Dear Choral Colleagues,

The 18th Annual Choral Celebration at MSU Denver originally scheduled for Nov. 5 & 6, 2020 is CANCELED due to the university’s COVID-19 prevention policies. We hope to welcome you all back to the festival on November 4 & 5, 2021.

This fall choral festival is held for traditional high school choral ensembles of any configuration (mixed, treble, basso, madrigal/chamber groups, etc.).  In 2021, choral ensembles of any size will have the opportunity to perform in the King Center Concert Hall on Thursday, Nov. 4, and on Friday, Nov. 5, 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 the MSU Denver Choral Endowed Scholarship fund.  Your ensemble will experience the following:

  • A performance in the King Center Concert Hall or King Center Recital Hall.
  • A professional audio recording of your ensemble’s performance.
  • A digital video recording of your 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 2021 festival will open on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 8:00 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 August 10 or later, and please choose a time slot in the Recital Hall on Nov. 6 for one of your two groups.

As an example of how scheduling works, the 2019 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 Aug. 10, you may register a second group.

Communication will take place primarily via email 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 2019 Choral Celebration. It is a disappointment to have to forgo the 2020 festival, but I certainly look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Choral Celebration!


MB Krueger, Director of Choral Activities at MSU Denver