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Cantabile (CANCELLED)


Due to the current situation, Cantabile has been cancelled for this year. Full refunds will be provided for those who have already paid.

For those who simply love to sing and for Choir Directors who want to prepare for the upcoming church music season.

In this intense but fun retreat you will:

  • Sing under the direction of an accomplished college choir director
  • Examine 25+ anthems for choirs of all ages and for all seasons of the church year
  • Explore vocal and choral techniques
  • Encourage each other through discussion and reflection
  • Earn 15 hours of continuing education
  • Sing to the glory of God!

Guest Clinician: Dr. Andrew Last

Dr. Andrew Last serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Luther College in Decorah, IA where he conducts the Nordic Choir, teaches conducting, and serves as the Artistic Director for the nationally broadcast Christmas at Luther. Last is part of an exciting choral program at Luther College that includes three choral faculty, nearly 500 singers, five choral ensembles, numerous regional and national ACDA convention performances. Last serves as the Camp Director for the Dorian Summer Music Camps that annually welcome over 700 campers to the Luther College campus each summer. Prior to his appointment at Luther, Last served on the voice faculty of Concordia University (NE).

Dr. Last holds a DMA in choral conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his Master of Music from Northern Arizona University and his Bachelor of Arts in music education and voice from Luther College.

Ensembles under Last’s direction have been featured at both the 2016 regional ACDA convention in Sioux Falls and the 2017 national ACDA convention in Minneapolis. He is a frequent clinician and guest conductor around the United States and abroad.

Andrew Last joins an esteemed list of Cantabile guest clinicians: Weston Noble, Anton Armstrong, Sigrid Johnson, René Clausen, Brad and Beth Holmes, Mike Smith, Lee Nelson, Bruce Phelps, Lloyd Larson, David Cherwien, Matthew Culloton, Dwight Jilek, and Gary Walth.

Workshop Fee

Register by May 1st and receive $20 off your workshop fee.

Before May 1st, 2020 – $170
After May 1st, 2020 – $190

Housing & Meal Rates (all inclusive)

Rates include housing, linens, and eight meals.
Single occupancy Request Adds 20% to Cost.

Lodge Room – $280 per person
New Cabin – $325 per person
Remodeled Cabin – $325 per person
Traditional Cabin – $280 per person
RV/Camper Site – $220 per person
Tent Site – $190 per person
Commuter (meals only) – $100 per person