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2022 Southern Invitational

Highschool Choral Competition and Festival

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Competition Schedule

All competition events will be in the Carol A. Carter Recital Hall in the Foy Music Building.

Monday, November 7

Warm-up – Annex Building

  • 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Islands High School Bella Voce
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Southeast Bulloch Advanced Chorus
  • 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Cambridge High School Chanson
  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Centennial Bella Voce
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Grayson Mastery Chorus
  • 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Alpharetta Bella Voce
  • 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Douglas Anderson Treble
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Campbell Select Choir
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Seckinger Singers
  • 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Sprayberry Bella Voce
  • 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Decatur Advanced Treble

Adjudication – Carol. A. Carter Recital Hall

  • 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Islands High School Bella Voce
  • 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Southeast Bulloch Advanced Chorus
  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Cambridge High School Chanson
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Centennial Bella Voce
  • 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Grayson Mastery Chorus
  • 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Alpharetta Bella Voce
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Douglas Anderson Treble
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Campbell Select
  • 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Seckinger Singers 
  • 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Sprayberry Bella Voce 
  • 5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Decatur Advanced Treble

Changing Rooms

  • Alpharetta Bella Voce
    • 2047 – 12:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Cambridge High School Chanson
    • 2054 – 9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Campbell Select Men
    • 2084 – 1:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Campbell Select Women
    • 2052 – 1:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Centennial Bella Voce Men
    • 2084 – 10 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Centennial Bella Voce Women
    • 2052 – 10 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Decatur Advanced Treble
    • 2047 – 4 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Douglas Anderson Treble
    • 2080A – 1 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Grayson Mastery Chorus Men
    • 2048 – 11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • Grayson Mastery Chorus Women
    • 2041 – 11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • Islands High School Bella Voce
    • 2047 – 7:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Seckinger Bella Voce Women
    • 2054 – 2:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
  • Seckinger Men
    • 2080B – 2:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
  • Southeast Bulloch Advanced Chorus Men
    • 2048 – 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • Southeast Bulloch Advanced Chorus Women
    • 2041 – 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • Sprayberry Bella Voce
    • 2048 – 3:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 8

Warm-up – Annex Building

  • 8:20 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. – Douglas Anderson Mixed 
  • 8:50 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. – Farragut Advanced Treble
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Richmond Hill Treble Choir
  • 10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. – Stratford Treble Voices
  • 11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. – Cane Bay Cobra Chorale
  • Noon – 12:30 p.m. – Veterans’ Concert Choir
  • 12:40 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. – Stratford Knight Chorale
  • 1:20 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. – Cane Bay Vox Bellator

Adjudication – Carol. A. Carter Recital Hall

  • 8:50 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. – Douglas Anderson Mixed 
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Farragut Advanced Treble
  • 10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. – Richmond Hill Treble Choir
  • 10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. – Stratford Treble Voices
  • Noon – 12:30 p.m. – Cane Bay Cobra Chorale
  • 12:40 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. – Veterans’ Concert Choir
  • 1:20 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. – Stratford Knight Chorale
  • 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Cane Bay Vox Bellator

Changing Rooms

  • Cane Bay Cobra Chorale Men
    • 2043 – 10:20 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Cane Bay Cobra Chorale Women
    • 2052 – 10:20 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Cane Bay Vox Bellator
    • 2084 – 12:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Douglas Anderson Mixed Men
    • 2043 – 7:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
  • Douglas Anderson Mixed Women
    • 2052 – 7:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
  • Farragut Advanced Treble
    • 2044 – 7:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
  • Richmond Hill Treble Choir
    • 2042 – 8:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
  • Stratford Knight Chorale Men
    • 2042 -11:40 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.
  • Stratford Knight Chorale Women
    • 2044 – 11:40 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.
  • Stratford Treble Voices
    • 2084 – 9:10 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
  • Veterans’ Concert Choir Men
    • 2075 – 11 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.
  • Veterans’ Concert Choir Women
    • 2073 – 11 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.

Awards Ceremony – Performing Arts Center

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on Facebook on the Sing at Southern page.

