Update 1.5.2022: The Dorian Vocal Festival is cancelled.
High school choral directors who were planning to bring students should check their email for more information.
We are thrilled to be returning to in-person Dorian events at Luther College! There are additional requirements for attending the festival this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the FAQ page for more information.
We invite choral directors each year to nominate outstanding high school junior and senior vocalists to attend the Dorian Vocal Festival. Students accepted to the festival will be a part of a very large festival choir with students from hundreds of high schools.
In addition to rehearsals for the festival choir, students also have a chance to participate in a private mini-lesson with Luther College voice faculty. This lesson may serve as an audition to be a concert soloist, and it may serve as a music scholarship audition for those seniors interested in attending Luther College.
On Sunday night, students will hear performances by the Luther College Aurora, our soprano/alto choir, and the Luther College Norskkor, our first year tenor/bass choir, and a high school guest choir. The Festival concludes on Monday evening with a Grand Concert, featuring the Festival Choir, five high school soloists selected from the mini-lessons, and a performance by the Luther College Nordic Choir.