Participant Information


  • Register between 2:00pm and 4:30pm on Friday, July 10 in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.
  • Pay the balance of your fee, receive your music, name tag, meal card, and dorm key if staying on campus.
  • Park in the Jenson-Noble parking lot or in any available street parking along High Street.
  • Move in to dorm rooms after registering.
  • Grab a bite to eat in town (nothing available on campus) prior to rehearsal. 


  • All full group rehearsals will be held in the Center for Faith and Life.
  • Initial seating of the choir (pre-assigned by Dr. Last) begins at 5:30pm.
  • First rehearsal begins at 6:00pm on Friday evening.   

What to Bring

  • Black 3-ring binder (size ½ to 1 inch) for your music
  • Casual attire appropriate for a summer weekend in Iowa (A/C in buildings is sometimes cold)
  • Concert blacks for the Livssang performance (black dress, skirt, or pants with a black top/shirt are all acceptable. No need for a jacket or tie. Short sleeves are acceptable).
  • Personal items you may need if staying on-campus (such as water bottles, toiletries, alarm clock, hangers, etc  -- the dorm rooms in Farwell Hall are simply a room with a bed)
  • Linens are provided for those staying on-campus and include sheets for you to make your bed, a towel, a pillow, and a blanket.
  • If you require accessibility or dietary accommodations, please contact us as soon as possible with your specific needs.

Teacher Recertification Credit

  • Teachers in the state of Iowa may opt receive recertification credit for attending the Dorian Choral Retreat. 
  • Cost is $35 through the Keystone Area Education Agency.
  • See Jill Wilson, coordinator of music education, during registration for details.

Social Events On Campus in Marty's

  • Meet and Greet Reception, Friday night, 9:00pm
  • Dorian Kabaret, Saturday night, 9:00pm
    • Relaxed, non-competitive, “live karaoke meets nightclub”
    • Sign up in advance to have rehearsal time during the day with a jazz combo on a song of your choosing.
    • More information will be forthcoming

Sunday Morning Worship on Campus

  • Location TBD
  • Join us for a simple service full of scripture and music

Repertoire - to be distributed at registration

  • Repertoire TBD

Staying in Dorm Rooms

  • Festival participants have the opportunity to stay on-campus in the Farwell Residence Hall in either a single or double room.
  • Participants have the ability to select their immediate roommate if they are in a double room.
  • Rooms of single and double participants are grouped into "clusters" by factors such as class year, interest, etc. Information about how to request specific participants for your cluster will be sent closer to the retreat.
  • Because handicap accessible rooms and other accommodations may be limited in the residence hall, participants are asked to provide any information that may be necessary or helpful in determining housing at the time of filling out the online registration.
  • Those with significant accessibility or mobility needs are encouraged to communicate those with the retreat staff when determining on-campus or off-campus housing.

Checking Out of Dorm Rooms

  • Move your belongings out of dorm rooms by 10:00 am on Sunday, July 12.
  • Turn in dorm keys and electronic meal cards in CFL lobby before 10:45 am on Sunday. 
  • Lost keys incur a $40 replacement charge; lost meal cards incur a $10 replacement charge.