UT Concert Chorale


Steve Hodge 
UT Department of Music 


Friday November 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM EDT
Saturday November 3, 2012 at 11:00 PM EDT

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University of Toledo Center for Performing Arts 
Towerview W & W Rocket Dr
Toledo, OH 43606

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University of Toledo 16th Annual High School Honors Choir Festival


(ONLINE REGISTRATION for this event is now CLOSED. Please contact the UT Choral Director, Dr. Stephen Hodge for late registration or questions. 419-530-4558)

NOVEMBER 2–3, 2012
Registration Deadline: October 15
Karen Nevins, Guest Conductor

The University of Toledo Department of Music cordially invites you and your best choral students to participate in the 16th Annual High School Honors Choir Festival. This festival has always had, and continues to have, a tremendously positive impact on the students who take part, in large part because the University has always provided wonderfully gifted and talented instructors. Our 2012 guest conductor is Karen Nevins, an experienced and sought-after clinician.

We are confident your students will benefit greatly from Ms. Nevins direction and experience in the world of choral music.  She has many years of experience as a guest conductor and clinician, and has also served in state and regional leadership roles in the Michigan School Vocal Music Association; as treasurer for the National Association of Teachers of Singing; and the American Choral Directors Association. Her complete biographical statement is available on her web site at http://karennevins.com/

Guest Conductor - Karen Nevins   

The Program
This year's repertoire will consist of the following selections:

  • Weep, O Mine Eyes – John Bennet
  • Cantar – Jay Althouse
  • I Will Be Earth – Gwyneth Walker
  • Blue Skies – Steve Zegree
  • Omnia Sol – Randall Stroope

Basic Schedule
Students, teachers and chaperones register on Friday night, November 2 starting at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the UT Center for Performing Arts.  Rehearsal follows at 7 p.m. concluding at 9:30 p.m.  Most schools choose to drive back home for the night.  Others choose for their students along with teachers or chaperones to lodge at nearby motels, which will have special rates for this event. 

Registration & Check-in
Easily register your students today by clicking the registration link at the bottom of this page. Register now even if you will pay by check later. Check-in for the event will begin on Friday at 6 p.m. in the UT Center for Performing Arts.  The CPA is located on main campus at the corner of Towerview and W. Rocket Drive. Use the West Entrance off Secor Road. Participation is limited to 8 students per school.

Parents of minor students must complete and sign the Permission/Medical Consent form, which permits students to participate, provides emergency medical info and authorizes treatment of the student in the event of an emergency. Students over age 18 can complete the form themselves. Download the form


The cost of registration is $40.00 per student.  An additional $3 credit card processing fee per student will also apply, but only to online credit card payments. Students will receive a commemorative T-shirt, music, other incidentals, refreshments, dinner, and quality instruction.  Music will be mailed out after your students are registered. 

Payment Options
Online payment:   When you register your students on this site, you have the option to use a credit card to pay for student registrations. A $3 per student credit card processing fee applies. Visa, MC, Amex, & Discover or PayPal are accepted.
Checks:   Accepted from district, school or choir director only. No checks from students/students' families please. Make check payable to UT Dept. of Music. All payment is due by check-in on November 2.

Overnight Accommodations
Overnight accommodations, which may be desirable for those traveling more than 90 minutes each way, are available. Hotel rooms for students and their families or chaperones are available for a discounted rate of $59 per room at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center on Secor Road. Students are not permitted to stay in a room without a responsible adult (over age 21) present. Hotel arrangements must be made with UT and paid to UT to get the discounted rate, as it is a special group rate.

When registering students, please indicate if they will need any overnight accommodations. Lindsay McLaughlin will contact the family member or chaperone named. For more information or to make room payment arrangements call Lindsay McLaughlin at UT at 419.530.5072 or email her at Lindsay.Mclaughlin3@utoledo.edu

Please plan to be with us for what promises to be a great experience for all!