2021 Teen Choir
We are so excited to be providing our first opportunity for the Teen Choir this year! The choir is invited to join us for our 50th Anniversary Concert August 25-29. We will be performing a Good News! medley within the show where Broadway performers (and teen choir alum!) will be joining us and we are very excited for this opportunity!
The music is available on Dropbox and must be learned by the August 15th virtual rehearsal. See below for the rehearsal and performance schedule.
We will be emailing you closer to the rehearsal and performance times regarding mask wearing and safety protocols.
Sunday, August 15 | Virtual Music Rehearsal
All music must be learned by this rehearsal
Monday, August 23 6:00pm-9:00pm | Century II
Review Music and Choreography
Block on stage if time permitted
Tuesday, August 24 7:00pm-10:30pm | Century II
When not onstage we will review and practice
|Wednesday, August 25||7:30pm-10:00pm||Show at 8:00pm|
|Thursday, August 26||7:30pm-10:00pm||Show at 8:00pm|
|Friday, August 27||7:30pm-10:00pm||Show at 8:00pm|
|Saturday, August 28||7:30pm-10:00pm||Show at 8:00pm|
|Sunday, August 29||1:30pm-4:00pm||Show at 2:00pm|
|7:30pm-10:00pm||Show at 8:00pm|
Teens will be provided a black Teen Choir/MTWichita shirt and will need to provide their own nice black dress pants, black shoes, black socks, and black belt.
Looking forward to seeing you all again!
Click here for 2021 Teen Choir casting.
In 2003, Music Theatre Wichita established a new performing group for teenagers with its own musical director and choreographer – the group was an immediate success! Beginning with the 2014 season, the Trust Company of Kansas lends support to this group of talented young performers. The troupe has now grown into a choir of more than 100 teenagers, exploring different aspects of the musical theatre repertoire each summer season. The group learns music and staging for five different presentations, and performs more than 35 concerts during the summer. Each performance night during the summer, a vast majority of MTWichita audiences arrive early to enjoy the Teen Choir! Most importantly, the Teen Choir has become a strong and supportive network of young people who enjoy getting together to make music. In 2014, the Teen Choir was honored by Wichita's Arts Council for its outstanding work.
Emily made her theatrical debut as Fern in Charlotte's Web at Trace Elementary in San Jose, CA. Since that first taste of the spotlight she has continued to perform, while helping others find their singing voice. Emily has been on faculty teaching voice at Southwestern College, Washington State University, and Wichita State University and maintains a private studio. Regionally Emily's students perform with Music Theatre Wichita, Wichita Grand Opera, Wichita Chorale, Crown Uptown, the Forum, and Roxy’s. Her students are nationally competitive, having won awards through KCATF and NATS. Emily has been featured as a soloist with the Mid-Columbia Symphony, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Choral Society, Opera Kansas, Hartford Opera Theater, Connecticut Concert Opera, Idaho Washington Symphony, and the Palouse Choral Society. Emily holds music degrees from California State University-Hayward, Washington State University-Pullman, and the University of Hartford.
Joshua has choreographed for Wichita State University, Friends University, and at various high schools, studios, organizations, and theatres in and around the Wichita area, with his choreography earning him four Jester Awards. His choreographic and directing talents have been used at Music Theatre Wichita as the staging director for the Teen Choir (2006-present); director/choreographer of Festival of Broadway (2008-2010, 2014) and Curtain Up! (2013-present); and choreographer/adjudicator for the dance portion of MTWichita’s national audition tour (2013-present). Joshua received his undergraduate degree in dance performance from Oklahoma City University and his Master of Liberal Arts (with a Theatre Concentration) from Baker University. He has traveled the country evaluating national dance competitions including Starbound and The Elite Dance Cup. Performing credits include shows at Carnegie Hall, on the Holland America Line, and with the following groups: MTWichita, Stiletto Entertainment, Tuacahn, Silver Tree Productions, Oklahoma City University, Windwood Theatricals, and The American Spirit Dance Company.