Awards Ceremony Schedule

  • Mironczarnia arr. Jakub Neske – Alex Backfisch, soprano, Brookwood High School Alumnus
  • Welcome – Dr. Shannon Jeffreys, Dr. David Langley
  • Introduction of Vocal Faculty
  • University Singers
    Dr. David Langley, conductor
  • Through Love to Light
    Elaine Hagenberg
  • Come and Go to that Land arr. Branden Waddles
    Brendan Kennedy, student conductor, Centennial High School Alumnus
  • The Birds’ Lullaby arr. Sarah Quartel
    Hannah Bowers, student conductor, Thomson High School Alumnus
  • Until I Reach My Home arr. Brandon Boyd
    Southern Chorale – Dr. Shannon Jeffreys, conductor
  • Jubilate Deo arr. Pietro Ferrario
  • If Your Sky Turns Gray Shawn Kirchner
    Paul Nielsen, baritone, Southeast Bulloch High School alumnus
  • Ride on King Jesus arr. Edward Boatner
    N’Keiya Hagins, baritone, Southeast Bulloch High School alumnus
  • Special Thanks – Dr. David Langley
  • Announcement of Awards
    • Mixed Choir
      • 3rd → 2nd → 1st
    • Treble Choir
      • 3rd → 2nd → 1st
    • GRAND PRIZE

Festival Schedule

Monday, November 7

  • All day
    • Competition Livestream Viewing Rooms – RU 2042/2044
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    • Just Dance! – Foy 4030
    • Music Geek Kahoot – RU 2075
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
    • Musical Theater Belting/Voice Health – Foy 4027
      Drs. D’Agostino & Gregory
    • College Audition Success – Foy 4027
      Dr. Henderson
  • 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    • Campus Tour – Outside Foy in the Rock Garden
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    • Breaking Down the Riff – Foy 4030
      (from Handel to Ariana Grande)
      Dr. D’Agostino
    • World Drumming – Foy 4027
      Dr. Langley
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    • College 101 – RU 2075
      (Ask students from all parts of campus what college is really like)
    • Campus Tour – Outside Foy in the Rock Garden
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Selections from “Sweeney Todd” – PAC
      Georgia Southern Opera Theatre
  • 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    • Encore! – Foy 4030
      (Sing a song including a random word given – may the best team win!)
    • Voice Tools for Choir Teachers – Foy 4027
      (Teachers Only)
      Dr. Henderson
    • Reading Chorus I – PAC
      Dr. Jeffreys & Dr. Langley
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Vocal Auditions for Georgia Southern School of Music – Foy 4030
  • 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Jeopardy – RU 2080A
      (Guess the Song Edition)
  • 7 p.m.
    • Southern Sirens/Southern Gentry/Gospel Choir – Recital Hall
      Performances and Jam session

Tuesday, November 8

  • All day
    • Competition Livestream Viewing Room – RU 2048
  • 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
    • Coffee & College 101 – Foy 4030
      (Ask students from all parts of campus what college is really like)
    • Campus Tour – Outside Foy in Rock Garden
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    • Beginning Guitar – Foy 4027
      Dr. Stambaugh
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Vocal Auditions for Georgia Southern School of Music – Foy 4030
    • Jeopardy – RU 2080A
      (TikTok Edition)
    • Campus Tour – Outside Foy in Rock Garden
  • 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    • Basic Conducting – Foy 4027
      Dr. Jeffreys
  • 11 a.m. – Noon
    • Hip Hop Dance Class – Foy 4030
      Dr. Sosenheimer
    • Reading Chorus II – PAC
      Dr. Jeffreys & Dr. Langley
  • Noon – 1 p.m.
    • Vocalize for Voice Building – Foy 4030
      Dr. Gregory 
    • Improv Theater Games – Foy 4027
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
    • College 101 – RU 2080A 
      (Ask students from all parts of campus what college is really like)
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Musical Theater Belting/Voice Health – Foy 4030 
      Drs. D’Agostino & Gregory
    • World Drumming – Foy 4027
    • Campus Tour – Outside Foy in Rock Garden
  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Solo Performances by Georgia Southern Students – Foy 4030
    • Barbershop Singing Scavenger Hunt – Outside Foy in Rock Garden
      (Bring your own quartet or octet, find clues, & learn barbershop tags) 
  • 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Gospel/Pop Jam Session – Foy 4030
    • Musical Theater Kahoot! – Foy 4027
  • 4 p.m.
    • Awards Ceremony – PAC

