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. Performance should be no longer than 15 minutes.
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 a maximum of two groups.
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.
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 20, 2017.
Invoices should be mailed to:
Application Deadline-October 20
November 13, 2017
West Ottawa Performing Arts Center
1024 136th Avenue
November 13, 2017
Oakland University - Varner Hall
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