Event Schedule

Thursday, March 19

4 – 8 p.m.

Registration

Location: First United Methodist Church lobby

4:30 – 5 p.m.

Michigan Brothers in Song check-in

Location: Washington Gardiner building, 401 E. Michigan Ave.

6 p.m.

Michigan Brothers In Song rehearsal

Location: Washington Gardiner building, 401 E. Michigan Ave.

8 p.m.

Cantus concert

Location: Goodrich Chapel

This is a ticketed event. Ticket reservation available now with Seminar pre-registration. Ticket sales to the general public begin January 15 at the price of $20. Free advance tickets for Albion students, faculty, staff, and local community members will be distributed starting February 24.

Friday, March 20

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Michigan Brothers in Song Rehearsal

Location: Washington Gardiner

9 a.m.

Coffee and meet/greet

Location: FUMC lobby

9 – 11 a.m.

Registration open

Location: FUMC lobby

9 – 5 p.m.

Musical Resources exhibit open

Location: FUMC lobby

9:30 a.m.

Reading Session #1 - Music For Younger Tenor-bass Voices

Location: Tennant Hall, First UMC

11 a.m.

Concert Session #1

Location: Goodrich Chapel

  • Hart Middle School 6th/7th grade choir, Rochester Hills, MI

    • Brandon Ulrich, conductor
  • Case Men's Glee Club, Cleveland, OH

    • Jason Falkofsky, conductor
  • Grand Valley State University Varsity Men, Allendale, MI

    • Charles Norris, conductor

12:30 p.m.

Lunch - Board Meeting

Location: Briton Room, Baldwin Hall (203 S. Hannah St.)

2 p.m.

Interest Session #1

Location: Tennant Hall

"Male Chorus Intonation and Polyphony" - Jameson Marvin, Harvard University (emeritus)
Demonstration Choir: Ohio State University Glee Club, Robert Ward, Conductor

2 – 4 p.m.

Registration open

Location: FUMC lobby

2 – 4 p.m.

Michigan Brothers in Song rehearsal

Location: Goodrich chapel

3:30 p.m.

Interest Session #2

Location: Tennant Hall

"Conducting Men's Choirs, A New Book Written by Eighteen Authors on Topics Pertaining to Tenor/Bass Singing"
Clinician: Donald Trott, Director of Choral Activities, University of Mississippi

5 p.m.

Dinner

7:30 p.m.

Concert Session #2

Location: Goodrich Chapel

  • University of Illinois Varsity Men's Glee Club, Urbana, IL

    • Barrington Coleman, conductor
  • Bowling Green State University Men's Chorus, Bowling Green, OH

    • Richard Schnipke, conductor
  • "Michigan Brothers in Song" - combined high school men's chorus

    • Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, MI - Steve Lorenz
    • Clarkston High School, Clarkston, MI - Mike Peterson
    • South Lyon High School, South Lyon MI - Andrew Hathikanavala
    • Rockford High School, Rockford, MI - Jed Scott
    • Traverse City Central High School, Traverse City - Tamara Williams
    • Traverse City West High School, Traverse City MI - Erich Wangeman

Saturday, March 21

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Registration open

Location: FUMC lobby

9 – 1 p.m.

Musical Resources exhibit open

Location: FUMC lobby

9:15 a.m.

Reading Session #2

Location: Tennant Hall

Collegiate/community men's choir repertoire

10:30 a.m.

Concert Session #3

Location: Goodrich Chapel

  • Michigan Educators Male Ensemble - Clayton Parr, convener
  • Langsford Men's Chorus, Michigan - Steve SeGraves, conductor
  • Chiaroscuro Men's Chorus, Adrian, MI - Susan Matych-Hager, conductor

12 p.m.

General membership meeting/lunch

Location: Upper Baldwin Hall

1:45 p.m.

Interest Session #3

Location: Tennant Hall

De-gendering Musical Spaces: Welcoming Trans and Nonbinary Singers in Choirs
William Sauerland, Purdue University-Fort Wayne, Indiana

3 p.m.

Concert Session #4

Location: Goodrich Chapel

  • Baldwin-Wallace Men's Chorus, Berea, OH

    • Frank Bianchi, conductor
  • Gentlemen's Ensemble, Youth Performing Arts School, Louisville, KY

    • Jacob Cook, conductor
  • Measure for Measure, Ann Arbor, MI

    • Steven Lorenz, conductor

4:45 p.m.

Dinner

7:30 p.m.

Concert Session #5

Location: Goodrich Chapel

This is a ticketed event. Ticket sales to the general public begin January 15 at the price of $10. Free advance tickets for both concerts to Albion students, faculty, staff, and local community members will be distributed starting February 24.

  • The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club, Columbus, OH

    • Robert Ward, conductor
  • Harvard Glee Club, Cambridge, MA

    • Andrew Clark, conductor
  • University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, Ann Arbor, MI

    • Mark Stover, conductor

9:30 p.m.

Afterglow

Location: Ismon House, 300 S. Clinton St.