2022 GC High School Choral Day

15th annual

2022 Georgia College High School Choral Day

Friday, Sep. 23rd, 8:30am-4:30pm

Porter Hall, Milledgeville, GA 31061, USA

Milledgeville, GA

This one-day event is a chance for your students to meet and work with Georgia College music faculty, other high school singers, and the Max Noah Singers. We will begin the day with registration between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. followed by rehearsals, a vocal masterclass, lunch with Max Noah Singers, more rehearsals, and a campus tour. The day will culminate in a mini-performance at 4 p.m. which should last no more than a half an hour.


We will also have a vocal masterclass in the morning at which students may sing an accompanied solo and work with a member of our voice faculty in front of all participants. If any of your students are interested, please have them fill in a solo choice on the registration form and bring a copy of their solo for our accompanist. The choral repertoire for the day is listed below. We will also have sessions for the attending music educators which will take place during one or two of the combined rehearsals. If you are a choral director who is planning to bring a group, please RSVP.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Friday, September 23 - 15th annual

The cost for the day is $30 per student, which includes lunch and a commemorative t-shirt. The RSVP and registration form may be found above. Please bring as many high school singers as you would like to bring and have each individual student submit the form or fill out the registration grid. Each choral director should RSVP with the approximate number of students you plan to bring. If you plan to bring more than 5 students, either you must either attend or send a parent chaperone. I will confirm each school's registration list the week before the event and send more information by email. The forms are due by Friday, September 9, in order to give us time to make lunch reservations and order t-shirts. Any changes in numbers are due Friday, September 16 and payment is requested by Friday, September 23.

Repertoire

Ain'-a That Good News! by William L. Dawson (Tuskegee/ Dawson Publications T103A)

Horizons by Peter Louis van Dijk (Hal Leonard #HL 08742856)

Cindy arr. by Mack Wilberg (Hinshaw Music, Inc. HMC-1051)


Once registration has been completed, voice part tracks will be provided.

Schedule

8:30 a.m. - Registration in MNRH (Max Noah Recital Hall)

8:45 a.m. - Welcome, introductions, and warm-up in MNRH

9:00 a.m. - Rehearsal I in MNRH

10:00 a.m. - Info session/games in MNRH

11:00 a.m. - Vocal Masterclass in MNRH

12:00 p.m. - Lunch at The Max

1:00 p.m. - Rehearsal II - SA in MNRH, TB in Porter 304

2:00 p.m. - Campus tour

3:00 p.m. - Dress Rehearsal, First Baptist Church, 330 S Liberty St.

4 p.m. - Performance and group pictures, First Baptist Church, 330 S Liberty St.

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Dr. Jennifer Morgan Flory, Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities

Dr. Jennifer Flory has been Director of Choral Activities at Georgia College since August 2005. She serves as Professor of Music at Georgia College in Milledgeville. She conducts University Chorus and the auditioned Max Noah Singers, and teaches choral and vocal music education and conducting courses. Flory made her Carnegie Hall debut with two world premieres in 2018. Flory has commissioned a number of new choral works from composers such as Emma Lou Diemer, David Hamilton, and Carrie Magin, and premiered them with Georgia College ensembles. She is also busy as guest conductor for honor choirs and serves as an adjudicator for LGPE and Literary. She has been Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Milledgeville since 2006 and performs in the community as a mezzo-soprano soloist.


Flory’s most recent research began as graduate mentored research in 2017, and was published in 2019 as an eighty-seven-page compilation of literature for treble choirs written by American composers since 1988 in Research Memorandum Series (RMS), a Journal of The American Choral Foundation, initially published by Chorus America. That index transformed into an undergraduate mentored research project to publish an online database (americantreblechoral.org) in 2020. Dr. Flory, the graduate alumna, and the undergraduate student presented: “American Treble Choral Index: A Concert Building and Reading Session” at the Georgia Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference in 2021. Flory has also researched, performed, and published about the music of prolific New Zealand composer, David Hamilton, including three issues of the Research Memorandum Series (2012-2014), In 2019, she took professional leave to visit Hamilton in New Zealand and work on an index of his music. Flory was also compiler for the Spring 2008 and 2009 issues of RMS; the first article details the choral-orchestral music and the latter article indexes the choral music of Emma Lou Diemer.


In 2014, Flory was initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, and, after a highly competitive application and selection process, Flory was selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow. In 2018, Flory was awarded the Council of Public Liberal Arts College's Charles Dunn Award, which recognizes a faculty member whose commitment to student success goes "above and beyond" the classroom and office, the traditional roles of teacher, academic advisor, and mentor. In 2021, Flory was recognized with a Noteworthy Performance Post-Tenure Review with excellence in following areas: service to the community, mentorship, leadership, and research. In 2022, Flory was invited to join Phi Kappa Phi, a multidisciplinary collegiate honor society. Flory holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Music Education Degrees from Otterbein College (now University); and both a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

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