When is the Lander Choral Festival?
Date is TBA in February, 2022.
The date for the Lander Choral Festival will be announced as soon as possible.
What is the deadline for choral festival registration?
Registration must be completed by:
What is the deadline and what are the fees for registration?
How do I register my choir for the festival?
Registration for the Lander Choral Festival is a four step process. You will provide:
What is the registration procedure?
What information do I need to register?
Can I save my registration and return to it later?
Yes, you may save your registration and return to it any time before January, 2022, TBA.
Is there a way to register by mail?
All registrations and fee payments for the festival are handled online.
When is the Changing Room Reservation due?
Changing Room Reservations are due at registration time. Please note: Students in participating choirs are prohibited from changing wardrobe in campus restrooms.
When is the Meal Reservation due?
Meal Reservations are due at registration time.
Will I receive confirmation and a receipt for payment after I register?
Yes, a registration confirmation and a receipt for payment of the registration fee will be emailed to the director after registration is submitted.
May I bring more than one ensemble to the festival?
Yes! Participating schools may bring two ensembles: one mixed (SATB) ensemble and one homogenous (SSAA/TTBB) ensemble.
Where do I register when I arrive on campus?
Please register at the registration desk in the Johnston Commons of the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center when you arrive on campus.
What if my choir needs changing rooms before or after they perform?
Changing room reservations are part of the festival registration process. Changing rooms will be available for every choir 30 minutes before warm up and 30 minutes after stage performance. Please note: Students in participating choirs are prohibited from changing wardrobe in campus restrooms.
What are the changing room procedures for each choir?
What do we do with our “stuff” after we change and while we perform?
What are the warm up procedures for each choir?
How many pieces will each choir perform?
Participating choirs are asked to perform two or three pieces. When three pieces are performed the first selection is considered a warm up piece and will be adjudicated, but not scored. Performance selections may be a cappella or accompanied.
Do I need to bring music for the adjudicators?
Yes. Choirs must bring three copies of each piece with all measures numbered. Any cuts in the music or deviations from the printed score must be clearly identified.
How will the stage be set up for our performance?
The stage set will have six (6) sets of choral risers (three-step risers, making a total of four levels, including the floor), a music stand, a conductor’s podium, a page turner’s chair, and a 9-foot Yamaha grand piano with adjustable bench.
Will our performance be recorded?
All performances are recorded and each choir will receive a digital copy of their performance after the festival.
How is the festival adjudicated?
Three clinicians will adjudicate each choir’s performance using the Lander University Choral Festival Adjudication Form. Adjudication scores and comments are given to each choir at the close of the festival. Scores for festival performances are announced at the awards ceremony at the close of the festival. Judges will simultaneously record their comments as each choir performs. These comments will be given to each choir in digital form after the festival.
What will clinicians do with my choir?
One clinician will work with each choir in an open clinic format following the choir’s performance.
What will my choir and chaperones do after we perform?
Immediately following their performance, each choir will be escorted by their host to wardrobe changing rooms. Please note: students in participating choirs are prohibited from changing wardrobe in campus restrooms. After wardrobe changes, students and chaperones are asked to remain in the Cultural Center. Choirs are also encouraged to be in the Cultural Center before they sing to provide respectful support of other choirs and participate in the learning process as clinicians work with other ensembles.
Can participants eat snacks or drinks in the Auditorium?
No food or drink is allowed in the auditorium.
Can participants eat a meal on campus?
Yes, participants may eat in the Lander Cafeteria, provided a meal reservation is made by the director in the registration process.
What is the cost for on campus dining for choral festival participants?
Choral festival participants will pay $6.00 for their meal, if their director has made a reservation in the registration process.
How do we pay for on campus dining?
Can participants eat off campus?
Yes. A wide variety of fast food destinations and other restaurants are available in Greenwood. A few of these places are within walking distance (10-15 minutes) of the Lander University campus.
Who will be the adjudicators/clinicians for the festival?
Information about adjudicators/clinicians can be found here.
How do I get driving directions to the festival?
Driving directions from many locations can be found on the Lander University Campus Map and Directions web page.
Where do choirs perform at the festival?
All choirs perform in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center at Lander University. The Abney Cultural Center is known for its excellent acoustics both on stage and in the hall. Every choir will have a truly professional performance experience on Cultural Center stage, which is quipped with a custom shell designed by Wenger, Inc., and professional stage lighting.
How will I find my way around the Lander University campus?
A Campus Map (pdf) can be found on the Lander UniversityCampus Map and Directions web page. The choral festival is located in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center, marked CC on the campus map.
What is the GPS Address for Lander University?
Lander University uses the GPS Address of the Carnell Learning Center (LC on the campus map), which is adjacent to the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium (CC on the campus map), the home of the choral festival. The GPS address is:
308 Willson Street
Greenwood, SC 29649
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Where do I park at Lander University?
This campus parking map (pdf) will be useful if you are unfamiliar with campus locations and will help you determine the closest parking lots for campus buildings.
Where do busses park for the festival?
How much is parking at Lander University?
Parking for all visitors is free.
What is the general schedule for the choral festival?
In general the choral festival will run from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm.
What is the specific schedule for the choral festival?
The specific schedule will be posted here after the late registration deadline has passed.
Why are awards given at the choral festival?
Awards are one way to recognize the quality of participating choirs’ performances. While awards are not the most important reason to perform, they tend to keep students motivated and reward the hard work and artistry of participating choirs in a special way.
What awards are given at the choral festival?
Awards are given in several categories and are based on the adjudicator’s scores. Awards in the past have been given for: