Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Music Department - St. Cloud State University

The BIG Sing
Greetings from the
St. Cloud State Choral Program!

I am honored to invite you to participate in the 6th annual SCSU Big Sing Festival on Saturday, February 1, 2014!  We are thrilled to announce our guest conductor and Minnesota’s own, Mary Kay Geston!  Your singers will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Geston and me in a large festival choir.

Additionally, your singers will have the opportunity to receive a private lesson with the St. Cloud State voice faculty.   At the end of the day, some of the students may be selected to perform a prepared solo at the Big Sing Finale performance! 

SCSU Scholarship and Entrance Auditions havebeen scheduled the same day as Big Sing! Any prospective SCSU student may audition to receive an SCSU Music Department scholarship while attending the Big Sing Festival.

Honor Choir Schedule

8:30 – 9:30

9:30 – 9:45

9:45 - 10:30

10:30 – 12:00

12:00 – 1:00

1:00 – 4:30


Registration (Ritsche Auditorium Lobby)


Rehearsal with Dr. Ferrell and Dr. Geston

Sectionals / Optional lessons with voice faculty

Lunch and Solo Auditions

Rehearsal/ Scholarship Auditions

Big Sing Finale

Directors’ Schedule

8:30 – 9:30

9:30 – 10:30

10:30 - 12:00

12:00 – 1:15

1:00 – 2:00

2:00 – 4:30



Observe Honor Choir Rehearsal

Observe sectionals or lessons with voice faculty


Directors Workshop with Dr. Geston

Observation / Networking

Finale Performance

I sincerely hope you and your students will be able to attend this event! It is designed to invigorate and motivate the student leaders in your choir. Please bring up to 16 students to participate.

The registration deadline is Monday, December 16th.

Sincerely, Matthew Ferrell

Choral Activities / Conducting / 320-308-2260

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The BIG Sing @ St. Cloud State

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