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All-Star Choir Festival

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All-Star Choir Festival Details

The KSU All-Star Choir Festival will be an overnight two-day choral leadership workshop. Many of Ohio's finest high school singers and directors will come together and enjoy two days of intense choral rehearsals, sectionals, panel discussions, and chats with KSU's choral and voice professionals. There is no advanced preparation necessary for the All-Star Festival Choirsingers will receive music upon arrival. There will also be opportunities for singers to have private vocal coaching sessions with KSU voice faculty, and also audition for the School of Music. Come be a part of this amazing choral/vocal experience at KSU!

Instructions and Nomination Form


Participation in the All-Star Choir Festival is open to high school students of sophomore, junior, or senior standing with proven excellence in choral experience. High School Choral Directors will nominate up to 10 students from their program based on vocal quality, musicianship, maturity, and citizenship.  Acceptance will be based on available space in the All-Star Festival Choiran acceptable balance between sections will be preferred.


  • Registration fee $40 (Festival T-shirt, music packet, and recordings of All-Star Choir Festival concerts)
  • All participants will stay at the Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center
                          Hotel costs range from about $29-$39 per person based on quad or triple occupancy;
                          $58-$115 double or single (directors and chaperones only)includes continental
  • Other meals are on your own in beautiful downtown Kent!
  • There will be a limited number of private vocal coaching sessions available for an administrative fee of $5 (see nomination form).


Sunday Oct. 11, 2015

1:00pm          Festival Registration (KSU Hotel & Conference Center, Erie St. entrance)             

1:45pm          Welcome/Introductions

2:00pm          Rehearsal #1 (hotel ballroom)

4:15pm          Break

4:30pm          Rehearsal #2 (hotel ballroom)

5:45pm          Dinner on your own (Downtown Kent near hotel)

7:15pm          ASCF students and directors seated in Cartwright Hall for concert

7:30pm          KSU Choral Collage Concert (Cartwright Hall)

8:20pm          Post-Concert Panel Discussion: Choral/Vocal Leadership (Cartwright Hall)

8:45pm          Return to KSU Hotel

9:00pm          Director's reception (hotel lounge) and Student Movie Night (hotel ballroom)

*Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

7:00am           Continental Breakfast at hotel and check-out

8:00am           Bus Shuttle to KSU Center for Performing Arts Building

8:30am           Rehearsal #3 (CPA-Ludwig Recital Hall)

10:00am         Break

10:15am         Rehearsal #4 (CPA-Ludwig Recital Hall)

11:45am         Bus Shuttle to downtown—Lunch on your own

1:30pm           Rehearsal #5 (hotel ballroom)

3:45pm           Walk to Cartwright Hall (snack en route)

4:20pm           Sound check rehearsal in Cartwright Hall

5:00pm           KSU All-Star Choir Festival Concert

6:00pm           Event concluded, depart for home

*15-minute Vocal Coaching Sessions will happen throughout the day Monday

**Rehearsal Breaks:  The Vocal Professional

            10-minute talks on vocal/choral careers by KSU faculty members

For further questions contact:

Dr. Scott MacPherson, Director of Choral Activities

P: 330-672-2909 or Email:

Sarah Harvey, Festival Coordinator

P: 330-672-0398 or Email: