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MN All-State Lutheran Choir. Founded in 1969 by Mark Aamot, the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir (MASLC), is currently under the direction of Dr. Thomas.

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1 MN All-State Lutheran Choir

2 Founded in 1969 by Mark Aamot, the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir (MASLC), is currently under the direction of Dr. Thomas D. Rossin. During its 40 plus years, the choir has grown to include over 1,450 alumni who have shared sacred music and Christian witness in approximately 150 churches throughout the state. MASLC FOUNDATION

3 In June, the 45 – 60 voice choir assembles at beautiful Mt. Carmel Camp near Alexandria. There, in seclusion, the singers participate in eight days of rehearsal, Bible study and discussion concerning the meaning of the texts they will be singing on the tour. THE MASLC CAMP

4 The first is to provide young people with a spiritually aesthetic experience. Rehearsals are the main activity of the camp, and it is through these rehearsals, the related devotions, and small group discussions that the students grow in their personal faith. The belief that the sensitivity and language of music can foster such an atmosphere for growth has been proven beyond our greatest expectations. The camp, however, is only the beginning… The program has two main goals

5 The concert tour which follows (the second goal) provides the realization of that faith-building experience. The enthusiasm for church music is transferred from the choir to the congregations visited on tour. The choir hopes to convey to congregations the joy of involvement in music during worship.

6 The Tour The choir gets to travel all throughout the state of MN performing concerts each night, sharing the Word of God through music. While concerts are the main goal of tour, there is plenty of time for fun and service.

7 The Details Camp Dates: Friday, June 12 through Saturday, June 20, 2015 Tour Dates: Saturday, June 20 through Wednesday, July 1, 2015 The Cost: $600 for a 20 day program Included: 8 days at camp (food and lodging) Host families for lodging on tour and 2 meals per day provided

8 MASLC vs. Other summer options MASLC  Cost is $600 for a 20 day program  Lodging and most meals provided  Transportation on a 12 day tour around the state of MN! Other summer options  Lutheran Summer Music 4 week program - $3,195  MN Show Choir Camp Overnight one week - $675  Various Overnight Sports camps Vary in cost from $ for one week

9 Auditions Scholarships Auditions are open to all Minnesota Lutheran students currently in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. 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. Visit this website for audition places and times: GENEROUS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - The 2015 MASLC program has been blessed with donations which will provide a number of scholarships to students who need financial assistance. The amount of a scholarship awarded ranges from $ to $ 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.

10  Information available at or by contacting the Exultate office at www.maslc.org MASLC 2015


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