Heather Christman loves singing. She not only loves it, but she’s also pretty good at it.
Last summer she had the opportunity to participate in the Minnesota All State Choir at Concordia College in Moorhead. “It was a weeklong choir camp in August and then we performed at Orchestra Hall in February,” Heather said.
As she began looking forward to this summer, she realized she wouldn’t be able to participate this year because the Minnesota All State Choir camp is the same week she’ll be on a trip to Poland with her church.
She asked Mr. Joseph Osowski for some similar experiences she could look into and while she thought it might be a long shot decided to audition for the Oregon Bach Festival Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy.
“I figured even if I didn’t get in, the audition experience would be worth it,” Heather said.
She found out just a few weeks ago that she was accepted as an Alto 2, and her and both of her music teachers, Osowski and Mr. Brandon Berger, celebrated with her.
“I just started taking voice lessons with Mr. Berger this year” she said.
The Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy is a two-week long peak artistic experience for high school choral musicians. As far as Heather knows, she’s the only Minnesotan to be headed to Oregon for the festival but while she said she is a little nervous, she’s looking forward to the rehearsals and the concerts.
In addition to a full Junior Year class load, Heather keeps herself busy with concert choir, chamber choir, National Honor Society, youth group at St. Michael Catholic Church and works at Banana Republic.