Chamber Festival

Our Chamber Festivals are designed to encourage ensemble singing and sharing of ensemble literature. These non-adjudicated events provide a concert arena for performance by MSVMA membership middle, junior and high schools. Participating ensembles share and learn together and from each other.

There is no required piece for Chamber Choir participation. Please select music which would be appropriate for solo and ensemble festival. Participants are encouraged to sing at least one selection a cappella.

The number of participants in each group should reflect the character and style of ensemble music. The recommended guideline is between 4 and a maximum of 24 performers. Schools may send more than one group.

All ensembles performing in Chamber Choir Festivals must be seated in the concert hall for the duration of the Festival. This is an educational experience for all participants. Ensembles that do not attend the Festival as listeners are subject to sanctions from Festivals by the MSVMA Board.

Festival Registration

Fees are $15 for groups of 4 to 12 singers and $25 for groups of 13 to 24 singers.

If you are having difficulty registering for Chamber Festival, specifically the "enter the grade" section, Scheduling Coordinator Marge Payne has advised that you should enter all four grades.  This will enable you to complete registration.  Please note the correct grade on your invoice.  We will resolve this issue as soon as we can.

Deadline for registration and payment is October 23, 2016.

  • Click on “Choral Festival” (located in column on the left).
  • Click on “add Event”.
  • Click on the down arrow to the right of “Select Festival”.
  • Select the site East or West that you would like to attend.  
  • Complete registration page and click the Enter Festival at the bottom of the page.
  • Click on “Invoice”. 
  • When complete, click ”Submit”  and  “Print”.
Checks for fees payable to MSVMA should be mailed to:

P.O. Box 1131
Big Rapids, MI  49307

Invoices should be mailed to:

Marge Payne
968 Beckley  
Oxford, MI 48371

Pamela Pierson
West Site Coordinator and Host


November 8, 2016, 7 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 23, 2016

West Ottawa Performing Arts Center
1024 136th Avenue


Thomas Blue
East Site Coordinator

Mike Mitchell
East Site Host

November 14, 2016, 7 p.m.

Registration Deadline:  October 23, 2016

Oakland University
Varner Hall
371 Varner Drive

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