MMU welcomes 170 high school singers to campus

Mount Mercy University is set to welcome almost 170 singers to campus Monday and Tuesday for its annual All-State Choral Workshop. The workshop, now in its fourth year, prepares high school students in the Iowa All-State Choral repertoire.

Mount Mercy’s Director of Music Activities Dr. Gerry Kreitzer and distinguished clinicians Carol Tralau, Allen Chapman, Duane Philgreen, Amy Farley and Kent Keating will assist the singers in learning notes, rhythms and texts for each piece. They will also offer coaching in the expression and style of each piece, and offer helpful approaches and demonstrations of the audition process.

“These students are preparing for all-state with some of the most respected and talented music educators in the area,” Kreitzer said. “The amount of experience between the five clinicians and myself totals about 180 years, and together we’ve successfully prepared thousands for All-State. These two days give the students a tremendous head start.”

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