Music Festivals and Workshops

George Fox University’s music department hosts several music festivals and workshops for both high schools as well as professionals in the field. These include both a Band Festival and a Choir Festival that are OSAA-approved state-qualifying events.

The Choral Conductors Workshop with Rod Eichenberger is for professionals to further their education and hone their skills as directors. Please select the link below to obtain general information, guidelines and application materials.

 State-Qualifying Choir Festival – Friday, March 8, 2019

The George Fox University Choir Festival will be an OSAA state-qualifying event. It is open to choirs in all divisions and will be adjudicated by at least two certified judges. Choirs will be adjudicated by their own divisions' criteria (sliding scale). Since this event is not a league event, there will not be a designated winner and qualifying scores will only make performing groups eligible for inclusion in the OSAA tape pool.

Each choir will have a 20-minute warm-up and performance time slot. However, in order to qualify for state, each choir's repertoire and length of program (minimum and maximum) need to conform to all qualifying standards as outlined in the OSAA Music Handbook. Immediately after the choir's performance will be a 20-minute off-stage evaluative workshop.

The way to assure your place in the Festival is to send in your application with the preferred time and the registration fee. Placements will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

Choir Festival

State-Qualifying Choir Festival Application

Questions? Email Danielle Warner

Submit your application by:

Email: music@georgefox.edu
Fax: 503-554-3902
U.S. Mail: George Fox University, Attn: Music Department, 414 N Meridian St. #6007, Newberg, OR 97132

State-Qualifying Band Festival – Friday, March 1, 2019

The George Fox University Band Festival will be an OSAA state-qualifying event. Three certified judges will adjudicate the performance and provide comments; one judge will be in the sight-reading room. 

The way to assure your place in the Festival is to send in your application with the registration fee. Placements will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

Band Festival

State-Qualifying Band Festival Application

Questions? Email Dwayne Corbin

Submit your application by:

Email: music@georgefox.edu
Fax: 503-554-3902
U.S. Mail: George Fox University, Attn: Music Department, 414 N Meridian St. #6007, Newberg, OR 97132

Choral Conductors Workshop with Rod Eichenberger – Summer Workshops

This five-day professional development workshop, designed for conductors of choirs at all levels, gives special emphasis to the important role non-verbal skills can play in rehearsal and performance.

Choral Conductors Workshop

Choral Conductors Workshop

  • Explore movement activities designed to improve intonation, timbre, rhythmic accuracy and to expand dynamic range
  • Examine the effect of the conductor's posture and gesture on vocal production and choral tone
  • Experience how effective pacing and affirmative instruction improves both focus and retention in the choral rehearsal
  • Enhance practical conducting skills during daily master classes
  • Enjoy daily reading sessions from a large packet of octavos personally selected by Rod Eichenberger

Workshop dates, location, information and online registration is available on our website: choralconductorsworkshop.com

Questions? Email Debbie Hawblitzel