MSVMA will implement a mask mandate for all festival events for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. The expectation is that teachers of individual schools will inform students and parents that all participating choirs, directors, and spectators will be required to mask.

All-State Jazz Choir 

The MSVMA All-State Jazz Choir will contain up to 20 singers, who will have a day-long rehearsal on December 4 at Rockford High School, followed by rehearsal at the Michigan Music Conference (January 27-29). This will culminate in a performance at the Specialized Choral Hour at the J.W. Marriott Ballroom on Saturday, January 29 at 1:30pm. The choir will rehearse and perform on a sound system and with a professional rhythm section.

Our conductor for the fifth annual MSVMA All-State Jazz Choir is Christine Guter from California State University - Long Beach. 

To begin the 2021 school year, Michigan School Vocal Music Association will abide by the Covid safety guidelines published by the International Coalition Performing Arts Aerosol Study, August 12, 2021, and the National Federation of High School Associations. 
For all MSVMA sponsored events and rehearsals, we will abide by the following minimum standards:

  • All participants will remain masked during all times.
  • Singers will be spaced 3 feet apart.
  • After 50 min of rehearsal or room use the space will be vacated for air change. 

These guidelines are minimums and are subject to host site school and county requirements.  

2021 Audition Requirements

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Please provide URL addresses to unlisted YouTube videos for your audition. Singers should sing their appropriate voice part for the audition. Any problems with submissions should be reported to before the deadline of November 19 at 11:59 p.m.

Audition Deadline           November 19, 11:59 pm
Registration Deadline     December 3


MSVMA welcomes high school students to participate in its All-State Jazz Choir program. Participants must be enrolled and in good standing in their school's vocal music program. Their school must be a member of MSVMA.

Audition: $25
All-State: $200


Michigan School Vocal Music Association

P.O. Box 1131

Big Rapids, MI 49307-1131

(231) 592 - 9344


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