Songbird Symposium 2023


Join us for a weekend of music, friendship, and learning

In partnership with Texas Center for Arts + Academics, “Songbird Symposium” is a treble choir experience that serves high school singers, celebrating treble choirs and the music they perform. Led by composer-in-residence, Sarah Quartel, and clinician, Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer.

All High School treble singers, their directors, and rising 9th graders are welcome to attend. Registration by voice part.

All-State treble music included!

Songbird Symposium Concert


June 8-10

Singer Schedule

Thu June 8 Afternoon

Rehearsals, Dinner and Welcome Fest

Fri June 9 All Day

Rehearsals, Team Building, Lunch and evening Showcase Concert featuring professional, semi-professional, and auditioned ensembles.

Sat June 10 All Day

Composer Q&A, Lunch, Rehearsals and finale concert


Director Schedule

Runs concurrent with Singer Schedule. Schedule includes clinician workshops, coffee with our composer-in-residence, and rehearsal observations.

Songbird Symposium Performance

Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer, Clinician

Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer

Dr. Lynn M. Brinckmeyer, Director of Choral Music Education at Texas State University, served as National President for The National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC) in 2006-2008. She has published five books with Oxford University Press and Shawnee Press. At Texas State University, Dr. Brinckmeyer teaches courses in choral music education, and directs the Texas State Aurora Voce and the Hill Country Youth Chorus.

Sarah Quartel, Composer-in-residence

Canadian composer and educator Sarah Quartel is known for her fresh and exciting approach to choral music. Deeply inspired by the life-changing relationships that can occur while making choral music, Sarah writes in a way that connects singer to singer, ensemble to the conductor, and performer to audience. Her works are performed by choirs across the world, and she has been commissioned by groups, including the American Choral Directors Association, the National Children’s Chorus of the United States of America, and New Dublin Voices. Since 2018, she has been exclusively published by Oxford University Press, and she continues to work as a clinician and conductor at music education and choral events at home and abroad.

Sarah Quartel


Early Bird Price (Now until Mar 20, 2023)

Singer Registration – $180

Director Registration – $100


Price after Mar 20, 2023

Singer Registration – $200

Director Registration – $120

If you have a group of 4 students or larger, please contact us directly for a discount.


All prices include activities, admission to the showcase concert, music, rehearsal materials, t-shirt, lunches, and dinners.


Spots Limited by Voice Part