Sixth Grade Choir

Dear Choir Director:

My name is Vanessa Miner and will I be serving as the VP for the NEMO 6th Grade Honors Choir. I have begun making preparations for the 2021 clinic. A big thank you to Ryan Cooper for serving and hosting the honors choir the last two years. Ryan and his school were gracious enough to let us use the beautiful facilities at Troy Buchanan for the clinic and concert.

I have been looking into similar facilities closer to the mid state. So far, similar facilities are not willing to schedule their facilities due to COVID. I contacted Moberly Area Community College Activities Center and they have agreed to host us again at the past rate. While not as beautiful as the facilities we enjoyed at our last clinic, we do have a location.

Please be aware that plans may change at a moment’s notice. We have all experienced unusual circumstances this spring and summer. As I have said many times recently, “Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape.”

The 2021 6th Grade Honors Choir Clinic and Concert will be held on Monday, April 12 at Moberly Area Community College (MACC) Activities Center. I am excited to announce the clinician this year will be Beth Burch. Beth Burch taught 4th, 5th, and 6th graders for many years in Marshfield, MO. While at Marshfield, the Junior Jay Singers performed at MMEA under her direction. Prior to that, she taught Junior High and High School choral music at Spokane and Reeds Spring. Beth retired from the public school and currently teaches at New Covenant Academy in Springfield, MO.

The repertoire for the 2021 Clinic and Concert is:

“I Will Clap My Hands” (Joseph Martin – on list) JW Pepper #
10049477, Unison/2 Part Lorenz Corporation @ $1.95

“Dona Nobis Pacem” (Mary Lynn Lightfoot – on list) JW Pepper #
1963586, 2 Part Heritage Music Press @ $2.05 **Please be aware that
there is more than one Lightfoot piece with a similar title. I have
included the JW Pepper numbers as a reference for the correct piece.

“Joy In My Heart” (Rollo Dilworth) JW Pepper # 10011715, 2 part Hal
Leonard @ $2.10

“Child of Tomorrow” (Mark Patterson) JW Pepper # 3701159, 2 part
BriLee Music @$1.95

“Sisi Ni Moja” (Jacob Haverud) JW Pepper # 10776380, Santa Barbara
Publishing @ $2.20

I will send more information later in the summer (practice tracks, registration, etc). I look forward to working with you.

Vanessa Miner
Fayette R-III
Vocal Music