Vocal News

Music Major Vocalists Traveling to Kenya

In July six music major vocalists will travel to Kenya! The last issue of “Soundboard” featured an article on Scott Glysson’s September 2018 trip to the country. After he returned to the U.S., Kenya’s Permanent Presidential Music Commission, in conjunction with Kenyatta University, invited Glysson and Cal Poly voice students to visit Nairobi for a choral conducting clinic from July 1-8, 2019. The students are Jenna Hansen, Mady Frei, Zahra Rothschild, Sheridan Liaw, Erin Ichimura and Michaela Donofrio.

The group will be accompanied on the trip by India D’Avignon. After traveling half way around the world, it only makes sense to experience the incredible wildlife of Africa. So, they will take a two-day safari to the Masa Mara Game Reserve. To learn more about the trip and/or to make a donation — only $7,000 is left to be raised — visit the choir website.

Majors Traveling to Kenya
Jenna Hansen, Mady Frei, Zahra Rothschild,
Sheridan Liaw, Erin Ichimura and Michaela Donofrio



Choir Members Bound for Carnegie Hall

On May 25, Glysson and 37 Cal Poly vocalists will perform in the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City. Glysson was invited by MidAmerica Productions to conduct “Te Deum” by Franz Joseph Haydn. The festival choir will be comprised of various high school, college and community choirs from throughout the country. The New England Symphonic Ensemble will be the festival orchestra.



PolyPhonics’ Bay Area Spring Tour

PolyPhonics made a spring tour of the Bay Area March 24-26. The choir gave a concert at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco on March 24, performed at four high schools March 25-26, and sang the national anthem for a San Francisco Giants game at Oracle Park on March 26. The choir performed at Castro Valley High School, San Ramon High School, Monte Vista High School and Amador Valley High School.


PolyPhonics singing the national anthem at a San Francisco Giants game March 26