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On April 4 – 6, Maplewood Academy will be hosting an annual Elementary Choral Festival on the Hutchinson Campus. Participation is open to students in grades 5-8. 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 4 – 6 2019
Registration Deadline: March 6, 2019.
The Festival Concert will be held on April 6, 2019 at 4:00
(In the Chapel) 

Tim Rasmussen was born in Wisconsin to a musical family and was involved in music from a very young age. He studied violin, cello, and voice during his younger years but never dreamed of going into music education. Being involved in choirs and orchestras throughout his high school years convinced him that music was definitely a viable option. In 2013 he earned his Bachelor’s degree in music education with an emphasis in voice from Pacific Union College.

He is currently serving as music director at Grand Rapids Adventist Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he teaches high school chorus and select choir, concert band, middle school bands, middle school choirs, 3-4 handchimes, and K-2 general music.

Tim and His wife Brittany live in Grand Rapids with their two children, Brian and Aalis, and their cat Mona. He enjoys spending time updating their home and woodworking.

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: $35

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

Music Festival Fees

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.

Music Festival Meal Tickets

2019 Music Festival Schedule
Breakout Session Registration

Register Here!

Student Registration
Sponsor Registration

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
p: 320-587-2830
700 Main Street North Hutchinson, MN 55350


Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain, Carolyn Jennings (SATB)

God is our Refuge, Allen Pote (SATB)

Now Let Us All Praise God and Sing, Gordon Young (SATB)

God of Great and God of Small, Natalie Sleeth (SATB)

Promised Land, Natalie Sleeth (2 Part)

Grace, Mark Hayes (SATB)

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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