Honors Chorus and Women's Honors Chorus

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Conductor: Raphael Bundage


Dear High School Vocal Director

You are cordially invited to participate in the Honors Chorus Festival. Due to the increasing size of the MTSU Honors Chorus, we encourage you to submit your registration materials early. We're looking forward to singing with you!

How to Participate

To the choral teacher: please recommend a quartet of your best students. They need not be chosen by competitive audition. If your program has two or more choirs, you are eligible to send a double quartet, but not more than 20 singers per school unless by special arrangement. Please call Dr. Bundage at (615) 898-2849 if you have any questions regarding your school's participation. (NOTE: Black folders will be provided. Have students bring pencils. Attire for concert is regular school choir outfit or Sunday dress.)

Criteria for Selecting Members

Members need not be chosen by competitive audition, but they should be

  1. competent musicians with advanced music-reading abilities;
  2. good representatives for you and your school;
  3. able to attend all rehearsals;
  4. in grades 9-12 and enrolled in your choral program.

Raphael Bundage, Director - Mixed Chorus

Raphael Bundage is director of choral activities at Middle Tennessee State University. He holds a bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University and graduate degrees from the Eastman School of Music. Prior to his graduate study, he was a supervisor of choral music in the Texas Public School System, and while at Eastman, he was director of the Eastman Chamber Chorus and the assistant director of the Eastman- Rochester Symphony Chorus, Donald Neuen, conductor. He has had extensive experience as clini­cian and adjudicator in the choral field and as a teacher of conducting. He is himself the product of an extraordinary host of master teachers including Alfred Mann, Julius Herford, and Robert Shaw.

Angela Tipps, Director - Women's Chorus

Angela Tipps conducts the MTSU Women's Chorale and coordinates the Music in General Studies program at MTSU. She is Organist and Director of Music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Musical Director of the Nashville Chamber Singers, an auditioned ensemble specializing in unaccompanied choral music. The Nashville Chamber Singers just premiered a choral work for organ and orchestra at the national convention of the American Guild of Organists, July 2012. She has conducted the Virginia All-State Chorus, the Governor's School for the Arts, and several regional festival choirs.

Schedule and Dates for 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013 Deadline for Applications

Tuesday October 15th - Wright Music Building and Hinton Hall, MTSU
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - noon Rehearsal I
1:45 - 4:00 p.m. - Rehearsal II
6:00 p.m. - Concert (Free)

Registration Page