Honors Chamber Choir Festival

Honors Chamber Choir

Saturday, March 19th, 2022 (registration closes January 21st, 2022)

Join us for a day-long experience of high-level music-making, where we invite 16 to 32 of the best high school choir students from across the region to participate. This exciting festival challenges students’ musicianship as they work toward putting together a complete program in one day. With some time for food and fun mixed in, you won’t want to miss this fantastic opportunity.

The festival begins at 9:30 a.m. with both lunch and dinner provided. Activities will culminate in a live concert in Hale Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. and families are encouraged to attend! This event is held in conjunction with Honors Band, and the two groups will perform on the same concert.


COVID precautions: All students will be required to wear masks when indoors on campus. Singers will remain masked during rehearsals and performances.  We take the safety of our students and staff very seriously and would love to answer any questions you may have. Please contact Rebecca Gartland at gartland_rebecca@roberts.edu with any questions.

Meet the Director

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Dr. Adam Potter

Adam Potter is Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. At RWC, he conducts The Roberts Chorale, the Women’s Choir, and the Men’s Chorus, administers the college choral program, mentors choral music education majors, and teaches coursework in conducting, vocal music methods, and music education. He earned a Ph.D. in choral conducting and music education from the Florida State University College of Music. A former high school music teacher, he delights in working with high school honor choirs and has guest conducted throughout the United States and in Kenya.

Teacher Recommendation

Attention choir teachers! We are looking for your exceptional and hard-working students to participate in our honors festival. Using our Google drive form, please submit recommendations for all of your students who choose to apply. You will need to submit one recommendation per student. Your feedback is weighed heavily in the acceptance process. A recommendation for each student is required. Students without a recommendation will not be considered. To submit your recommendations, visit this page. You can also email your recommendations to Rebecca Gartland at Gartland_Rebecca@roberts.edu if that is more convenient.

Audition Required for 2022

In addition to the teacher recommendation, please submit an audio or video recording of a solo of your choice that demonstrates your musicianship and vocal performance. Recordings can be sent to music@roberts.edu. Please include your name, school, and title of the selection with your recording.

Cost

Early Registration (before December 17th, 2021): $50.00

Regular Registration (ends January 21st, 2022): $60.00

Full scholarships are available on a first-come-first-serve basis to students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Please have your teacher email music@roberts.edu for more information!

How Students Apply

Our application process is all online! Registration closes on January 21st, 2022.
Teacher Recommendations and an audition video are required for all applying students.

 

Questions? Contact Rebecca Gartland
Phone: (585) 594-6101
Email: music@roberts.edu

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