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Music Festival

2017 Ozark Music Festival

Nov. 29 - Dec. 2

5th-10th grade students are invited to the campus of Ozark Adventist Academy for an exciting Choir and Band music festival. Students will increase their musical skills, meet new friends, be challenged to grow spiritually, and enjoy the best of Ozark life.

2017 Music Festival Schedule
2017 Concert Poster

Music Resources

2017 Music Resources
2017 Festival Packing List

Two Music Disciplines Offered

1) Most students will be part of the Festival Choir. Whether participants sing in a school choir or just enjoying singing at home and church, the Festival will enrich their singing skills and appreciation for music.

2) The Festival Band is an option for students that play an instrument. This concentrated music experience will motivate students to become better musicians and rededicate their love for instrumental music.

Festival Culminates in Concert

The Music Festival will end on Saturday night with an unforgettable concert for the community. The Festival Choir and Band and OAA Chorus will join together for an evening of Holiday music.

Our Musical Gift to You

Because we want your students and children to grow musically and spiritually from the Music Festival, we are making every attempt to keep your costs low for the Festival. In addition to buying the required music, there will be a $25 per student participation fee.

More Information?

If you have questions about bringing your students or children to the Festival, please call Rob Knipple at (828) 989-1856 or e-mail him at

2017 Festival Music Directors

Festival Choir Director
Jonathan Wall

Jonathan Wall is the director of choral & vocal studies at Southwestern Adventist University. Since arriving at Southwestern in 2009, Mr. Wall has developed the Southwestern University Singers into an elite international touring ensemble. Over the past six years the Singers have earned an international reputation as a premier choral ensemble, known for their variety filled programs, exquisite harmonies and expressive interpretation of text. The Singers have performed throughout the United States, with tours in Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Maryland and Washington D.C. Internationally the Singers have performed throughout Puerto Rico, Canada, Slovakia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and South Korea.

A leading baritone soloist, Mr. Wall maintains an active solo performance schedule that takes him around the country. As a choral clinician, Mr. Wall is an established and sought after festival conductor. He has has recently directed the Northern New England Music Clinic (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), the Tennessee/Kentucky Music Festival (2010) and the Southwestern Music Festival (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), the Florida Festival for the Arts (2013) and the Atlantic Union Music Festival (2013) in Brooklyn, NY.

In addition to his responsibilities as director of choral & vocal studies, Mr. Wall is the founder and director of the Southwestern Recital Series, a concert series designed to feature students, faculty and guest musicians hosted on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University. The series has produced over 70 concerts since its premier. Mr. Wall is also the director of the Southwestern Music Festival that features Symphony Orchestra, Saxophone Ensemble, Honors Choir and a 400 member Festival Choir. Each year they perform at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Since 2011, Mr. Wall has served as the chairman of the Department of Music at Southwestern Adventist University. He resides in Keene, TX with his two daughters Zasha & Luccia and wife Marcela, who is an artist and teacher at Southwestern Adventist University.


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Festival Band Director
Greg Lindquist

Gregory Lindquist is currently serving in his seventh year as the instrumental music director at Collegedale Academy. His teaching responsibilities include Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, instrumental wind and percussion ensembles, elementary and middle school bands, as well as private music instruction. Prior to working for the Greater Collegedale School System, Mr. Lindquist taught music at Fletcher Academy in North Carolina for eight years.

Mr. Lindquist has a masters degree in music from the University of Tennessee with an emphasis in education and conducting. He holds a BMUS degree in music education from Andrews University with an emphasis in trumpet and is certified to teach music K-12. Private trumpet instructors for Mr. Lindquist have included Emerson Head, Richard Given, Rick Hammett, and Alan Mitchell. Currently Mr. Lindquist is studying cello with Robbie Burnham. He has also spent time studying instrument repair under the tutelage of Jonathan Cathell at Consistent-C Winds. He is a member of NAfME and the International Trumpet Guild. He is currently the principal trumpet of The Collegedale Brass Quintet and the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra. He has also served as the principal trumpet for the Land of the Sky Symphonic Band in Asheville, NC.

Music Resources

2017 Music Resources

2017 Festival Choir Music

Christmastime - Title is available as a Print on Demand Download from JWPepper
Michael W. Smith & Joanna Carlson/arr. Lloyd Larson - Hope Publishing Company

Silent Night for All the World
Franz Gruber/arr. Choplin - Fred Bock Music

Angels We Have Heard on High

Riu, Riu, Chiu

Whatcha Gonna Call That Baby

Joy to the World

2017 Festival Band Music

Open to students with at least 2 yrs playing experience on the following instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Oboe, Bassoon, Concert Percussion.

A Christmas Spiritual
arr. David A. Myers - Grand Mesa Music

And He Shall Be Named Emmanuel
arr. Robert Longfield - Ludwig-Masters Publications

And the Herald Angels Sang
arr. James Swearingen - C L Barnhouse Company

O Holy Night
arr. Jack Bullock - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Do You Hear What I Hear?
arr. Jerry Nowak - Hal Leonard Corporation

All Festival Band music is available from Ozark Academy. Please contact Rob Knipple for information., (828) 989-1856.

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