Steven Easterling is a voice teacher; choral conductor, and he teaches elementary music in the Laingsburg Community School district. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in vocal performance from the University of Michigan, post BA teacher certification from Michigan State University, and a Master of Music Education from Central Michigan University. He is the conductor of the Laingsburg Community Singers since 2000 and conductor of the Mint City Singers since 2020. He performs as tenor soloist regularly in the mid-Michigan area. He is excited to begin as Artistic Director of the Steiner Chorale this fall and to lead the singers in their return to singing.
Due to the current COVID situation all rehearsals are temporarily postponed. The chorale is eager to resume rehearsals in the fall but are hesitant to announce a start date due to obvious circumstances. Please stay tuned for future announcements posted at either our Facebook page or our website.
With the pronouncement today of Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19) by Michigan’s Governor Whitmer, the Steiner Chorale will not hold rehearsals for at least the next three weeks. Please stay tuned for future updates.
Unfortunately, due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Steiner Chorale has canceled its Armeling Vocal Scholarship competition originally scheduled for March 15th. The Steiner Chorale has also decided to postpone its March 13th concert featuring the Bach Magnificat and the John Rutter Requiem. A new date and time is yet to be determined. All of this is unfortunate but a necessary step to help prevent the spread of the virus.
After the completion of the Steiner Chorale’s first concert on December 6th, the chorale will be opening auditions for those interested in participating in the next concert. This concert will be March 13th at University United Methodist Church and the program will include John Rutter’s Requiem and Bach’s MagnificatinD. To sign up for an audition, please click here.
The Steiner Chorale’s first concert of the season is on December 6th at 8pm where they will be performing Vivaldi’s Gloria, Pergolesi’s Magnificat, Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and an original piece by Michael Engelhardt and Steiner’s Artistic Director, Corb H. Felgenhour. Tickets can be purchased at www.steinerchorale.eventbrite.com.
Tickets go on sale now for The Steiner Chorale’s first concert of their season featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria. Other works to be performed that night will be the beloved Magnificat by Giovanni Pergolesi and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. Also on the program will be an original piece by Michael Engelhardt and Steiner Chorale’s Artistic Director, Corb H. Felgenhour entitled How Can I Keep From Singing.
Registration is now open for the Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition for High School students. The Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition is open to any junior or senior in high school. Winners of the final round receive money awards to assist them to further future vocal studies. Focus of the literature presented is mainly on art song. To register, click here.
Preliminary Auditions: February 29, 2020, 9am to 3pm – Molly Grove Chapel, First Presbyterian Church, Lansing, MI
Finalist Gala Recital: March 15, 2020, 6pm – Cook Recital Hall, MSU campus
Rehearsals begin Monday night on September 9th from 7 to 9pm at the University United Methodist Church on Harrison Rd. in East Lansing. The chorale will begin preparing for their December 6th concert. The program will include Vivaldi’s Gloria, Pergolesi’s Magnificat, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasy on Christmas Carols, and How Can I Keep From Singing, an original piece by Michael Engelhardt and Artist Director of the chorale, Corb H. Felgenhour.