2013 UT High School Honors Choir


Steve Hodge 
UT Department of Music 


Friday November 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM EST
Saturday November 9, 2013 at 10:00 PM EST

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University of Toledo Center for Performing Arts 
Towerview W and W Rocket Drive
Toledo, OH 43606

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November 8-9

Registration Deadline: October 17

The University of Toledo Department of Music cordially invites you and your best choral students to participate in the 17th 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 2013 guest conductor is Richard Mathey, a past president of the Ohio Choral Directors Association, who has also served for 45 years as an adjudicator for the Ohio Music Education Association.

Dr. Richard Mathey, 2013 Guest Conductor

2013 Guest Conductor - Richard Mathey

Mathey’s university choirs have appeared on state, regional, and national conventions including: the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education. Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Choral Director’s Association and the Michigan Education Convention. In addition, he has conducted All-State Choirs in Colorado, Indiana, Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, Alabama and Georgia. Capital University awarded him the alumni achievement award in 2004.   In 2009 he was inducted into the Barbershop Harmony Society National Hall of Fame, and in 2010 Mathey was named as one of the 100 most influential alumni at Bowling Green State University, where he is professor emeritus.

Mathey is also an experienced performer in his own right. He made his New York singing debut with the Opera Orchestra of New York at Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln center complex in a performance of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. He has performed 17 leading operatic tenor roles and has soloed with symphonies throughout the mid-west.

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

  •  Alleluia    Daniel Pinkham
  • Silver Wings   John Carter
  • Come To Me, Oh My Love    Allan Petker
  • Lullaby for Seafarers   Luigi Zaninelli

Combined Number:

  • Praise His Holy Name!    Keith Hampton  
Basic Schedule

Students, teachers and chaperones register on Friday night, November 8 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 hotels, some of which may 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. Registrering quickly helps us get music out to your students quickly so they can prepare. 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. Admission to the program is limited to 120 students overall, which fills quickly, so register your students early!

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 $45.00 per student. Students will receive a commemorative T-shirt, music, other incidentals, refreshments, dinner on Saturday, 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. Visa, MC, Amex, & Discover or PayPal are accepted. Click the PayPal button at the end of the registration process to pay by credit card or PayPal.
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 8.

Overnight Accommodations
Overnight accommodations, which may be desirable for those traveling more than 90 minutes each way, are available. The Ramada Hotel & Conference Center (3536 Secor Road) is offering rooms for $69+tax per night, which also includes a hot items breakfast buffet. Ramada also offers shuttle van service to UT. Just ask. Please contact the Ramada at 419.725.0304 to reserve your room(s) and let them know you are part of our event to get the discounted rate. You are NOT obligated to use Ramada. Pay any hotel fees directly to the hotel. 

For more information or if you have registration process questions, call Angela Riddel at UT at 419.530.2452 or email her at Angela.Riddel@utoledo.edu.

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