ONU Choral Day
The 2nd All-Ohio
Choral Day at ONU
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
This year’s All-Ohio Choral Day at ONU features:
- 27 spots for high school quartets (on a first-come, first-served basis by paid reservation).
- Quartets assembled especially for this event are encouraged as well as pre-established groups. All quartets must consist of one singer on each voice part.
- Each school may send up to three quartets until reservations are filled.
- The cost per quartet is $80, which includes dinner, music, and learning tracks to be downloaded.
- There must be an adult chaperone present during the event from each represented school.
- Music and downloadable learning media will be provided to each quartet member in advance of the event, so sign up today! Registration mailing deadline: Sept. 28.
- Each participant must be able to sing his/her music without mistakes upon arrival at ONU. Sectionals will be led by members of the University Singers and will be about how to most artistically sing your part, not “what are your notes and words,” thus allowing everyone to have a truly musical experience.
- Scheduled events all day long from 8:15 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Join us for An Evening with Joseph Martin – Oct. 31
Join us for dinner, a guest talk by world-renowned composer and pianist, Joseph Martin, and a choral reading session. The dinner buffet will feature chicken, pork and vegetarian entrees as well as salad, drinks and dessert. The choral reading session will include sacred pieces by Joseph Martin and new sacred releases by Shawnee Press. Cost is only $25 per person and includes your meal and reading packet. Complete and return the registration form below.
About Joseph Martin
Joseph Martin, a native of North Carolina, earned his Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. Subsequently he earned a Master of Music degree in piano erformance at the University of Texas, Austin. Joseph taught for five years in the piano pedagogy department of the University of Texas. His piano teachers include Jimmy Woodle, David Gibson, Amanda Vick Lethco, Martha Hilley and Danielle Martin. While at Furman University, he was accompanist for choral director and composer Milburn Price and, inspired by his teaching, Joseph began to compose.
He is a member of the staff of Shawnee Press Inc. as director of Sacred Publications, with responsibilities for overseeing the editorial and creative direction of the company and also coordinating the recording and production aspects of future sacred publishing efforts.
Joseph has performed solo piano recitals and has been the featured artist with symphony orchestras in the United States and Mexico. As winner of the Nina Plant Wideman Competition, he performed with the Guadalajara Symphony Orchestra. His solo recital in Ex-convento del Carmen was broadcast nationally throughout the country. Though he continues to perform in concert, he now devotes his efforts to playing in churches and for conferences of church musicians.
His first solo piano recording, American Tapestry, was nominated for a Dove Award. This album, along with his other recordings (Songs of the Journey, Celtic Tapestry and A Christmas Tapestry) has been enormously popular in the sacred and secular markets. He has recorded for Yamaha’s Disklavier series and has composed hundreds of commissioned works.
Recognized throughout the United States for his many choral compositions, both sacred and secular, Joseph’s music is published by numerous publishing houses. Over 1,200 compositions are currently in print and the list continues to grow. His composition “Pieta” was recently honored with an award from the John Ness Beck Foundation.
In 2008, he was inducted as a National Patron of the Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity. Along with Mark Hayes and David Angerman, Joseph has co-authored a fully graded, progressive piano method for the Christian student called Keys for the Kingdom. His major works include 32 choral cantatas and Song of Wisdom, a choral tone poem based on the best-selling children’s book, Old Turtle.
His music can be heard in such diverse locations as Carnegie Hall in N.Y.; the Lawrence Welk Theatre in Branson, Mo.; and in hundreds of worship services in churches across the United States and Canada. He continues to surprise audiences with the variety and scope of his compositions and arrangements.
Joseph lives in Austin, Texas, with his children Jonathan and Aubrey and his wife Sue.
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