Music

Western Slope Choral Festival

Western Slope Choral Festival

The festival is March 5-7, 2020. This year’s Treble Choir conductor is Dr. Abby Musgrove from Illinois College, and the Mixed Choir conductor is Dr. Scott Glysson from California Polytechnic State University.

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Scott Glysson

Abby Musgrove

Auditions for the Western Slope Honor Choir Festival are held in the fall. Specific information about the Honor Choirs is mailed to individual high schools in September.

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Thursday, March 5

1-1:30 p.m. Check in: Quigley Hall lobby

1:30 p.m. Welcome & Announcements

  • Kincaid Concert Hall (Quigley)

2-5 p.m. Quartet Checks & Rehearsal

  • Women’s Choir –Kincaid Concert Hall
  • Mixed Choir – Quigley 133 (band room)

5 p.m. Dinner on your own

7:30 p.m. Western Vocal Music Department Showcase Concert – Kincaid Concert Hall

Friday, March 6

8:30-10 a.m. Sectional Rehearsals AND Scholarship Auditions

  • Women’s Choir Sopranos— Quigley 130 (choir room)
  • Women’s Choir Altos— Quigley 129
  • Mixed Choir Sopranos and Altos— Quigley 133 (band room)
  • Mixed Choir Tenors and Basses—Kincaid Concert Hall

10-11:45 p.m. Rehearsal

  • Women’s Choir—Quigley 133 (band room)
  • Mixed Choir—Kincaid Concert Hall

11:45-1:15 p.m. Campus tour or Student Panel and

  • Lunch at Rare Air Café provided by Western Colorado University

1:30-3:30 p.m. Rehearsal

  • Women’s Choir – Kincaid Concert Hall
  • Mixed Choir—Quigley 133

3:30-3:45 p.m. Break—Lead Office Presentation

3:45-5:30 p.m. Rehearsal

  • Women’s Choir – Quigley 133
  • Mixed Choir – Kincaid Concert Hall

2-4:30 p.m. Director’s Choir rehearsal and Director’s meeting – Quigley 130

5:30 p.m. Dinner on your own

7:30-9:30 p.m. FUN! (Music, games, & snacks) in University Center Ballroom.

Saturday, March 7

8:30-10:30 a.m. Rehearsal

  • Women’s Choir – Kincaid Concert Hall
  • Mixed Choir – Quigley 133

9-10:30 a.m. Directors’ Choir Rehearsal – Quigley 130

10:30-11:45 p.m. Dress Rehearsal—Kincaid Concert Hall

  • Order of Program: Directors’ Choir, Women’s Honor Choir, Mixed Honor Choir

12-1:15 p.m. Lunch, Change into concert attire

1:30 p.m. Assemble

  • Women’s Choir – Quigley 130
  • Mixed Choir – Quigley 133
  • Please plan to keep valuable personal items with you at all times or leave them with family members or in a secure vehicle.

2 p.m. Western Slope Choral Festival performance at Kincaid Concert Hall

Admission to the concert is by donation to the Gunnison Volunteer Fire Department.