MMC Specialized Choral Hour

MSVMA is proud to feature many ensembles at the annual Michigan Music Conference, including at our  Specialized Choral Hour. We are privileged to showcase two ensembles each year, chosen by a blind panel of vocal music professionals. Specialized Choral Hour also features our All-State Jazz Choir and two Musical Theatre soloists chosen from our Musical Theatre Intensive. 


*Open to 'non-traditional' choral performances, including but not limited to Jazz, Pop, A Cappella, Gospel, Show Choir, Musical Theatre, Barbershop, Non-Western traditional, and other alternative genres.

*The selected choir will perform 15 minutes of music at the Michigan Music Conference, at the evening concert in the JW Marriott Ballroom and will precede the MSVMA High School State Jazz Honors Choir.

*HS Choirs: Two selections must be from the current school year. The third must be from one of the two previous years. At least one of the three selections should be a cappella if available. We understand that this may not be applicable to certain styles. 

*MS Choirs: Two selections must be from the current school year. The third must be from one of the two previous years. At least one of the three selections should be a cappella or a cappella with non-pitched percussion if available.   We understand that this may not be applicable to certain styles. 

*Submit Youtube links (preferred) via this form or video recordings by sharing via Google Drive or uploading them in the application. Email audio recordings or share via Google Drive.

2024-2025 Specialized Choral Hour Listening Panel

Lyn CieChanski, Vocal Music Director - Skyline High School

Zach Everly, Vocal Music Director - Charlotte High School

Amy Schroeder, Vocal Music Director - Big Rapids Public Schools

Jed Scott, Composer/Arranger

Chelsea Whiteoak, Choral Director - Portage Public Schools


Applications for MMC Specialized Choral Hour are closed for 2025. Thank you!


Megan Sinclair

Director of Specialized Festivals

megansinclair@msvma.org

Application Deadline

May 15th, 2024



                                                                                                  

Michigan School Vocal Music Association

P.O. Box 1131

Big Rapids, MI 49307-1131

(231) 592 - 9344


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