We are all very excited about our Choral Festival this week! The Campbell choral students have the privilege of working with two internationally renowned Choral Conductors in master classes, workshops and performances at the festival. We are also very excited to announce that our students will be having workshops and performing with the internationally acclaimed choral ensemble - KOKOPELLIi! This is an amazing opportunity for our students!
As outlined in previous memo’s- please find attached and below the schedule for the Campbell Choral Festival being held in the Campbell Auditorium this week.
Please note that Friday evening’s concert will begin at 7:30PM!
We welcome ALL parents, family and friends to join us at the brief concert on Friday evening at 7:30PM featuring our world-class guests!
The women will be working with Dinah Helgeson - former Fine Arts Department Head at the International School in Bangkok, Thailand. Dinah currently resides in Seattle, WA. The men will be working with Scott Leithead founder of the internationally recognized Kokopelli Choir Association from Edmonton, AB. Scott specializes in World Music and has spent a great amount of time working with ensembles across South Africa. Both of our guests are sought after around the world as adjudicators, clinicians and as guest conductors. Please see their biographies as well as information about Kokopelli on the back of this page. We are very fortunate to have them at Campbell!!
Please keep checking your emails and the Campbell Music Website with links to the CAMPA website for further information regarding upcoming events.
We look forward to seeing you at festival and other upcoming concerts!
Feb. 1-3 Campbell Choral Festival (All High School Choirs)
Wednesday, February 1 AM & PM Female Master Classes
Thursday, February 2 AM Female and Male Master Classes
12:15 - 2:18PM Grade 9 Voices Clinic
3:35 - 5:30PM Chamber Choir Clinic/Vocal Jazz Clinic
Friday, February 3 AM Female and Male Master Classes
12:15 - 2:18PM Intermediate/Senior Voices Clinic
3:35 - 5:45PM Mass Choir Workshop/Rehearsal
5:45 - 6:30PM Pizza Supper for All Participants
6:45PM Change into Uniform for Concert
7:00PM Warm-up and move into positions
7:30PM Concert - Campbell Auditorium
IMPORTANT UNIFORM INFORMATION!
OUR REGULAR CONCERT UNIFORM WILL BE WORN AT THE CONCERT!
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR ENTIRE UNIFORM (DRESS SHOES INCLUDED) IS AT THE SCHOOL ON FRIDAY IN A GARMENT BAG WITH YOUR NAME ON IT!!!
Dinah Lindberg Helgeson recently retired from International School Bangkok, Thailand, after nine years as Head of Fine Arts and the High school Choir director.
Mrs. Helgeson attended college at Pacific Lutheran University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. While at PLU, Dinah was member and soprano soloist with “The Choir of the West” under the direction of Dr. Maurice Skones. Dinah pursued graduate studies at University of Southern California where she studied with Dr. Rod Eichenberger.
Mrs. Helgeson taught vocal music in the state of Washington and Montana and was a familiar vocal/choral clinician and guest conductor. Dinah is in demand as a guest conductor and choral clinician across the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia. She has conducted numerous All-State Choir festivals throughout the United States. Dinah lives in Washington State.
Scott Leithead is the founder and Artistic Director of Edmonton's Kokopelli Choir Association and TIME Jazz Association. He has been invited to conduct provincial and state honor choirs on seventeen occasions and he has presented workshops in North America and beyond. Notable appearances include: conducting the Alberta Youth Choir for the Alberta Choral Federation’s 40th Anniversary; conducting the 2013 Ellison Canadian National Honor Choir; adjudicating at both the ACCC National Competition for Amateur Canadian Choirs and the Kathaumixw International Choir Festival.
Scott has a passion for music from southern Africa and he has been invited to work with choirs in South Africa and Namibia on numerous occasions. In 2008, Scott was on sabbatical in Namibia where he worked with the Mascato Youth Choir and many other choirs in southern Africa. Scott’s passion for innovative and unique choral music experiences has shaped the direction of the Kokopelli Choir Association. Scott is the Vice Chairman of Choral/Vocal Division for Music Fest Canada and he is a longtime member of the advisory committee for the Canadian Rocky Mountain Music Festival. He also sits on the board for the Brail Tone Music Society (for persons with disabilities) and three additional national boards in Canada, as well as the National Youth Music and Art Development Foundation of South Africa. Recently he has presented clinics and workshops across Canada and conducted numerous honor choirs including the New Brunswick Youth Choir, the Ellison Canadian Honor Choir, and the Oklahoma All-State Choir.
Founded in 1996 by Scott Leithead, Kokopelli aims to share music across the boundaries of culture and place, using song as a tool of communication and community. Kokopelli has been a featured ensemble at many events, provincially, nationally, and internationally. These include Podium (the biannual conference of the Association of Canadian Choral Communities), the national conference of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and the the International Society of Music Educators conference. In addition to many North American cities, the choir has performed as guest artists at festivals in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Malaysia, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Zambia. Three exchange students from South Africa will be be joining the choir on their visit to Campbell.
Your Campbell Music Team
CAMPBELL CHORAL FESTIVAL REMINDERS FOR PARENTS & STUDENTS 2017.pdf