ICC alum Savannah Wilde recalls her first Choral Festival and the impact it has had on her life.
Twelve summers ago, I attended choral festival, and began my Indianapolis Children’s Choir experience. I remember being very nervous, but excited at the same time! At the end of the week I felt extremely accomplished, because I had learned, memorized, and sung several songs in one week! I loved the dynamic personalities of the ICC staff. They made me feel very welcome during choral festival, so the next year I joined ICC.
ICC was one of the best experiences I have had. I had the opportunity to travel around the world, perform at the American Choral Directors Association Conference, and Mr. Pedde’s wedding. During my eight years in ICC, I volunteered several times at choral festival. Volunteering at Choral Festival is how I met my best friend, who I still talk to every day! Being in the ICC builds strong, lifelong friendships. It also builds a strong love for music. This fall I am starting my first job as a K-8 music teacher. My ICC experiences prepared me very well for studying music in college, and being a music educator. Without the ICC directors, I probably would not be a music educator today.