Erie HS Choir
On Monday, April 28th, our choir department had the privilege of hosting the Western Illinois University Singers under the direction of Dr. James Stegall. Dr. Stegall has worked with EHS Choir students previously at the CU Honor Reading Choir this past fall, and it was a pleasure to have him back!
The ladies in Topaz were able to participate in vocal warm-ups with the University Singers at the end of their class. I think they were surprised by the huge sound they were able to make when combined with the college students. CR5 was able to watch a wonderful performance, as well as perform for the college students! Towards the end of class, we had some of the collegiate singers join CR5 to sing "Set Me As A Seal" by Rene Clausen. Dr. Stegall worked with them on things like tone color & quality, breath support, phrasing, and resonance. The before and after was astounding! Below is a video of the final product - be sure to watch it!
Although they were only here for block 2, students from other choirs were able to peek their heads in and watch the workshop. It was awesome to see all the high-schoolers jaws drop when they first heard that college sound!
A huge thanks to Dr. Stegall and his students for spending their morning at EHS!