The Celebration of Young Musicians is designed to give 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students a memorable musical experience, and to provide teachers with an opportunity to observe, share, and learn.
Each festival features a guest clinician/director and two outstanding music teachers from the area. The culminating event at each site will be a concert led by the guest clinician.
Festival Sites for Spring 2013
Site Date Location Host/Contact
Cloquet March 16 Cloquet High School Katy Buytaert
Fridley Apr 6 Totino-Grace High School Jaime Verkuilen
Lanesboro Apr 12 Lanesboro Schools Sharon Boyum
Rockford Apr 13 Rockford Elementary Cathy Engbloom
White Bear Lake Apr 13 Willow Lane Elementary Scott Kolman-Keen
Hosts and clinicians will choose music including at least four of the works listed.
Go Down Moses (2-part), Music K-8 vol. 22 number 3, www.musick8.com
Little Birch Tree (unison), arr. Goetze, 1542778
Swingin’ on a Star (2-part), arr. Gilpin, 35022285, Shawnee Press
Rockin' Robin (2-part), arr. Emerson, 10082754
To Music (unison)
Mangwani Mpulele (2-part), arr. Jerry Estes, 10274495
Peaceful River (2-part), Donnelly/Strid, 10275061
It Don't Mean A Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing (2-part), arr. Emerson, 3302389
Risseldy Rosseldy (2-part), Jay Broeker, 5825740
Canon Gloria (2-part), Michael Haydn, 10192139
Registration forms (download at bottom of page) are due at least four weeks prior to the festival date. Remember to send the teacher and the individual student forms!
If you have questions about a festival, contact the festival coordinator (above) or the MMEA office.