After reviewing input from survey submissions, having conversations, and considering options for lodging, guest director, repertoire, and if course the pandemic and the unknowns for your churches and the festival, we have decided to not have Youth Festival 2022.
We appreciate your understanding, knowing the struggles we all share during these challenging days.

Jennaya Robison

January 28-29, 2022

Jennaya RobisonJennaya Robison, is in demand as a conductor, clinician, and soprano throughout the United States.  She currently is an Assistant Professor of Music at Luther College where she conducts Aurora and Collegiate Chorale and teaches courses in conducting and vocal pedagogy. Prior to teaching at Luther College, she was the Artistic Director of Scottsdale Musical Arts, a multi-generational organization comprised of a professional orchestra and choir as well as children’s choirs and youth orchestras.

She has held faculty and teaching positions at the University of Arizona, Luther College, and the University of New Mexico. She has conducted orchestras at the University of Arizona, Luther College, and as well as community orchestras in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. As a public-school educator, she has taught in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

As a soprano, has sung as a soloist with the Grammy award winning True Concord, Tucson Symphony, Arizona Opera, Scottsdale Arts Orchestra, Scottsdale Symphony, St. Andrews Bach Society, Phoenix Youth Symphony, Tucson Masterworks Chorale, Rochester Choral Arts, Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque. As a chorister, she has sung as a member of the Arizona Choir under the direction of Bruce Chamberlain, Las Cantantes under the direction of Bradley Ellingboe, the Dale Warland Singers in Minneapolis, Minnesota under the direction of Dale Warland, and in the Nordic Choir of Luther College under the direction of Weston Noble.

Her primary area of research is in the field of vocal health within the choral ensemble. She has presented lectures and workshops on vocal health in the choral setting at regional and state ACDA conferences and state NATS conferences. She has been an invited conductor and clinician at numerous festivals including All State Choirs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota, Wisconsin Middle Level Honors Choirs, Texas Collegiate Women’s Honor Choir, Montreat Music Conference Festival Choir and various regional and state honor choirs in Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Arizona, the Master of Music in conducting and voice from the University of New Mexico, and the Bachelor of Arts in music from Luther College. She is currently the coordinator of Collegiate Repertoire and Standards and director of Student Activities for the North Central chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Her choral series is published with Pavane Music.

It Is Well with My Soul, Nelson: SATB Augsburg 0-8006-7734-X

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, Wilberg: SATB OUP 0-190386491-6

My Eternal King, Marshall: Fischer CM6752

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me, Kohrs: MSM-50-6191

Be Thou My Vision, Sorensen: Shawnee Press 35028337

Rise! Shine!, Garrett: MSM-50-6416

 

All titles are available through JW Pepper.
Singers not associated with a choir may contact Mark Kemp (mkempwpc@gmail.com) for help acquiring music.

Alan Raines-Guest Director

January 24-25, 2020

Alan Raines, Guest Director

First Baptist Church, Charleston, SC

Friday

  • Rehearsal 8:30 – 10:00pm

Saturday

  • Rehearsal 9:30 – 12:30pm (with a break)
  • Lunch 12:30 – 1:30pm (on site, cost included with registration)
  • Rehearsal 1:30 – 3:00pm
  • Worship 3:30pm (sample worship guide 2019)

March 6-8, 2020

Phillip Shoultz, Guest Director

Location: Crown Reef Resort & Conference Center, Myrtle Beach, SC

Friday

  • Rehearsal 10:00-11:00pm

Saturday

  • Rehearsal 9:00-12:00pm (with a break)
  • Rehearsal 8:00-10:00pm

Sunday

2020 Youth Festival Repertoire

Honor and Glory, J. S. Bach/arr. Erhet, Colla Voce, 55-54010
I Sing Because I’m Happy, Rollo Dillworth, Hal Leonard, 0124479
Make a Joyful Noise, Taylor Davis, Morningstar,  50-5320
Ndikhokhele Bawo (SATB), arr. Lhente-Mari Pitout,  Mark Foster, HL 00288201
Psalm 139, Pote, Choristers Guild/Lorenz, CGA-610
Requiem, Eliza Gilkyson, G. Schirmer, 50486569

Pecknel Music stocks Festival anthems for us and offers discounts.
Luke Browder
Director of Print Music
Pecknel Music Company

1312 N. Pleasantburg Drive Greenville, SC 29607
Direct: 864-516-2346 | luke@pecknelmusic.com

All participating choirs are required to provide original copies for their participating singers. For maximum efficiency, text, notes, and rhythms should be learned prior to arriving for the Festival.

2019 Adult Festival Repertoire

Festival of Praise, Ijames, Beckenhorst, BP2064
And Can It Be, Forrest, Beckenhorst, BP2027
Great Creator, Marrolli, Morningstar, MSM 50-0068
O Love, Hagenberg, Beckenhorst, BP2097
I Sing Because I’m Happy, Dilworth, Hal Leonard, 00124479
Benediction, Larry Schultz, manuscript, tba

2019 Youth Festival Repertoire

Lord, Have Mercy, Choplin, Lorenz, 10/4096L
Gloria (from Missa Kenya), Bassler, Colla Voce, 36-20102
Si Si Ni Moja, Nouvared, Santa Barbara, SBMP1338
Festival of Praise, Ijames, Beckenhorst, BP2064
He is Marvelous, Powell, Hal Leonard, 08745985
Panis Angelicus, Franck, public domain, CPDL
Benediction, Larry Schultz, manuscript, tba

Pecknel Music stocks Festival anthems for us.
Pecknel Music Company
1312 N. Pleasantburg Drive Greenville, SC 29607
1-800-868-2275 or 864-244-7881.

All participating choirs are required to provide original copies for their participating singers. For maximum efficiency, text, notes, and rhythms should be learned prior to arriving for the Festival.

January 25-26, 2019

Phillip Shoultz, Guest Director

First Baptist Church, Charleston, SC

Friday

  • Rehearsal 8:30 – 10:00pm

Saturday

  • Rehearsal 9:30 – 12:30pm (with a break)
  • Lunch 12:30 – 1:30pm (on site, cost included with registration)
  • Rehearsal 1:30 – 3:00pm
  • Worship 3:30pm (sample worship guide 2017)

Crown Reef Resort & Conference Center
May 2-4, 2018 read more →

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