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Sing Out! Tenor-Bass Festival

September 22 | 8:00 am 12:00 pm

September 22, 2023 (8 a.m.–12 p.m.)7–12Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Bader HallDr. Zack Durlam, durlam@uwm.edu

Formerly the Real Men Sing Festival, the Sing Out! Tenor-Bass Festival is open to all current and emerging tenors and basses in grades 7–12. No advance preparation necessary. Students will be organized into middle school and high school choirs, and the morning concludes with performances from both ensembles. Interest and reading sessions are available for directors.


Zack Durlam Headshot
  • Associate Professor, Choral Conducting
  • Director, Choral Activities, Concert Chorale, Kameraden
Jennifer Hutton Headshot
  • Assistant Professor, Choral Music Education
  • Director, Bella Voce


7:15 a.m.Check-in and seating: Students should dress professionally and according to their school dress code. No performance attire required.
8–11:30 a.m.Warm-ups, rehearsal, director workshops and reading sessions, and performance by the UWM Kameraden Tenor-Bass Choir.
11:30–noonPerformances by seventh/eighth-grade students, ninth- through twelfth-grade students and combined choirs.

Sheet Music

Schools must provide music for each participating singer. Music can be ordered from Brass Bell Music Store in Glendale, which has the music available at a discount.

7–8 grade repertoire9–12 grade repertoire
There Has to Be a Song, Andrea Ramsey (SA), Santa Barbara sbmp963In Meeting We Are Blessed, Troy Robertson (TTBB), Hinshaw HMC2597
Viva la Vida, Coldplay (unison), Real Book Lead Sheet (provided by UWM at the festival)Hakuna Mungu, arr. William McKee (TTBB), Santa Barbara SBMP 1358
I Love to Sing ‘Em (Tag), arr. Mac Huff (provided by UWM at the festival)I Love to Sing ‘Em (Tag), arr. Mac Huff (provided by UWM at the festival)


Open to Choral Directors. Limited to the first 700 registered 9–12 graders and first 300 registered 7–8 graders. All payments must be received by September 1, 2023.

$80 per school (fewer than 40 students)
$160 per school (40+ students)

Registrations Are Full
Thanks for your interest in the UWM Sing Out Tenor-Bass Festival! At this time, the festival is full, though numbers are shifting and we may have room to include additional students. Email durlam@uwm.edu if you’re interested.