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Choirs All-State Camp

Thank you to students, parents, teachers, section coaches, Nicole Lamartine, Kelley Sundin and Jennaya Robinson and St. Olaf for an awesome All-State camp week and concert!

Looking ahead: February Information
Check-in: 10:30AM-12:30PM, Friday February 15, 2019
Rehearsals: Friday, February 15, 2019 1PM-7:15PM
Concert: 10:30AM at Orchestra Hall

August 6th - August 11th at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN

Tenor Bass Choir - Nicole LaMartine, University of Wyoming
Mixed Choir - Kelley SundinChorakademie am Konzerthaus Dortmund e.V.
Soprano Alto Choir -  Jennaya Robison, Luther College

  • Schedule posted. (Updated 7.30.2018)
  • Report between 11:15am – 12:30pm on Mon, Aug 6th. Final concert at 10:30am Sat, Aug 11th.  

Arrival & Check-in

  • ​​Report to Hilleboe/Kittelsby dorms between 11:15am - 12:30pm Mon, Aug 6th. Campus map and directions to campus.
  • Get room assignment, room key, access key, and name bage at check-in.
  • Do not lose room key (fee $95/key) or dorm access card (fee $10/card). Keep in safe place.
  • After unloading, park free in Skoglund/Tostrud lotIf you park in any other lot you will be ticketed daily.
  • LUNCH ON YOUR OWN before opening meeting at 1:30pm at Urness Recital Hall in Christiansen Hall of Music.

Transportation & Parking

Transportation to and from St. Olaf is your responsibility. Free parking during camp at Skoglund/Tostrud lot. 

Students are prohibited from driving during camp. Any student wishing to leave campus must get approval from Randy Schafer, Choir Vice President.

Practice, Spot Checks & Vocal Conditioning

Music packets were mailed late June. There will be a spot check in sectionals on first day of camp. BE PREPARED with all of your music before you arrive.

You will be singing for hours each day. Start vocal conditioning daily by singing, doing vocal warmups, and staying hydrated.

Notes from conductors will be emailed soon.

Housing & Facilities

  • Dorms are not air conditioned. You may wish to bring a fan (no window ac units allowed).
  • You will receive bed linens, a pillow, and blanket.
  • You will receive a washcloth and towel, which you can exchange throughout the week. You can bring your own towels and washcloth if you wish.

What to Pack

  • Comfortable clothing for range of temperatures. Extra towels and washcloth if you wish.
  • No alcohol, tobacco, or drug logos or slogans/messages. Think about language on clothing. 
  • Any prescription or over-the counter medications you use. Medications may not be shared.
  • If you need refrigeration for medication, contact no later than July 22nd.
  • Pack your music, a pencil, and a black folder.
  • Concert Dress: Dark colored slacks, pants or skirt, knee length or longer. All-State Camp t-shirt you will receive. Dark colored shoes. Some conductors add movement - think about that when choosing concert dress!
  • An alarm clock or app. You are responsible for getting to breakfast and rehearsal on time.
  • Bring your chargers. You are responsible for the safety of your devices.

Saturday Concert

  • Concert is Sat, Aug 11th at 10:30am in Boe Memorial Chapel. Free and open to the public.
  • Concert order is Tenor Bass Choir, Mixed Choir, Soprano Alto Choir.
  • The concert is recorded and each student will receive a free CD. Additional CDs are available for purchase.

Eligibility & Rules

To be eligible for All-State, you must be enrolled in your school’s choir next year. If you aren’t enrolled, contact Mary Schaefle, MMEA Executive Director immediately at

Read and review the All-State expectations before camp. It is your responsibility to know and follow them. Harassment and bullying of any kind are specifically prohibited.

What’s Coming Next

  • Complete: Preliminary schedule, housing & meals, concert dress, health & allergy info, what to pack.
  • July:  Music playlists, other info from conductors.
  • July 25: Final Camp balance due.  (log back into parent dashboard to make payments:
  • Late July: Final reminders, check-in details

Tenor Bass Choir music
Ad amore,
 Lee Kesselman
Vespergesang, Mvt. 1: Adspice Domine (Op. 121), Felix Mendelssohn
Tantsulaul, Velijo Tormiss
Arrow, Jocelyn Hagen (co-commissioned by ACDA-MN and MMEA)
Steady Light, Reginald Unterscher
Fey O, Haitian Voodoo Song, arr. Ethan Sperry
Glory, Mark Foster, arr. Eugene Rogers

Mixed Choir music
Mu süda, ärka üles
, Cyrillus Kreek
Gropen, Gjermund Larsen
Die mit Tränen säen werden mit Freuden ernten, Heinrich Schütz
Tyger, Emil Råberg
Esto les Digo, Kinley Lang
We can mend the sky, Jake Runestad
Praise His Holy Name, Keith Hampton

Soprano Alto Choir music 
Voice on the Wind, Sarah Quartel
O Frondens Virga, Hildegard von Bingen, arr. Jennaya Robison
Gloria in Excelsis Deo from Gloria Kajoniensis, Levente Gyöngyösi
Sigue, Ivette Herryman
Gravedigger, Dave Matthews arr. Timothy Takach
Love Arrives, Tom Trenney
Still I Rise, Rosephanye Powell

School or other organization paying? Use the All-State Payments from Schools, Booster & Community Groups Form

Eligibility Overview, full Eligibility Policies, and Rules and Regulations are available.

2019 All-State February planned start time: 10:30 AM Friday, February 15
2019 All-State February planned end time: 12:30PM Saturday, February 16

Mary Schaefle,
Jul 30, 2018, 12:21 PM