Registration now open for Vocal Competition

Registration is now open for the Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition. For the past six years, the Steiner Chorale has provided an opportunity to aspiring young people by sponsoring an annual Vocal Scholarship Competition. This event draws high school-aged students from music programs from all school districts across the state of Michigan and both recognizes and financially rewards the most talented among them.  Students are required to sing three selections: one American Art song, one in a foreign language and another piece of their choosing.  The vocal competition is for junior and senior high school students and are critiqued by reputable judges with distinguished careers in the vocal arts.  The top ten students are selected after the Preliminary Auditions and are asked to return to compete during the Finalist Gala Recital.

The registration fee is $40 and prizes will be awarded to the top three students in the competition at the Finals event on March 17th on the campus at Michigan State University.

Register your student for the competition at

Preliminary Auditions: March 2, 2019, 9am to 3pm – Molly Grove Chapel, First Presbyterian Church, Lansing, MI

Finalist Gala Recital: March 17, 2019, 6pm – Cook Recital Hall, MSU campus

For more information on how to audition for the Steiner Chorale, go to

Madrigal Dinner in May 2019

The Chorale’s last concert of the season is sure to be a treat for the entire family.  If you enjoy medieval reenactments, you will especially enjoy A Madrigal Dinner!  In true medieval fashion, madrigals will perform selections while you enjoy a delicious meal!  Stay tuned for dates and times.

To audition for the Steiner Chorale, sign up online at  Rehearsals will be every Monday starting on September 10that St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Lake Lansing Road.

2018 Holiday Concert – Schubert’s Mass in G

You won’t want to miss Steiner’s Holiday concert in December!  Eric Cadena will be conducting the chorale’s performance of Franz Schubert’s Mass in G, along with other popular holiday selections.  What a great way to start the holiday season!  Stay tuned for dates and times.

To audition for the Steiner Chorale, sign up online at  Rehearsals will be every Monday beginning September 10that St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Lake Lansing Road.

2019 Spring Concert to feature Takis Pizanis

Steiner Chorale is pleased to announce that its spring concert will feature the incredibly talented pianist, Takis Pizanis, performing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Op 80.  Also, the Chorale will perform Faure’s Requiem.  Stay tuned for dates and times.

Takis received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida Atlantic University and his Master of Music from Michigan State University.  As a prize-winning pianist, he performs as a soloist, staff accompanist for clinics and conferences, and as a personal accompanist for instrumental and vocal soloists.  He has directed numerous high school and community musical productions and is the accompanist for the MSVMA’s teachers’ Summer Workshop.  Takis has been the accompanist for Steiner Chorale for over 20 years.

To audition for the Steiner Chorale, sign up online at  Rehearsals will be every Monday beginning September 10that St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Lake Lansing Road.


2018 Holiday Concert Guest Conductor – Eric Cadena

Steiner Chorale is pleased to announce Eric Cadena as the guest conductor for the 2018 Holiday concert. Corb Felgenhour, current Artistic Director, will be on sabbatical.

Eric teaches 6th-12th grade vocal music for East Lansing Public Schools. Prior to arriving at ELPS, he taught vocal music for ten years in Sturgis Public Schools. While in Sturgis, Eric also served as Producer/Music Director for thirteen musicals. In addition to singing in choirs, he has performed in musicals in high school and operas in college. Both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in music education from Western Michigan University. Eric currently serves his professional music association, MSVMA, on the planning teams for both the Summer Conference and Michigan Music Conference.

To audition, sign up online at  Rehearsals will be every Monday beginning September 10that St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Lake Lansing Road.


Rehearsals start September 10

Rehearsals for the Steiner Chorale are every Monday night beginning on September 10th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lansing, Michigan.

Auditions will be held on Aug. 27 and Sept. 4 & 6. at 7pm. Sign up to audition at

A Sneak-a-peak at The Steiner Chorale’s Concert repertoire for the 2018-19 season:

  • 1st concert in December – Schubert Mass in G
  • 2nd concert in March – Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasia” Op. 80
  • 3rd concert in May – A Madrigal dinner

Stay tuned for specific concert times and locations.

Tickets on sale now for “A Night on Broadway”

Central United Methodist Church, downtown Lansing, MI

215 N. Capitol Ave – May 11th @ 7pm

Come enjoy a collection of songs from various Broadway shows performed by soloists from the Steiner Chorale. This performance is in conjunction with The Steiner Chorale’s annual fundraiser and continues the celebration of the Chorale’s 50th season. Light refreshments will be served.  A silent auction will occur throughout the night of the concert.  All people are encouraged to bid on items displayed, but certainly not a requirement to enjoy the concert.  Concert is at 7pm in the historic Central United Methodist Church across from the capitol building.  All proceeds go to fund the Chorale’s concert season and their sponsorship of the Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship, an annual competition for Michigan-area high school students.  Purchase your tickets at .

featuring soloists from the Steiner Chorale

Scholarship recipients announced!

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2018 Ethel Armeling vocal scholarship finalists for their stunning performances this past Sunday, 3/18/18. We are very proud of your accomplishment, and would strongly urge you to keep up your excellent work in your vocal studies. From the following ten finalists, Elise Albaro, Ryan Blankenburg, Emma Clark, Natalie Corrigan, Mackenzie Jacobs, Benjamin Leeka, Hannah Long, Emma Pischea, Emily Thomas, and Kaitlyn Wiegand, the judges had the difficult task to choose three. The three 2018 scholarship recipients chosen are Ryan Blankenburg (1st place), Emma Pischea (2nd place), and Natalie Corrigan (3rd place). Thank you all for your participation and we hope to see you again next year!




Finalists Announced for Vocal Competition

Ten finalists were selected from a pool of competitors at the Semi-finals of the Ethel Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition on Saturday and will be performing Sunday, March 18, at 6 pm on the stage of Cook Recital Hall in the MSU Music Building for the final round of competition.  Three place holders will be selected.

finalist from 2017 competition

The finalists are listed here in alphabetical order:
Elise Corrine Alvaro
Ryan Mackenzie Blankenburg
Emma Camille Clark
Natalie Kay Corrigan
Mackenzie Elizabeth Jacobs
Benjamin Leeka
Hannah Mary Long
Emma Jean Pischea
Emily Sue Thomas
Kaytlin Rebecca Wiegand

Commemorative CD for 50th Season released

To help commemorate the 50th Season of the Steiner Chorale the Steiner Chorale has compiled a collection of recordings from many of our 50 years of performing great choral music to the greater Lansing area.  The CD is entitled, “Steiner Chorale: 50 Years of Jubilant Song”.  This CD is not intended to be a selection representing “best of” performances of the chorale. Rather, these contents reflect an amalgam of performances of varying quality and varied recording mediums that we’ve selected as representative of our years of making music.

A very special thanks to longstanding Steiner member, Leo Sell, for putting this CD together.  To order your copy of this CD, click here.

Please come to one of The Steiner Chorale’s performances of Mozart’s Requiem and Gustav Holst’s “Two Psalms”.

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