Chamber Festival

Our Chamber Festivals are designed to encourage ensemble singing and sharing of ensemble literature. These non-adjudicated events provide a concert arena for performance by MSVMA membership middle, junior and high schools. Participating ensembles share and learn together and from each other.

There is no required piece for Chamber Choir participation. Please select music which would be appropriate for solo and ensemble festival. Participants are encouraged to sing at least one selection a cappella. Performance should be no longer than 15 minutes.

The number of participants in each group should reflect the character and style of ensemble music. The recommended guideline is between 4 and a maximum of 24 performers. Schools may send a maximum of two groups.

All ensembles performing in Chamber Choir Festivals must be seated in the concert hall for the duration of the Festival. This is an educational experience for all participants. Ensembles that do not attend the Festival as listeners are subject to sanctions from Festivals by the MSVMA Board.

Registration & Payment

Fees are $15 for groups of 4 to 12 singers and $25 for groups of 13 to 24 singers.

Payment can be made by school check or director’s personal check payable to MSVMA and must be postmarked by the deadline. Purchase orders are acceptable at the postmark deadline, but the State Office must receive payment one week prior to the festival.

Deadline for registration and payment is October 20, 2018.

Chamber Choir Registration Instructions 8.1.2018 .pdf

Invoices and checks for fees payable to MSVMA should be mailed to:

P.O. Box 1131
Big Rapids, MI  49307

Lyn CieChanski 
Festival Supervisor

October 20  Application Deadline


November 12, 2018

West Ottawa Performing Arts Center
1024 136th Avenue
Holland, MI

Erin Stier
Site Coordinator and Host


November 13, 2018

Oakland University - Varner Hall
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI   

Thomas Blue
East Site Coordinator

Mike Mitchell
East Site Host

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