School of Music brings high school choirs to WSU

PULLMAN – High school choirs will experience the WSU campus on Oct. 23 as they perform, work with clinicians and listen to performances of the WSU choral ensembles at the Annual Educational Choral Festival.
High school choirs will perform for clinicians between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Kimbrough Concert Hall and then work with them for a 40-minute goal-setting time block, integrating fundamentals of singing and performing, learning and applying new ideas, and developing strategic goals for the year.
Several WSU ensembles will perform throughout the day, including Opera Workshop, directed by Julie Anne Wieck, at 2 p.m. in Kimbrough Concert Hall; VoJazz, directed by Dean Luethi, at 3:40 p.m. in Kimbrough Concert Hall; and Madrigal/Chamber Singers and Concert Choir at 5 p.m. in Bryan Hall Theatre.
This is event is free and open to the public.
Ten choirs from six high schools will participate in the day-long event: Auburn High School, Richland High School, Kamiakin High School (Kennewick), West Valley High School (Yakima), Moses Lake High School and Lewis and Clark High School (Spokane).
WSU music faculty members Lori Wiest, Julie Anne Wieck, Sheila Converse and Dean Luethi as well as Michael Murphy, faculty at University of Idaho, will work as clinicians at the festival.
The Annual Educational Choral Festival is sponsored by the School of Music at WSU.