About the festival
This brand new all-day festival will offer students a space to learn and perform within a tenor-bass specific ensemble with singers from across the region. Students will sing repertoire fit for the tenor-bass voice in a supportive and fun atmosphere, and will have the opportunity to participate in side-by-side rehearsals and performance with UWEC's Singing Statesmen. Together, students will learn pieces that are immediately accessible and musically rewarding while experiencing what it is like to sing in a collegiate tenor-bass ensemble.
Each school will bring tenors/basses from their high school ensembles. Students will spend the day rehearsing 3-5 pieces side-by-side with our university's Singing Statesmen. The day will consist of break-out sectionals and team-building activities led by the Statesmen and end with a final concert.
8:15am Student Registration – Lobby – Haas Fine Arts Center (HFA)
9:00am Full Rehearsal – Gantner Concert Hall
10:00am Combined Sectional
10:45am SNACK & ACTIVITIES (provided)
11:30am Full Rehearsal – Choir Room (HFA 143)
12:30pm LUNCH (on your own)
2:00pm Full Rehearsal – Choir Room (HFA 143)
3:45pm Full Rehearsal – Gantner Concert Hall
4:45pm DINNER (provided)
6:15pm Performance Warm-Up – Gantner Concert Hall
7:00pm FESTIVAL CONCERT – Gantner Concert Hall
Directors may nominate up to 32 talented singers using the online application. Directors will be notified of selected students prior to the festival.
Applications are due Thursday, January 19th, 2023.
Note: Ensembles are responsible for purchasing their music packets via the invoice shipped with the music.
Sesere, Eeye – ed. Mark O’Leary – SSA – Mark O’Leary Music Publishing YVM058 (please purchase the SSA; except for learning the melody track, there’s no need to practice ahead of time; we’ll learn and adapt it on the festival day)
Down Among the Dead Men - arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams - TTBB - Galaxy Music c1.5025
Zawcharti Lawch - Louis Lewandowski - TTBB - Transcontinental Music HL.191106
No Time – arr. Susan Brumfield – TTBB – Colla Voce 48-96630
NOT INCLUDED IN PACKET:
I Have Had Singing - Ron Jeffers - TTBB - earthsongs S-193 (free download – please print copies for your students)
Da Pacem, Domine – Melchior Franck (nothing needs to be purchased/printed; except for learning the melody track, there’s no need to practice ahead of time; we’ll learn and adapt it on the festival day)
Packets are ordered through using the Application Form.
Packet price for individual member: $8.60 plus shipping
The Musician's Choice, LLC
1520 North Church Road –Suite D
Liberty, MO 64068
Toll Free: 888.571.6640
Practice tracks and other learning resources can be found here at a later date (TBD).
Fees: The registration fee is $30 per student (no cost for directors) and is payable at registration February 11, 2023. Checks should be made payable to the UWEC Choral Area; we are unable to accept purchase orders. The registration fee covers the Festival T-Shirt, concert recording, morning snacks, and dinner. Lunch is on your own in Eau Claire (or bring a bagged lunch to eat on campus).
*Any students that drop after January 21st, 2023 or do not attend the festival the day of will be charged only $15 dollars per student to cover their festival t-shirt and food expenses.
SAFETY INFORMATION FOR COVID-19
To honor our fundamental commitment to the health, well-being, and safety of all involved in ensemble music-making, the structure of the Tenor-Bass Festival may be modified this year. Modifications follow months of discussion in which the needs of the musicians who gather in-person to make music have been balanced with the most reliable scientific evidence available regarding Covid-19. Any future changes to these protocols and policies will be communicated to directors by email and will be updated on the festival website.