This event is a one of a kind All-State Vocal and Piano Clinic on the Waldorf University campus. The Clinic is designed as a follow-up event to the initial All-State Vocal Workshops held around the state each August following the announcement of the Iowa All-State Vocal Selections.
Unique to this clinic is its focus on piano accompaniment skills for those pianists that will be auditioning as an All-State Accompanist. Experience the music in real-time with a choir of voices. Vocalists alike will experience the music with an exceptional accompanist in rehearsal. The morning will explore the technical side of the music through sectionals and group work, tackling the barriers with sound strategies and allowing the students to build on the musicality that will be sure to set them apart on audition day.
Vocal Clinicians include:
Piano Clinicians include:
- Joel Everist, Director of Choral Activities at Mason City High School & Choir Director for Waldorf University will lead the Vocal Master Ensemble in rehearsals. All Master rehearsals will be accompanied by Rachel Everist.
- Jamie Kelley, Former Choir Director for Algona High School & Adjunct Professor in Vocal Studies at Waldorf University. He also serves as the Sounding Board Ad Manager for the Iowa Choral Directors Association.
- Jackie Burk, former Iowa All-State Choir Chair & Adjunct Professor in Choral Education at Waldorf University will lead the Piano Accompanist.
- Melissa Phillips, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Waldorf University & Private Piano Instructor within the community.
It doesn’t stop there! Students attending the clinic are also offered the opportunity to extend the coaching up until auditions.
If you are unable to attend our All-State Vocal & Piano Clinic but would like to schedule individual or group coachings, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you are able to attend the clinic or not, we would love to schedule an individual visit for you or your group to see and experience the campus during the academic year. You can schedule a visit at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. any day of the week.