Northwest Honor Choir Festival 2019

Friday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Register now through Friday, Sept. 13

Guest Clinician Francisco J. Núñez
Francisco J. Núñez, a MacArthur Fellow and Musical America’s 2018 Educator of the Year, is a composer, conductor, visionary, leading figure in music education, and the artistic director of the Young People’s Chorus (YPC) of New York City. Since he founded YPC in 1988, Mr. Núñez has created an awareness of the ability of children to rise to unforeseen heights of artistry. Mr. Núñez also leads the University Glee Club of New York City, its fifth conductor since the all-men’s chorus was established in 1894 and is sought after nationwide as a guest conductor by professional orchestras and choirs, as a master teacher, and a leading authority on the role of music in achieving equality and diversity among children in today’s society. NYU Steinhardt has presented him with its Distinguished Alumnus Achievement Award, and he holds honorary doctor of music degrees from Ithaca College and Gettysburg College.

Festival Information

Teachers are asked to nominate advanced singers in balanced quartets only, schools may send up to five quartets.

Music will be mailed to teachers/conductors upon receipt of completed application. Students should be familiar with the music. If applications are received less than two weeks prior to the festival music will have to be picked up from the School of Music, University of Puget Sound.

Students and teacher/conductors will be provided with a complimentary lunch on Friday, Oct. 4. Lunch will be on your own Saturday, Oct. 5.

Honor Choir Festival will close with a complimentary public performance, Saturday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. in Schneebeck Concert Hall.

Concert attire for the final performance will be your school's concert attire. Each student is to bring a black folder for the concert.

Final performance CDs may be ordered for $15 each. CD order forms will be included in the music mailing.

Fee

Cost for the two-day festival is $35 per student, nonrefundable. Substitution is possible, but note that the new student's name may not be able to appear in the printed concert program.

An invoice for the workshop fee will be emailed to you upon registration.

Payment of fees may be made by credit card or check. For credit card payment call the School of Music, 253.879.3741. Checks should be made payable to University of Puget Sound and sent to:

School of Music, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St. #1076, Tacoma, WA, 98416-1076.

2019 Honor Choir Repertoire (Music will be provided)

Imbakwa
Jim Papoulis
Boosey & Hawkes 48022570

Shout Glory
Bryon J. Smith
Hal Leonard HL 08739172

Dirait-On
Morten Lauridsen
Peer Music 00228805

Butterfly
Mia Makaroff
Sulasol Ry S971

Song I Sing
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Hal Leonard 4801994

Es tu tiempo
Francisco Nunez
(published by Tocamus via franciscojnunez.com)

Questions?

Contact School of Music, 253.879.3741 or email pataylor@pugetsound.edu

2019 Guest Clinician

Francisco J. Núñez

Francisco J. Núñez, a MacArthur Fellow and Musical America’s 2018 Educator of the Year, is a composer, conductor, visionary, leading figure in music education, and the artistic director of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.  Since he founded YPC in 1988, Mr. Núñez has created an awareness of the ability of children to rise to unforeseen heights of artistry.  Mr. Núñez also leads the University Glee Club of New York City, its fifth conductor since the all-men’s chorus was established in 1894 and is sought after nationwide as a guest conductor by professional orchestras and choirs, as a master teacher, and a leading authority on the role of music in achieving equality and diversity among children in today’s society. NYU Steinhardt has presented him with its Distinguished Alumnus Achievement Award, and he holds honorary doctor of music degrees from Ithaca College and Gettysburg College.

Overview and Past Conductors

Northwest Honor Choir

The Puget Sound Northwest Honor Choir Festival brings 150 of the best high school singers from Western Washington together in the early fall. Over the course of two days, students will make music with some of the country’s leading conductors and educators. Held on the University of Puget Sound’s beautiful campus, this intensive musical learning experience involves rehearsals and workshops led by our featured guest conductor and Puget Sound faculty. The festival culminates in a collaborative public concert with the University of Puget Sound's award-winning choirs. Past conductors have included:

2018       Christopher Aspaas, Texas Christian Univ.
2017       Amanda Quist, Westminster Choir College
2016       Eugene Rogers, University of Michigan
2015       Brian Tate, City Soul Choir, Vancouver, BC
2014       Eric Barnum, Univ. of Wisconsin, Oskosh
2013       Karen Kennedy, University of Miami
2012       Jonathan Reed, Michigan State University
2011       Rollo Dilworth, Temple University
2010       Edith Copley, Northern Arizona University
2009       Bruce Browne, Portland State Univ. (retired)
2008       Rodney Eichenberger , Florida State Univ.
               (retired)