High School Choir

HS Choir Clinician


Michael Hanawalt
Wichita State University

Michael Hanawalt is Director of Choral Activities at Wichita State University, where he conducts the Concert Chorale, the Women's Glee Club, and teaches courses in conducting and choral literature. Additionally, he serves as Chorus Director of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Director of Music at University Congregational Church. Dr. Hanawalt was a founding member of the professional male vocal ensemble Cantus, serving as both its Executive Director and singing as part of the touring ensemble. Throughout his tenure with the organization, he recorded twelve CDs and performed in or oversaw the booking of over 500 concerts, including collaborations with the King's Singers, the Boston Pops, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra. Dr. Hanawalt is active as a tenor soloist, winning competitions sponsored by the Schubert Club and Thursday Musical. Recent solo performances include W. A. Mozart's Requiem at Tarleton State University (TX) and Westfield State University (MA), as well as the Evangelist in J. S. Bach's Matthäus-Passion at the Bethany College Messiah Festival of the Arts. He regularly serves as guest conductor for honor choirs, and his choral arrangements are published by Boosey & Hawkes, the Niel A. Kjos Music Company, and Colla Voce. Dr. Hanawalt holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from St. Olaf College, an M.M. in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in Choral Music Education from The Florida State University.
Sean Boller
Holcomb HS
600 N Jones
PO Box 38
Holcomb, KS 67851
w: 620-277-2063