Overview

Dear Choral Colleagues,

The 19th Annual Choral Celebration at MSU Denver will be held on on November 3 & 4, 2022. 

Please note: Any health protocols that we decide to institute will be communicated on this page as well as via email to all registered directors.

This fall choral festival is held for traditional high school choral ensembles of any configuration (mixed, treble, basso, madrigal/chamber groups, etc.).  Choral ensembles of any size will have the opportunity to perform in the King Center Concert Hall on Thursday, Nov. 3, and on Friday, Nov. 4, smaller ensembles will perform in the Recital Hall while larger groups perform in the Concert Hall.  The emphasis of this festival is to educate, encourage, and motivate your choral ensemble to continue their musical growth throughout the school year. It is our hope that your singers will leave feeling inspired by their own musical potential!

The registration fee of $115 per choir will go directly to Choral Activities and Scholarships account, funding choral scholarships for MSU Denver students as well as supporting our student chapter of ACDA.  Your ensemble will experience the following:

  • A performance in the King Center Concert Hall or King Center Recital Hall.
  • A professional audio/video recording of your ensemble’s performance.
  • An on-stage clinic with MSU Denver choral faculty and/or guest clinicians immediately following each ensemble’s performance.
  • Observation of performances and clinics by other high school ensembles.
  • Performances by MSU Denver ensembles.

Registration for the 2022 festival will open on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 at 7:00 am, and the festival fills up very quickly! Please note:  only one group from each school will be allowed to register on the first day. If you would like to bring a second group, please register them on Sept. 8 or later, and please choose a time slot in the Recital Hall on Nov. 4 for one of your two groups.

As an example of how scheduling works, the 2021 Choral Celebration schedule is still published – find it under the “Schedule” tab. For future reference, we cannot confirm specific time assignments before the publish date, although we will make every effort to accommodate all groups. Priority will be given in the order that registrations are received. Due to high demand and our desire to include as many schools as possible, only one group from each school may register on the first day of registration. Beginning Sept.8, you may register a second group if there is room.

Communication will take place primarily via email, our Facebook page, and through our website: http://sites.msudenver.edu/choralcelebration/

If you have questions, you may contact MB Krueger, Director of Choral Activities by email at [email protected].

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Choral Celebration. It was such a pleasure to return after our COVID hiatus, and I’m excited to welcome you to the 2022 Choral Celebration!

Sincerely,

MB Krueger, Director of Choral Activities at MSU Denver