Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Presser Hall
Deadline: Friday, January 15th, 2016
(Please register ASAP so we can order t-shirts!)
Real Men Sing at Bethany College is an annual event to promote vocal music to young men in grades 5-12.
This year’s event will take place Thursday, January 28 and will feature guest clinician, Dr. Robert Ward Director of the the Men’s Glee Club at The Ohio State University. Click here for a bio of Dr. Ward.
Dr. Robert Ward will conduct the High School choir, Dr. Steven Curtis will conduct the Changed and Changing voice choir, and Mr. Greg Bontrager will conduct the Unchanged voice choir.
Students participate in one of three choirs, and each choir prepares 2 songs in advance of the event:
Unchanged Voice Choir (sings 2-part music)
Changed and Changing Voice Choir (sings TTB, TBB, or TB music)
High School Choir (sings TTBB or 3-part men’s music)
The songs chosen for the “Unchanged Voice” Choir this year are indeed brief and easy to learn. This was done for a couple of reasons. First, it will save $ for schools because the music is in the public domain and free to copy. Second, it opens up more time for our clinician, Greg Bontrager, to work with the kids on musicality and to teach other general musical skills. Don’t forget that the students do need to learn the mass choir selection, “God Bless America” in advance of the festival as well. Take special notice of the fact that there are two editions of this piece, one for TTBB and a two-part edition for the unchanged voice choir.
Directors from the state of Kansas should look for an informational packet, including literature to learn, in your school mail in October or November. That same information will be shared here so please check back often.
If you have questions or comments please contact Dr. Lucas directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or via text or phone at 785-212-1362. If you text him, please tell him who you are in your text.
Registration Fee: $7 per student
Please register online with the form below and send a check or PO for your fee to:
Real Men Sing at Bethany College
Attn: Music Department
335 E. Swensson
Lindsborg, KS 67456
Questions? Please contact the Department of Music at email@example.com