Conductor's baton on sheet music

MCDA All-State Jazz Choir

Honor Choir Audition Information

 

Registration window is

March 15-April 15

 

Step 1: 

Complete Audition Form &

pay $15 audition fee

Step 2: 

Prepare Audition

  ***Materials Here***

 

Step 3:

Once accepted, register on OPUS and pay $100 participation fee

Step 4:

Book a room at the University Plaza Hotel

Reservation Link

July 25-27, 2022

University Plaza Hotel &

Juanita K. Hammons Hall (MSU), Springfield, MO

Repertoire

Event Information

  • Rehearsals: July 25-26-27

  • Performance July 27 (evening)

Title
Voicing
Publisher
Charleston Alley
Darmon Meader
Shawnee Press
Orange and Blue
David von Kampen
Kerry Marsh: Vocal Jazz and Beyond
I'm Glad There is You
David von Kampen
Kerry Marsh: Vocal Jazz and Beyond
Green Lights
David von Kampen
Kerry Marsh: Vocal Jazz and Beyond
You're Makin' Me Crazy
Michelle Weir
Michmusic

Meet the Clinician

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Von Kampen

David von Kampen (b. 1986) is a composer based in Lincoln, Nebraska. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kansas, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Nebraska. He has studied composition with James Barnes, Dan Gailey, Forrest Pierce, Eric Richards, and Randall Snyder.

David is a six-time Downbeat Award winner in graduate-level jazz writing categories, a finalist for the American Prize in composition, and was named the MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year for his song cycle "Under the Silver and Home Again." He has been among ten winners of the ORTUS International New Music Competition, the recipient of an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer award, winner of the San Francisco Choral Artists New Voices Project, winner of the National Band Association’s Young Jazz Composers Competition, and received Honorable Mention in the New York Youth Symphony First Music Commissions. Puddin’ and the Grumble, David’s original musical with playwright Becky Boesen, was one of seven finalists for the Richard Rodgers award.

David has over 80 choral and instrumental compositions and arrangements published with Walton Music, G. Schirmer, Hal Leonard, Santa Barbara, Concordia Publishing House, Pavane Publishing, UNC Jazz Press, Graphite Publishing, MusicSpoke, and others. 

David is a lecturer of music theory and literature at the University of Nebraska, where he directs the UNL Jazz Singers and Jazz Orchestra. He also teaches applied composition at Concordia University, Neb., and serves as Music Coordinator for Sanctuary Worship at Christ Lutheran Church in Lincoln.  He lives in Lincoln with his wife Mollie and two daughters.

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