2017 Oregon State University Festival of Voices

Monday, October 30 

The LaSells Stewart Center 

Expert Clinicians

Dr. Sandra BabbSandra Babb is assistant professor of choral music education at Oregon State University. She received her Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music Education, and Ph.D. in music education from The Florida State University. She currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the Professional Music Teacher Education Program and conducts Bella Voce, the premier women’s choir. Her research interests include choral tone development and best practices in pre-service music educator training.  She has presented research and interest sessions at state and national conferences, including the National Association for Music Education, the American Choral Directors Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, and the New York State School Music Association. Dr. Babb has published articles in the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing and the Choral Journal, and she is a contributing author for the K-12 choral textbook series, Voices in Concert. 

Russ ChristensenRussell Christensen joined the Oregon State University music department in the fall of 2009. He is the director of the OSU Meistersingers men's chorus and teaches choral methods and choral conducting. Christensen holds a Bachelor of Arts in music education from the University of Oregon and a Master of Arts in music education from Western Oregon University. Before coming to OSU, Christensen taught high school choral music in Oregon for 30 years. Choirs under his direction have been selected to perform at national, regional, and state conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education. During Christensen's 16-year tenure at Sprague High School in Salem Oregon, the school's Concert Choir placed at the ACDA/OSAA State Choir Competition every year including winning nine championships. In 2000, the Sprague music department was chosen as the National Grammy Signature School by the GRAMMY foundation.

Joshua BronfmanJoshua Bronfman is Associate Professor and newly appointed Director of Choral Activities at Sam Houston State University, where he directs the SHSU Chorale and Women’s Choirs, as well as teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in choral conducting and choral literature. He is also creator and host of Choral History, a podcast dedicated to conversations with choral conductors from around the world. Prior to his appointment at SHSU, Joshua spent a decade as Director of Choral Activities at the University of North Dakota, Artistic Director of the Grand Forks Chorales, and conductor of the Grand Forks Master Chorale.

Challenging Repertoire

Treble Choir

Sail Away - arr. Susan Brumfield (SSAA) - Colla Voce

Lift Thine Eyes - Felix Mendelssohn (SSA) - Click Here to Download

Ukuthula - arr. Andre van der Merwe (SSAA) - Earthsongs

Go Down Moses - Mark Hayes (SSA) - Hinshaw Music

Tenor/Bass Choir

Hakuna Mungu - William McKee - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

Star of Light - Laura Farnell - Carl Fischer

The Wreck of Edmond Fitzgerald - arr. Alan Dunbar - Alfred Music Publishing

Meistersingers Anthem (Beaver Medley) - Click here to download


Combined Ensemble

Walk in Jerusalem - Rollo Dilworth (SATB) - Hal Leonard

Registration - Directions - Questions

Cost & Registration

$200 - 25 or fewer singers  |  $250 - 26-35 singers  |  $300 - 36+ singers

Registration is limited to the first 250 men and first 250 women. Fee includes festival registration, clinicians and festival t-shirt.

Students/school are responsible for sheet music and meals.

You will be invoiced after your registration form is received.


Location & Concert

The LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University

875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis

9:00am: Registration Opens

7:00pm: Gala Concert | OSU Students and K-12 youth Free | $10 general admission | CAFA discounts apply

Questions & Accommodations

For questions regarding the 2017 Festival of Voices, please email Dr. Sandra Babb

For accommodations relating to a disabilty please call 541-737-4671 at least one week in advance.