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Choirs All-State Camp

See below for up-to-date All-State Choirs Camp info.

Choir Directors: Help us create a great All-State Experience!

Recommend future All-State conductors, and suggest others or yourself as a section coach.

2018-2019 All-State Camps are August 6-11, 2018. Camp price is $650. See full camp information in student letter. Students accepting All-State must also participate in the February rehearsals and concerts, Feb 15-16, 2019 (Feb 14-15, 2019 for Jazz).

Soprano Alto Choir conductor is Jennaya Robison, Luther College
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

Mixed Choir conductor is Kelley Sundin, Chorakademie am Konzerthaus Dortmund e.V.
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

Tenor Bass Choir conductor is Nicole LaMartine, University of Wyoming
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

Schedule Basics

  • Report between 11:30am – 12:30pm on Mon, Aug 6th.
  • Schedule basics:
    • Opening meeting Mon, Aug 6th 1:30pm to welcome you and review basics. Parents welcome.​
    • Days begin 8:30am and continue until 10pm with lights out 11pm.
    • Three full choir rehearsals, two small group sectionals, and activities each day.
    • Free time built into the schedule each day.
  • Concert at 10:30am Sat, Aug 11th (free and open to the public).

Transportation & Parking

Transportation to and from St. Olaf is your responsibility. There will be free parking during camp. Students are prohibited from driving during camp.

Driving directions to St. Olaf College are here: https://wp.stolaf.edu/visiting/directions-and-printable-maps/

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 schaefle@mmea.org.

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.

Music, Music, Music!

All-State Choir packets are being mailed this week. There will be spot checks at camp, so vocalize and practice this summer. Later emails will include playlists and other notes from your conductor.

What’s Coming Next

  • Late June: 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: http://bit.ly/parent_dashboard)
  • Late July: Final reminders, check-in details.

See you in August!

Scholarship Application now available - due May 25.
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.

2018 All-State Camp planned start time: 11 AM, August 6
2018 All-State Camp planned end time: 12:30 PM, August 11

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

Further information will be posted as it is available.
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