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									Directory of Children’s Choir Festivals This directory of Children’s Choir Festivals is intended to be just a beginning list in assisting children’s choir staff and directors in choosing locations for travel. Please contact the National Chair for Children’s Choir R & S to add your festival to the directory. Submitted by Selina Midkiff, Eastern Division Children’s Choir Chair – August, 2010 Name: Antalya International Festival for Children and Youth Festival Sponsor: Advised by Balkan Forum for Choral Music and European Federation of Choirs of Europe Union Location: Turkey, Antalya Time: November Contact Info: Gucle Dogan aichf@festivalantalya.com; Tel:+902423164721.GSM+905065446175 Website: www.festivalantalya.com Five continents, five days, four sections, five star hotel in one festival; Antalya International Festival for Children's And Youth Choirs is giving you the opportunity to share your love of music, culture and performance with choirs from around the world. Name: Appalachian Festival of Young Voices Sponsor: Appalachian Children’s Chorus Location: Charleston, WV Time: Memorial Day Weekend Annually Website: www.wvacc.org Contact info: selina@wvacc.org; 304 343 1111 The Appalachian Festival of Young Voices is a 4-day experience that immerses children’s choruses into West Virginia’s rich Appalachian music and culture. The festival takes place over Memorial Day Weekend each year. Children perform with festival clinician Dr. Rollo Dilworth, visit Charleston’s unique Vandalia Gathering, hear Appalachian tales and square dance—a culmination of activities that will leave their hearts filled with a deep appreciation for the music and culture of the Appalachian Mountains. Name: Central Coast Children’s Choir Youth & Children’s Choir Festival Sponsor: Children’s Choir Youth & Children’s Choir Location: San Lius Obispo, California Time: April Contact info: Email: ccc-slo@charter.net; Beth Klem-805 541 5323 Website: centralcoastchildrenschoir.org Each choir will sing and have clinic time (non-graded) + interest sessions for the students

Name: Children of the World in Harmony (Little Traverse Bay International Youth Choir and Dance Festival) Sponsor: International Society for Children’s Choral and Performing Arts (ISCCPA); Dr. Jack W. Kukuk, Festival Producer Time: Late July Location: Little Traverse, Northern Michigan Contact info: choralfest@msn.com; 480 236 2196 Website: www.wvbchoir.com/festival
The Children of the World in Harmony Festival will be presented in the Little Traverse Bay area of Northern Michigan from July 28 to August 2, 2009. Choirs and dance ensembles from Mongolia, China, Mexico, Kenya, the United States, Canada, Czech Republic, and Vietnam will be represented. Additionally, the Voices Without Borders Festival Choir will be formed. This 75-voice choir brings together young singers to share the joy of singing and to promote peace and understanding through music.

Name: Children’s Choir Festival Sponsor: Maine Chapter of ACDA; Lise Dunn, Director of Southern Maine Children’s Chorus Time: March Location: Maine Contact info: email-lisedunn@maine.rr.com Website: www.sad60.k12.me.us/~lowell.mainACDA For beginning children’s Choirs Name: Children’s Choir Festival Sponsor: Inland Valley Youth Chorale Time: April Location: Claremont, California
Contact: Jody Orrison-909 630 8632 Website: http://ivyc.org/festival.html Treble Choir ages 8-17- Jody Orrison 909 630 8632 A wonderful children's chorus festival experience for your choir in the beautiful and safe city of Claremont. Located in Los Angeles County, Southern California. Your children will work with a stellar clinician and a fabulous accompanist. Your directors will meet new directors, make connections, get ideas and leave feeling accomplished and inspired!

