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Waldorf University All-State Piano & Vocal Workshop: Live & Virtual Options in Real Time

This event is a one of a kind All-State Piano and Vocal Workshop on the Waldorf University campus. The workshop 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. 

This year's workshop will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021.

Unique to this workshop 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. Celebrate your accomplishments in a performance for the directors, parents and community.

Vocal Clinicians include:

  • Dr. Emilie Bertram, Director of Choral Activities for Waldorf University will lead the Vocal Ensemble in rehearsals.
  • Sectionals and Small Ensemble Rehearsals led by area master teachers, Jason Heitland, Joel Everist, Annika Andrews and Linda Ferjak.

Piano Clinicians include:

  • 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 will provide pedagogy on collaborative pianism.

Register yourself or your student(s) NOW!

It doesn’t stop there! Students attending the clinic are also offered the opportunity to extend the coaching with Waldorf faculty. Contact us at for more information.

Meal provided day of visit following the clinic. Eat with clinicians and current students participating in music and enjoy a tour of the Boman Fine Arts Center, campus and other facilities as requested (i.e., athletic, Esports, etc.).

Tentative Schedule:
8:15-9 a.m. – Check-in/Registration
9 a.m. – Mass Rehearsal in Boman Fine Arts Center
10-10:30 a.m. – Sectionals in Odvin Hagen Music Center
10:30-11:30 a.m. – Mass Rehearsal in Boman Fine Arts Center
11:30 a.m. – Lunch with Waldorf Music Faculty & Students
12 p.m. – Campus Tours
12:30 p.m. – Small Ensemble Rehearsal in Odvin Hagen Music Center
1 p.m. – Open Rehearsal in Boman Fine Arts Center
If you are unable to attend our All-State Piano & Vocal Workshop but would like to schedule individual or group coachings, please contact us at You can also schedule a campus visit any day of the week.