Young Choral Students Get Pointers at Festival Oct. 20

PULLMAN, Wash. — Junior high and high school students from Washington and Idaho will participate in the Eighth Annual Educational Choral Festival at Washington State University Oct. 20. A free public concert highlighting the event is planned for 7 p.m. in Bryan Hall.

The evening concert will feature select junior high and high school choirs in addition to performances by the WSU Madrigal Singers, University Singers and Concert Choir.

The festival allows junior high and high school choirs to work together with WSU music faculty on musical concepts and setting goals for the upcoming year.

The following workshops offered in Kimbrough Hall, Room 101 are open to the public:

● WSU VoJazz director Gus Kambeitz will hold an open rehearsal with the Coeur d’Alene High School’s vocal jazz choir at 10 a.m.
● Crimson Revue director Horace Young will lead a vocal jazz scat workshop at 11 a.m.
● Opera Workshop director Julie Anne Wieck will facilitate a workshop on vocal production at 2 p.m.

Choirs attending the festival include Zillah High School Chorus, Pullman High School Treble Triad, Auburn High School, Coeur d’Alene High School, Salk Middle School eighth-grade choir, Post Falls High School Troubadors, Cheney High School Concert Choir, Lewiston High School Concert Choir, Kamiaken High School, Shadle Park High School Chorale, Riverside High School and Central Valley High School.

For more information, contact Lori Wiest, WSU School of Music and Theatre Arts, at 509/335-5647.