Monday, April 27, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

2015 State Finalist's Recital

Everyone is invited to the State Finalist's Recital, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 night at 6 PM in the WLA Choir Room.  Sixteen events are going to State Solo Ensemble this Saturday at UW-Oshkosh and UW-Platteville by WLA students and this recital is your only chance to hear them all in one location! In addition, the Academy Kids will perform four a cappella pieces throughout the recital that they will be also be performing this Friday at the reception for the MPTC Culinary Arts program’s 2015 Gourmet Dinner.  Come enjoy a night of good music and share in the musical talents given by God to our students!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

State Solo Ensemble Schedules 2015

Click here for WLA's 2015 WSMA State results from UW-Oshkosh and UW-Parkside.

For the first time ever, WLA has students at two different state sites:

More information about the UW-Oshksoh State site can be found here.

More information about the UW-Platteville State site can be found here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

WLA Traveling Choir 2015-2016 Audition Materials

Students of Winnebago Lutheran Academy who desire to sing with WLA Traveling Choir in the 2015-2016 school year must audition between April 21-23 and Apr. 27-May 1, 2015.  To be eligible for WLA's Traveling Choir, students must have sung in a WLA choir for one year or have the consent of Mr. Witte.

1. Click here to sign up for a 15-minute audition time slot on Google Calendar.
  • Choose any available time slot which works for your schedule.
  • Type your name into the "What" field, replacing what I have typed there.
  • If you need to change or delete your appointment time, go to your own Google calendar (click on the Rubic's cube button on the top right corner of the page and choose "Calendar"). Go to the day and date that you reserved and click on your appointment on your calendar. Look for "Going?" on the bottom of the popup and click on "Delete".  Then go back to the appointment link in #1 above and choose a different time slot.

2. Click to see the 2015-2016 audition requirements (Google Doc).

3. Click to download America the Beautiful:
Soprano 1 (PDF) | Soprano 1 (Noteflight)
Soprano 2 (PDF) | Soprano 2 (Noteflight) 
Alto 1 (PDF) | Alto 1 (Noteflight)
Alto 2 (PDF) | Alto 2 (Noteflight)
Tenor 1 (PDF) | Tenor 1 (Noteflight)
Tenor 2 (PDF) | Tenor 2 (Noteflight) 
Bass 1 (PDF) | Bass 1 (Noteflight)
Bass 2 (PDF) | Bass 2 (Noteflight)

4. Audition piece: God So Loved the World (from "The Crucifixion") by John Stainer
(Choral Score PDF) "God So Loved the World" (from "The Crucifixion") by John Stainer.
(Noteflight Score) "God So Loved the World" (from "The Crucifixion") by John Stainer

5. Sightreading: At the audition you’ll be asked to sight sing three short exercises (rhythm, major, minor) to help determine your level of musicianship. You may use solfege (do, re, mi) or “la” but solfege is prefered.  Takadimi syllables may be used for the rhythm exercise. Sight reading examples may be found at Indiana Choral Directors Association - All-State Honor Choir Sight Reading Examples

6. Fill out the following form before your audition: