IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE MASLC PROGRAM:
The Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir (MASLC) program is now in a transition period. There will be no MASLC in the summer of 2017. Dr. Thomas Rossin ended his conducting of the choir in the summer of 2016 after leading the program for 26 years. He has retired from the summer youth program (MASLC) of Exultate but still conducts the professional orchestra and choir of Exultate.
During the 2016-2017 season of Exultate, the Board of Directors instituted a plan for succession of the MASLC program by inviting interested groups to present proposals to take over the program. We are now in the midst of that process and will be receiving proposals by April 1, 2017.
The Board will then decide where the new home of MASLC will reside and who will be the new leaders of the program.
In June of 2017 there WILL BE a special day for MASLC alums to join in rehearsing and singing a concert which will be open to the public. The purpose of the Festival day is to demonstrate that the program is alive and will continue. It will give the chance to alums and donors to rally around the future of the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir.
It is the intention of the Exultate Board of Directors to announce the new home for MASLC during this festival day. As soon as plans are completed, we will post the date, place and time of the MASLC Festival Day.
Please come back to this page to keep abreast of the plans.
The following was the description of the MASLC program auditions from last year. The new description will be similar:
This is the Audition information for MASLC 2016
Auditions are open to all Minnesota Lutheran students currently in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.
Click here to ask questions about auditions.
There is no need to sign up online ahead of time. (However, so we can plan appropriately, please let us know if you are planning to audition by sending us an email through this link.
You are not obligated in any way, it just gives us an idea of how many auditions we can anticipate. Include your voice part, where you will be auditioning and how you heard about the auditions.) Simply choose a site and time at which
you would like to audition and arrive there during the scheduled audition period. There will be
a short form to fill out and you will receive more detailed information about the program at that time. (The form can be downloaded below and brought with you to the audition to save time.)
** Click here to join the Facebook MASLC 2015 Group (2016 Group coming soon)
** Click here to see and download General info for MASLC 2016
Auditions are designed to be short and painless. Auditions are approximately 15 minutes in
length and consist of singing scales and sightreading a short music example. Students do not need to
prepare solo literature for auditions.
**Click here to see and download the Audition Form for MASLC 2016
(Bring the form with you to your audition - extra forms will be available at the audition site)
Please call the office at 651-707-0727 with any questions.
GENEROUS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - The 2016 MASLC program has been blessed with donations which will provide a number of
generous scholarships to students who need financial assistance. The amount of a scholarship awarded ranges from $100.00 to $600.00. After auditioning,
if you are chosen to be in the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir you will be eligible to apply for a scholarship. You must also send in your deposit before being considered for a scholarship.
Refunds will be made if the scholarship covers more than the cost of the program.
CLICK HERE for more scholarship information or to download an application.
These are the dates and locations for the 2016 MASLC auditions.
(Click on the email if you have questions about the audition site.)
|ALBERT LEA||Grace Lutheran Church|
918 Garfield Avenue
|Sat, Feb. 20||10:00-Noon||Bob Tewes|
|ALEXANDRIA||Alexandria High School|
4300 Pioneer Rd SE
|Mon, Feb. 15||3-5 pm||Steve Deitz|
|ANOKA||Anoka High School|
|Wed, Feb. 24||3-5 pm||Michelle Hayes|
|BEMIDJI||Headwaters Sch. of Music|
519 Minnesota Avenue NW
|Sat, Feb. 27||10:30-11:30 am||Carol Grimm Johnson|
|BLUE EARTH ||Trinity Lutheran Church|
235 E 7th St.
|Sun, Mar. 6||1-2 pm|| Michael Ellingsen|
|BRAINERD||Brainerd High School|
|Wed, Feb. 17||3:30-4:30 pm||Brian Stubbs|
|BRECKENRIDGE||Breckenridge Lutheran Ch.|
301 - 6th Street North
|Sun, Feb. 21||5-7 pm||Joyce Manning|
|BUFFALO||Zion Lutheran Church|
1200 MN Highway 25
|Tue, Feb. 23||7-8 pm||Michael Walsh|
|DETROIT LAKES||Detroit Lakes High School|
|Sat, Feb. 27||10-11 am||Kathy Larson|
|DULUTH||Univ. of MN (UMD)**|
Humanities Build. Rm. 246
|Sun, Feb. 21||2-3 pm||Stanley Wold|
|EDEN PRAIRIE||Central Middle School|
8025 School Road
|Sat, Feb. 27||10:30-noon||Sara Rowan|
|ELBOW LAKE||United Lutheran Church|
10th Ave. SE
|Sun, Feb. 21||1-2 pm||Bryan Poyzer|
|Thu, Feb. 18||3:30-4 pm||Shelly Wahlin|
|GLENCOE||Glencoe Silver Lake H. S.|
|Thu, Feb. 18||3:30-4:30 pm||Kay Wilson|
|MANKATO||Christ the King Lutheran|
207 McConnell St.
|Tue, Mar. 1||5-6 pm||Robin Hughes|
|MOORHEAD||Trinity Lutheran Church|
210 7th Street South
|Sat, Feb. 20||11:00-Noon||Rachel Horan|
|NEW LONDON||New London-Spicer High|
|Wed, Feb. 17||4-5 pm||Naomi Baker|
|NORTHFIELD||St. John's Lutheran Ch.|
500 3rd Street West
|Sun, Feb. 21||3-4 pm||Mary Kay Bougie|
|PINE CITY||Pine City High School|
|Tue, Feb. 23||3-4 pm||Jennifer Krinke|
|ROSEAU||Moe Lutheran Church|
1202 - 2nd Street N.E.
|Tue, Feb. 23||5:30-7 pm||Bonnie Wensloff|
|ST. PAUL||Concordia U.-Beutow Ctr|
Rm 124 - 300 Hamline N.
|Tue, Mar 1||7-9 pm||David Mennicke|
|STEWARTVILLE||Zion Lutheran Church|
400 NE 5th Ave.
|Sun, Feb. 21||1-2 pm||Gordon Koehn|
|TRACY||Tracy Elementary School|
Music Rm, 700 4th St.
|Sat, Feb. 20||10-noon||Donovan Hanson|
|WADENA||Wadena-Deer Creek High Sch.|
600 Colfax Avenue SW
|Tue, Feb. 23||3-4 pm||Michael Ortmann|
|WAYZATA||Wayzata High School|
4955 Peony Lane N
|Mon, Mar. 7||3-4 pm||Jeff Dahl|
|WINDOM||American Lutheran Ch.|
906 Prospect Avenue
|Sun, Feb. 21||1-2 pm||Sarah Cartwright|
**Due to the fire at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, these auditions are moved from the church to the University of Minnesota (UMD) in the Humanities Building, Room 246. Click here for a map.