Awards Ceremony Schedule

  • Mironczarnia arr. Jakub Neske – Alex Backfisch, soprano, Brookwood High School Alumnus
  • Welcome – Dr. Shannon Jeffreys, Dr. David Langley
  • Introduction of Vocal Faculty
  • University Singers
    Dr. David Langley, conductor
  • Through Love to Light
    Elaine Hagenberg
  • Come and Go to that Land arr. Branden Waddles
    Brendan Kennedy, student conductor, Centennial High School Alumnus
  • The Birds’ Lullaby arr. Sarah Quartel
    Hannah Bowers, student conductor, Thomson High School Alumnus
  • Until I Reach My Home arr. Brandon Boyd
    Southern Chorale – Dr. Shannon Jeffreys, conductor
  • Jubilate Deo arr. Pietro Ferrario
  • If Your Sky Turns Gray Shawn Kirchner
    Paul Nielsen, baritone, Southeast Bulloch High School alumnus
  • Ride on King Jesus arr. Edward Boatner
    N’Keiya Hagins, baritone, Southeast Bulloch High School alumnus
  • Special Thanks – Dr. David Langley
  • Announcement of Awards
    • Mixed Choir
      • 3rd → 2nd → 1st
    • Treble Choir
      • 3rd → 2nd → 1st
    • GRAND PRIZE

Clinicians

Dr. Susan Brumfield

Dr. Susan Brumfield is Professor of Music Education at Texas Tech University, and Artistic Director of The West Texas Children’s Chorus. She holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Brumfield is known for her work as a teacher, author, composer and conductor. An internationally recognized expert in the Kodály approach, Susan Brumfield is the author of First, We Sing! Kodály-Inspired Teaching in the Music Classroom, a series of textbooks and song anthologies published by Hal Leonard Music. In frequent demand as a commissioned composer, clinician and guest conductor throughout the country, she recently conducted the ACDA Eastern Division Children’s Honor Choir, and serves on the artistic staff of the Pacific International Choral Festival as conductor of its Treble Choral Festival Choir.

Dr. Brumfield was honored in both 2012 and 2014 with the Texas Tech University College of Visual and Performing Arts Award for Outstanding Research, and as a two-time finalist for the President’s Book Award.  She was the 2019 recipient of the Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Award for Research at Texas Tech University.

Dr. Nicholaus B. Cummins

Dr. Nicholaus B. Cummins is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, USA.  Dr. Cummins has also presented topics at regional and state conferences and was recently was named an ACDA International Conducting Fellow to Brazil.   The Northwestern Chamber Choir, under Dr. Cummins, has recently worked with composers Michael John Trotta, Vytautas Miškinis, and Richard Burchard premiering new choral works and producing recordings.  Additionally, they were featured at the 8th National Collegiate Choral Organization National Conference, winning significant prizes in the Laurea Mundi Choral Competition and the 4th AVE VERUM International Choral Competition.  The Northwestern Chamber Choir was also invited to perform in the St. Martin’s National Church as a Headliner in Prague, Czechia.  Cummins is a member of the American Choral Director’s Association, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, College Music Society, National Association for Music Education, and International Choral Music Federation. 

William Powell

William Powell serves as director of choral activities at Auburn University. He teaches choral-related courses, and he conducts the Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus, Concert Choir, and Gospel Choir. He regularly guest conducts throughout the United States and abroad, with several Lincoln Center performances through Distinguished Concerts International-New York. Powell also serves as a regular adjudicator for various choral festivals such as Festival Disney. In addition to “The William Powell Choral Series,” his choral arrangements are published by Fred Bock Music, Hal Leonard, and Oxford University Press.

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Last updated: 11/2/2022