Concordia University Ann Arbor’s annual Music Festival for Lutheran Schools on Tuesday, March 7 will highlight and sharpen the talents of middle school musicians from around the state.

The Lutheran Middle School Music Festival is a wonderful event that brings hundreds of young musicians and their families to our campus each spring. For many of these students, it might be their first-ever visit to a college campus, and it is a delight to provide them an exciting and positive experience! As someone who regularly serves as a judge for the Festival, I particularly enjoy the chance to interact with our colleagues teaching at Lutheran middle schools in the area, as well as providing short clinics with the visiting students to help them improve their musical performance skills.

Dr. Bill Perrine, Director of Instrumental Music

Ensembles will perform and receive ratings and feedback from knowledgeable clinicians during the 9-1 p.m. event. The Lutheran Schools Music Committee is again coordinating the festival that will take place at several locations around campus, 4090 Geddes Road. Handbell performances will be judged in the Kreft Center Art Gallery, with choral adjudication taking place in The Chapel of the Holy Trinity. The university’s state-of-the-art black box theater will be the site for band performances.

Among the middle schools participating this year are: St. Paul Lutheran, Ann Arbor, Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran, Brighton, St. Michael Lutheran, Wayne, St. John Lutheran, Fraser, Our Savior Lutheran, Lansing, St. Paul Lutheran, Royal Oak, Guardian Lutheran, Dearborn, Immanuel Lutheran, Macomb

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