Tuesday, September 18, 2018
SingFest! is an annual one-day festival comprised of rehearsals, workshops, a director’s reading session, and a concert performance alongside Georgia State’s University Singers. Students from various high schools in the Atlanta region come together as one choir in downtown Atlanta to make great music in the Southeast’s richest cultural center and perform in the historic Rialto Center for the Arts in this intensive honor choir.
Any high school choral teacher is welcome to register their choral students as a group. Every year, Georgia State University School of Music invites two local high schools to perform on the final concert.
Any high school choral teacher is welcome to register their high school choral students. T-Shirts will be provided and worn for the concert. Students should wear dark pants and dark shoes for the performance.
Cost to attend: $30 per student
Optional pizza lunch: $5 per person
Directors have the option to purchase a pizza & drink lunch in advance for their students. If you are purchasing the pizza lunch for your group, please specify how many people will need lunch, including students, directors, and chaperones.
Additional pizza slices and drinks will be available for $1 each while items last.
Each school will be responsible for purchasing and preparing the musical selections. The links below provide the works and version needed to participate in the choir.
Heritage High School
Academy for the Performing and Visual Arts
Discovery High School Choirs
Opened in 2015, Discovery High School in Gwinnett County is home to a diverse and robust Fine Arts department. In a short time, the choral department has grown in number to nearly 150 singers and five curricular choirs. Groups from the choral department regularly perform in the community at events like Paint Gwinnett Pink, the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center Holiday festivities, and the International Night Program. Discovery High School choirs have enjoyed consistent success at LGPE.
Brandon Baker, Director
Brandon Baker is in his third year as Choral Director at Discovery High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where he leads a program of five choirs. Previously he served in a similar position at Horn Lake Middle School and Horn Lake High School in DeSoto County, Mississippi. While there, he was a core member of the Mississippi River Chorale, and Ictus. Brandon currently sings for the professional group, Kinnara Ensemble and is a regular member of Orpheus Men’s Ensemble. Brandon is an alumnus of the University of Southern Mississippi, where he was a member of the Southern Chorale, and where he earned the rare conferral of membership in the USM Student Hall of Fame.