Blue Lake International Choral Ensemble
The Blue Lake International Choir is comprised of talented and inspired young vocalists and performs a full range of choral literature. Under the direction of Kelli Falls, the 2014 International Choir will join with the Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in six European communities with a guest regional chorus in each location. They will also open the 2014 Blue Lake Summer Arts Festival with a presentation of Beethoven 9 on Friday, June 13th and present an encore performance at Hill Auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan on Tuesday, July 22nd.
The 2014 International Choir Tour will conclude with a Homecoming Concert of a capella American choral literature at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp on Friday, August 1st, and a final performance of the Beethoven 9 with the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, Staff Choir, and Alumni Choir on Saturday, August 2nd.
2014 International Choral Ensemble
Kelli Falls is in her eighteenth year of teaching vocal music and is currently directing the choral program at Parker Middle School in Howell, Michigan. Her choirs consistently receive Superior ratings at District Festival, and have also performed at the State Choral Festival. In addition to teaching vocal music, Ms. Falls has directed fourteen full-scale musicals at the middle school level and has also directed for community theaters, civic theaters and assisted with professional theaters across Michigan.
Ms. Falls earned two undergraduate degrees (Music Education K-12 and Elementary Education with minors in Math and Science) from Western Michigan University. She also completed a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University. Knowing the importance of training high-quality music teachers, Ms. Falls has mentored over fifteen student teachers and taught master level choral methods courses at Western Michigan University and has presented numerous workshops at other Universities.