2017 UMD Middle Level Honor Choir Festival

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2016 Middle Level Honor Choir Festival

Please save the date and join us on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 for a wonderful day filled with great music!

This year, we are pleased to welcome Ms. Kristel L. Peters as our festival clinician.

Guest Clinician

Kristel L. Peters is an avid musician with a passion for choral music. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education, studying voice with Dr. Karen Jensen, Henriette Schellenberg and Tracy Dahl. Ms. Peters’ extensive musical background includes participating in the SEMF Festival, The Winnipeg Mennonite Children’s Choir, the Winnipeg Music Festival, the University of Manitoba Singers, Prairie Voices, Antiphony and the Manitoba Youth Choir. A highlight was her National Youth Choir experience in 2000. She enjoyed working with Professor Frieder Bernius for the Summer Academy in Choral Conducting in 2000 & 2002. Ms. Peters' penchant for vocal jazz found expression with Apogee, a self-directed vocal jazz ensemble.

Ms. Peters is currently the Choral Director and Business Education teacher at Steinbach Regional Secondary School. In 2001 she joined Prairie Voices, as Elroy Friesen’s conducting assistant and assumed the role of Artistic Director in 2002 for six successful seasons. Active as a guest conductor/clinician, she worked with Nova Scotia Choral Federation’s Youth Choir Camp in 2007, The Westman Youth Choir in 2005 & 2009, The Central Manitoba Youth Choir, Manitoba Provincial Honour choir and many other choral events.  Kristel delights in contributing to the rich choral traditions in Manitoba. Peters currently sings with The Winnipeg Singers and enjoyed her European tour with them. Spare time is tough to find with twin 2 year old boys but Kristel loves to golf and experience other cultures through music and travel. 

Please nominate your students here ~

Deadline for nominations is Thursday, December 15, 2016 - Nominations are now CLOSED

Festival Schedule (will be posted soon)


Download Rehearsal Tracks

Bring Me Little Water Sylvy – Arr. Moira Smiley
Available on her website moirasmiley.com
Please order the SSAA version in the key of G Major

Amavolovolo – Arr. Rudolf de Beer (with Djembe…)
Hal Leonard 08749217 SATB

Fields of GoldArr. Roger Emerson
Hal Leonard 08201581 - SATB

(Ghost) Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) - Arr. Kirby Shaw
Hal Leonard 08201581 - TBB version

Sing Alleluia, Clap Your Hands – Sally K. Albrecht – SSAB voices
17764 – Alfred Publishing Co. Inc.

If you have any questions about music please Contact Dr. Stanley Wold, swold@d.umn.edu (218-726-7504).