Michigan School Vocation Music Association is a non-profit that supports and encourages the expression of talent and creativity. Its programming includes honors choirs that unite voices from schools throughout the state, festivals that encourage students to strive for excellence and professional development opportunities that inspire teachers to foster environments where students thrive.

Membership and benefits
MSVMA membership offers opportunities and benefits for teachers, students and schools whether you are building a vocal music program, enhancing an enduring tradition – or anywhere in between.

Networking, mentoring and collaboration

Access the latest in developments from early career teachers and learn from the wisdom of seasoned educators. Our membership includes choral directors, private teachers, university professors and retired music teachers who share our vision and mission.

Educational opportunities

MSVMA is committed to offering the finest professional development opportunities to its members in affordable 
and accessible ways. Sessions at the Michigan Music Conference and the Summer Workshop offer diverse learning options in a collegial and supportive environment. State Continuing Education Clock Hours are available to participants. If you are interested in becoming a festival adjudicator, an annual workshop helps you gain the knowledge and skills needed to pursue this activity. The MSVMA Resource Library, the MSVMA Journal and the Carolyn Leep Scholarship offer individualized learning options.


A literature database categorized by voice, level of difficulty, suggested performing age group and publisher/octavo information is available to you for choral repertoire and solo repertoire and collections.


Adjudicated festivals, either for a rating or for comments only, enable you and your students to benefit from assessments and suggestions by our qualified and vetted adjudicators.


Opportunities to be part of exceptional musical performances are provided through our Honors Choir program which begins in the sixth grade and continues throughout high school. Additional activities include district and state solo and ensemble festivals, choral festivals, chamber festivals, mass choir festivals, contemporary commercial theatre festivals and Michigan Youth Arts Festival. Each of these programs and festivals are designed to encourage optimal learning environments for all participants.  

Mission Statement

Educate. Empower. Experience.

the art of vocal music

Vision Statement

As innovative leaders in vocal music education, we provide experiences that inspire our diverse community. Our vision is to reach the hearts of all people through song.

Core Values

Demonstrate empathy, compassion and respect.

Serve with steadfast commitment.

Innovate with spirit and vision.

Share wisdom and perspective.

Communicate effectively.

Focus Areas

Expand fund development.

Improve member and participant satisfaction.

Increase public awareness.

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As innovative leaders in vocal music education, we provide experiences to inspire our diverse community.
Our vision is to reach the hearts of all people through song.

The MSVMA Offices are located in the Timme Building on the campus of Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan.

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