Department of Music

2023 UToledo High School Choral Festival

UToledo choral students performingSaturday, Oct. 28

Location – Doermann Theatre
University Hall, University of Toledo Main Campus

Time – 12:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Concert Performance is 5:45 p.m. Open to all.

Cost - $12 per student

Description - The University of Toledo Department of Music invites you and your choral students to attend the 2023 High School Choral Festival with special guest clinician, Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt.  Participants will have the opportunity to perform with an elite chorus of their peers and learn from one of the most distinguished choral directors in North America.  For more information contact UToledo director of choral activities, Dr. Micah Bland at

Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt, guest clinician for 2023 UToledo Choral FestivalAbout the Clinician

Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt is Professor Emerita of Choral Studies at the University of Toronto.  Previous appointments include The Ohio State University (1993–2010) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She has conducted honor choruses throughout the U.S. and Canada, including almost 40 all-state high school choirs.  A Life Member of ACDA, Dr. Apfelstadt served as National President from 2007–2009 and as Interim Executive Director from 2020–2021.

2023 festival Repertoire

Digital copies of performance music and learning materials will be emailed to each director following registration. Students are expected to attend the festival with the music learned.

What students should bring to the festival

  • Printed copies of the music (digital device such as an iPad is also acceptable)
  • Black folder
  • Water
  • Pencil

Concert attire – Blue jeans and a school or choir t-shirt/polo

Register Today

Deadline to register Friday, Oct. 13, 2023

Online Registration Form


$12 per student. Fees include digital sheet music and snacks (no meal will be provided).

Pay Choral Festival Fees    
Make sure you have registered first!
Fees are due within 10 days of registration or by the registration deadline of Oct. 13.

For More information Contact

Micah Bland, DMA

UToledo Director of Choral Activities
Visiting Assistant Professor

Last Updated: 9/20/23