Mineral Point High School choir students Michael Acherman, Haakon Schriefer, Caleb Kennedy, and Fulton Flanary will be attending the Vocal Arts Festival Friday and Saturday February 3-4 at UW-Milwaukee. In order to be selected, these students had to pass through two levels of nominations.

All students selected for the festival will:

  • rehearse and perform with the UWM Honor Choir; the final performance will be in UWM’s Helene Zelazo Center for the Arts (2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.) at 7 pm Saturday (free admission);
  • work on a prepared classical solo with UWM voice faculty in a masterclass or mini-lesson; a few outstanding soloists will be selected to perform on the final concert;
  • attend large and small group voice sessions focused on vocal health, anatomy, and performance skills;
  • attend a performance of opera and musical theater scenes, choral music, and vocal solos given by UWM students and faculty.

Festival selections include: O Vos Omnes – Tomás Luis de Victoria; Ballade to the Moon – Daniel Elder; Balleilakka – arr. Ethan Sperry; Star in the East – ed. Brad Holmes.

This is an excellent opportunity for talented high school singers to interact with, perform for, and join their voices with peers from around the region.  Participating students will have the chance to learn and grow as both soloists and choral artists.