Bob Chilcott, clinician
Laurie Jenschke, festival director

Texas Lutheran University
Youth Choir Festival
Saturday, January 24, 2015 9:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
For Directors, Teachers, Youth Choristers
Dear Choral Directors of Children and Youth Choirs of Texas
The Texas Lutheran University School of Music invites you to bring your entire choir or members of your choir to experience a day of great singing with other children and youth choir members from across Texas. These experienced clinicians will bring new ideas to your teaching repertoire and fun and excellent choral music education to your participating choir members.

As a director, you will have the opportunity to talk with the Mr. Chilcott, getting to hear his success story and some time tested tips and ideas to help make a successful choral program. Topics like recruitment, fund-raising, travel, repertoire, discipline, creating a beautiful choral sound, commissioning a new choral work, and parental support and participation will be covered.

We invite treble singers in the fourth grade through high school to attend this workshop.

The cost of the day-long singing event is $15.00 per child which covers the cost of the venue, clinicians, lunch and snacks. Directors fees are $15.00 for the event and chaperones are $10.00 which covers the cost for lunch. The event is going to take place at the campus of Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas in Jackson Auditorium. You can find the map of the campus at the TLU website. The day of rehearsing together will culminate in a joint concert at 4:00 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium. Friend, family and the public are invited to attend.
If you want to bring your entire choir, we invite you to sing one-two songs during our final concert. Our space is limited to 240 singers so the earlier you register, the better. Singers should wear their choir shirts or school shirts for the day along with blue jeans and tennis shoes. Each choir should bring one chaperone for every five students that you bring. There must be a representative chaperone in attendance of all rehearsals.

Festival Songs
*Each director is responsible for ordering and introducing the four chosen songs for the festival to their participating students. At the receipt of your registration will we send you a rehearsal cd for you to duplicate for your students.
  1. I lift my eyes, Chilcott - for SSAA and piano, published Oxford/li>
  2. Never never land arr. Mac Huff – for SSA choir, published Hal Leonard
  3. Niska Banja arr. Nicke Page – for SA choir, published by Boosey & Hawkes

Festival Registration
Deadline: January 1

Check back later for registration forms.

Make checks payable to: TLU/MTS CMA

$15.00 per student, $15.00 per director and 10.00 per chaperone

Mail to:
Texas Lutheran University
School of Music
1000 West Court Street
Seguin, Texas 78155
Fax 830-372-6832
ATTN: Laurie Jenschke, director
Children and Youth Choral Festival

Questions? Call 830-456-3016
Contact Us
Laurie Jenschke
Director, TLU/MTS Community Music Academy 
Phone: 830-456-3016
Fax: 830-372-6832

Community Music Academy
Attn: Lynda Taylor
1000 West Court Street
Seguin, Texas 78155