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

This event is a one of a kind All-State Piano and Vocal 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. We understand your reservations related to the current state we live in, therefore we have designed, and tested, a virtual option for attendees to participate in real-time. More details will be provided as the event approaches.

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:

  • 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.
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.

It doesn’t stop there! Students attending the clinic are also offered the opportunity to extend the coaching with Waldorf faculty, Jackie Burk, up until auditions.

Register yourself or your student(s) NOW!

If you are unable to attend our All-State Piano & Vocal Clinic but would like to schedule individual or group coachings, please contact us at

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.Campus visits afford future Warriors $500 toward tuition.

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. – Clinic Begins in Odvin Hagen Recital Hall
12 p.m. – Lunch with Waldorf Music Faculty & Students
12:30 p.m. – Campus Tours