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2016 Ozark Music Festival
"When the Angels Sang"

Music FestivalNov. 30 - Dec. 3

5th-10th grade students are invited to the campus of Ozark Adventist Academy for an exciting Choir, Band and Orchestra music festival. Students will increase their musical skills, meet new friends, be challenged to grow spiritually, and enjoy the best of Ozark life.

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Two Music Disciplines Offered

1) Most students will be part of the Festival Choir. Whether participants sing in a school choir or just enjoying singing at home and church, the Festival will enrich their singing skills and appreciation for music.

2) The Festival Band/Orchestra is an option for students that play an instrument. This concentrated music experience will motivate students to become better musicians and rededicate their love for instrumental music.

Festival Culminates in Concert

The Music Festival will end on Saturday night with an unforgettable concert for the community. The Festival Choir, Band and Orchestra and OAA Chorus will join together for an evening of Holiday music.

Our Musical Gift to You

Because we want your students and children to grow musically and spiritually from the Music Festival, we are making every attempt to keep your costs low for the Festival. In addition to buying the required music, there will be a $25 per student participation fee.

More Information?

If you have questions about bringing your students or children to the Festival, please call Rob Knipple at (828) 989-1856 or e-mail him at

2016 Festival Music Directors

Festival Choral Director
Leandro Bizama

Leandro Bizama currently teaches Bible and music at Mile High Academy in Highlands Ranch, CO. He has a B.A. in Theology and Piano Performance and an M. A. in Choral Conducting. He loves composing, singing, preaching, writing, nature and eating.

Marc Elysee

Festival Orchestra Director
Dr. Marc Élysée

Dr. Marc Élysée is Assistant Professor at Southwestern Adventist University. As Director of Orchestral Studies, he conducts the Southwestern Symphony Orchestra, teaches applied violin lessons and coaches chamber music.


2016 Music Festival Concert

December 3, 2016

Music Festival concert "The Night the Angels Sang" on Saturday evening.

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Individual Registration

Online registration is now closed. For any questions, please contact Rob Knipple,

Music Resources

Festival Choral Music

2016 Festival Choir List

*Instructions for "Hope for Resolution"

Festival Orchestra Music




O Holy Night

Carol of the Bells
Mikhail Leontovich & Peter Wilhousky/arr. Steve Kupferschmid - BriLee Music Publishing

Angels' Carol*
John Rutter /composer publisher - Oxford University Press
UPC: 728215002861 Publisher ID: 9780193415201

*The piece Angels Carol, is from several years ago and I am assuming you still have copies of that.

Hope for Resolution** /title subtitle /subtitle artist /artist composer
Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory /composer publisher – Earthsongs
Please see instructions for this piece before ordering it.

**For the piece, “Hope for Resolution” I have included a copy with instructions on what parts to practice. This piece will be with both the Festival Choir and Academy/Adult Choir.

Instructions for "Hope for Resolution"

Can You Hear the Angels?
Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing
UPC: 038081489179 Publisher ID: 43376

Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella /title subtitle /subtitle artist /artist composer
arr. Dave & Jean Perry /composer publisher - BriLee Music Publishing
UPC: 672405007733 Publisher ID: BL773

If you are unable to order the following pieces, “Carol of the Bells, Can You Hear the Angels?, or Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella, please contact and copies will be mailed to you.

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