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Book a room at the University Plaza Hotel Reservation Link
Grace Methodist Church Sanctuary
11:00am-11:45pm Provided lunch at MSU Dining Hall
12:00-1:00pm Dress Rehearsal at Hammons Hall
1:15-5:00pm Rehearsal @ GMC
5:00-6:30pm Dinner on your own
and change clothes
6:30pm Line up for performance at Hammons Hall
7:00pm Performance at Hammons Hall (shared with All-State Festival choir)
Summer Honor Choir
July 18, 2023
University Plaza Hotel &
Juanita K. Hammons Hall (MSU), Springfield, MO
Open to students who are currently in grades 9 & 10
Rehearsals: July 18 in Springfield, MO
Performance July 18 (evening)
Come Back Like the Sea
Come Ye Sons of Art
CPDL see below for link
Kwangena Thina Bo
arr. Lhente-Mari Pitout
Mark Foster Music
Marques Garrett, Samuel Carlton, Dan Forrest
CPDL Link for Come Ye Sons of Art - click HERE (updated 5/22)
Practice Tracks & Resources
Meet the Clinician
Dr. Charlotte Botha
Charlotte Botha is an Assistant Professor of Music and the Director of Choral Activities at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, where she conducts the College Choir and the Hamilton Voices choral theater ensemble. She teaches courses in Music Theory and Musicology. While at the University of North Texas, she served as conductor of the Women’s Chorus, assistant conductor of the University Singers, and assistant conductor of the Dallas Symphony Chorus. Charlotte’s tenure as conductor of the Drakensberg Boys Choir solidified her passion for making music with and composing for young singers. She has performed and presented workshops around the globe, most notably as a member of the World Youth Choir alumni group TIME Ensemble. Her research interests include phonetics, choral text-painting, and equitable practices for including the music of and by marginalized members of the music community in choral programs. Charlotte earned a DMA in Choral Conducting with Music Theory as related field at the University of North Texas. Her MMus is from Nelson Mandela University and her BMus is from the University of Pretoria.
Note: MCDA does not offer refunds in the event the student cannot attend.
For safety reasons, all rehearsals are closed to the public. Only those who are official chaperones or registered members of the conference (including single day registration) are allowed in the rehearsal space. Please help us maintain the safety of our singers by adhering to these requirements.
For liability reasons, members are not supposed to be official chaperones. But in the event that there was no other option, members still need to register for the conference. Thank you for supporting the organization that supports these ensembles!