LINDSBORG — Bethany College is bringing together more than 900 youth from around the state for its Real Men Sing vocal workshop.
Bethany College expects to draw nearly 950 boys from 65 Kansas schools who will spend the day working with music professionals and perform in a free concert at 2:30 p.m. January 24 in Presser Hall Auditorium on the Bethany campus.
In its fifth year, the Real Men Sing workshop offers vocal clinics for boys in the fifth to 12th grades. This year will feature guest conductors from collegiate and high school music programs. Bethany music professor and co-chair of the department, Mark Lucas, organizes the annual event. Clinicians include Greg Bontrager (changed and changing voice choirs), Patrick Freer (changed and changing voice choirs), Alex Piazza (unchanged voice choir) and Lucas (high school choir).
Students participate in one of three choirs and clinics throughout the day. As a group, the participants will sing “God Bless America” at the free concert.
Last year’s event attracted 900 male vocalists from more than 38 different middle and high schools.