The Real Men Sing vocal workshop at Bethany College expects to draw nearly 950 young men from 65 Kansas schools who will spend the day working with music professionals and perform in a free concert on Thursday, January 24 at 2:30 p.m.
In its fifth year, the Real Men Sing workshop offers vocal clinics for young men in the fifth to 12th grades and this year will feature guest conductors from collegiate and high school music programs. Bethany Music professor and co-chair of the department, Dr. Mark Lucas organizes the annual event. Clinicians include Mr. Greg Bontrager (Changed and Changing Voice Choirs), Dr. Patrick Freer (Changed and Changing Voice Choirs), Mr. Alex Piazza (Unchanged Voice Choir) and Dr. Mark Lucas (High School Choir).
Students participate in one of three choirs and clinics throughout the day. As a group, the young men will sing “God Bless America” at the free concert in Presser Hall Auditorium on the Bethany campus. Last year’s event attracted 900 male vocalists from over 38 different middle and high schools.