Middle School Choir

Middle School Choir

2021-22

Clinician
Matthew Webber
Matthew Webber teaches vocal music in the Wichita area. He has taught both middle and high school vocal music in Wellington and Wichita public schools. Matthew is currently teaching vocal music at Wichita Collegiate School. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education in 2003 from Wichita State University and then his Master’s degree in Music Education from Wichita State University in 2008.
Matthew has facilitated several Youth Harmony Explosions (YHE): facilitated the YHE in Wellington, Kansas in 2005; was the guest clinician at the Kansas City, Missouri YHE in 2006; was the guest clinician in Bentonville, Arkansas and Hastings, Nebraska YHEs in 2012; facilitated a Barbershop workshop at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas in 2012; was the guest clinician in Sterling, Kansas and Hastings, Nebraska in 2014 and 2015. He is currently the Director of the South Central Kansas SmorgasChorus, which has competed in the International Barbershop Chorus competition twice (2017 Las Vegas, NV - 16th place; 2018 Orlando, FL – 19th place).
Matthew has performed with his Commencement Quartet at all of the Wichita State University graduations since 2003 and has also performed in several competitive barbershop quartets in recent years. In 2013, he was honored to be the director of the USD 259 Middle School Honor Choir and was the guest director for both the Kansas Pioneer League Middle School Honor Choir in November 2017 and the Middle School Honor Choir in Maize, Kansas. Matthew was also selected as Outstanding High School Music Educator for the South Central District of KMEA for the 2013-2014 school year.

Important Dates
Sep. 30 - Nomination Deadline
Nov. 6 - Clinic & Concert @ Goddard-Eisenhower HS

Nominations
Nominations must be entered online in the KMEA Members site.

Fees
Use the SCKMEA Invoice Generator to create your fee invoices. An invoice print-out must be included with each payment. Make checks payable to South Central KMEA. The cost is $10 per student, which includes lunch.

Quartet Nomination
  • You may nominate one or two balanced quartets.
  • Participation is open to students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
  • If you are interested in sending singers and you do not have a quality balanced quartet, please email me and I will attempt to complete your quartet with students from other schools.
  • Please make sure "extra" singers know that if quartets cannot be balanced, they may not be chosen.
  • Please be aware; INCOMPLETE QUARTETS completed on the online nomination form will NOT be accepted unless first approved by SCKMEA. Please know that I will work with you to allow as many of your students to attend as possible.

Performance Repertoire

Muziki Vuma
Patsy Ford Simms
SATB
Alfred Music Publishing

Never Seek to Tell Thy Love
Sherri Porterfield
SATB
Alfred Music Publishing

The Poet Sings
Z. Randall Stroope
SSA
Heritage Music Press

Nine Hundred Miles
arr. Douglas E. Wagner
TBB
Heritage Music Press


Repertoire will be available from Senseney Music.
 
Chairperson
Aaron Tschetter
Important Dates - MS Choir
Sep. 30, 2021 - Thu
Nomination Deadline — MS Choir
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — MS Band, MS Choir, HS Jazz Band
Goddard Eisenhower HS

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