Name: Children in Harmony Choral Festival Sponsor: Keynote Arts Associates Time: Memorial Day Weekend Location: Walt Disney World Resorts Contact: info@keynotearts.com; 800 522 2213 Website: www.keynotearts.com Children in Harmony Choral Festival is recognized as one of the finest children’s choral festival both nationally and internationally. Your choristers will enjoy singing outstanding repertoire, including a commissioned work, on a professional stage at the Walt Disney World Resort. Each participating choir will be featured in an individual showcase concert at both Walt Disney World Resort and the beautiful St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

Name: Children’s Universal Music Festival Sponsor: Texas Girls’ Choir, Debi Weir, Director Time: June Website: www.texasgirlschoir.org Contact: 817 732 8161 Email: tgc@texasgirlschoir.org
Besides rehearsals, there is sightseeing and special events. Choirs perform in the metroplex independently including performances at a Rodeo, at Six Flags Over Texas and at a local Sunday Church service. Choir members are housed in homestays. The final Concert is held in the state-of-the-art Bass Hall in downtown Fort Worth.

Name: Crescent City Choral Festival Sponsor: New Orleans Children’s Chorus-Directed by Cheryl Dupont. Location: New Orleans, LA, Contact: nocc787@bellsouth.net; 504 524 4848 Website: www.neworleanschildrenschorus.org The New Orleans Children's Chorus is delighted to present the eleventh annual Crescent City Choral Festival, which will be held in downtown New Orleans June 25-29, 2010. The festival offers young singers the opportunity to work with native New Orleans conductor Cheryl Dupont and guest artist David Brunner, and sing with other choirs in one of America's historic cities Name: Crossroads Children’s Chorus Festival Sponsor: West Tennessee Youth Chorus, Martha Wright-Festival Director Time: July Location: Nashville, Tennessee Contact: 1 800 227 6777; info@crossroadschildrenschorusfestival.com Website: www.CrossroadsChildressChorusFestival.com Crossroads Children’s Chorus Festival, an international classical chorus festival held in America’s Music City, give a spectacular opportunity for treble choirs to meet and perform with celebrity vocalists and professional clinicians to develop musicianship as they explore the common roots of various music genres. With built-in fun activities, sophisticated musical instruction and performances, the CCCF will provide once in a lifetime opportunities to its participants. Name: Festival Internacional de Coro de Ninos Sponsor: Musica Mundi, Henry Leck Director Time: June Location: San Miguel de Allende in Colonial Mexico Contact: tours@musicamundi.com; 1 800 947 1991 Website: www.musicamundi.com Come to the Festival Internacional de Coro de Ninos where fewer dollars can afford your singers an outstanding musical and cultural experience. Name: Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival Sponsor: Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, Robert Geary , Artistic Director Time: July Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California Director: Bob Chilcott Contact: 510 547 4441 Website: www.piedmontchoirs.org

The Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir is pleased to announce that the 8th Golden Gate International Choral Festival for Children’s and Youth Choirs will be held in the San Francisco Bay area from July 13-19, 2009. Top American and international choirs will once again gather for an unforgettable week of rehearsals, public performances, friendly competition, and cultural exchange. The Festival welcomes the renowned Finnish choir Vox Aurea as featured guest artists, under the direction of conductor Pekka Kostiainen. Celebrated conductor Bob Chilcott will lead the massed choirs, and a distinguished panel of international judges will preside over the competitions. Name: Melodia! South American Music Festival Rhapsody! Children’s Music Festival-Vienna, Salzburg & Prague Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival Sponsor: Classical Movements, Inc. Contact: email: Alessandra@ClassicalMovements.com; 1 800 882 0025 Website: www.ClassicalMovements.com Name: International Kathaumixw Choral Festival Time: July Location: Powell River, Canada Contact: info@kathaumixw.org; 1 604 485 9633 Website: www.kathaumixw.org
The International Choral Kathaumixw is a global gathering of choirs and conductors, featuring international concerts, choral and vocal solo competitions, common song singing, conductors round tables, concert tours, social events, workshops, and seminars

