.edu

Festival of Voices

Dedicated vocal music directors and outstanding high school musicians from throughout the
Rocky Mountain Region are invited to participate in the…

VOCAL LEADERSHIP and PERFORMANCE

November 10, 2017  |  University of Wyoming, Laramie


UW FacultyLet your spirit soar at the Rocky Mountain Festival of Voices!  This year, we are inviting talented prospective music majors to experience an immersion into the collegiate vocal experience.  Each student will experience Choral Leadership or Vocal Performance.  All students will receive:

  • A Choral Collage concert featuring The UW Singing Statesmen with the Men of the Festival, Bel Canto Women’s Choir with the Women of the Festival, and The Happy Jacks conducted by Dr. Nicole Lamartine and Dr. Holly Dalrymple, and a performance by the UW Collegiate Chorale under the direction of Dr. Nicole Lamartine
  • Presentation of the 2017 Outstanding Choral Music Educator Award
  • Solo Vocal Coachings and Master Class led by UW Voice Faculty, from which outstanding high school student singers will be selected to perform on the Grand Finale concert.  Singers should be prepared to sing solo repertoire (memorized, from the classical art song/folk song traditions).  Student soloist names can be submitted electronically through the registration process.  This can be a tremendous learning opportunity for your finest singers, as well as all festival attendees. 
  • Session on preparing for your UW Music Entrance/Scholarship audition/What is a BA, BM, or BMusEd?
  • Choral Leadership sessions: musical skills, choral singing, how to run a sectional, conducting, creating choral sound
  • Vocal Performance sessions: voice science, diction, breathing
  • Come early to hear UW’s Western Blue Vocal Jazz Ensemble!  Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30pm in the Buchanan Center Concert Hall.  Tickets are included with Registration.

Selection Process:

We will not be auditioning for places in the festival, but we hope that you would nominate only your most talented students with the following criteria:

  • Excellent attitude, vocal talent, and commitment
  • A possible desire to be a music major
  • All levels are welcome
  • Balanced number of male/female

four choristers singingThis festival is designed as a focus for your most dedicated students. There will be no music to prepare before the festival.

What to Bring:

  • Black folder, pencil, and closed water bottle
  • Concert Attire
  • Business casual attire for the day

The cost, including a ticket for the Western Blue performance, lunch at Washakie Center,  and participation in the UW Choral Collage concert  is only $35.00 per student.  Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and dinner.

Lamartine with choirRegistration Deadline: Friday, Nov. 3, 2017!!!!  PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Registration deadline:  Friday, Nov. 3 ($35 per student, INCLUDING lunch and a ticket to Thursday’s Western Blue concert)

Late Registration:  Tuesday, Nov. 7 ($45 per student)

Festival:  Friday, Nov. 10

We look forward to hearing from you and working with only your finest student musicians.  Enclosed you will find a tentative schedule and detailed online registration information. Please address billing and registration questions to Janelle Fletcher, Director of Fine Arts Outreach.  Call 307.766.5139 or email janelle@uwyo.edu.

Sincerely,

Dr. Nicole Lamartine
Director of Choral Activities
Janelle A. Fletcher-Kilmer|MPA
Director, Fine Arts Outreach

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Fine Arts Outreach

Dept. 3951

1000 E. University Ave.

Fine Arts Bldg., Room 229

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5139

Fax: (307) 766-2560

Email: janelle@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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