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On April 2 – 4, Maplewood Academy will be hosting an annual Elementary Choral Festival on the Hutchinson Campus. Participation is open to students in grades 5-9. This festival typically features a choir of 100-120 singers. The purpose of this festival is to give students in your program a chance to participate in an ensemble, while learning more about music, and hopefully inspiring them to become more excited about music and glorifying the Lord through it! Registration information is listed below, along with printable general festival information and music.​

April 2 – 4 2019
Registration Will be Open February 17-March 23
The Festival Concert will be held on April 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM
(In the Chapel)


Carrie VanDenburgh, soprano, is a California native who grew up in a musical family, studying piano and violin from an early age. Following her graduation from high school, Carrie studied with Dr. Genevieve Kibble at Pacific Union College for two years before transferring to Andrews University to study under the tutelage of Mr. Stephen Zork.  Carrie completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance in 2000 and obtained her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance in 2002, both from Andrews University.

Currently, Carrie VanDenburgh is serving her ninth year as the choir teacher at Berrien Springs Middle and High School, where she teaches six ensembles. Her choirs continually receive Excellent ratings at the district and state levels.

2020 Music Festival Schedule

Register Here!

Student Registration
Sponsor Registration

As in years past, we would like to showcase the musical talents at each of our schools for parents and our greater community. If you would like your school to participate in the afternoon program, please contact Helen Woldemichael at (320)587-2830 or

Dorm Student: $45
Sponsor: $30
Off-Campus Student: $30 (note: this covers Thursday dinner and Friday lunch) 

Meal tickets are $6.00 for parents who are planning on eating in the cafeteria Sabbath afternoon. Off-Campus participants: your festival fee only covers Thursday dinner and Friday lunch.

You may send checks in advance to Maplewood Academy or pay upon arrival.

If you would like a copy of the CD of piano recordings sent to you, please contact Ms. Woldemichael at

Helen Woldemichael
Director of Music
Phone Number: 320-587-2830
700 Main Street North Hutchinson, MN 55350

NOTE for sport breakaways: For those students participating in sports or any other physical activity, the Consent and Assumption of Risk Form available must signed and mailed to MWA or brought on the day of registration.​

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