Name: Niagara International Music Festival, Sponsor: Arts Bureau of Continents Time: July Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Contact: nimf@abc.ca; 613 234 3360 Website: www.abc During the Fesitval, the groups will perform not only at 100-year old private Ridley College, but at other impressive venues in the greater Niagara area, which includes a gala massed concert. Sightseeing time and touring throughout the Niagara region, including the Wonder of the World, Niagara Falls, will be enjoyed by all. Name: Pacific International Children’s Choir Festival Sponsor: Oregon Festival Choir Time: June Location: Eugene, Oregon Contact: info@oregonfestivalchoirs.org; 541 465 9600 Website: www.piccfest.org

Name: Pacific Rim Children’s Choir Festival Sponsor: Pacific Rim Music Resouces; Wanda Gereben, Executive Director-Henry Leck, Director Time: July Location: Honolulu, Hawaii Contact: 808 595 0233; wanda@oacrunfestival.org Website: www.pacrimfestival.org The Pacific Rim Children’s Chorus Festival is designed to provide treble children’s choir, in grades 6 through 12, an opportunity to experience the cultures of the Pacific Rim countries through their choral music repertoire in an interactive, non-competitive, creative environment. Participants will interactively explore music, dance, instruments, language and story-telling with native speakers and instructors. Name: Queen City Children's Choir Festival Sponsor: Cincinnati Children's Choir, Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Time: June Contact Info: Lisa Houser lhouser@cincinnatichoir.org 513-556-0338 Website: www.cincinnatichoir.org Non-competitive, treble-voice festival under CCC Founder and Artistic Director, ROBYN LANA. Focus on choral artistry and community. Choirs share their own work and combined work in the Gala Concert in CCM's beautiful Corbett Auditorium. Choirs work with JIM PAPOULIS in a song-writing workshop to experience the process of creating a new choral work, which is performed in the Gala Concert. Name: Sing a Mile High Children's Choir Festival Sponsor: Young Voices of Colorado Location: Denver, CO Time: June Contact Info: Chrys Harris chrys@youngvoices.org 303-797-SING Website: www.festivalantalya.com Treble-voiced choirs will enjoy a non-competitive festival led by renowned conductors/composers and resident conductor Jena Dickey, founder and artistic director of Young Voices of Colorado. Students, directors and chaperones will spend 5 days (4 nights) interacting with other choirs from the U. S. and abroad. Activities will include social events as well as massed choir rehearsals. Each choir will participate in the final concert in the beautiful Newman Center individually as well as part of the massed festival choir and in Sunday morning services for local churches. Name: Somerset International Festival Sponsor: Music Celebration Conductor: Judith Willoughby Time: June Location: Sherborne, England Contact: Website: www.musiccelebration.com Music Celebrations International is pleased to produce the second annual Somerset International Youth Choral Festival in Wells Cathedral, July 6 - 10, 2009. The rehearsals and festival performance will take place in Wells Cathedral, which has maintained a choral tradition virtually unbroken for over 800 years, and Sherborne Abbey.

Name: Songs of the World-Coastal Sound International Choral Festival Sponsor: Time: July Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada Contact: info@coastalsoundfestival.com Website: www.coastalsoundfestival.com For Treble Children’s Choirs and SATB Youth Choirs to study, rehearse and perform with remarkable guest conductors. Name: Treble Song Honor Choir Sponsor: The Mississippi Girlchoir Time: February Contact: Sherry Harfst-601 981 9863; sherry@castlemedia.net Website: www.girlchoir.com Not a true festival, but draw young women from several states. For young women in grades 7-12 Name: Windy City youth Choral Festival Sponsor: Music Celebration’s International Time: June Location: Chicago, Ill. Email: info@musicalcelebrations.com or holly@musiccelebrations.com Contact: Phone: 601 981 9863-Holly Miller For treble and mixed youth voices Name: The Young Peoples Chorus Honor Chorus Festival Sponsor: Young Peoples Chorus of New York City Time: March Location: New York City Email: Amy Kotsonis akotsonis@ypc.org Contact: 212 289 7779 ext. 12 Website: www.ypc.org/honorchorus YPC celebrates it 8th year at YPC on March 28th, 2009 This event is for young women ages 12-18 and men of all voice types, ages 11-18.


								
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