GC 2018 High School Choral Day

Carmina Burana etc.

Georgia College 13th Annual Fall High School Choral Day

Friday, Sep. 28th, 8:30am-4:30pm

PORTER FINE ARTS, 210 N. WILKINSON ST, Milledgeville, GA 31061

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 on contemporary a cappella and technology which will take place during 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 28 - 13th annual fall event (17th total)

The cost for the day is $30 per student, which includes the luncheon 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. 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 more information by email. The forms are due by Friday, September 14, in order to give us time to make lunch reservations and order t-shirts. Final numbers are due Friday, September 21 and payment is requested by Friday, September 28.


"O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana composed by Carl Orff (1895-1982). Published by Schott Music (HL.49045073).

"Ecce gratum" from Carmina Burana composed by Carl Orff (1895-1982). Edited by Hilger Schallehn. Choral score published by Schott Music (SD.49006865, ED 6996-01). Full score published by Schott Music (SD.49006864, ED 6996).

Odi at Amo composed by Mark D. Templeton. Published by Mark Templeton Choral Music (S0.18976, #MTN001).

Circa Mea composed by Mark Burrows. Published by Walton Music (GI.WW1614).

Links to videos and more information is posted here.


8:30 a.m. - Registration in Porter 304

8:45 a.m. - Welcome, introductions, and warm-up in Porter 304

9:00 a.m. - Rehearsal I in Porter 304; Teacher A Cappella Session (location TBD)

10:00 a.m. - Info session/games in Porter 304

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

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

1:00 p.m. - Rehearsal II - Women in Porter 304, Men in MNRH; Teacher Technology Session (location TBD)

2:00 p.m. - Mandatory campus tour

3:00 p.m. - Dress Rehearsal, location TBD

4 p.m. - Performance and group pictures, location TBD

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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 in Milledgeville since August 2005. She serves as Professor of Music, conducts the 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 May 2018. She is also busy as guest conductor for events such as the GMEA 2018 Elementary School Glynn County Honor Chorus in January 2018, the Denison University (OH) Chamber Singers in November 2016, the GMEA District 11 Women’s Honor Choir in February 2015, the Newton County (GA) Fifth Grade Honors Choir in March 2012, and the GMEA District 11 High School Mixed Honor Choir in January 2008. Flory also serves as an adjudicator for GMEA LGPE, GMEA Solo & Ensemble, and GHSA Literary. She also performs as a mezzo-soprano soloist. Since August 2006, Flory has served as Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Milledgeville.

In April 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. Flory was also selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the 2014 Summer Symposium Program after a highly competitive application and selection process. In spring 2014, Flory was initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership 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.

Flory has commissioned a number of new choral works from composers such as Emma Lou Diemer, David Hamilton, David Johnson, and John Hennecken, and premiered them with Georgia College ensembles. Flory’s most recent articles are about the music of prolific New Zealand composer, David Hamilton, and are featured in the Research Memorandum Series, a Journal of The American Choral Foundation, published by Chorus America. 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. Flory has presented technology sessions for the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) and the North Carolina Music Educators Association and other sessions for GMEA on topics such as sight-reading, choral concert programming, contemporary a cappella singing, and contemporary commercial music voice pedagogy.

2014 Georgia College High School Choral Day conducted by Dr. Jennifer Flory
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