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S: 2011-2012 Minnesota High School Music LIstening Contest

BC: Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest 2011-2012

FC: Enriching the Active Mind Through Music | 2011-12 Recap | Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest

1: Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest | 2011-2012

2: Board Retreat | Good Morning Here are some info items for the retreat on Monday. We will start at noon. We aren’t planning on a noon meal, so have/grab something before you get there. I will have some snacks for the afternoon and plan something for the evening. Just to clarify -- High Point Creative is on the shores of White Bear Lake, just off of Highway 61. Lake Avenue is a one-way with no parking so you have to enter from the back, off of Shady Lane. From 694, go north on Highway 61 for 3.5 miles. Just north of the intersection of Highway 96 & 61, take a right onto Shady Lane. Park on Shady Lane or in the driveway/parking area on the left (it looks like an alley). Items for discussion: 2011-2012 Budget; Digital Files; 1 CD per team; Change College Bowl Round; College Level Contest; Change Mystery Round; Science conflict; questions for the survey at contest; Employee/contractor; Bylaws; Fall Kickoff Event; Scholarship review; Recruitment ideas; Funding possibilities; State Event – Augsburg; Promo video for site; Publicity ideas. Looking forward to seeing all of you and catching up! Paul

3: High Point Creative June 20, 2011

4: Our musicologist, Dr. Matthew Bribitzer-Stull, authored the Study Guide for the third year in a row. | Melissa Ousley provided the narration for the repertoire CDs | Featured music included: Monteverdi (composer) Choral Music (genre) Native American (ethnomusic)

5: In August, letters were sent to over 1,067 Minnesota Music Educators Association members | During the fall, 146 teams from 56 schools registered for the MLC

6: MLC Kickoff Event Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 5-6 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis Acclaimed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States,” Cantus is committed to inspiring audiences with music performed at the highest level. Rehearsing and performing without a conductor or music director, the nine members of Cantus are renowned for adventurous programming spanning many periods and genres, including work commissioned specifically for the group. Join Dr. Bribitzer-Stull (Study Guide author) and Melissa Ousley (MPR host and producer) for a Cantus rehearsal, exclusively for MLC participants. The event will enhance your students’ understanding of this year’s featured genre: choral music. After the hour-long rehearsal, Cantus members will be available for discussions and questions. There is no charge, but space is limited and RSVPs are required. | Mary Lee, Cantus executive director, and Melissa Ousley, MLC board member, coordinated the event. | Cantus

7: Regional Contests took place at nine sites throughout the state on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

8: Region 1 Duluth Marshall High School Bill Alexander, manager | Denfeld High School Runner-Up (State Qualifier) | Duluth Marshall Champion | Duluth Marshall Runner-Up

9: Northfield High School Champion | Region 2 St. Olaf College, Northfield Melissa Ousley, manager | Northfield High School Runner-up | Owatonna High School Runner-up (State Qualifier)

10: Pine Island High School Champion | Region 3 Winona State University Barb Hoppe, manager | Winona High School Runner-Up

11: Region 4 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Melissa Bergstrom, manager | Andrews Homeschool Champion | BAM Runner-Up

12: Region 5 St. Cloud Tech High School Gary Zwack, manager | Montevideo High School Champion | Montevideo High School Runner-Up | Buffalo High School Runner-Up (State Qualifier)

13: St. Thomas Academy Runner-Up (State Qualifier) | St. Paul Central Runner-Up | Region 6 McNally Smith College of Music Gary Gratz, manager | St. Paul Central Champion

14: Region 7 University of Minnesota Ted Mann Concert Hall Dr. Matt Bribitzer-Stull, manager | Dudley Homeschool Champion | Roseville Area High School Runner-Up | Dr. Matt Bribitzer-Stull (left) and Dr. David Docter at the regional competition

15: Region 8 Mankato East High School Dave Urness, manager | Maple River High School Champion | Mountain Lake High School Runner-Up

16: Region 9 International School of MN Nicole Ottjes, manager | Wayzata High School Champion | Minnetonka High School Runner-Up

17: Regional Summary Participated in Contest: 124 teams, 47 schools Contest Format: Five rounds, 20 points possible/round (100 total) Round 1 Identification of music samples by title and composer. Round 2 Answering stylistic, formal and historical questions about music samples (identification, multiple-choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions). Round 3 Lightning round. Identification of 2-10 seconds of music by composer and title (choices listed). Round 4 Multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions based on information from the Study Guide. Round 5 Mystery round. Identification (composer & period) of music not included on the Study Guide CDs but written by the same composers. Average Scores: Round 1 - 11 Round 2 - 10.4 Round 3 - 14.6 Round 4 - 12.8 Round 5 - 8.2 Average total score: 57.1 | Top 10 Percent Team Scores Northfield - Team 2 - 97 Northfield - Team 1 - 96 Montevideo - Team 2 - 89 Andrews Homeschool - 88 St. Paul Central - Team 2 - 88 St. Paul Central - Team 15 - 87 BAM - 86 Montevideo - Team 1- 86 Pine Island - Team 1 - 85 Owatonna - Team 1 - 87 Lourdes - Team 1- 86 Wayzata - Team 1 - 84

18: State Competition Feb. 3, 2012 Augsburg College, Minneapolis

20: Guest Speaker | Jocelyn Hagen Composer | Three of Ms. Hagen's original compositions were performed by Augsburg students: "Introduction (to something funny)" Performed by Jake Slattery (oboe), and Carley Olson, (clarinet) (Merilee Klemp, director) "The Flower of the Field" Performed by Amanda Lowe, (soprano) and Spencer Miller (piano) (Sonja Thompson, vocal coach) "Prayer" Performed by the Riverside Singers (Nancy Grundahl, director)

21: Event Schedule 11:30 a.m. - noon Registration and Luncheon is on the second floor of the Christensen Center – College Center (722 - 22nd Avenue South, Mpls, 55454). Noon - 12:30 p.m. Luncheon at Christensen Center 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Move from Christensen Center to Hoversten Chapel in the Foss Center (22nd Avenue South & Riverside Avenue) 1 p.m Guest Speaker Jocelyn Hagen 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. State Contest (Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center) 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. College Bowl Round and Awards Ceremony (Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center) | Gary Gratz awarded our second-annual $500 MLC Scholarship to Jill Bachelder from St. Paul Central High School | "MLC has taught me to listen, love, and, most importantly, love listening; this is the power of the Music Listening Contest, to both highlight the beauty of human individuality and reveal that, amidst a cloud of hijabs, kimonos, face paint, turkey feasts, and fezzes, we humans all have so much in common." — Jill Bachelder | Gary Zwack served as emcee

26: Second Place Andrews Homeschool Coach: Debbie Andrews Team members: Emily Meuer, Caroline Andrews, and Monica Nelson | 2012 State Champion Pine Island High School Coaches: Barb Hoppe & Joseph Mish Team members Hillary Heiling, Sam Finnegan, and Sam Bohanon | Third Place Northfield High School Coach: Karen Madsen Team members: Nicholas Pelletier, Henry Beimers, and William Beimers

27: MLC Sponsors Opera ($1000 and over) Augsburg College McNally Smith College of Music Naxos Music Library Target Corporation University of Minnesota School of Music University of St. Thomas Symphony ($500) Anoka Ramsey Community College College of St. Benedict/St. John's University St. Olaf College Concerto ($250) Concordia University Macalester College Minnesota Orchestra Pine Island People for the Arts (P.A.P.A.) Welhaven Music Winona State Department of Music Overture ($100) Joseph Mish | Photos of State Event by Karin Newstrom Photography

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