CHORAL INSTITUTE & Composer Residency

August 7 - 11, 2024

Welcome

The Green Lake Festival of Music’s Choral Programs in 2024 promise to be another fantastic experience for everyone. Whether you’re participating in the Choral Institute, the Composer Residency featuring Dale Trumbore, or both, you are in for a wonderful week of music and friendship. Please find below all the information you’ll need to plan your time with us. We will continuously update this webpage as more information becomes available, so please check back often.

Dates and Location

The Choral Institute will be held from August 7–10, and the Composer Residency will run from August 8–11. Singers are welcome to participate in both programs. All events will be held in Demmer Recital Hall within the C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts at Ripon College. (Building #24 on the campus map) The Rodman Center’s parking lot has ample free parking.

Audition Requirements

For the 2024 program year, auditions are not required for either the Choral Institute or the Composer Residency.

Registration and Payment

Registration for the Choral Programs will begin in January 2024 and will remain open until June 30.

The registration cost is $150 if you’re participating in either the Composer Residency or Choral Institute; $250 if you’re doing both. Non-refundable payments are due at registration.

Discounts

The Green Lake Festival of Music proudly offers registration discounts for active music educators, music students, and groups of 3 or more singers who register at the same time.

All rehearsals and performances will be held in Demmer Recital Hall within the C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts at Ripon College.

Participants are required to attend all rehearsals/performances in their entirety.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE
CHORAL INSTITUTE & COMPOSER RESIDENCY
August 2024

Wednesday, August 7
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Choral Institute rehearsal

Thursday, August 8
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Composer Residency rehearsal
Lunch Break
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Composer Residency rehearsal
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.Composer Talk with Dale Trumbore; autograph signing and photo op; OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Dinner Break
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Choral Institute rehearsal

Friday, August 9
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Composer Residency rehearsal
Lunch Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Composer Residency rehearsal
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Choral Institute rehearsal
Dinner Break

Saturday, August 10
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Choral Institute rehearsal (chorus with Walden Pond instrumentalists)
Lunch Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Composer Residency rehearsal (chorus with instrumentalists)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.final Choral Institute rehearsal
Dinner Break
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. mic setup
6:30 p.m.Choral Institute Concert Call Time
7:30 p.m.Choral Institute Concert

Sunday, August 11
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. final Composer Residency rehearsal
Lunch Break
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. mic setup
2:15 p.m.Composer Residency Concert Call Time
3:15 p.m.Composer Residency Concert

The theme for this summer’s Choral Programs is “Exploring the Sacredness of Nature.” The Choral Institute will perform Dominick Argento’s serene Walden Pond with harp and three cellos, as well as Randall Thompson’s beloved Frostiana.

The Composer Residency will perform works by our featured composer, Dale Trumbore, including the premiere of a new piece commissioned by the Green Lake Festival of Music. Participants can expect to receive the commissioned score in May.

Photocopying copyrighted music is illegal and unethical. Participants are therefore required to purchase copies of all music.

We have made arrangements with Musical Resources of Toledo, OH to compile complete packets of music. You may purchase packets online by following these links: Choral Institute, Composer Residency. You can also email info@musical-resources.com or call (419) 539-9100. Musical Resources will mail the packets directly to you. The cost of each packet is less than $30.

Listening to the repertoire will help you learn it more quickly. A YouTube playlist has been created for the Choral Institute’s repertoire.

For the Composer Residency, see the titles above and click on the links to listen to the pieces on Dale Trumbore’s website.

There is very little rehearsal time, and we’ll focus on shaping the music rather than learning notes and rhythms. Participants should come with all the repertoire selections completely learned.

In the spring, registrants will receive a link to Google folders containing scans of marked scores, as well as learning tracks. It is imperative that you transfer the markings that pertain to your voice part into your scores and learn them accordingly. When we all do this, our rehearsals will be more enjoyable as we’ll be able to move past notes and rhythms more quickly.

As long as you’ve purchased copies of all the music, you may save time by printing copies of these scores or singing from a tablet.

There are two optional pre-program rehearsals to help singers prepare for the programs. Past participants have found that attending these has been very helpful. A free-will donation will be collected in order to cover the room rental and accompanist fees.

Wisconsin
Wednesday, July 24:
Ripon College, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, Choir room,
Ripon, WI 54971

6:30–7:45- Choral Institute
8:00–9:00- Composer Residency

Illinois
Wednesday, July 31:
Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist,
1025 N. Smith St.,
Palatine, IL 60067

6:30–7:45- Choral Institute
8:00–9:00- Composer Residency

Please dress in all black with black shoes for the performances. Additionally, bring a black folder or binder for your music.

We are pleased to offer this exciting program again. If you know of a talented conductor who is looking for a paid learning experience for this summer, please pass along this exciting opportunity.

Participants are responsible for their own meals and accommodations. The Green Lake Festival of Music has reserved a block of rooms (listed under the Green Lake Festival of Music Room Block) at the following locations:

Cobblestone Suites
920-748-5500
Double Queen rooms 

Boarders
920-748-7578
Double Queen or King Rooms available 

Hilton Garden Inn Oshkosh
920-966-1300
Double Queen or King Rooms available 

This website lists many lodging options in Green Lake. Lodging in Oshkosh and Fond du Lac is also an option; each city is approximately 25 minutes away from the Ripon College campus.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.

About the Director

John C. Hughes

Director of Choral Programs & Conductor

2024 Composer in Residence

Group Discount

The Green Lake Festival of Music proudly offers a 10% discount for groups of 3 or more singers who register at the same time. This offer applies only to the Choral Institute. There are no group discounts for the Composer Residency. This discount may not be combined with any other offers.
Promo Code: GROUP10

Active Music Educator

The Green Lake Festival of Music proudly offers a 10% discount for active music educators. There are no restrictions on the grade level or educational setting. This offer applies to both the Choral Institute and Composer Residency. This discount may not be combined with any other offers.
Promo Code: EDUCATOR10

Music Student Discount

The Green Lake Festival of Music proudly offers a 10% discount for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in music. This offer applies to both the Choral Institute and Composer Residency. This discount may not be combined with any other offers.
Promo Code: STUDENT10